- For other uses, see Intrepid.
|Affiliation:||United Earth, Earth Starfleet|
|Service period:||22nd century|
|Maximum speed:|| warp 3.5|
warp 5.6 (refit)
|Armaments:||phase cannons, torpedo launchers|
|Defences:|| polarized hull plating,|
The Intrepid-class was intended as a backup, in case the Warp 5 engine program had been a failure, and the NX class component needed to be re-purposed. But after Enterprise (NX-01)'s success, Starfleet saw no reason to let their work go to waste, so the class's lead ship, SS Intrepid, was commissioned by 2153 under the command of Captain Carlos Ramirez. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures; ENT episode: "The Expanse")
In 2155, during the Earth-Romulan War, Prime Minister Nathan Samuels decided to shut down production of both the Intrepid and NX-class in favor of the Daedalus-class. This change was implemented because Starfleet could only build one NX-class vessel for every two Intrepid-class vessels and every three Daedalus-class vessels, making it more efficient to build the Daedalus-class vessels. (ENT novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
After the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation, the production on the Intrepid-class had been resumed, and the existing ships underwent refits. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
In the early 2160s Intrepids were refitted. The engine cores were replaced, which enabled them to reach the speed of warp 5.6 for a limited time. Other new technologies were installed as well, including deflector shields and tractor beams. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
Ships of the classEdit
|Starship classes of the Earth-Romulan War|
|United Earth, Starfleet||Arrow • Assist • Cavalry • Christopher • Cosmos • Daedalus • Discovery • Doppler (scout) • Edison • Galliant • Ganges • Hopkins • Horizon • Intrepid (22nd century) • Liberty (picket cruiser) • Long • Marshall • Mercury (scout) • Messier • Minuteman • NX • Poseidon • Strider • Verne • Vanguard (starship) • Yorktown • Zeus|
|Coalition of Planets allies||Alpha Centauri Concordium of Planets: Djartanna • Zoenamy||Andorian Empire: Kumari • Taholsin • Tanathooef • Thofsin|
|United Planets of Tellar: Degbaxis • G'buqoff • Phinda||Confederacy of Vulcan: D'Kyr • Suurok • Toj Lol|
|Romulan Star Empire, Imperial Fleet||22nd century bird-of-prey • 2150s bird-of-prey • late-2150s bird-of-prey • Alocala • Battlehawk • Hathos • Klivai Vang'radai • Morlasam Cl'vangas • Re'ravsam • Skyhawk • Stelai'deletham • S'ten Talasam • Swarm • Swiftwing • Takaan • T'Liss • Vas'maklaram • Vas'rosvlai • Vastagor Vastarum • Vastari Sanalam|
|Starship classes of Earth|
|Arrow • Assist • Cavalry • Christopher • Cosmos • DY-100 • DY-500 • DY-700 • DY-1100-class • Daedalus • Discovery • Doppler (scout) • Edison • Galliant • Ganges • Hopkins • Horizon • Intrepid (Earth) • J (freighter) • Long • Marshall • Mercury (scout) • Messier • Minuteman • NX • Poseidon • Strider • Vanguard (starship) • Verne • Y (freighter) • Yorktown • Zeus|
- ENT episodes: "The Expanse", "Twilight", "Storm Front"
- ENT - The Romulan War novels: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm
- ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures
This design of starship was created by the ENT season 2 visual department without any known name. The design was not described in any detail until Beneath the Raptor's Wing, when it was revealed Intrepid was the prototype of the class.