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The Daedalus class was a type of starship cruisers in service with the United Earth Starfleet in the 22nd century. The Daedalus class was first utilized around the 2140s and was later maintained in service by the Federation Starfleet throughout the latter half of that century. (ST reference: Encyclopedia)

HistoryEdit

In their years of service, the Daedalus class starships received dozens of refits.

By the mid-2150s the Daedalus class was considered somewhat outdated, superceded by the newer Intrepid-class and advanced NX-class designs. However, the growing conflict with the Romulan Star Empire gave the class a new lease on life. Daedalus-class ships, upgraded with technology from the NX program, could be built at roughly three times the rate as NX-class vessels, as well as refitting existing ships to the new standard. With wartime pressures on Starfleet to emphasize numbers over quality, the refitted Daedalus design was put into full production. (ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

Another refit was made before 2159 and one more in 2161.

Daedalus-class vessels would go on to serve as a primary exploratory starship for the fledgling Federation Starfleet following a complete overhaul in 2161. One Daedalus vessel was awaiting completion of its retrofit in that year, and was of sufficiently advanced characteristics that its command was a sought after posting for several Earth captains. The Daedalus-class would serve with distinction until they were finally retired from service in 2196. (ST novel: Starfleet: Year One; Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual; ENT novel: Last Full Measure; TNG episode: "Power Play")

Not all of the Daedalus-class starships were retired from service. Some were refitted into more advanced starship classes such as the Constitution class, and the Horizon class. at least three original Daedalus-class vessels remained in service by the mid-23rd century. The USS Lovell, USS Masao and USS Zander were taken from a Federation surplus depot, were repaired and refitted by the Starfleet Corps of Engineers, and used to transport them to various assignments where their technical and engineering skills were needed. (SCE novel: Foundations; Star Trek Magazine #162: "Blast Off!")

SpecificationsEdit

In 2159, these vessels were equipped with five phase/laser banks and two spatial torpedo and photonic torpedo launcher banks, and were protected by polarized hull plating. Basic shielding replaced polarized hull plating in 2161.(ST video game: Legacy)

Some ships had variable armaments.

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BackgroundEdit

No explanation is given for these vessels' Federation Starfleet-style registry numbers and their use of the "USS" name prefix, despite existing years before the inception of the Federation.

The game software for Legacy included numerous other names for ships of this class that were not prepared to be used in gameplay, and are hidden in the game's source code, including USS Achernar, USS Acrux, USS Archon, USS Belknap, USS Bellatrix, USS Binar, USS Boston, USS Capella, USS Caspan, USS Decatur, USS Deneb, USS Durret, USS Explorer, USS Helios, USS Homer, USS Lexington, USS Lubien, USS Merrimac, USS Monitor, USS Olympic, USS Daedalus, USS Potemkin, USS Republic, USS Rigel, USS Saratoga, USS Sirius, USS Wasp and USS Yorktown. Possibly, these vessels were intended for some feature of the game that was not completed. For example, none of these ships are coded with registry number graphics like those the included ships possess.

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