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Excelsior Class

Lakota

Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Federation
Class Name : Excelsior Variant 2
Type : Combat Enhanced Cruiser
Unit Run :
NCC 427681 USS Lakota2 - Active
Commissioned : 2372, class remains in service
Dimensions : Length : 467 m3
Beam : 185 m4
Height : 100 m4
Decks : 28
Mass : 2,495,000 metric tons
Crew : 790, 8,000 evacuation limit
Armament : 30 x Type IX phaser bank, total output 40,000 TeraWatts
4 x Pulse fire quantum torpedo tube5 with 150 rounds
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 2,362,500 TeraJoules
Standard Duranium/Tritanium Double hull plus 2.1 cm High density armour.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 6
Maximum Cruise : 9
Maximum Rated : 9.4 for 12 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 800
Torpedo Firepower : 2,700
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 660
Shield Strength : 875
Hull Armour : 310
Speed : 917
Combat Manoeuvrability : 3,000
Overall Strength Index : 1,301
Diplomatic Capability : 4
Expected Hull Life : 100
Refit Cycle : Minor : 2 year
Standard : 2 years
Major : 18 years

Notes

This variant of the Excelsior design was intended to extend the usefulness of the class by incorporating new technology to give a much greater weapons capability2. It was hoped that the whole fleet could be similarly refitted to give Starfleet a far greater combat power during its current crises. However, the unfortunate battle between the USS Lakota and the USS Defiant clearly established the superiority of the latter2; it is also actually easier to build a whole new Defiant class vessel than to upgrade an Excelsior class to Lakota standard. When full production of the Defiant class begun, the Lakota subclass was therefore dropped and only the original prototype vessel remains in service.
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek Encyclopedia
2 DS9 4 Paradise Lost
3 Star Trek Chronology Stated on page 138, assuming this is the same size and the original
4
5 Generic canonical information
Book : Star Trek Encyclopedia
Series : DS9 Season 4 (Disc 3)
Episode : Paradise Lost
Book : Star Trek Chronology
Comment : Stated on page 138, assuming this is the same size and the original
Source : Generic canonical information

Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 146,236 Last updated : 30 Mar 2013