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Design by Jason, ASDB Member
No specs available
An ASDB design formerly intended to represent the Sequoia class
Design by Mikey, artwork by Kiribell
Type: Customs vessel
Crew: 260 (60 officers, 200 NCO)
Main reactor: 1 Class 8.6 Alpha Reactor
Secondary: 6 Type 15.Xi Fusion Impulse Reactors
Maximum Warp: Warp 9.9 for 36 hours
Energy weapons: 5 Type-X Phaser Strips
Torpedoes: 3 Mk. VI Suss. Fire Torpedo Launchers (2 fwd., 1 turreted), 4 Mk. VI Pulse Fire Torpedo Launchers (2 fwd., 2 aft), 1 Mk. VI Type 4 burst fire torpedo launchers
Defense: MLSS shield system rated at 3,450,000 terajoules
Auxiliary craft: 2 Type-9 shuttles, 1 Type-11 shuttle, 3 Type-18 shuttlepods, 2 workbees, 6 Valkyrie or Raptor fighters/ 8 Osprey fighters/ or 4 Peregrine fighters
51 ships are in service, 6 under construction, and 23 more planned. 13 are in service with the Customs Enforcers.
Design by Jeff Nielsen
USS Kitty Hawk NX-71125
Type: shuttle carrier
Commission Date: June 19, 2374
Height: 66.70m (without warp nacelles); 95.75m (with warp nacelle assembly)
Max. Sustainable Speed: Warp 9.1, unlimited duration; Warp 9.98 for 12
Normal Cruising Speed: Warp 7.50, unlimited duration
Crew complement: command crew: 85
Engineering crew: 165
Mission ops crew: 125
Science crew: 75
Marines/flight crew: 150
Total evac limit: 2000
Warp Drive: 2x Cochrane Warp Dynamics LF-44, 1x Port and 1x Starboard feeding into a Plasma Phase Discriminator. The plasma is then balanced and feed to the two warp nacelles.
Impulse engines: 2x Kloratis Fig-5 Engines in the Primary Saucer section, plus 2x Kloratis Fig-4 Engines inside the warp nacelle housings.
Weapon system: Phaser: 3x Multi-Focus Auto-Retuning HiBeam Energies Type XII Emitters
Weapon system: Photorp: 3x Skat-Rar Mk 95 Quantum Torpedo Launcher, retrofitted to fire Transphasic (Janeway's Alternative Future), Photon, Quantum Torpedoes and Standard Probes.
Weapon system: Nog X-1 Auto-Replicating (non-cloaking) Mines.
Defensive system: Charlottes Shields FSQ and Starfleet J-01 (Janeway's Alternative Future) Ablative Armor Generators.
Computer system: Primary: DSC M-16 Bio-Neural Gel Pack Isolinear III.
Computer system: Navigational Suites: Tlixis Ramab RRB RAV/ISHAK Mk 4
Computer system: Fire Control: RCA AEGIS Mk 8 Mod 1 Multi-Focus Targeting Array
Life Support system: Morris Magnatronics MM6 Modular Gravity Unit and A'Alakon Landis AL4 Multi-Species Life support systems
Other systems of note:
Emergency Transverse Bulkheads
4x Multi-Spatial Long Range Warp Probes
Enhanced Ferengi Metaphasic Shielding
Holo-Enhanced Ship Stations: All main ships stations and crew community rooms (as well as a number of main corridors) are equipped with dedicated EMH
holoprojectors, such as the Main Bridge, all Personnel Transporter Rooms, Main Engineering, Astrometrics, all mess-halls, Warp Nacelle Monitoring Stations, Captain's
Ready Room, Observation Lounge, etc..
Holo-Enhanced Bridge Stations : One of the most complex innovations is the inclusion of the new bridge module. Replacing the older bridge whose layout did not fit well with military operations, is the new Holo-Bridge. A complex dedicated computer core from a damaged Danube Class Runabout has been installed in the bridge to run the Holo-Matrix. In combat situations the bridge of the Kitty Hawk is replaced with a 360 degree panoramic holographic projection of the surrounding environment. The Holographic representation is a 'flat' screen approach to holography in that the images remain on the walls and surfaces they are projected on, however at any point in the bridge and officer can look 'out' into space and see what is happening. The recessed bridge stations allow the command staff to have an uninterrupted view of the surrounding space, while not interrupting the chain of command. Each of the recessed bridge stations also has a view of over 200 degrees, not the complete 360 of the command staff. The two aft bridge stations are tactical stations, although both are only used in high combat situations. the aft port and starboard stations are mission ops stations, the fore port and starboard stations are engineering (port) and science (starboard), but can be reconfigured into tactical stations if needed.
