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The Perseus class was a Federation starship class, a tier 3 temporal escort in Starfleet service in the mid-23rd and early 25th centuries. The USS Perseus was the prototype of the temporal escortPerseus-class and designed to for combat. Tier 3 ships required for a commanding officer to be ranked commander or higher.[1] (STO video game: Agents of Yesterday)

History and specificationsEdit

Perseus firing

Firing 25th-century phasers

The Perseus class had entered service in or before the year 2270, and was a contemporary of the famed Constitution-class heavy cruiser. Standard weaponry included one dual phaser cannon, two photon torpedo launchers, and a pair of phaser beam arrays. The ship featured three forward-facing weapon slots, and two in the aft. A major innovation was the M-6 computer, which increased automation and reduced reaction times during combat. The computer corrected the drawbacks of its predecessor, the M-5 computer. Thus, ship systems were upgraded from duotronic to multitronic.[2] (STO video game: Agents of Yesterday)

Rated a tier 3 vessel in the 2410s decade, the Perseus class outmatched a Constitution-class vessel in original configuration (tier 1), and the Enterprise-class refit of tier 2 rating.[3] (STO video game: Agents of Yesterday)

When the Federation and its allies became embroiled in the Temporal Cold War with the Na'kuhl and other factions, Starfleet revived older ship classes to field them as timeships. The Perseus-class was thus able to protect Federation interests from the 23rd to the 28th century. The time traveling nature allowed for all components, the primary hull, secondary hull, nacelle pylons, and warp nacelles, to be swapped with those of a derivative ship class of the 26th century, the Theseus-class.[4] (STO video game: Agents of Yesterday)

BackgroundEdit

NCC-5701

The NCC-5701 concept

In the ARC website blog Art of TOS Ships, the concept art depicts an unnamed Perseus-class escort labelled NCC-5701.[5]

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ConnectionsEdit

Starship classes of the Federation Starfleet
subclass groups

Akira (ArmitageThunderchild) • Ambassador (AlaskaYamaguchi) • Apollo (Akula light cruiser frigate) • Avenger battlecruiser (Arbiter) • Chesapeake (Mongrel) • Cheyenne (DakotaStargazer) • Concorde (Geneva battlecruiserPresidio) • Constellation (Challenger deep space explorer) • Chimera heavy destroyer (Manticore) • Constitution (AchernarBonhomme RichardTikopaiEnterpriseExeterExcaliburVesper) • Danube (Yellowstone) • Decatur (Dreadnought) • Defiant (GallantIncursionSao PauloVigilant escort) • Dervish (GryphonHermes escortMaelstromTempest) • Destiny (NimbusOracleTrident) • Excelsior (BismarckKirovNew JerseyResolute) • Galaxy (Andromeda (25th century)CelestialEnvoyGalaxy XMonarch cruiserVenture cruiserYamato dreadnought) • Hermes scout (CygnusMonoceros) • Intrepid (BellerophonCochrane science vesselDiscovery (Federation)Pathfinder) • Kumari (CharalKhyzon) • Luna (CometPolarisSol) • Miranda (AntonReliantSoyuz) • Nebula (Magellan) • Norway (Oslo) • Nova (AuroraQuasarRhode Island) • NX (ColumbiaPoseidonOberth (Gagarin (23rd century)Sagan) • Olympic (HopeHorizon science vessel) • Prometheus (CerberusHephaestusHestiaPhoenix) • Ptolemy (DollondDopplerKeppler) • Remora (Charger) • Saladin (CochiseSiva) • Santa Fe (Newport) • Saber (GladiusRapierUshaan) • Sentinel (EmissaryNomad cruiserVanguard) • Solanae (HeliosMontgomeryOmega) • Sovereign (ImperialRegentMajesticNoble cruiser) • Steamrunner (Zephyr) • Vesta (AventineRademaker) • Wells (Polarity)

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other named classes

AA classAakennAchillesAdvanceAegianAeolusAerieAkula destroyer escortAmbassador HardinAndesAndorAndromeda (24th century)AntaresApacheAquariusArcherArchimedesArielAscendantAtroxAvenger (23rd century)BabcockBaderBakerBaton RougeBodeBolarusBonaventureBradburyBrentonCanadaCanopusCapella (23rd century)Capella (24th century)CastorCentaurCentaurusChallengerChandleyChariotChimeraChristopherCle DanCochrane transportColumbiaContinentContortrixCopernicusDaedalusDauntlessDeckerDefenderDeltaD'KyrDenevaDerfDrexlerDurrettEagleEclipseEdwardEinsteinEl Doradofuture EnterpriseEpochEpsilonEternalFederationFenlonFermiFijiFreedomFrontierGagarin (24th century)GalenGangesGenevaGenserGracefulGraysonGriffonGuardianGeminiHaleHermes fast cruiserHestonHoganHokule'aHorizon cruiserIcarusIlthirinIndomitableIntrepid (light cruiser)IowaIstanbulIwo JimaClass JJupiterKarekhKeithKethkinKievK'KmarakKolm-AnKorolevLarsonLauroLaweyaLegacyLenthalLexingtonLibertyLokiLoknarLondonMakinMannMarklinMarshallM'BengaMediterraneanMercedMercury (courier)Mercury (escort)MerianMessierMidwayMissionMissouriMobulaiMoKalMoscowMulciberNachthexen) • NarcineNautilusNelsonNew OrleansNiagaraNoble laboratory vesselNomad escortNorthamptonOberonOdinOdysseusOdysseyOkinawaOppenheimerOrionOsakaOuroborosOverfieldPaladin battlecruiserPaladin destroyerPaladin (24th century)PerseusPioneerPhalanxPhantomPhiladelphiaPinnaclePiperPolluxPortsmithPremonitionProximaPyotr VelikiyPyreneesRakotaRanger battlecruiserRanger cruiserRanger scoutRenaissanceRickenbackerRigelRochesterRoyal SovereignSagittariusSamsonSawyerScorpioScryerScyllaSequoiaSevaijenShi'KahrSierraSolarSpringfieldSurakSydneyTangentTempestTheophrastusThomas PaineThucydidesThufirTiberiusTiconderogaTheseusTritiumTyphonTyphoonUkoraUlyssesUralUtahVenture scoutVigilant scoutVoyagerWambunduWilkersonWei-FaWellingtonYamatoYorkshireYorktownZodiacunnamed

general type

Defiant pathfinderJohn GlennHuronRaging QueenSun TzuValley ForgeFederation assault shipFederation cargo shipFederation colony shipFederation construction shipFederation cruiserdeep galaxy shipFederation frigateFederation galaxy shipFederation holoshipFederation light cruiser (Constitution-variant light cruiserIntrepid-variant light cruiser) • Federation medium cruiser (Excelsior-variant medium cruiser) • Federation mining freighterFederation repair shipStarfleet tanker

ReferencesEdit

  1. Star Trek Online: Explore the Final Frontier
  2. http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10015203-star-trek-online%3A-23rd-century-ship-stats ARC website: 23rd Century Ship Stats]
  3. http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10015203-star-trek-online%3A-23rd-century-ship-stats ARC website: 23rd Century Ship Stats]
  4. Star Trek Online: Explore the Final Frontier
  5. ARC website: The Art of TOS Ships

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