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Olympic Class

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Federation
Class Name : Olympic Class
Type : Medical Vessel
Unit Run :
USS Olympic - Active
NCC 55012 [1] USS Nobel [2] - Active
NCC 58928 [1] USS Pasteur [3] - Active
plus 98 others built in total. 80 have been lost in all.
Commissioned : 2366 - present
Dimensions : Length : 239 m [4]
Beam : 93 m [5]
Height : 96 m [1]
Decks : 23
Mass : 400,000 metric tons
Crew : 360, 1360 evacuation limit
Armament : 2 x Type VI phaser arrays, total output 750 TeraWatts
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 310,500 TeraJoules
Standard Duranium / Tritanium Single hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 6
Maximum Cruise : 8
Maximum Rated : 9 for 12 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 15
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 200
Shield Strength : 115
Hull Armour : 50
Speed : 792
Combat Manoeuvrability : 6,230
Overall Strength Index : 124
Diplomatic Capability : 3
Expected Hull Life : 100
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 1 years
Major : 25 years


The Olympic class stems from a starfleet requirement issued in 2360 for a new class of medical vessel to replace the ageing Nightingale class. The new ship was to improve on the Nightingales in every respect; it would incorporate a complete Starbase level mobile hospital capable of catering for up to 1,000 patients, compared to the Nightingales 560. The warp and impulse drives, computer systems, etc. where also to be up to the latest standards.

Starfleet chose the Olympic from several proposals in 2363, and construction began on the first of the class in the same year. The ship was launched in November of 2365, and completed its shakedown successfully in 2366. Series production began at once, and sixteen ships have now joined the fleet. The Olympic has proved very successful in service, and is highly popular with its crews. Their early careers where relatively uneventful, although the USS Olympic herself rescued several hundred survivors from the immediate aftermath of the battle against the Borg at Wolf 359. With the Dominion war the Olympics have seen a great deal of active service, and have been responsible for saving many hundreds of lives.

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# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek Encyclopedia
2 TNG 7 Interface
3 TNG 7 All Good Things
4 Star Trek Encyclopedia Calculated from the scale diagram on page 579, comparing the freighter to the Vor'cha class.
5 Speculative Calculated from a scale diagram of the Olympic class, assuming a 239 m length
Book : Star Trek Encyclopedia
Series : TNG Season 7
Episode : Interface
Series : TNG Season 7
Episode : All Good Things
Book : Star Trek Encyclopedia
Comment : Calculated from the scale diagram on page 579, comparing the freighter to the Vor'cha class.
Source : Speculative
Comment : Calculated from a scale diagram of the Olympic class, assuming a 239 m length


We got our first good look an an Olympic class ship in "All Good Things", when the USS Pasteur was commanded by Captain Beverly Picard. At that time I took it to be a completely new future design, but I'm assured by several sources that Olympics are already in service in TNG times. I've made them fairly new designs to explain why they are apparently still front-line ships in the 2390+ timeline of "All Good Things".

The idea that the Olympic picked up survivors after Wolf 359 is to explain the discrepancy between "Best of Both Worlds" and "Emissary". The former had the E-D pass through the battle area some hours after the battle with Data reporting no sign of survivors, while the latter showed Commander Sisko and many others escaping in pods or shuttlecraft of some sort. If a regular starship picked up the survivors you'd expect it to have headed off after the Borg; if an unarmed Olympic did the job it would head for the nearest Starbase, leaving the area deserted when the E-D passed by.
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