Constitution class cruiser official star trek online wiki. Jonathan archer scott bakula united earth starfleets enterprise is the main setting of star trek. During star trek tos were there only 12 constitutionclass. As illustrated in that ds9 episode when a galaxy class starship got lit up by one little fighter with the loss of thousands of crew members. A ship of the line in order to streamline the story of jim kirks elevation to captain of the u. Enterprisea launched from san francisco fleet yards. During star trek tos were there only 12 constitution. Apr 21, 2020 history get youtube premium get youtube tv. I read a star trek novel when i was a kid about the maiden voyage of the enterprise. This starship can be used from any level upon completion of the tutorial experience. Captain granger is also old, sick, grumpy, and wants nothing more than to retire to a nice florida beach. The constitution class were just to old to keep around. Notes perhaps the most famous class of vessel in starfleet history, the constitution class was a legend in its own time.
They were tasked with supporting newly established colonies and research missions, exploring new worlds, and seeking out new life. At the time of their inauguration they were largest and most powerful starfleet vessels of the federation the most notable galaxyclass starship is the uss enterprised, the primary setting of the tv series star trek. House plan technical schematic of nova class starship star trek destroyer deck unforgettable house plan star destroyer deck plan unforgettable. Vesta class multimission explorer booksto canon spacedock. For weeks i scoured the internet looking at fan images, alternative renderings, until i realised i was looking.
The ship was changed to constitution class with the release of franz josephs star. Constitution class starship uss enterprise spacedock. We then come to the question of the constitutionclass as a whole. The constitution had several different mission objectives including exploring unknown space, first contact with new alien races, supplying federation colonies, delivering medical supplies. Information the constitution refit class was retired from service after the larger and more capable excelsior class became starfleets flag ship class. Constellation class memory beta, noncanon star trek. On stardate 21204, the constitution class cruiser uss enterprise returned from its last 5year mission, the only one of the original remaining in service, all others having been lost or destroyed. Designed for longrange exploratory missions, this class quickly proved itself and earned its place in starfleet history. The uss constellation ncc1017 was a 23rd century federation constitutionclass starship operated by starfleet. Putting the movie aside, i want to explore the political economy of the novel itself. When launched, the uss constitution set a new standard of excellence in almost every applicable field she was simultaneously the fastest ship, most advanced exploration platform and most powerful combat vessel in known space. The constitutionclass starships, which were also known as starshipclass1 or class i heavy cruisers, were the premier frontline starfleet vessels in the latter half of the 23rd century. At the same time, the miranda class starships were proving their worth as front line starships.
According to the noncanon novel the ashes of eden, written by william. The constitutionclass starship enterprisea was commissioned in 2286. Constitution class deck 14 star trek starships, star. Truth or myth starfleet starships the constitution class. The reference book star fleet technical manual also listed a constitutionclass starship with the name valiant but assigned with the registry ncc1709. When kirk says 12 like the enterprise in the fleet, maybe he means 12 active constitution ships, with others in mothballs, being refitted, being upgraded etc. Celebrated members of the class included the uss enterprise. The constitutionclass was a federation heavy cruiser starship in starfleet service in the midtolate 23rd century. By reference stardate 20510 october 2263, the refits were complete, and the constitution class remained the most advanced starship of. The constitution class was a type of federation cruiser widely used by starfleet in the 23rd century. I am afraid there is no getting around using the fword herethere is significant debate as to whether. So the final answer i would give is that there was a total of one constitution class ship in service until 2366, where it was destroyed at wolf 359.
Uss salah addin ncc1683, the last pyotr velikiyclass ship retired, is on display at the starfleet museum. The screenshots are the only evidence of the existence of a constitution class ship being at wolf 359 and the only canon evidence of a constitutionclass in the tng era. From the fasa star trek federation ship recognition manual, circa 1985. A brief history of the constitution class star ship posted in a brief history of the constitution class starship, chapter excerpts on october 23, 2012 by james t. The design underwent several refits in its many decades of service. The original configuration and refit variants of this class influenced starship design significantly, and accelerated the standardization of the fleet. Constitution class memory beta, noncanon star trek wiki fandom. It requires 200 schematics to build perhaps the most famous example of this class is the uss enterprise 1701. Even the dedication plaque of the uss enterprise supports this idea. To me, this ship takes the rudimentary lines of the constitution first laid down for st. The constitution class temporal light cruiser is a tier 6 cruiser which may be flown by starfleet characters and their allies, excluding federationaligned romulan republic characters. Apr 15, 2003 in this particular comic there are four chapters. Constitution class memory beta, noncanon star trek wiki. The first ship of this class, the uss constellation nx1974, was commissioned under experimental status in the year 2275.
