Sunday, January 10, 2016

Saber Class

General Information
Accommodation: 130 crew (30 officers, 100 enlisted), 300-person evacuation limit
Classification: Scout
Development Project Started: 2336
Production Start Date: 2358
Production End Date: Still in Production
Expected Hull Life: 80 years

Length: 190 m
Width: 250 m
Height: 41 m
Decks: 11
Mass: 310,000 metric tons

Warp Speeds
Standard Cruise: Warp 6
Maximum Cruise: Warp 9
Maximum Rated: Warp 9.7 for 12 hours

1 x Type VIII phaser bank
4 x Type VII phaser arrays
2 x Standard photon torpedo tubes (1 fore, 1 aft)

Defensive Systems
Standard Shield System
Standard Duranium/Tritanium Single Hull
Standard-Level Structural Integrity Field

Auxiliary Craft
1 x Type-10 Shuttlecraft
2 x Type-8 Shuttlecraft
2 x Type-18 Shuttlepods
2 x M1-A1 Work Bees

Transporter Systems
2 x 6-person General Use
1 x 22-person Emergency Use
1 x Cargo

Refit Cycle
Minor: 1 year
Standard: 1 year
Major: 20 years

Over the years, increased automation of the engineering systems allowed the original crew number of 130 to be cut to 118 and then 102, with some newer ships having so many automated systems that they are crewed by only 40 officers and enlisted personnel. Conditions for the crew are quite poor by the standards of the Steamrunner or Akira classes; crew quarters average 30 square meters and there are no holodecks. In addition, there are no personal replicator stations in crew quarters
instead three mess areas are provided with replicator systems for the whole crew. Thus, the actual number of crew and actual weight of the ship varies depending on which production series it was manufactured in, with only the first two runs of ten carrying a crew of more than 50.

Also of note is the forward-facing shuttle bay, whereas in most Starfleet vessels, access to the shuttle bay faces aft.


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