I.S.S. Voyager in space
The Intrepid-class starship was a Federation design that entered service in the later half of the 24th century. The Intrepid-class was designed for long-range exploration missions. At less than half the size of a Galaxy-class starship, it was considered "quick and smart."

Perhaps the most prominent vessel of the class is the USS Voyager, which has completed an unscheduled seven year journey in the Delta Quadrant for seven years, and then goes on to become the Federation flagship for the next 22 years, and it is still the current flagship.

Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Type: Long-range explorer
Active: 2370s
Mass: 700,000 metric tons
Decks: 15
Speed: Warp 9.975 (original max. cruise velocity), warp 9.99 (original, only for a few minutes), warp 13 (current)
Armament: 14 phaser arrays (type X, type XII), phaser banks, 7 torpedo launchers, photon torpedoes (mark VI, mark IX and mark X), quantum torpedoes, tricobalt devices, spatial charges
Defenses: Deflector shields, ablative armor generators (certain vessels), cloaking device (Voyager only)

General overview

When first commissioned, the Intrepid-class featured many innovations then becoming available, not least being the tricyclic input manifold of the warp core and variable geometry pylons. The class was also the first to incorporate bio-neural gel packs and was equipped with the Mark 1 Emergency Medical Hologram (or EMH) system.

Capabilities upon introduction were equally impressive. The class boasted the best navigational sensors, and the highest top speed of any Starfleet vessel. Its multi-mission design was backed up by a main computer processor capable of simultaneously accessing 47 million data channels and sustaining 575 trillion calculations per nanosecond in operational temperatures from 10 to 1790 Kelvin.

The Intrepid-class USS Voyager had a crew complement of 141 when departing Deep Space 9 in 2371.Throughout its journey in the Delta Quadrant, the ship operated with a crew of approximately 150.

Class history

Development and construction of the Intrepid-class occurred at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards with the class entering service by 2370. The prototype, USS Intrepid, was the test bed for most of the class's new technology. The ship's bio-neural circuitry would malfunction, leaving the ship dead in space. The second ship, USS Voyager, was commissioned in 2371. It was the first ship to test the class 9 warp drive in deep space. At the time of its introduction, the Intrepid-class was considered to be the most technologically advanced out of all Starfleet's starship classes.

The performance of the Intrepid-class was well reflected by the starship Voyager. That ship was notable for independently, and successfully, completing an unscheduled seven-year journey across the previously unexplored Delta Quadrant, seventy thousand light years from Federation space, from 2371 to 2378. The vessel was completely cut off from communication with Starfleet until 2374, and had no access to any Starfleet supplies or facilities for the entire length of its journey.

Since then, more Intrepid-class vessels entered in service, and were most often used against the Borg, since the class has the best durability against them in combat.

Ships commissioned




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