Auxiliary craft: The U.S.S. Kitty Hawk Carrier is equipped with a standard compliment of shuttles and EVA pods. However in combat situations or when expecting hostile activities the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk can dock at the closest starbase and switch her normal shuttle compliments to a suite military operations or rescue operations. All three shuttlecraft compliments are listed here.
80x Type 9 Shuttlecraft
24x Type 11 (Enterprise E Class) Shuttlecraft
18x Danube Class Runabout
12x Type 16 Shuttle Pods
32x Worker Bee Class EVA Pod
80x Type 9 Shuttlecraft
42x Danube Class Runabout
12x Type 16 Shuttle Pods
32x Worker Bee Class EVA Pod
80x Type 9 Shuttlecraft
24x Valkryie Class Superiority Fighter
12x Valkryie Class Bomber Variant
6x Danube Class Runabout
12x Type 16 Shuttle Pods
32x Worker Bee Class EVA Pod
History The U.S.S. Kitty Hawk was originally commissioned as a long range Shuttle Carrier, envisioned in a support and rescue role she was pressed into military operations when the Borg attacked. Returned to her original configuration after the Borg Incursion into Sector 001 she saw a few years of peace as a medical, cargo and rescue ship. Then the Dominion invaded and again her configuration was altered, and she was pressed into service as a military carrier. With the Dominion threat over, the Cardassians contained within their own space and the Klingons rebuilding their empire, it appeared that the Kitty Hawk would again be returned to her original configuration. However Starfleet Command has decided to keep her in her military configuration for the moment. This was decided because of Starfleet Intel pointing to a possible Romulan offensive. So with the short period of peace the Federation is again enjoying, the Kitty Hawk is undergoing field repairs and upgrades. Not the least of which is the new technology the U.S.S. Voyager returned with. After studying the armor and weapons technology brought from the future, as well as the alien technological innovations discovered in the Delta Quadrant, the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk is being quickly retooled and rebuilt. Her systems hare now being 'hardened' to meet military standards.
Design by Robert Heckadon
Type: Medium explorer
First commissioned: Stardate 68987.0
Complement: 100 officers + 350 crew, evacuation limit: 9500
Speed: Warp 8 (cruise), Warp 9.9985 (max.), Warp 9.9995 (max. emergency)
Sublight speed: 0.9c (max.)
Armament: 12 type 16 phaser arrays, 4 photon/quantum torpedo launchers
Defense: Regenerative shields, SIF enhanced hull plating (backup)
“Somewhere there my fate revealed; I hear but how will I see” - The Siren by Nightwish
The Lacuna class starship is Starfleet’s newest medium class exploration cruiser. Built more than 10 years after the Scimitar incident, the Lacuna is designed so that almost every duty compartment, such as science labs and sensor arrays on the ship can be used for both scientific and military application, reducing the amount of refit time needed. The lower saucer contains 8 replaceable cargo modules. These modules not only can be replaced for cargo that require specific environmental conditions, but can also be replaced with missions specific modules for either military duty or scientific discovery.
Almost every crew member ranging from engineer to scientist has some MACO combat training closely related to their field of study. This maximizes crew efficiency during hostile situations. And each crew member has a secondary field of study should they be needed for backup for another department. Like medical for engineering. With the multiuse structure of the Lacuna and the training of its crew, it can perform missions exceeding those of a Galaxy class starship.
As with the Lightyear class, the Lacuna class uses a hybrid dilithium crystal at the heart of the primary antimatter reactor. It uses 95% of conventional dilithium and 5% of an artificial version of the dilithium crystal that was discovered in the Delta quadrant by the U.S.S. Voyager on stardate 49373.4, which allows ship to travel at warp 10. This dilithium hybrid allows the ship to travel at the remarkable warp 9.9985 for 20 hours, and warp 9.9995 for almost an hour. Placed on the ship’s upper saucer section and the nacelle pylons are 14 solar collectors. They are normally used to augment the ship's power reserves.
One of the unique feature of the Lacuna class is that is has a forward firing impulse engine to reverse impulse thrust or to bring the ship to a full stop (1). Traditionally reversing thrust involves channelling the impulse power to the driver coil assemblies only, and venting the exhaust gas in a non-propulsive order. This reduces the ships apparent mass, and therefore reducing the force requirements enough to vent gases from the Bussard ramscoops to provide sufficient reverse thrust (2).
