Ambassador Class Specifications

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Ambassador Class Specifications

Post by Miko Hayakawa on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:22 pm

-Note: All of the following is taken from the Bravo Fleet Infobase. I make no claim to have created it myself.


Class Description

The Ambassador Class was developed during the 2320's as a replacement for the aging Excelsior Class as Starfleet's front-line explorer type vessel. Several innovative features were included in the design, most notably for diplomatic and scientific missions. The USS Ambassador included high quality guest quarters and was equipped with elaborate conference facilities. Many of these areas were capable of maintaining a wide range of environments, a vital prerequisite for a vessel which would spend a great deal of its life dealing with non-standard life forms. These facilities allowed her to host a much wider range of diplomatic functions than the more cramped Excelsior Class.

The scientific facilities of the Ambassador Class were equally well equipped. The ships contained the most powerful space borne sensor arrays of their time, including eighteen modular sensor pallets for mission specific equipment. Twenty-eight large dedicated laboratory facilities are included in the ship, along with facilities to convert three of the cargo bays to hold extra scientific equipment if necessary. This gave the Ambassador an estimated 325% increase in research capabilities over an

While the primary purpose of a starship is exploratory and scientific, the Ambassadors also have teeth. The class introduced phaser arrays to Starfleet in place of the ball turret ports carried by previous designs. This measure greatly increased the ability of the Ambassador Class to fire sustained bursts, and greatly reduced the recharge and cool down times. The use of an independent power system for every group of ten emitter segments in the array triples the survivability of the array compared to a ball turret, while there are also benefits to the reaction time, greater control of thermal effects, field halos and target impact. Overall the phaser arrays of the Ambassador are over 50% more effective than ball turrets of similar power.

The USS Ambassador was launched in 2328 and commissioned in 2330. Overall the class performed well and was deemed a success, although production was suspended in 2355 in favor of the new Galaxy Class, then under development. The remaining Ambassador Class vessels still serve as capable explorers and are expected to stay in service until at least 2405.

Class Specifications

Expected Duration: 75 years
Resupply Interval: 4 years
Refit Interval: 8 years
Role: Heavy Cruiser
Number in Service: 54

Dimensions

Length: 514 meters
Width: 322 meters
Height: 128 meters
Decks: 34

Warp Rating

Cruising Speed: Warp 6
Maximum Speed: Warp 8.6
Emergency Speed: Warp 9.3 for 8 hours

Personnel

Crew Compliment: 770
Officers: 125
Enlisted: 500
Marines: 125
Civilians: 20

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays: 1
Shuttles: 10
Runabouts: 4
Fighters: 0


Tactical Systems

Energy Weapons:
10 Type-IX Phaser arrays

Torpedo Launchers:
1 forward
1 aft

Torpedoes:
100 Photon Torpedoes
40 Quantum Torpedoes
4 Tri Cobalt Torpedoes

Shields:
Graviton Shielding System
Other Systems:
Duranium/Tritanium Double Hull

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