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Ship Specs

U.S.S. Gauntlet

Basic Report on
Gauntlet Class Federation Starship (Starfleet)

Prototype Registration Number: NX-908764

This hardcopy of the basic report has been collected from the internet from privately owned
Star Trek sites, as well as being edited and shamelessly re-written to reflect the Gauntlet :)

Vessel Statistics

U.S.S. Gauntlet

Hull Characteristics

Decks: through deck pod - 5
main hull - 32

Structural Points: 180

Height: 185 meters

Length: 405 meters

Width: 595 meters

4,900,000 tons


Officers: 55

Crew: 600

Weapons Systems


7 Type XII Modular Arrays

Two forward firing pulse phasers (as on the Defiant) mounted on lower saucer section port and starboard of captain’s yacht, and two on the top of the dorsal weapons palette/through deck landing platform

One large short-range directed warp plasma weapon mounted on dorsal weapons palette/through deck landing platform

Photon Torpedoes

4 Launchers

2 mounted fore and aft

Stock: 150

Quantum Torpedoes

2 launchers

1 mounted fore and aft

Stock: 50

Defensive Systems

Starfleet Deflector Shields: type XXVI and above

Ablative Armour

Experimental phase-cloaking device

Other Systems


Warp Engines: 2 matter/anti-matter warp reactors

Experimental quantum slipstream drive

Cruise Speed: warp 9

Max Speed: warp 9.95

Impulse Engines: standard unit type VIIII, plus 2 aux. engines mounted on saucer section


Long-range Sensors: 20 light-years

Lateral Sensors: 1 light-year

Navigational Sensors: 1.5 light-years

Computer System

Type XXXVI Starfleet computer with voice interaction and level 18 AI status,
including the integration of bio-neural circuitry to increase processing speed up to 67%

Computer Interface System: LCARS

Auxiliary type XX computer core

Auxiliary Vessels

Shuttlebay holds 28 standard shuttlecraft or 14 Runabout class shuttles

Through deck pod holds up to 30 fighter craft or a mix of fighters and shuttles

Life Cycle

Expected life duration: 120 years

Times between re-supply: 15 years

Times between refits: 20 years

Ship category: Frigate

Deck Layout

Through Deck Carrier/Weapons Array Pod


Air traffic control center/mega phaser and plasma stream weapon maintenance


Main attack craft hangar deck

3, 4, 5

Auxiliary hangar space and maintenance bays, attack craft crew briefing areas/ready rooms

Main Hull


Bridge, ready room, observation lounge


Upper sensors, lifeboats, Aft-Two (officer's lounge)




Main shuttlebay, cargo bay, lifeboats


Guest quarters, top of computer core, lifeboats


Guest quarters, transporters, life support, lifeboats






Quarters, life support equipment, waste recycling


Crew lounge, auxiliary impulse engines, deflector field generator


Holodecks, quarters, life support, SIF and IDF generators, lifeboats


Sick bay, matrix replicator, holographic simulators


Life support equipment, waste recycling


Transporters, auxiliary deflector, bottom of computer core, lifeboats


Cargo bay, lifeboats


Cargo bay


Deuterium tank


Deuterium tank


Deuterium tank


Top of warp and computer cores


Deflector field generators


SIF generator, gamma ray telescope


IDF generator, reserve quarters, variable freq EM flux sensor


Main deflector, matrix replicator, life support, waste recycling


Main deflector, bottom of auxiliary computer core, reserve quarters


Main deflector, main engineering, emergency bridge


Bottom of main computer core, lifeboats, narrow angle active EM scanner


Cargo bay, wide angle active EM scanner


Cargo bay


Top of antimatter generator


Antimatter storage and generator, lifeboats


Antimatter storage, bottom of warp cores, main tractor beam

Apollo Class History

Designed as replacements for the Miranda class, the Apollo class is going on sixty years of service. Improvements in technology make the Apollo class almost equal to the Nebula class starship in every way except size.