Constitution construction chester the crabs comics with. Link to full album at the bottom since the wireframe image of the uss defiant graced our screens in star trek. Galaxy class starship neo encyclopedia wiki fandom. Uss defiant ncc1764 memory beta, noncanon star trek. Class overview from haynes uss enterprise owners workshop manual in the second half of the 23rd century, constitutionclass starships were in the front line of starfleets mission to explore the galaxy. The iss constitution is old, having defended earth against the first swarm invasion 75 years ago. Perhaps the most famous example of this class is the uss enterprise 1701. Starships were also identified exclusively as vessels operated by starfleet, or as stated by r. Why was the enterprisea retired so soon after commissioning, and what of the fate of the constitutionclass as a whole. Constitutionclass ships were among the most advanced ships in starfleet. Uss enterprise ncc1701 is a starship in the star trek media franchise.
The existence of the constitution class in star trek timelines was first revealed in the pax east 2015 demo. Uss salah addin ncc1683, the last pyotr velikiy class ship retired, is on display at the starfleet museum. Unlike many science fiction novels, the longevity of starship troopers reputation has at least as much to do with controversies over its themes as the quality of the writing and storytelling. The constitutionclass was a type of federation cruiser widely used by starfleet in the 23rd century. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading department of temporal investigations. Kirks celebrated first fiveyear mission of exploration, only 12 of these ships were in existence. The constellationclass starship was named in memory of the original uss constellation, which was commanded by commodore matthew decker and lost in battle against a preserver created doomsday machine in 2267. If youre into science fiction modelling, a keen fan of star trek ships or history or just want a trip.
They were fitted with matterantimatter warp engines that gave them a regular cruising. The articles of the confederation are broken down into a spaceship with two parts. As legend has it, an enterprising riverside city councilman proposed, and the council unanimously passed, a proclamation that the town be named the future birthplace of kirk, based on star trek creator gene roddenberry establishing iowa as the state of our captains birth in his 1968 book the making of star trek. Where are all the constitutionclass starships in tng. The constitution class is already in service during discovery. During tos starship was a description that applied only to what we would later come to be the constitution class. Note that the book refers to twelve starships, not twelve constitution class starships. As illustrated in that ds9 episode when a galaxyclass starship got lit up by one little fighter with the. During star trek tos how many starships were there in all of starfleet. The constitution class is a tier three class of starfleet starship. Federation ship recognition manual the defiant was named in honor of the british warship hms defiant. Star trek, star war and other sciencefiction and fantasy fan. A brief history of the constitution class starship james t.
All three starships, constitution class ships, and the twelve like the enterprise could be different and separate, some being subcategories of others perhaps. The captains yacht is a large auxiliary starship built into the design of several federation starship designs including the galaxy class and sovereign class. The year is 2650 75 years ago, an alien fleet attacked earth. Spock every foot of every level of the enterprise laid out to scale in exact detail. Tos by matt jeffries and built by greg jeinand maximizes all the best features while minimizing or eliminating all the dumb features. Department of temporal investigations series book 2 kindle edition by bennett, christopher l download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Fontana and bob justmans memos of august 8th and 9th 1967, featured in stephen whitfield and gene roddenberrys book the making of star trek. It is unknown if the refitted constitution class is still in service in the 2370s. Compared to its contemporaries still prevalent in tng times, constitutions have never been seen and often leave one wondering what happened. The complete set of 12 authentic blueprints of the fabulous starship enterprise. The uss constellation ncc1017 was a 23rd century federation constitution class starship operated by starfleet. Kirk bio this excerpt was deleted from chapter six.
Blaze of glory another constitutionclass survived in a fleet museum. They were designed for long duration missions with minimal outside support and are best known for their celebrated missions of galactic exploration and. One of starfleets most famous types of vehicle, the constitutionclass starships included the acclaimed original u. The constitutionclass was a federation heavy cruiser starship in. By this time, the future of the constitution class starship was changing. Arguably one of if not the most famous ship classes in starfleet history, it seems to have disappeared into the mists of history.
Can the usa regain control of its own destiny or with it be lost out in space. The enterprise is old by the time kirk becomes captain. The constitutionclass temporal light cruiser is a tier 6 cruiser which may be flown by starfleet characters and their allies, excluding federationaligned romulan republic characters. The uss ezekiel started out as one of the flagships of the federation. Why was the enterprisea retired so soon after commissioning, and what of the fate of the constitution class as a whole. We can only speculate how federation history might have been different had pyotr velikiy, rather than constitution, become starfleets primary heavy cruiser in 2245. Mccoys sick bay, from the crews quarters to the shuttlecraft hangar, from the photon torpedo bank to the science labs of mr. But unlike many of his other conjectural constitution class registry numbers, the 2006 remastered version of the series afforded no opportunity to bring this ship to canon. The constitution class starships, which were also known as starship class1 or class i heavy cruisers, were the premier frontline starfleet vessels in the latter half of the 23rd century.
In the early 2370s, all constitution class starships underwent extensive refits. The enterprise is out there under the command of captain pike. I had to know what the constitutionclass starship looks like in this visual reboot. The screenshots are the only evidence of the existence of a constitution class ship being at wolf 359 and the only canon evidence of a constitution class in the tng era. But unlike many of his other conjectural constitutionclass registry numbers, the 2006 remastered version of the series afforded no opportunity to bring this ship to canon. Constitution is the first book in the legacy fleet trilogy by nick webb.
