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Time for building

Postby alexmann » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:08 pm

I was thinking, just how long does it take to build the ships in star trek? I think together we could come to a reasonable conclusion. I would like to start us off with some complete guesses:

#Galaxy - 3 years
#Intrepid - 2 years
#Defiant - 2 months
#Akira - 2 years
#Ambassador - 2 years
#Danube - 2 weeks
#Nebula - 3 years
#Nova - 1 year
#Prometheus - 2 years
#Sovereign - 2.5 years

These are all probably way off but they will do as a starting point. What do you guys think?

#EDIT Revised times.
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Re: Time for building

Postby stitch626 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:08 pm

The only one I can remember having a specific time was the NX... first one took 5 or so years (I think) and the second took 2.
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Re: Time for building

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:30 am

Next to impossible to figure out, methinks.
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Re: Time for building

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:57 am

The E-D was brand new in 2364, Stardate 41000 or so, and yet apparently according to Booby Trap they were still fiddling with the design of the power systems as late as 40174, less than a year or so earlier. I'd guess that building one took no more than 3 or 4 years.
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Re: Time for building

Postby alexmann » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:20 am

I revised the times, please comment on what you think of them.
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Re: Time for building

Postby Graham Kennedy » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:07 pm

About the ballpark I'd have picked.
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Re: Time for building

Postby alexmann » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:01 pm

I put the Sovereign as shorter than the Galaxy as I think there would have been advances in ship building methods.
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Re: Time for building

Postby Graham Kennedy » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:06 pm

Sovereigns are also a fair bit smaller.
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Re: Time for building

Postby alexmann » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:10 pm

I thought they were around the same size?
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Re: Time for building

Postby Captain Seafort » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:02 pm

alexmann wrote:I thought they were around the same size?


About the same length, but the Sov has less than half the volume of the GCS.
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Re: Time for building

Postby alexmann » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:11 pm

OK, its still pretty damn big though.
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Re: Time for building

Postby Teaos » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:21 am

Assuming unlimited supply of parts ect I think they could build any capital ship in under ayear.

I think the issue really is that it takes lot of time and highly skilled labor to build the large warp reactors and nacelles.

BuIdling the hull and body with automated systems helping would be dead quick and easy.

It's the systems that slow them down.
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Re: Time for building

Postby alexmann » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:23 am

But that is the main part of it.
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Re: Time for building

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:50 pm

Building the main hull of any ship really doesn't take that long. It's the fitting out and training the crew for that ship that takes the longest.

That holodeck program in Booby Trap showed presumably the E-D still in a state of construction. So building the ship may not be an issue.
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Re: Time for building

Postby alexmann » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:11 pm

Considering that the crew training is done completely seperately, with enough people working on it, you would probably be able to build any one of these in less than a year.
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