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Saladin Class

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Class 1

Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Federation
Class Name : Saladin Class1
Type : Destroyer1
Unit Run :
NCC 424 USS Pompeii2 - Retired
NCC 500 USS Saladin1 - Retired
NCC 501 USS Jenghiz1 - Retired
NCC 502 USS Darius1 - Retired
NCC 503 USS Alaric1 - Retired
NCC 504 USS Sargon1 - Retired
NCC 505 USS Xerxes1 - Retired
NCC 506 USS Pompey1 - Retired
NCC 507 USS Kublai1 - Retired
NCC 508 USS Suleiman1 - Retired
NCC 509 USS Etzel1 - Retired
NCC 510 USS Tamerlane1 - Retired
NCC 511 USS Alexander1 - Retired
NCC 512 USS Hannibal1 - Retired
NCC 513 USS Ahriman1 - Retired
NCC 514 USS Rahman1 - Retired
NCC 515 USS Adad1 - Retired
NCC 516 USS Hashishiyun1 - Retired
NCC 517 USS Azrael1 - Retired
NCC 518 USS Hamilcar1 - Retired
NCC 519 USS Shaitan1 - Retired
NCC 520 USS Siva1 - Retired
NCC 521 USS Lucifer1 - Retired
NCC 522 USS Molock1 - Retired
NCC 523 USS Hathor1 - Retired
NCC 524 USS Ares1 - Retired
NCC 525 USS Mars1 - Retired
NCC 526 USS Tyr1 - Retired
NCC 527 USS Jugurtha1 - Retired
NCC 528 USS Iblis1 - Retired
NCC 529 USS Loki1 - Retired
NCC 530 USS Cochise1 - Retired
NCC 531 USS Alva1 - Retired
NCC 532 USS Pontiac1 - Retired
NCC 533 USS Ney1 - Retired
NCC 534 USS El Cid1 - Retired
NCC 535 USS Geronimo1 - Retired
NCC 536 USS Cortez1 - Retired
NCC 537 USS Alvarado1 - Retired
NCC 538 USS De Ruyter1 - Retired
NCC 539 USS Hektor1 - Retired
NCC 540 USS Lysander1 - Retired
NCC 541 USS Drake1 - Retired
NCC 542 USS Appollyon1 - Retired
NCC 543 USS Samson1 - Retired
NCC 544 USS Perseus1 - Retired
NCC 545 USS Al Mahdi1 - Retired
NCC 546 USS Nelson1 - Retired
NCC 547 USS Ajax1 - Retired
NCC 548 USS Akbar1 - Retired
NCC 549 USS Abu Bekr1 - Retired
NCC 550 USS Ivan1 - Retired
NCC 551 USS Achilles1 - Retired
NCC 552 USS Theseus1 - Retired
NCC 553 USS Scipio1 - Retired
NCC 554 USS Martel1 - Retired
NCC 555 USS Cimon1 - Retired
2 have been lost in all. 54 have been retired from service.
Commissioned : 2245 - 2260, remained in service until 2320
Dimensions : Length : 242.5 m3
Beam : 127.1 m1
Height : 60 m1
Decks : 16
Mass : 300,000 metric tons
Crew : 2001
Armament : 61 x Type VI phaser bank1, total output 2,500 TeraWatts
21 x 2nd class photon torpedo tube1 with 30 rounds
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 81,000 TeraJoules
Standard Monotanium Single hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TOS scale) :
Maximum Cruise : 61
Maximum Rated : 81 for 8 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 50
Torpedo Firepower : 125
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 75
Shield Strength : 30
Hull Armour : 5
Speed : 267
Combat Manoeuvrability : 6,000
Overall Strength Index : 98
Diplomatic Capability : 3
Expected Hull Life : 60
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 1 years
Major : 20 years


The Saladin class was introduced as a destroyer counterpart to the Constitution class heavy cruisers entering service in the mid 2240's. Externally their relationship to their larger cousins is obvious; both the saucer section and nacelle are identical to that of the Constitution, although the configuration could hardly be more different. The Saladin is one of the relatively few starfleet designs to employ a single nacelle configuration,4 it being considered that ease of construction outweighed the warp field efficiency penalties inherent in this layout.

Like the Constitutions the armament of the Saladin was initially composed of laser cannon, but these were replaced in the 2260's with phasers and photon torpedoes. When the duotronic computer was invented by Dr Daystrom in 22435 Starfleet had wanted to incorporate this technology, but in the event it was decided that the new computers were not yet sufficiently tested for Starfleet use, and the first batch of twenty vessels were launched with monotronic systems. Once Starfleet had tested out the Duotronic technology in the Constitution class it was adopted for all further ships, and the first Saladins were equipped with the system in their first round of Standard level refits beginning in 2250.

The Saladins proved to be popular and reliable designs, although some problems were experienced with warp field geometry due to Starfleets relative inexperience with single nacelled vessels. In the 2270's some thought was given to refitting these vessels alongside the Constitutions, but in the event it was decided to produce the Polaris class as new build vessels instead. The Saladins began to take a back seat after 2280 as the Polaris class became available in larger numbers; the first ships began retirement in 2305, but later ships of the class continued in service as late as 2320.

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek - Starfleet Technical Manual
2 Dreadnought
3 Star Trek - Starfleet Technical Manual Stated on page 01:04:12
4 Visible on the shooting model
5 TOS 2 The Ultimate Computer
Book : Star Trek - Starfleet Technical Manual
Novel : Dreadnought
Book : Star Trek - Starfleet Technical Manual
Comment : Stated on page 01:04:12
Source : Visible on the shooting model
Series : TOS Season 2 (Disc 7)
Episode : The Ultimate Computer


Another ship from the TOS Technical Manual, the Saladin has never been mentioned in any episode or novel that I am aware of. All information therefore comes from the one source, combined with my usual speculations to explain and/or support the official information.
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