Excelsior-Class

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Excelsior-Class
Class Information
Role:

Cruiser

Decks:

22

Cruising Speed:

Warp 6

Personnel
Total Compliment:

650

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

10 Type-VIII Phaser Banks

Torpedo Launchers:
  • 2 forward
  • 2 aft
Shields:

Regenerative Shielding

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The history of the Excelsior Class tends to consist of extremes. The Excelsior Class was the testbed for many new techologies and ideas in Starfleet thinking including a captains ready room, failed transwarp drive, and a new style of living arrangements for Starfleet officers. Initially fitted with a transwarp drive and proclaimed 'The Great Experiment', the ship had an ignoble start when its engines failed when it was called into action to prevent the theft of the USS Enterprise. Although this was due to deliberate sabotage, it transpired that the Excelsior had been saved from a major disaster. Engineers working to correct the damage discovered a series of flaws in the transwarp drive which, had it been used, would have caused a nacelle implosion which would have destroyed the ship. The USS Excelsior spent nearly a full year in spacedock while engineering specialists struggled to repair the problem. Re-launched early in 2286, the ship met with little more success.

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