But venting gases from the ramscoops for propulsion uses significant amounts of fuel and can cause a disruption in the deflector shields because the venting is un-modulated and disperses in all directions. Although the shields can still withstand phasers and torpedoes, they are somewhat vulnerable to high impact collisions, such as with another starship. By adding on a forward engine, whose exhaust can be modulated and focused, those weaknesses can be significantly reduced. And the power of the impulse engine can be used to increase the kinetic yield of a forward firing quantum torpedo, or serve as a backup power source. The ship also uses an old style M2P2 electromagnetic sail, located on the pylons, for deceleration while entering a star system. The Lacuna class is the first starship to use a liquid crystal medium to transfer power less than 25 GW throughout the ship that the EPS conduits do now. Everything over 25 GW still uses standard EPS conduits.
The Lacuna was originally suppose to use a phase distortion generator to “open” its shuttle bay doors by temporarily making them “disappear,” and reappear when it came time to close them. However, due to technical problems, energy usage, structural fatigue, and the death of an engineering team has lead to both shuttle bays to be refitted with single piece sliding doors.
To provide and effective defence, yet not to unintentionally show hostilities to a somewhat xenophobic alien culture, the Lacuna class is only armed with 2 transphasic torpedoes. Enough to disable a Borg cube. However the ship is still armed with 400 photon torpedoes, and 100 quantum torpedoes. Aside from the military hardware, the ship boasts nearly 50 science labs, 10 conference rooms and a multi-spectral astrometrics sensor array located at the bottom of the saucer section.
Currently Starfleet has only 3 Lacuna class starships in service:
U.S.S. Lacuna (NX-81000)
U.S.S. Nightwish (NCC-81001)
U.S.S. Reliant (NCC-81002)
with 2 more already under construction:
U.S.S. Lancaster (NCC-81003)
U.S.S. Tucker (NCC-81004)
and 10 more unnamed ships already contracted for construction.
Though they still have yet to be installed, these ships have hardware connections for an exotic matter drive. Which is an exotic matter particle beam emitter that can open a wormhole that exists between 2 black holes.
With the Lacuna class starship, as with many other exploration star cruisers before them, they will be paving the way for both the defence of the Federation, to explore strange new worlds, and encounter phenomena that goes beyond the imagination.
(1) - Due to the complex dynamics of space, the term “full stop” refers to either maintaining the same distance from an object of interest, or “full reverse” with much greater urgency in a combat situation.
(2) - One of the functions of the driver coil assembly is to reduce the apparent mass of the spacecraft at its inner surface. And thus less force is required to accelerate the ship.
Star Trek: The Next Generation; "Preemptive Strike"
Star Trek: The Next Generation; "All Good Things"
Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual
Star Trek: Voyager; "Threshold"
Star Trek: Voyager; "Basics, part 2"
Star Trek: Voyager: "Endgame"
Star Trek: Nemesis
Design by Kenny, ASDB Member
No specs available
A design inspired by Lance's Chimera
Design by Luke D'Anvil
Type: Low range science ship
First commissioned: 2384
Complement: 15 officers + 75 crew, evacuation limit: 270
Speed: Warp 8.5 (cruise), Warp 9.0 (max.), Warp 9.75 (max. emergency)
While Starfleet was thinning the design lineage a small team of engineers was developing a replacement for the out-of-date Centaur class. The USS Leaf and the so named ship class is the result of these efforts. As a relatively small type it enjoys all the advantages of other small units. The average construction time fall below most other modern Starfleet classes. Fleet Command plans to run 12 more units during the next 6 months. The sister ship of the USS Leaf, the USS Lothlorien became heavily damaged recently in a surprising fight with a ship of the dead-believed Orion syndicate.
Design by James Donovan
Crew complement: 160
Design by Starhawk
First commissioned: 2378
Complement: 21 officers + 310 crew
Speed: Warp 5 (cruise), Warp 9 (max.), Warp 9.9 (max. emergency)
Sublight speed: 0.25c (max.)
Armament: 10 type-11 phasers, 1 dedicated quantum-torpedo launcher, 4 photon/quantum torpedo launchers
Defense: 11.5cm armor plating, envelopment deflector shield, emergency hull plating polarization system
The USS Leif Ericsson was built in 2378, after the Intrepid and Sovereign classes. Her design profile is similar to the Titan class; she is a fast ship, designed to handle nearly anything: reconnaissance, patrol duty, exploration, military ops, science missions, the Leif Ericsson class can do it all. The USS Leif Ericsson, being the first of her class, has been put through a long shakedown cruise; her systems are top of the line (and some are even a little beyond that) and all testing indicates that actual performance will exceed expectations significantly.
