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Emissary Class

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Bajorans
Class Name : Emissary Class
Type : Cargo ship
Unit Run : 6 are operated by the Bajoran government 6 built in total.
Commissioned : Purchased by the Bajorans in 2365. Actual commission dates uncertain.
Dimensions : Length : 245 m1
Beam : 80 m
Height : 65 m
Decks : 18
Mass : 412,000 metric tons
Crew : 78
Armament : No beam weapons
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 40,500 TeraJoules
Light Duranium / Tritanium Single hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 2.5
Maximum Cruise : 3
Maximum Rated : 4 for 6 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : -
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : -
Shield Strength : 15
Hull Armour : 12.5
Speed : 53
Combat Manoeuvrability : 6,120
Overall Strength Index : 26
Diplomatic Capability : 2
Expected Hull Life : 80
Refit Cycle : Minor : 4 year
Standard : 4 years
Major : 40 years


The Bajorans obtained a handful of these cargo vessels during the Cardassian Occupation. Most were acquired by the Provisional Government after the Cardassian withdrawal, and they were a popular sight around Deep Space Nine.2

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 Speculative Estimate.
2 Various Deep Space Nine episodes
Source : Speculative
Comment : Estimate.
Series : DS9 Season (Disc )
Episode : Various Deep Space Nine episodes


This vessel was seen in "Past prolouge" and in the DS9 opening credits from season 4 onwards. We don't know much about it, but I have assumed that it is a cargo vessel - basically because that's what it looks like. Since we first saw it in Season 1, I'm assuming that it is something the bajorans acquired during the occupation rather than a new build.

The class name is speculative; it's not really possible that the Federation would not know the names that Bajorans give to their ships so I have had to come up with class names for all of these. Obviously, it is named after the Emissary himself - Ben Sisko.

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