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
SpecsImagesInternals
Size Comp

Constitution Class

basic

Universe : Kelvin Timeline
Affiliation : Federation
Class Name : Constitution Class
Type : Explorer
Unit Run :
NCC 1701 USS Enterprise - Active1
Commissioned : 22581 - present
Dimensions : Length : 762 m2
Beam : 335 m2
Height : 190 m2
Decks : 54
Mass : 495,0002 metric tons
Crew : 1,1002
Armament : 12 x phaser banks, total output 5,000 TeraWatts
2 x Type 4 2 Photon torpedo tube1
Defence Systems : Standard1 shield system, total capacity 2,010 TeraJoules
Standard Monotanium Double hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TOS scale) :
Normal Cruise : 6
Maximum Cruise : 82
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 100
Torpedo Firepower : 200
Weapon Range and Accuracy : -
Shield Strength : 0.74
Hull Armour : 10
Speed : -
Combat Manoeuvrability : 1,200
Overall Strength Index : 93

Notes

A ship built in the Kelvin timeline in 2233, the Enterprise was the flagship of the Federation fleet. Built on a surface shipyard in Riverside, Iowa, the ship began construction sometime prior to 2255 and was launched in 22583

In comparison the the preferred timeline version of the Enterprise, this Enterprise is substantially different. 1Most noticeably, the ship is more than twice the length of the original.2 The general configuration is the same, with a saucer at the front, engineering hull below, and twin nacelles. However the hull lines are rather sleeker and there are many detail changes both exterior and interior.1 It appears that the loss of the Kelvin prompted the alternate Starfleet into a much higher pace of ship development, advancing the understanding of warp field dynamics significantly beyond the state of the art in the preferred timeline.4 The Enterprise launched in 2258 as part of a Starfleet response to an apparent natural disaster on Vulcan. The crew was largely comprised of cadets pressed into service as part of the emergency. The disaster at Vulcan proved to be the result of an attack by Nero on his ship the Narada; the Enterprise was the lone survivor of the fleet, though the ship was unable to stop the Narada from destroying Vulcan with red matter. James Kirk, in temporary command of the ship after Captain Pike was abducted by Nero and Spock was forced to resign his temporary Captaincy through being emotionally compromised by the destruction of Vulcan, pursued the Narada to Earth. The ship warped directly into Titan's atmosphere, where the effect of Saturn's rings prevented the Narada from detecting it. Kirk and Spock were able to beam to the Narada, Kirk rescuing Pike and Spock stealing the supply of red matter. Nero pursued Spock, firing a barrage of torpedoes at his ship, but the Enterprise was able to intercept and destroy the swarm, allowing Spock to ram the Narada with his ship. The impact ignited the red matter, creating a black hole within Nero's ship.1

Although Captain Kirk offered assistance to the crippled Narada, Nero angrily refused. Kirk responded with a phaser and photon torpedo barrage which destroyed the ship.1

On Kirk's graduation from Starfleet he was appointed as Pike's replacement as the permanent Captain of the Enterprise.1
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek XI
2 www.experience-the-enterprise.com
3 Star Trek XI The ship was already well under construction when Kirk first saw her in 2255, and three years later Pike said that the mission to Vulcan was the ship's maiden voyage
4 Speculative It's long been stated by the show's tech advisors that hull shape reflects the warp field geometry
Film: Star Trek XI
Source : www.experience-the-enterprise.com
Film: Star Trek XI
Comment : The ship was already well under construction when Kirk first saw her in 2255, and three years later Pike said that the mission to Vulcan was the ship's maiden voyage
Source : Speculative
Comment : It's long been stated by the show's tech advisors that hull shape reflects the warp field geometry

Comments

The new Enterprise is controversial most notably because of her much larger size as compared to the TOS/TMP versions. We can only speculate as to why the change to much larger ships happened; presumably Starfleet looked at the loss of the Kelvin to a Romulan ship some five miles long and decided that they needed to build bigger, better ships.

One might speculate that the much increased size is why the ship was constructed on the surface rather than in orbit. Humans have been building big stuff in an environment of gravity and atmosphere for a real long time now; in many ways it's far easier than doing it in space. Launching such a large ship would surely be no great difficulty given that Trek ships can surely achieve accelerations far beyond the 1g+ such a launch would require.

The speed of the ship is another oddity; official sources cite Warp 8, which is reasonable, but the trip to Vulcan implies speeds which are pretty impressive. Just how fast any given warp factor is is a long source of debate, and this is only going to confuse things more. Whilst I've gone with Warp 8 for the article, be clear on two things; the movie itself never says the ship can or does do Warp 8 (the highest figure given is Warp 4, and that's after the ship is damaged), and there is no completely solid canonical number for just how fast Warp 8 is, anyway.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 148,848 Last updated : 30 Jul 2016