Nebula class

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Class Information
Class: Nebula-class-class
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Role: [[Template:Category TBD]]
Expected Design Duration: 100 years
Time Between Minor Refit: 5 years
Time Between Major Refit: 20 years
Time Between Resupply: 3-5 years
Total Crew: 750 persons
Officers: 125 persons
Enlisted: 625 persons
Marines: None (may be equipped upon request)
Starfighter Corps: None (N/A)
Maximum (Evacuation) Capacity: 3,080 persons
Propulsion Systems: Standard Deuterium-Fusion Impulse Drive
  • Linear Matter/Antimatter Warp Drive (i.e. nacelles)
“Efficient” Cruising Velocity: Warp 6
Maximum “Sustainable” Velocity: Warp 9
Emergency Velocity: Warp 9.9 (for 12 hours)
Shielding Systems:
Auxiliary Craft


Additional Craft:
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The Nebula-class was a type of Federation starship in use by Starfleet from the mid-24th century. Officially designated as an explorer, the Nebula-class ships were also sometimes referred to as cruisers. This class was named for spectacular galactic gas clouds known as nebulae.


Developed along-side the Galaxy-class in the 2340s and ’50s, the Nebula-class actually entered service before her sister class. While Starfleet firmly believed in the feasibility of the Galaxy-class, they wanted a more cost-effective ship that would be able to perform much of the same missions as the larger, more expensive capital ships under construction, and thus the Nebula was born.

Part of the design that was approved by Starfleet included a multi-mission module that could easily be exchanged within days at a suitably equipped starbase. The first pod consisted of a sensor dome attached to the rear of the ship. Designed to aid in long-range reconnaissance and search-and-rescue operations, the sensor pod quickly proved its usefulness, so much so that several Nebula-class vessels were allocated to border patrols.

Although the basic Nebula design had approximately 80% of the capability of a Galaxy class vessel in most areas, the addition of the mission pod brought that figure up to 95% or more in that specific area. This flexibility allowed the Nebula design to accomplish almost identical missions despite its smaller size.

With the flexibility given to it by the replaceable pod-module, the Nebula-class quickly become one of the most produced and utilized starships of the 24th century and saw extensive combat during the Dominion war of the 2370's. With an expected duration of 100 years, the Nebula is expected to feature for Starfleet well into the 25th century.

Deck Listing

Deck Description
1 Captain's Ready Room, Main Bridge, Observation Lounge, XO's Office
2 Junior Officers' Quarters, Environmental System Controls
3 Junior Officers' Quarters, Flight Control Center, Primary Sensor Array
4 Main Shuttlebay, Upper Shuttle Maintenance Bay, Shuttlebay Operations
5 Lower Shuttle Maintenance Bay, VIP Quarters, Primary Communications Array
6 Transporter Rooms 1-4, Main Science Labs 1-10, CSO's Office
7 Senior Officers' Quarters, Hydroponics Bay, Auxiliary Deflector Control
8 Crew Quarters, CO's Quarters, XO's Quarters, VIP Quarters, Banquet Halls
9 Senior Officers' Quarters, Stellar Cartography, Officers' Mess
10 Ten Forward Lounge, Fusion Reactors 1-4, Saucer Impulse Engines, Main Computer Core (Level 1)
11 Holodecks 1-4, Gymnasiums 1 & 2, Security Office, Brig, Armory, Main Computer Core (Level 2)
12 Main Sickbay, Main Computer Core (Level 3), Secondary Environmental Support
13 Cargo Bays 1 & 2, Residential Quarters, Primary SIF & IDF Generators
14 Cargo Bay 3 & 4, Cargo Loading Doors, Residential Quarters
15 Marine Facilities, Marine Armoury, Maintenance Bay 1
16 Aerowing Docking Port, Secondary Communications Array
17 Crew Quarters, Upper Mess Decks, Tactical Sub-systems
18 Crew Quarters, Auxiliary SIF & IDF Generators, Sensor Maintenance
19 Crew Quarters, Lateral Sensor Arrays, Secondary Computer Core (Upper Level)
20 Crew Quarters, Lower Mess, Sensor Sub-systems, Secondary Computer Core (Lower Level)
21 Holodecks 5 & 6, Main Probe Storage, Arborteum, Aft Lounge
22 Forward Torpedo Launcher, Torpedo Loading Mechanism, Torpedo Bay, Shuttlebay 2, Shuttle Maintenance
23 Main Navigational Deflector, Secondary Ship Stores, Storage Bays 1-6
24 Primary Ship Stores, Science Labs 11-15, Deuterium Storage
25 Deuterium Storage, Deuterium Injectors, Engineering Labs 1-3, Maintenance Bay 2
26 Upper Warp Core, Upper Engineering Access, Aft Torpedo Launcher, Torpedo Loading Mechanism, Torpedo Bay, Primary Shield Network Generators, Secondary Probe Storage
27 Middle Warp Core, Main Engineering, Chief Engineer's Office, Maintenance Bay 3, Maintenance Equipment
28 Lower Warp Core, Lower Engineering Access, Cargo Bays 5-9, Secondary Shield Network Generators, Forward Tractor Beam Emitter
29 Antimatter Generator, Antimatter Storage Pods, Machine Shops and Fabrication Centers, Waste Reclamation Systems, Environmental Support Systems
30 Aft Tractor Beam Emitter, Antimatter Supply Manifold, Antimatter Injectors, Antimatter Loading Hatch, Warp Engine Core Jettison Hatch

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