Specifications - USS Dreadnought

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Summary

Specifications of the Ascension Class, U.S.S Dreadnought


General

Class Ascension
Role Explorer/Battleship/Deterrence Capital Ship
Duration 120 Years
Time Between Refits 10 Years
Time Between Resupply 5 Years

Dimensions

Length 1,400 Meters
Width 532.8 Meters
Height 154.8
Decks 44

Personnel

Officers 390
Enlisted Crew 1,200
Marines 310
Civilians 300
Emergency Capacity 7,000

Speed

Cruise Speed Warp 8.0
Maximum Speed Warp 9.5
Emergency Speed Warp 9.997 for 12 Hours

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Enhanced Multi-Layered Shielding System MLSS

The MLSS is the latest shielding to be fielded by Starfleet's Research and Development department. It is a shielding system that comprises of three layers.

Layer 3

The outermost layer manipulates graviton polarity in a way not typical to shields, creating a graviton flux disruption that prevents many know designs of threat tractor beams from locking on to the vessel. This layer also incorporates transport inhibitor technology, helping prevent an enemy from transporting aboard.

Layer 2

The middle layer incorporates automatic rotation of frequency and modulation with meta-phasics, which absorbs enemy fire, spreads it out along the shield. This shield sends data on what type of weapon is used and what frequency and phase the weapon uses. Once this is analyzed, the shield can be configured to have the same frequency as the incoming weapon, but different modulation, which dramatically increases shield efficiency.

Layer 1

The innermost shield layer is a multi-phaseic shield. Based on standard regenerative shielding, this is the ship's last line of defense. The key to this layer is it's ability to 'wave' while in a state of temporal flux. This technology was developed in part by the crew of USS Voyager and the Mannheim Research Station. Instead of a standard oval bubble, this layer 'ripples' or waves (like the surface of water) while in a state of temporal flux. This dramatically increases protection against weapons such as the Hellfire, Chronaton, and Transphasic Torpedoes while at the same time helping protect the ship from temporal anomalies.

Duranium/Tritanium Tripple Hull

The hull is the basic outer skin of every vessel. An alloy mixing both Duranium and Tritanium is most-often used for starship hulls as it is incredibly strong, durable, and, due to the alloy, malleable as well when heated

30cm Ablative Armour

Starfleet vessels have always been notorious for having key areas of the ship being far too exposed for their own good (the bridge comes to mind), and during the Dominion War, this disadvantage was brought to full realization. Because of this, Starfleet engineers and tactical officers proposed the idea of fitting some older ships, and those already deployed, with a limited amount of the new Ablative Armor which the USS Defiant had proved to be effective both against Dominion forces as well against the Borg.

Given the USS Dreadnought's designed role and weaponry, Starfleet ordered that the ship not have a limited amount of armour plating and thus the whole ship has a layer of ablative armour installed.
Weapon Systems 26 x Type XIII Phaser Arrays
12 x Mk-II Burst Fire Torpedo Turrets
Armament Photon Torpedoes: 600
Quantum Torpedoes: 1,500
Tri-Cobolt Devices: 50

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 1
Shuttles 18 x Work Bee Craft
10 x Type VIII Craft
10 x Type XI Craft
Fighters 10 x Valkyrie Fighters
Runabouts 2 x Delta Flyer Class
4 x Argo Class
1 x Venture Class
1 x Ascension Class Captain's Yacht