112: 1 pixel to 1 meterUSS Kongo NCC-1710 -- Constitution II class heavy Cruiser. The Kongo was built in the class after the Enterprise. As a result she has some internal differences. She was not upgraded to the look of the Series from the look of the Pilot, she was built that way. She has the "FJ blueprint" bridge hump, not the "shooting model" teardrop. Constitution II class ships also have a fourth phaser bank on the underside aft of the tractor beam.
Other changes were made in service. The bridge deck extension was added in 2261 by her Captain at the time. The built-in main deflector was installed in 2263 as a result of damage in service.
The USS Kongo is the primary ship for the Jerry LaSaille stories and appears in them.
USS Kongo NCC-10455 -- Ambassador class heavy cruiser. The
Kongo was built in the first run of the Ambassador class ships. She has
since seen heavy service and an extensive and radical refit.
USS Questing CB-5 -- Manta class heavy frigate. The Questing is the first ship seen ion Epiphany Trek. She has been featured in several tales and made minor appearances as well.
USS Discovery NCC-71890 -- Galaxy III class heavy cruiser. The Discovery is featured in Jay Hailey's STOM stories. She is also a major feature in the Starbase-600 game.
USS Andros XC-03 -- Behemoth class container ship. The USS
Andros is a Starfleet commissioned vessel. She does the cargo run from
STB-224 to STB-600 along with three other ships of her class. This
allows STB-600 to see a ship form the main Federation every 100 days
give or take.
USS Mitchell Paige NCC-1942 -- The Paige is a Miranda rebuild into a one off. She is featured in Matter's of Perspective.
SS Savanna FTL-100 -- Prototype warp ship. This was the ship built by Jerry LaSaille to escape the from Earth. It is featured in The Flight and To Sail the Starry Sea, it has cameos in several other stories.
USS Saratoga NCC-98 -- Saratoga class heavy cruiser. A later class ship than the Lenin class even though both were produced side by side. The Saratoga is starting to assume the saucer shape common to later Starfleet ships. Seen in To the Victor.
USS Ulysses S Grant NCC-107 -- Lenin '33 class heavy cruiser. The last ships to be equipped with hibernation tubes. A warp 4 special, on a good day.
USS Daedalus NCC-152 -- Daedalus class heavy cruiser. The
first "modern" starship. She had the first shields, the first SIF and
the first appearance of the classic primary-secondary hull
configuration. Daedalus and her derivatives were in constant use from
the last half of the 22nd century to the first decades of the 23rd.
USS Questing CA-09 -- Unity class heavy cruiser. The first ship designed by Ane for Ane in the 2283 configuration. This USS Questing was not directly mentioned in any story.
USS Fastness FF-33 -- Unity class light frigate. The Unity
class in 2360. The Unity class ships have proven upgradeable. While
they have not surpassed warp 8 cruise, they are still valuable for
USS Rengal CT-23 -- Euphrates class transport/tug. While
built for transport duties the Euphrates class ships ended up filling
the heavy cruiser role that the slightly too light Unity class had
USS Xanadu NCC-2053 -- Wizard class heavy cruiser. The
Wizard class was a departure from the usual Starfleet ship, only 20
were built and only two modified in construction to take the new Ane
designed High Efficiency warp drives and the matching Crystalmind
computers. The fate of both ships is Top Secret, and resulted in a
Starfleet ban on the Crystalmind computer in force until 2367.
SS Edmund Fitzgerald -- civilian transport. This is a
typical large scale passenger and cargo transport about 40 years old at
the time we see it. It can hold two standard cargo pods some internal
cargo and 500 passengers. Passenger cabins can be broken down for more
cargo space. The ship is named for the lost Great Lakes freighter.
USS Harrier NCC 45657 -- Constellation class heavy cruiser. The Harrier is the Primary star of Jay Hailey's Voyage of the Harrier. It appears here because of cameos in Epiphany Trek.
USS Chr'tar NCC-73002 -- Intrepid class light cruiser. The Chr'tar is the unnamed Intrepid assigned to Starbase 140 in The Eagle's Spawn.
SS Skylark -- Carnival Class Liner. The Carnival class is an established design by the time of her appearance in The Eagle's Spawn.
For a trip that at minimum will take days to weeks even the liners of
the Federation Core will be luxurious homes away from home.