The Leif Ericsson class is yet another ship designed to replace the Galaxy class; of all of them, this is the one that is most capable of succeeding in that massive task. The engineers on the Leif Ericsson class project did their homework and used advanced (and, occasionally, experimental) technology to do what their predecessors never could: design a ship that did the same amount of work as a Galaxy-class vessel in about than half the space. The Leif Ericsson class is almost one-third the length of the Galaxy and has exactly half the decks. Experimental automation technology and more sophisticated programming, ship AI, and other new developments allow for a crew of only 531, with thirty-one of them being officers. The vessel boasts a state-of-the-art, experimental T/LCARS (Touch Library Control/Access Retrieval System) system that, while touch-operated in a similar fashion to the TCARS system on the original Constitution class vessels and earlier ships, still accesses a central library of information that can be accessed and used freely by all personnel (with proper clearance, of course). This, coupled with the newest of Starfleet's ship AIs and higher levels of automation, forms the core of the Leif Ericsson class's versatility. The new AI is able to cope with nearly any demand, from an evasive maneuver to getting an effective shot off at the Borg to a cup of steaming hot Earl Gray tea. The T/LCARS system is more versatile than a standard LCARS while simultaneously being almost as responsive as a purely TCARS system would be. The increased automation results in a lower number of required personnel who must put their lives on the line; while Starfleet has no shortage of new recruits, it does tend to reduce the number of tragic letters of condolence.
The Leif Ericsson class's offensive, defensive, and intelligence equipment is extensive as well. Ten Type-11 phaser strips allow for full coverage of the ship's area: the ship can fire in literally any direction. A quantum torpedo turret in the ventral sensor dome area, similar to that of a Sovereign class vessel, can fire up to 120 torpedoes per minute, and draws from its own magazine of 32 quantum torpedoes. The vessel boasts an additional four quantum-compatible photon torpedo launchers, which can launch one torpedo per second (half the speed of the turret) and draw from four magazines: fore and aft quantum torpedo magazines of 64 torpedoes each, and fore and aft photon torpedo magazines of 128 torpedoes each.
In addition to a septuple-layer enveloping deflector shield (Starfleet standard), the Leif Ericsson class boasts an 11.5cm-thick rhodinium-duranium hull, and an emergency backup polarization system, ancient technology that still works in a pinch, can generate an electromagnetic field that causes the 11.5cm armor plating to act as if it were 25.5cm thick; however, the armor plating system requires the equivalent power of a cruise at W/F 4. This means that a damaged warp core may be unable to power the polarization system fully, and the system cannot be used during warp at all.
The intelligence-gathering equipment starts with a Starfleet-standard (state-of-the-art) communications and sensor package and goes straight up from there. A dedicated sensor array on the saucer front, similar to those on the Nova and Intrepid classes, provide a powerful aid to understanding planets and interspatial phenomena. Eight specialized science labs, in addition to a stellar cartography lab, further enhance the Leif Ericsson class's science capability.
The engine systems on the vessel would turn any Galaxy-class vessel green with envy. Based on the Defiant class's engines as well as those of the Intrepid class, the matter/antimatter reactor is capable of outputting up to 700 terawatt-hours (equivalent to 700,000,000,000 kilowatt-hours) at peak, necessary to reach the Leif Ericsson class's rated emergency speed of W/F 9.9. The class's Impulse engines are no slouch either, capable of going from Orbital Velocity to 1/4 light speed in under four seconds; however, this is not recommended for the obvious reason that it would provide a significant jolt to anyone and everyone onboard.
The overall design of the Leif Ericsson class is one of extreme versatility, advanced technology, and overall elegance that, even when sitting still in drydock, conveys the impression of an animal about to leap into a fast sprint. The Leif Ericsson class is a truly powerful design that will power Starfleet into the future for some time to come.
