Search
Mobile Site Shops eMail Author Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
8472
Ships

Bioship

Planetbuster
Bajoran
Ships
Assault
Ship

Fighter

Emissary

Kendra

Pagh

Prophet
Solar
Sail

Additional
Borg
Ships

Cube

Probe

Sphere
Tactical
Cube
Transwarp
Prototype

Yacht
Cardassian
Ships

Dreadnought

Freighter

Galor

Hideki

Keldon
Dominion
Ships
Breen
Frigate
Attack
Ship

Battlecruiser

Battleship

Dreadnought
Karemma
Ship
Federation
Ships
Air
Tram

Akira

Ambassador

Antares

Argo

Centaur

Challenger

Cheyenne
Class F
Shuttle

Constellation

Constitution

Constitution

Daedalus

Danube

Defender

Defiant
Delta
Flyer
Endgame
Nova
Endgame
Shuttle

Excelsior
Federation
Class

Raider

Scout

Trainer

Freedom

Gage

Galaxy
Galaxy
Yacht

Griffin

Hermes
Holo
Ship

Intrepid

Kelvin

Luna

Miranda

Nebula
New
Orleans

Niagara

Norway

Nova

Oberth

Olympic
Orbital
Shuttle

Peregrine

Polaris

Prometheus

Ptolemy

Raven
Refit
Galaxy

Rigel

Saber

Saladin

Shelley

Sovereign
Sovereign
Yacht

Soyuz

Springfield

Steamrunner

Sydney
Travel
Pod

Trident
Type 3
Shuttle
Type 6
Shuttle
Type 7
Shuttle
Type 8
Shuttle
Type 9
Shuttle
Type 10
Shuttle
Type 11
Shuttle
Type 15
Shuttle
Type 18
Shuttle
Warp
Sled

Wells
Work
Bee

Yeager

Additional
Ferengi
Ships

D'Kora

Additional
Human
Ships

Ares

Conestoga

DY-100

Intrepid
J
Class

Neptune
NX
Class
NX Test
Ship

Saturn V
SS
Enterprise
The
Phoenix
Type 0
Shuttle
USS
Enterprise

Valiant
Y
Class

Additional
Kazon
Ships

Raider

Predator

Additional
Klingon
Ships

B'rel

D'tai

D-5

D-7
Early Bird
of Prey

K'pak

K'T'Inga
Bird
of Prey
Cargo
Ship

Tanker

Negh'var

Raptor

Regency

Voodieh

Vor'cha

Additional
Romulan
Ships

D'Deridex
Early Bird
of Prey

Narada

Norexan
Bird
of Prey

D7
Science
ship

Scout

Shuttle

Scimitar

Scorpion

Additional
Son'a
Ships

Battleship

Collector

Destroyer

Additional
Suliban
Ships
Cell
Ship
Module
Ship
Salvage
Ship

Additional
Talarian
Ships
Observation
Ship
War
Ship

Additional
Vulcan
Ships

D'Kyr

Sh'Raan

Suurok

Vahklas

Lander

Additional
Xindi
Ships
Insectoid
Assault Ship
Insectoid
Fighter
Insectoid
Warship
Primate
Ship
Primate
Shuttle
Reptilian
Warship

Additional
Miscellaneous
Ships
Kumari
class
Angosian
Ship
Cravic
Ship

Yonada
Hirogen
Ship
Husnock
Ship
Krenim
Patrol
Krenim
Timeship
Krenim
Warship
Malon
Ship
Mawasi
Cruiser
Eymorg
Ship
Nihydron
Ship
Pralor
Ship
Promellian
Battlecruiser

Dauntless
Tarellian
Ship
Doomsday
Machine

V'Ger
Whale
Probe
Varro
Ship
Zahl
Ship

Additional
basicrefitImagesInternals
Size Comp 1Size comp 2Size comp 3Size comp 4

Miranda Class

basic

Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Federation
Class Name : Miranda Class
Type : Destroyer
Unit Run :
USS Miranda - Upgraded
NCC-1926 USS Bombay - Destroyed1
plus 278 others built in total. 80 have been lost in all. 200 have been retired from service.
Commissioned : 2243 - 2269, class remains in service
Dimensions : Length : 230 m2
Beam : 127.1 m
Height : 51 m
Decks : 8
Mass : 520,000 metric tons
Crew : 210
Armament : 6 x Type VII phaser bank, total output 3,000 TeraWatts
2 x 2nd class photon torpedo tube with 40 rounds
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 270,000 TeraJoules
Standard Monotanium Single hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TOS scale) :
Normal Cruise : 4
Maximum Cruise : 5
Maximum Rated : 7 for 12 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 60
Torpedo Firepower : 125
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 185
Shield Strength : 100
Hull Armour : 5
Speed : 179
Combat Manoeuvrability : 5,880
Overall Strength Index : 120
Diplomatic Capability : 3
Expected Hull Life : 120
Refit Cycle : Minor : 5 year
Standard : 5 years
Major : 30 years

Notes

Designed to be a smaller and less capable counterpart to the Constitution class, the USS Miranda entered service one year before its larger cousin. There was a very high degree of commonality between the two classes, with the nacelles and most of the primary hull being almost identical.

The smaller size of these ships was largely accounted for by a lower level of habitability for the crew and a reduction in the number of science labs from fourteen to ten. Even so the Miranda's were full Explorer type ships, fully capable of conducting long duration research missions. Their considerable armament also made them an important addition to the defence of the Federation.

The Miranda class USS Bombay served in the Taurus Reach under the command of Captain Gannon in 2265, based on Starbase 47 (Vanguard). During that year the ship took on a mission to Ravanar IV to provide a vital replacement part to the colony there. The ship was attacked by six Tholian vessels and destroyed with all hands, though thanks to skillful and aggressive action by her Captain, the Tholians lost four of their six ships in the engagement.1
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 1 - Harbinger
2 Speculative Assumed to have been scaled up in its refit by the same amount as the Constitution.
Novel : Star Trek : Vanguard, Book 1 - Harbinger
Source : Speculative
Comment : Assumed to have been scaled up in its refit by the same amount as the Constitution.

Comments

Of course, the Miranda is probably the most often-used class in the whole of Trek - whatever Paramount paid to have this ship designed, they certainly got their money's worth! Even so, we actually know remarkably little about these ships. The specs I've created are intended to reflect a ship that was originally a light cruiser to complement the heavy cruiser Constitutions, but has gradually become relegated to a variety of roles as newer designs take over. In combat the Miranda seems to act in support of the modern ships, as when two Mirandas ran interference for the Defiant during "Sacrifice of Angels". Mirandas seem to suffer heavily in combat, which is understandable, but there always seem to be more around. That's why I suggested such a big production run in the first place. With the appearance of the First Contact designs and the move to more CGI in Trek, I suspect we're going to see less and less Mirandas over the next few years. But then again, who knows...
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 62,633 Last updated : 13 May 2017