Specifications - USS Ascension

Specifications - USS Ascension

Summary

After a year the initial design had been completed and the carrier version went into production, the SCE determined that the Ascension Class had more potential than to be just a carrier. A true Dreadnought variation was approved, focusing on more firepower for defensive purposes to be able to stand her ground as the class was seen as capable of deep space exploration.

The first vessel, the USS Ascension, was completed in 2386 and exceeded the expectations of many as it managed to defeat the Sovereign and Concorde classes in different trials with only a coordinated force of a Concorde with several capital support vessels being capable of defeating it. While not as fast in exploration as the Concorde had shown in trials it nevertheless defied expectations. In 2387 the class was officially approved and entered production with plans of at least 10 ships to be completed by 2395.


General

Class Ascension
Role Dreadnought
Duration 150 Years
Time Between Refits 30 Years
Time Between Resupply 20 Years

Dimensions

Length 1400.2 Meters
Width 600.1 Meters
Height 170.2 Meters
Decks 47

Personnel

Officers 250
Enlisted Crew 1050
Marines 200
Civilians 150
Emergency Capacity 3000

Speed

Cruise Speed 9
Maximum Speed 9.5
Emergency Speed 9.995 (24 hours)

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Multi-Layered Shielding System
Duranium/Tritanium Double Hull
30 cm Ablative Armor
Weapon Systems Type-XII Phaser Arrays
Photon/Quantum Torpedo Launchers
Armament Energy Weapons
-26x Type-XII Phaser Arrays

Projectile Weapons
-1 Forward Rapid-Fire Turret
-5 Forward
-6 Aft

PAYLOAD

-2,250 Photon Torpedoes
-1,500 Quantum Torpedoes
-10 Tricobalt Torpedoes

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 1
Shuttles 10- Type 11
Fighters 48- Gryphon Class
Runabouts 2- Argo Class
2- Arrow Class
Workbees 4