Design by Chris Talbot
Commissioned: since 2378
Length: 907.37 m
Beam: 381.16 m
Draft: 117.11 m
Mass: 4,295,227 metric tons
Speed: Warp 8 (cruise), Warp 9.985 (max. sustainable), Warp 9.99 (max. rated)
Crew: officers - 260, non-commissioned officers - 642, civilian mission specialists - 5-10, civilians - 150-200 (facilities for up to 230)
The Liberty-class was designed to augment and, if needed, replace the Galaxy-class starships as deep space explorers. Due to the recent Borg and Dominion hostilities the tactical systems have been greatly improved and are rated at approximately five times that of a Galaxy-class starship. This is complemented by highly advanced scientific systems which allows the Liberty class to be much more proficient in this area than any other starship currently in production.
Design by Robert Heckadon
Width: 250m (nacelles); 220m (saucer)
Height: 42m without module
12 Decks excluding optional module
Speed: Warp 8 (std. cruise), Warp 11 (max. cruise), Warp 13.6 (12 hours), Warp 13.9 (1 hour), all warp speeds according to recalibration proposal of 2371
Armament: 10 Type-12 phasers, 4 photon/quantum torpedo launchers
Crew: 500 officers and crew; 8000 person evacuation limit
Description The Lightyear class starship is the latest in exploration cruisers, equipped with the latest technological advances. The ship has been designed with an attachment port for different mission specific modules, similar to the Nebula class starship. The 3 primary modules are science and sensors, combat, and quantum slipstream.
In reality, there is nothing exotic about the warp nacelles themselves, standard warp coils to the Prometheus class. However, the warp core itself is unusual. The dilithium crystal at the heart of the core is a special form of dilithium. It is a hybrid crystal composed of 99.5% conventional dilithium and 0.5% of super dilithium, discovered and retrieved by the U.S.S. Voyager, that can send a ship to infinite warp speeds. The low percentage of the super crystal is due to both limited supply of the crystal, and the mutation effects it can produce among the ship and crew. But even that 0.5% was enough to triple the maximum warp speed of the Lightyear, while reducing its power usage by 30%. The warp core itself was designed to cancel out the quantum resonance of the hybrid crystal which would tear apart the warp core of a Sovereign class starship within seconds. Though there is little risk of overheating the engines, the strain on the structure limits the Lightyear to warp 13.9.
The new navigational deflectors are designed in a similar fashion to the ship's phaser arrays. In other words, instead of using a large scale turret, which is moved by equally large scale hydraulics, the new deflectors use energy fields to direct the deflector beam without using moving parts. This reduces the ship's mass and maintenance time by a noticeable amount. The main deflector arrays can also double as phasers if needed. The backup deflector on decks 11 and 12 still uses traditional designs.
On the outboard sections of the combat module lie the ship's two "Quantum Acceleration Torpedo Launcher" or Q-Ace launcher. In simplest terms, the Q-Ace launcher is a kinetic weapon, like a mass driver. Photon and Quantum torpedoes carry a warp sustainer engine that allows the torpedoes to remain at warp speeds when they are fired at warp. The rail gun of a standard torpedo launcher uses electromagnetic coils to accelerate the torpedo to high impulse speeds. In a Q-Ace launcher, the EM coils of the rail gun have been replaced by subspace accelerators, similar to warp engines. Making use of the warp sustainer engines in the torpedoes, the launcher accelerates a torpedo to Warp 3. When used at sublight speeds, the relative kinetic energy yield of a torpedo would be more than 1000 times the total explosive yield of a quantum torpedo traveling at the speed of light, while the new launcher uses only 10 times the power of a standard torpedo launcher. Since the Q-Ace launcher is not considered to be a true subspace weapon, the Khitomer Accords have no real effect on the new launcher.
Design by GIF_Basher Lives
No specs available
Los Angeles Class
Design by Jason Abbadon
Crew: 220 (12 command officers)
Engine data: 2 warp nacelles, 2 Hyper Impulse engine systems, one warp core, one reserve warp core
Weapon systems data: Seven Type-X phaser arrays covering all arcs, eight dual purpose torpedo launchers capable of firing quantum or photon torpedoes as well as science probes. Four covering the forward and four covering the aft arcs.
Two prototype Emergency Security Holograms, one Mark-IV EMH.
Defensive systems: regenerative shielding and limited ablative armor on key systems (torpedo magazines, launchers, bridge and engines)
Embarked craft: Three Type-10 shuttles, Three Type-9 shuttles, two Type-18 shuttles, four workbees
Number constructed: three (Los Angeles, Miami, Scorpion) with 52 slated for construction within five years
The USS Scorpion is a Los Angeles-class frigate and is the fifth ship of this new class (Los Angeles, Miami, Typhoon and Nautilus preceding her). Designed as a fleet-wide replacement for the New Orleans (over the next fifteen years) as Starfleet's main frigate and tactical starship, the Los Angeles class incorporates many of Starfleet's latest designs into a mid-sized spaceframe with weapons systems found in larger starship designs.