Due to the war with the Dominion, many Apollo class vessels have been pressed back into service and Apollos serve proudly in the Alpha Quadrant Fleet.

Taking advantage of improvements in warp engine design, the Apollo class has a sustainable cruise velocity of warp 9.

Bio-neural circuitry has been implemented in all vital systems, allowing for much faster processor speeds and computer system response times.

Improvements in technology have enabled the Apollo's shielding to match the Nebula class in strength.

Installation of Type X phasers give the Apollos the same offensive power as the Nebula class.

Major system upgrades have extended the service life of the Apollo class, enabling it to replace the Miranda class as one of Starfleet's primary workhorses.

U.S.S. Gauntlet-A NX-908764

The refitted U.S.S. Gauntlet (1st of Gauntlet class) has been virtually gutted and rebuilt. The ship no longer resembles the old explorer it once was, hence the change in designation. Starfleet Corp. of Engineers, in reaction to a mandate from Starfleet Command who were very worried about a possible near-future invasion of Earth, set up a cloaked research base in the Badlands. This base retained most of the construction crew on either the R&D teams or as vessel construction workers, thereby further ensuring the security of the facility. Many of the researchers sent to the base, designated Deep Space 101, were considered to be the foremost Federation minds in their fields. A large number of genetically enhanced humans were also drafted to aid the project. DS 101’s mandate was to create technologies and weapons to aid the flagging Federation war effort. To bolster the hand of Starfleet, and help turn back the tide of Dominion victory by any means necessary, many crazy ideas that would normally be dismissed out of hand were accepted as the norm at the new facility, and as news from the front line worsened, corners were inevitably cut and sacrifices of conscience made. The NX-908764 was pieced together in the enormous main hangar of the facility and transported into high orbit, where the gutted hulk of the starship awaited its re-birth.

Many systems incorporated into the ship were more or less untested in anything but computer simulation or the barest of live trials.

The plasma stream weapon is but one example of the desperation of the construction of this vessel. Channeling ‘live’ warp plasma directly from the secondary MARA, the weapon ‘fires’ a thick stream of superheated gas, constricted by forcefields. The turret is capable of traversing the barrel of what is essentially a giant plasma cutter to fire fore, aft, port, starboard, and even directly upwards. The weapon is as yet untested and unfired in the real world. Many holo-simulations have been run, but time constraints had forced the weapon to be installed somewhat hurriedly. The dual MARA’s are mostly in support of this weapon, but also represent a built-in redundancy.

The engineering section has a MARA at either end of main engineering, and is accessed from the side. This being a break from the norm for Federation ships, which is accessing main engineering from an entrance opposite the single MARA.

The ablative armor, quantum torpedos and pulse phasers are all tried and tested technology, having been incorporated into several ship designs and many re-fits already.

The slipstream drive is based on work that has been progressing in other hidden facilities throughout the Federation, and is dangerous at best. Another untested technology, even the engineers who installed it are unsure whether using it will tear the ship apart and spread the collective molecules of the Gauntlet and her crew over a distance of hundreds of light-years.

The phase cloak has been in development by Starfleet Intelligence for many more years than they care to freely admit. It is a little ahead of similar cloaking systems recovered from Romulan ships, partially because of the input from such captured equipment during the development process.

The rest of the ship has, as previously stated, been rebuilt from the ground up. The entire hull has been significantly strengthened to stand up to sustained battle situations. The main and emergency bridges are two of the most heavily armored places on the entire ship. Coupled with the significant addition of shipwide ablative armour and the latest in shield systems, the Gauntlet should present a formidable target to enemy vessels.

The high number of officers aboard is mainly due to the dorsal weapons pod being used as a through deck carrier. It is an old adage that fighter pilots have to be given some rank as without it they can’t order ground crew about.

The Gauntlet however, does follow the practice of having the emergency bridge fully staffed at all times, requiring a higher than normal compliment of skilled officers aboard.

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