Developed as a new class of explorer during the 2360s and soon displaced by the revolutionary Intrepid-class, relegating the Bradbury to the role of fast transport vessel. The first of this class, USS Bradbury, was still undergoing warp drive performance tests as a transport to Earth from Betazed in 2366. (TNG: "M�nage � Troi", "Brothers")

Officially designated as a heavy frigate, Bradburys are comparable in size to Starfleet's medium cruisers but lack the firepower of frontline combat vessels. However, during the Dominion War (2373-2375), several Bradbury's were pressed into combat or assigned relief and patrol duties.

SPECIFICATIONS                          

  • Crew: 135 (35 Officers, 100 enlisted) accommodations for up to 500 additional personnel (1000 troops, urilizing    cargo bays as temporary billets)
  • Length: 375 m/1230 ft
  • Width: 265.1 meters
  • Height: 72.2 meters
  • Weight: 2,075,000 metric tons
  • 12 decks
  • 20 transporter systems (10 personnel, 6 cargo, 4 emergency)
  • 1 standard holodeck
  • Propulsion: Cruising speed Warp 7/maximum Warp 9.5 for 12 hours.
        2 impulse engines capable of .125c/full impulse at .25c
  • 3 Type-X phaser arrays (dorsal, ventral and aft) - range 300,000 km
  • 1 fixed-focus torpedo launcher/5 tubes (forward)
  • 50 Mark XXV photon torpedoes
  • 8 93MW shield generators
  • 1 oversized shuttlebay

    NAMED BRADBURY-CLASS STARSHIPS

    USS Bradbury NX/NCC-72307
    USS Charthev NCC-74120
    USS Damara NCC-*****
    USS Grigni NCC-NCC-64967 - assigned to the Eighth Fleet, spent the first two-thirds of the war defending Andoria.      Commanded by Captain Klee Kimmik.
    USS Joyce NCC-73097
    USS Tolkien NCC-73112
    USS Twarel NCC-73113