Design by Ravenstar Studios, model by Jason Abbadon
Type: Light cruiser / cruiser
Crew complement: 245 (10 command officers)
Engine data: 2 integrated warp nacelles in one housing, 2 Hyper Impulse engine systems. One warp core, one (inactive) reserve warp core.
Weapon systems: 9 Type-X phaser arrays covering all arcs. 5 dual purpose torpedo launchers capable of firing quantum or photon torpedoes as well as science and scout probes: 4 covering the forward arc and 1 covering the aft arc.
Defensive systems: auto-modulating regenerative shielding and ablative armor over key systems (torpedo magazines, launchers, bridge and impulse engines).
Experimental systems: one prototype Emergency Security Hologram, one Mark-IV EMH. Internal adjustable transporter inhibitors.
Number constructed: 8 completed (Lynch, Shran, Everest, Douglas, Vorga, T'Lanna, Thornhill, Lincoln), 2 destroyed (T'Lanna and Thornhill at Chin'toka) with 18 slated for construction within three years.
The Lynch class was originally designed as a light cruiser to patrol known Federation space and its borders from external incursions by threat forces that could be intercepted by a larger force of starships.
On Stardate 49475.26, the prototype USS Lynch was nearly destroyed when the ship responded to an attack on a Talarian freighter by Tholian raiders. The raiders surrounded the Lynch and managed to avoid the ship's limited weapons coverage as they fired at the Lynch from outside its weapons range as they coordinated their attack on the outgunned starship. The Lynch was successful in engaging the Tholians until the Talarian freighter could escape at warp. The Lynch was itself saved from destruction by the late arriving Defiant class USS Javelin. The raiders escaped with no losses and continued to prey on shipping and independent settlements in the area for the next eighteen months. The Tholian government declared the raids to be the acts of "renegades" and disavowed any knowledge of the raiders' whereabouts or motivations. Starfleet Intelligence learns of a Dominion proposal to the Tholian assembly to build shipyard facilities in Tholian space in exchange for control over neighboring star systems and technological upgrades to the Tholian fleet.
The Lynch herself was towed to Starbase 266 and computer records of their engagement were studied by the SCE and ASDB. The result was a year in drydock where two additional torpedo tubes were installed, the phasers were upgraded to the new type ten variant and three additional emitters added to cover gaps in the ship's aft weapon arcs. Ablative armor was added to key systems. The Lynch's command staff, under Captain Christopher Raven, elected to remain with the ship for the duration of the re-design and upgrades. On stardate 5042.4 the USS Lynch was re-designated as a "cruiser" and a new mission profile was undertaken for shakedown and additional testing purposes: escort and patrol duty in the known area of the raider's operations and along the Federation/ Tholian border alongside the USS Javelin and the Los Angeles class USS Miami. Pressures on Starfleet resources from the brief war with the Klingon Empire and the beginning of open warfare with the newly formed Dominion/Cardassian alliance left many outposts and shipping convoys vulnerable to attack by raiders, pirates and hostile governments with disputed claims on interstellar shipping routes as both starships and supplies were diverted to the front lines.
After five uneventful months patrolling the region and continued testing/refinement of experimental systems, the raids on shipping resumed and on stardate 48470 the Lynch and Miami a force of six Tholian raiders and -to their surprise- a Breen warship. The Lynch destroyed four Tholian raiders and the Miami critically damaged the Breen ship, causing it to retreat at warp. The retrieved remains of two damaged Tholian starships indicated the presence of Dominion polaron weaponry and several unknown components believed to be organic in origin. The Federation council condemned the use of Dominion technology by the supposedly non-aligned Tholians to destabilize federation supply lines and threatened military action if the raids continued. One week later, on Stardate 49475.2, the Tholians signed the Dominion's non-aggression treaty and stated they would offer no aid to either side during the war.
The Lynch was officially commissioned and starship production began at Utopia Planitia with the USS Douglas. The Douglas was still under construction at Utopia Planitia when the Breen attacked Starfleet headquarters on Earth and was one of twelve starships that intercepted the Breen force before critical damage could be inflicted on Earth and the UT shipyards. Lynch-class cruisers have proven themselves in several major battles of the Dominion War and are slated to go into widespread production as Starfleet begins fleet rebuilding in the post-war era.
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