Emergency landing for constitution class starships youtube. In addition to the twelve starships, there are lesser classes of vessels, capable of operating over much more limited distances. There is a variant of the class known to be in use, that of a saucer with a normally. Finally, it should be remembered that there are three separate things in the era of tos. I do not know if it was ever indicated in canon, but there is a noncanon thing where each founding member of the federation had one constitution class starship dedicated to them. The constitution class was commissioned in the early 2240s with the starship uss enterprise commissioned in 2245. On uss enterprisee, the name of the captains yacht is the cousteau. Enterprise was the first earth built starship capable of reaching warp 5. Federation starfleet class database constitution class. The reference book star fleet technical manual also listed a constitution class starship with the name valiant but assigned with the registry ncc1709. Enterprisea there are three prevalent beliefs for the history. As you level up, this ship gains additional hull, weapon slots, and console slots. While the ships history before its recommissioning as enterprise has never. By the time you try upgrading them again its easier to make a new ship with all the latest bells and whistles built in.
Vesta class multimission explorer book sto canon spacedock. It is the main setting of the original star trek television series 19661969 and several star trek films, and it has been depicted in various spinoffs, films, books. Posted in a brief history of the constitution class starship, chapter excerpts on october 23, 2012 by james t. Launched in the early 2250s this starship classes size was immense. Political science student from slovakia, also fan of history. It was refitted to carry a crew compliment of 430 officers and original designation of starshipclass was changed to constitutionclass in the 2260s.
They were the premier frontline starfleet vessels in the latter half of the 23rd century 2 they were designed for long duration missions with minimal outside support and were best known for their celebrated missions of galactic exploration and diplomacy, and were capable of operating on fiveyear mission cycles. Sitting at 762 meters in length this was the largest starship ever built by starfleet up to this time, being twice the length of the originally intended constitution class design and crewed by over 1, 100 officers and men. Pyotr velikiy class and constitution class starfleet museum. The constitution design is one followed in the lethe class as well as the new enterprise class and can also be seen mirrored in other ways to many of the federation starships and because of this the constitution class is one of the most recognizable starships in federation service. What will a constitutionclass starship look like in star. All constitution class ships were recalled to be refit as mark iiis, and the mark iii specifications were introduced on reference stardate 20203 march 2260 with the refit of the u. The mid23rd century constitution class was listed as being in the starship class on the dedication plaque of the uss enterprise. Taken from the 1980 book uss enterprise officers manual by geoffrey mandel.
The constitutionclass was a federation starshipclass, class i heavy cruiser. She was commanded by captain jonathan archer and played an instrumental role in the founding of several protofederation. Constitution temporal light cruiser official star trek. The galaxy class is a fictional class of starship in the science fiction franchise star trek. Starship troopers is perhaps the bestknown novel of science fiction master robert a. If anything, the crossfield class is far more advanced than the constitution class ships. Starships, constitution class ships, and the twelve like the enterprise it is common to assume that the three are all the same, that starships equate to. Jul 22, 2016 the uss enterprise, ncc1701 constitutionclass, originally starts as just one of dozens of such vessels in the united federation of planetss service, but it slowly distinguishes itself as the premiere ship, thanks to its countless adventures and firstcontact situations under several different captains, starting with robert april who was. Aug 12, 2016 this debate is muddied by the 1997 movie based on the book, which the filmmakers intentionally used as an artistic opportunity to engage in a reductio ad absurdum of militaristic culture. Now, only one man, one crew, and the oldest starship in the fleet stand between the earth and certain destruction. A brief history of the constitution class starship james.
As you level up, this ship gains additional hull, weapon slots, and console. The uss defiant ncc 1764 was a federation constitutionclass bonhomme richard subtype heavy cruiser in service to starfleet in the 23rd century. In 2267, the constellation and her crew of four hundred were under the command of commodore matt decker. Uss enterprise ncc1701a is a fictional starship in three star trek films. This is an explanation for why the uss enterprise was so human. This video shows the constitution class starship performs a emergency landing when damaged. By 2284, the uss excelsior was launched, putting an end to the dominance of the constitution class starship. During tos starship was a description that applied only to what we. The next generation and the feature film star trek. The constitution class was a federation starship class, class i heavy cruiser. Class overview from haynes uss enterprise owners workshop manual in the second half of the 23rd century, constitution class starships were in the front line of starfleets mission to explore the galaxy. Truth or myth starfleet starships the constitution class dsc.214 1416 265 562 1404 867 1236 32 1169 1041 26 500 884 1495 165 849 641 163 502 1209 220 1304 1394 1458 16 956 1137 39 560 1590 135 542 1009 814 241 1061 1283 1152 630 990 1409 13 497 1131 1251 405 303 529 35