SS Desiderata -- Euphrates class yacht. Being an old and
established member of the All has advantages. When you want a military
class ship as a personal yacht, you can get it. The Desiderata is a
modified Euphrates class. It is less well armed, and much more
luxurious. It is Jerry's private ride for the back end of the 23rd
century and most of the 24th.
USS Horatio Nelson NCC-2347 -- Miranda class science ship.
The Nelson is an old warrior born anew. In her heyday as a heavy
frigate the Nelson was a "space control ship". A flagship with long
range sensors. As she aged out she was pushed further back into the
reserves until she was part of the mothballed fleet.
USS Lydia Sutherland NCC-842 -- Atlanta class light
cruiser. As any fan can plainly see that is the "NX" class from Star
Trek Enterprise. Well it looked too modern for the early 22nd century
to me. The "Lydia Sutherland" was the ship commanded by James T. Kirk
before the Enterprise in fan circles. A reference to the "Hornblower in
space" theme of Gene Roddenberry. The "Lydia" (32) and the "Sutherland"
(74) where the first two of Hornblower's commands that Forrester wrote
about. Vonda N. McIntyre put that fan concept into print in
"Enterprise" in 1990.
USS William Otis NCC-70385 -- Dixon class transport/tug.
This class was suggested by Jay Hailey as a successor to the Fanz
Joesph Ptolemy class of the 23rd century. As the Ptolemy was derived
from the Constitution class the "Dixon" was derived from the Intrepid
class. The class is named for ardent super fan James Dixon. Love him or
hate him, his work is known.
ASF Vigilant -- Acceptian Mothership. These vessels do not
have "classes". Each is unique and only a dozen even exist. The
Mothership was the Acceptian answer to the Thrasite problem. One such
ship can also subdue a planet if required. The are the top of the
Acceptian command structure.
ASF FarSight -- Acceptian Seeker. Seekers are the
Acceptian equivalent of the Federation heavy cruiser. They deal in
normal enforcement and exploration duties.
USS Healer Sotcok NCC 65734 -- Olympic class Hospital Ship. This design first seen in TNG All Good Things hearkens back to the Daedalus with the spherical primary hull.
SS Curious Minnow -- Free Trader. More details on the minnow are in the 10 to 1 text.
Drompheer 45 -- Nabol Cruiser. This the standard Nabol cruiser design. Most of these ships were lost against the Thrasite War City. None was ever named within the story.
Fardenpheer 17 -- Nabol War Wagon. The capital ship of the Nabol space fleet. Most of these ships were lost against the Thrasite War City. None was ever named within the story.
ASF Strike -- Swift class striker. These ships are the
Acceptian equivalent of the Federation Defiant class. Small short
ranged ships with a heavy punch. They are the usual escort of a
Mothership that cannot get out of it's own way. Their size is limited
by the docking bays on Motherships.
AN458F4 -- Hal Armin cruiser. The Logical Hal Armin do not give ships names the way Humans do. This vessel is of note because it carried the trade mission that left Neebish behind.
EKS Pride of Ekos -- Ekos frigate (Ferengi "trade"
Frigate) Warships sold by the Ferengi to whoever has the cash. What
they don't tell you is that it is "Starships by Microsoft", ships so
locked down that their own crews cannot repair them, unless of course
you buy the repair upgrade package. The Pride of Ekos and her two
sister ships all met nasty ends spurred on by the fact they fell apart
when hard pressed.
EKS John Jill -- Ekos Battle cruiser (Ferengi "trade"
battle cruiser Warships sold by the Ferengi to whoever has the cash.
What they don't tell you is that it is "Starships by Microsoft", ships
so locked down that their own crews cannot repair them, unless of
course you buy the repair upgrade package, which was the case of the
John Gill. She still was no match for the USS Kongo.
BIS StrongNest -- Brill heavy frigate. The Brill are a
neutral power surrounded by Federation planets. They are a reluctant
member of the League of Unaligned Worlds. What they don't do is get
involved with other members that start things.
FoeCrusher -- Drahl battleship. the Drahl are a race that
need to learn some control. They are belligerent when belligerence is
not called for. The LUW uses their support, but they lack friends even
within that body. The Federation reacted badly when its peace mission
was sent home in boxes. Relations are strained at best.
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