Aldebaran II Class XI Research Cruiser

«Last Updated – August 11, 2017»

Design by Guidomc

NOTES:
Upon her triumphant return, the USS Aldeberan was immediately prepared for redesign. At the time of her initial retirement, the Aldeberan was expected to be re designated as a scout class. Several destroyer designs were also in the works, but in the end Star Fleet Procurement decided on a non-standardized Research Cruiser.

Like other mission-specific vessels, the Aldeberan had the bulk of its sub-systems geraed towards focussing the ships capabilities on a single research target. The most notable aspect of this mission parameter was the external sensor “ring” found amidships. four small and two large equipment bays were also located amidships, giving direct access to the sensor ring for research teams and specialty gear. The Aldeberan’s crew and passenger quarters were also designed for extended use. Like other deep space and long term mission vessels, each crew member had their own quarters and recreation facilities were extensive. Visiting research teams had their own recreation and support facilities, making the Aldeberan a popular choice among the scientific community.

The Mk I was equipped with specially modified FWL warp nacelles. These nacelles did require special attunment to ensure the sensor’s could function accurately at high warp. On-board automated systems made adjustment easy, though, and no additional engineering crew were felt necessary. Unique wing-mounted impulse drives also enhanced the sensor systems accuracy.

The Mk II saw increases in computing power, shielding and overall main drive power, with several additional shuttles added to the ships inventory. However – neither the Mk I or II were produced in large number, with only a total of 12 hulls ever being completed. All twelve survived well past their initial 20 year mark and remained active will into the 2350’s. Despite calls for a Mk III, the Aldebaran II has not been upgraded, with most being relegated to lower echelon missions in recent years. Plans are in the works to either refit or retire the class as a whole. All twelve vessels were built at the Salazaar shipyards.


Construction Data:
Model – Mk I Mk II
Ship Class – XI XI
Date Entering Service – 2297 2338
Number Constructed – 7 5
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 38 40
Damage Chart – C C
Size:
Length – 376 m 376 m
Width – 170 m 170 m
Height – 48 m 48 m
Weight – 177,756 mt 176,119 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 360 SCU 360 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 18,000 mt 18,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – M-7A I-6
Transporters:
Standard 6-person – 3 3
Emergency 22-person – 2 2
Cargo – 3 3
Other Data:
Crew – 333 334
Passengers – 60 58
Shuttlecraft – 15 20
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 84 92
Movement Point Ratio – 4/1 4/1
Warp Engine Type – FWG-1 FWG-1
Number – 2 2
Power Units Available – 26 ea. 26 ea.
Stress Chart – D/F D/F
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 8 Warp 8
Emergency Speed – Warp 10 Warp 10
Impulse Engine Type – FIF-2 (x2) FIF-3 (x2)
Power Units Available – 16 ea. 20 ea.
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – FH-11 FNH-12
Number – 10 10
Firing Arcs – 2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a, 2 a 2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a, 2 a
Firing Chart – Y Y
Maximum Power – 10 11
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10) (1-9)
+2 (11-17) (10-17)
+1 (18-24) (18-24)
Beam Weapon Type – FH-12 FH-12
Number – 2 2
Firing Arcs – 1 p/a, 1 s/a 1 p/a, 1 s/a
Firing Chart – R R
Maximum Power – 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-)
+2 (1-9) (1-9)
+1 (10-16) (10-16)
Torpedo Weapon Type – FP-9 FP-11
Number – 2 2
Firing Arcs – 2 f 2 f
Firing Chart – R S
Power to Arm – 1 1
Damage – 28 30
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – FSS FSQ
Shield Point Ratio – 1/4 1/4
Maximum Shield Power – 20 30
Combat Efficiency:
D – 202.3 231.2
WDF – 150.2 159.4