Northampton Class X Frigate

«Last Updated – January 24, 2019»

from Star Trek Flight Chronology, Pocket Books

NOTES:
The Northampton Class frigate, stationed by Star Fleet in all sensitive areas, to prevent foreign aggression, enjoys the respect and admiration of its crews and troops. These ships have numerous recreation facilities and spacious quarters for the crew-members and marines. Swimming pools, gravball courts, and physical fitness centers are all located in the lower hull adjacent to the shuttlebay and near the engineering section.

The Northampton mounts the most powerful of Star Fleet’s engines, the FWG-1 warp engine, which allows it to reach trouble spots quickly. Although the hull design incorporates the single-engine lock found on several Andorian designs, the Northampton is a Martian design.

The weapons array is similar to that found on the Chandley Class frigates, though the arrangement is not the same. Both classes mount 6 FH-11 phasers, but the fields of fire are quite different, with the Northampton having better aft-firing capabilities and the Chandley having better forward-firing capabilities. Unlike the Chandley, the Northampton has concentrated all three of its torpedo tubes forward, which makes it offensively powerful.

Reports on the exploits of the USS Bremerton while in the Triangle have made quite a stir in military circles. After spending one year in the Triangle conducting business of an undisclosed nature, the Northampton Class Bremerton returned to Starbase 10 and reported that it had encountered both Romulan and Klingon ships, all of which it was forced to fight. Details of the encounters are still classified.


Construction Data:
Model – Mk I Mk III MK IV Mk V Mk VII Mk VIII
Ship Class – X X X X X X
Date Entering Service – 2277 2279 2290 2321 2340 2368
Number Constructed – 39 28 0 0 0 0
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 29 29 30 30 40 44
Damage Chart – C C C C C C
Size:
Length – 300 m 300 m 300 m 300 m 300 m 300 m
Width – 150 m 150 m 150 m 150 m 150 m 150 m
Height – 75 m 75 m 75 m 75 m 75 m 75 m
Weight – 154,660 mt 154,510 mt 156,583 mt 157,248 mt 157,444 mt 158,420 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 500 SCU 500 SCU 500 SCU 500 SCU 500 SCU 500 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 25,000 mt 25,000 mt 25,000 mt 25,000 mt 25,000 mt 25,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – M-6 M-6 M-6A M-6A M-7A I-6
Transporters:
Standard 6-person – 6 6 6 6 6 6
Combat 20-person – 4 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4
Cargo – 2 2 2 3 3 3
Other Data:
Crew – 325 328 328 328 330 330
Troops – 220 220 220 250 250 250
Passengers – 0 0 0 20 20 20
Shuttlecraft – 6 6 6 26 26 26
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 56 56 64 68 70 84
Movement Point Ratio – 4/1 4/1 4/1 4/1 4/1 4/1
Warp Engine Type – FWG-1 FWG-1 FWG-1 FWG-1 FNWD-2a FNWD-2b
Number – 2 2 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 26 ea. 26 ea. 26 ea. 26 ea. 23 ea. 27 ea.
Stress Chart – D/F D/F D/F D/F C/D C/D
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
Emergency Speed – Warp 10 Warp 10 Warp 10 Warp 10 Warp 10 Warp 10
Impulse Engine Type – FID-2 FID-2 FIF-1 FIF-2 FIG-1 FIJ-3
Power Units Available – 4 4 12 16 24 30
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – FH-11 FH-11 FH-11 FH-18 FNH-17 FNH-22
Number – 6 6 6 6 6 6
Firing Arcs – 2 f, 2 p/a, 2 s/a 2 f, 2 p/a, 2 s/a 2 f, 2 p/a, 2 s/a 2 f, 2 p/a, 2 s/a 2 f, 2 p/a, 2 s/a 2 f, 2 p/a, 2 s/a
Firing Chart – Y Y Y Y Y W
Maximum Power – 10 10 10 12 16 18
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10) (1-10) (1-10) (1-10) (1-8) (1-10)
+2 (11-17) (11-17) (11-17) (11-17) (9-16) (11-17)
+1 (18-24) (18-24) (18-24) (18-24) (17-24) (18-20)
Torpedo Weapon Type – FP-7 FP-6 FP-5 FP-9 FP-10 FP-27
Number – 3 3 3 3 3 3
Firing Arcs – 3 f 3 f 3 f 3 f 3 f 3 f
Firing Chart – R O R R Q R
Power to Arm – 1 1 1 1 1 1
Damage – 8 12 16 28 34 37
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – FSO FSO FSP FSS FNSL FNSP
Shield Point Ratio – 1/3 1/3 1/4 1/4 1/4 1/5
Maximum Shield Power – 16 16 16 20 33 35
Combat Efficiency:
D – 124 124 156.9 166.9 205.2 262.9
WDF – 78.6 84.3 92.7 126.3 148.2 158.4