Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Excelsior Class

General Information
Accommodation: 750 (150 officers, 600 enlisted), 9,800-person Evacuation Limit
Classification: Explorer
Commissioned: 2293-2315
Expected Hull Life: 100 years

Length: 467 m
Width: 185 m
Height: 100 m
Decks: 28
Mass: 2,350,000 metric tons

Warp Speeds
Standard Cruise: Warp 6
Maximum Cruise: Warp 8.6
Maximum Rated: Warp 9 (for 12 hours)

12 x Type-XIII Phaser Banks
4 x Burst-fire Torpedo Launchers

Defensive Systems
High Capacity Shield System
Standard Duranium Double Hull 
Standard Level Structural Integrity Field

Auxiliary Craft
2 x Type-11 Shuttlecraft
4 x Type-9 Shuttlecraft
4 x Type-8 Shuttlecraft
4 x M1-A1 Work Bees
2 x Sphinx Work Pods

Transporter Systems
6 x 6-person General Use
3 x 22-person Emergency Use
3 x Cargo 

Refit Cycle
Minor: 2 years
Standard: 2 years
Major: 18 years

All remaining Excelsior-class vessels were retired from active service in the year 2385. Five years later, when the Advanced Occupational Placement Program for junior and senior cadets was restructured into the Starfleet Academy Afloat Program – in which up to half of a crew would consist of cadets spending their entire academy years onboard a ship -- all retired Starfleet vessels still fit for deep space flight had their offensive and defensive systems upgraded and were put into service as academy vessels.

These specifications were taken from the Daystrom Institute Technical Library and may not match other sources.