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The Sovereign-class is a type of starship built by Starfleet from the late 24th century into the 25th century. Although smaller than Galaxy-class starships, this class of vessel is still a very versatile exploration vessel and is considered to be one of the most advanced class of ships in the Federation. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact; STO video game: Star Trek Online)

HistoryEdit

The Sovereign-class began development in the year 2365 intended to be the latest and greatest in Starfleet exploration starships. Following the USS Enterprise-D's encounter with the Borg later that year, Starfleet began to augment the design with Borg defense in mind. In 2366, Starfleet was exposed to the full force of the Borg in the Battle of Wolf 359. After suffering huge loses with almost no damage done to the Borg, Starfleet's entire policy of starship design shifted towards defense and the Sovereign-class design was subsequently altered to reflect this.

The prototype USS Sovereign was finally launched in 2370, followed two years later by the USS Enterprise-E after the destruction of the USS Enterprise-D. The Enterprise later faced the Borg during their incursion of Federation space in 2373. Proving to be highly successful against the Borg, the Sovereign was hailed as one of the "best balances of exploration and tactical capability since the Constitution-class of a century prior" and was expected to be Starfleet's leading class well into the 25th century. As of 2373, it was Starfleet's most advanced vessel type. It wasn't until the year 2409 that the Sovereign class was replaced by the Odyssey-class as Starfleet's leading class. (ST reference: Starship Spotter; ST website: StarTrek.com; ST reference: Star Trek Online)

FeaturesEdit

EnterpriseE 2379

The USS Enterprise-E in 2379.

Sovereign-class starships were quite adaptable to different missions, whether they be scientific, defensive, or diplomatic. These ships have 29 numbered decks. Two shuttlebays, one on the far aft of the secondary hull, similar to the hangar of the older Constitution and Ambassador-class ships, and another bay on the aft part of deck 7 were built in to the class. The Sovereign vessels were also fitted with a captain's yacht which launched from the underside of the saucer section. The class had 6 standard personnel transporters, 8 cargo transporters and 6 emergency transporters. (Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual)

The class featured a warp drive modified not to have damaging effects on subspace, without the necessity of the Intrepid-class's continuum-safe variable geometry warp nacelles. The Sovereign-class had a maximum speed of warp 9.975+. (ST reference: Starship Spotter; TNG novel: Ship of the Line)

The Sovereign-class incorporated bioneural gel packs into its computer systems. The bioneural gel in them was obtained from the Kropaslin and was designed by Doctor Delasat Vantimor. (SCE - What's Past eBook: The Future Begins)

The class was capable of separation with the saucer section and secondary hull becoming autonomous vehicles. The USS Enterprise-E performed this maneuver in 2380 during a mission to infiltrate a Borg cube. (TNG novel: Resistance)

Sovereign

The USS Enterprise-E while patrolling the Romulan Neutral Zone in 2373.

In terms of weapons the Sovereign-class starship was fitted with a phaser array, should it be nonoperational then there was an auxiliary pulse phaser cannon that emerged from the hull. This cannon was capable of being manually operated and fired two pulse blasts along with a powered shot. (TNG video game: Star Trek: Elite Force II)

Originally, the Sovereign-class was outfitted with 12 phaser arrays and 5 torpedo tubes. Sometime between 2375 and 2379, the Sovereign-class was refitted with 4 extra phaser arrays mounted on the nacelle pylons and 5 more torpedo tubes. (ST movie: Star Trek: Nemesis)

The USS Sovereign was outfitted with 20 phased plasma torpedoes and a regenerative shield system. (ST video game: Bridge Commander)

With this class of vessel, the quantum torpedo was introduced as the most advanced tactical weapon in the Federation. (ST website: StarTrek.com)

The Sovereign-class could ordinarily transport up to 6500 passengers in an emergency scenario. During the evacuation of the iy'Dewra'ni refugee camp in 2381, the crew of the Enterprise-E were able to increase this number to over 9800. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)

Sovereign-class vessels had a streamlined design and ventral shielding. (ST website: StarTrek.com)

Known shipsEdit

Federation vesselsEdit

Enterprise Briar

The USS Enterprise in the Briar Patch.

ship name registry ship commissioning disposition sources
USS Aeon 2370s active (2376) ST video game: Armada
USS Affiliation 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Agamemnon 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Alexandra 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Alliance 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Antietam 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Archangel 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Aries 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Ark Royal 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Association 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Atlas 2370s active (2384) ST video game: Armada II, TNG - Cold Equations novel: Silent Weapons
USS Avalon 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Avatar 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Babylon 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Bismarck 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Bozeman-A NCC-1941-A 2373 active (2381) TNG novel: Ship of the Line; SCE - What's Past eBook: The Future Begins; (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls
USS Brigadier 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Calabria 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Cavalier 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Challenger 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Chancellor 2370s active (2377) DS9 novel: Ascendance
USS Coburn 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Colossus 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Consortium 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Constellation 2370s under construction (2375) ST novel: Spectre
USS Croatan 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Danvers 2370s assimilated (2377) ST video game: Armada II mission: "Interception"
USS Davis NCC-74967 2370s active (2380) ST video game: Legacy
USS Destiny 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Directorate 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Endurance 2370s active (2385) ST video game: Armada II; DS9 novel: Sacraments of Fire
USS Entente 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E 2372 active (2386
lost (2409)
TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact; STO novel: The Needs of the Many; TNG novel: Hearts and Minds
USS Erebus 2370s destroyed (2381) ST novel: Captain's Glory
USS Essex 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Faithful 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Federation 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS First Minister 2370s or 2380s active (2383) ST - Typhon Pact novel: Raise the Dawn
USS Formidable 2370s active (2385) ST video game: Armada II
USS Gibraltar 2370s destroyed (2381) ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night
USS Harrier 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Hickey 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Honorius 2370s renamed into USS Enterprise-E SCE - What's Past eBook: The Future Begins
USS Hope 2370s active (2385) ST video game: Armada II
USS Horizon 2370s active (2385) ST video game: Armada II
USS Hyperion 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Independence NCC-90346 circa 2375 under construction (2370s) Decipher RPG module: Starships
USS Integrity 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Justice 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Legacy NCC-75001 2370s active (2380) ST video games: Armada II, Legacy
USS Leviathan 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II, TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Lorraine 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Magnificent 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Majestic 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Marshall 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Midway 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II, TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Monterey 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Musashi 2370s destroyed (2381) ST video game: Armada II, ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls
USS Nelson 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II, TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Nimitz 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Odin 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Oxford 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS President 2370s or 2380s active (2382) ST - Typhon Pact novel: Plagues of Night
USS Princeton 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Provence 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Providence 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Ramillies 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Roosevelt 2370s active (2375) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation; TNG novel: Q & A
USS Rand 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Saratoga 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Sentinel NCC-1733-B 2370s destroyed (2377) ST video games: Armada II, Invasion
USS Sevastopol 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Solidarity 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Sovereign NCC-73811
, NX-90201
, NCC-17454
2370s active (2411) TNG video game: Bridge Commander; Decipher RPG module: Starships; Last Unicorn RPG module: The Price of Freedom; STO - "Klingon War" mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock"
USS Sovereign-A before 2409 active (2411) STO - "Klingon War" mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock"
USS Tempest 2370s active (2381) ST video game: Armada II; ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls
USS Tiberius 2370s active (2376) ST video game: Armada
USS Tirpitz 2370s destroyed (2381) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation; ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls
USS Unification 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Unity 2370s active (2378) ST video game: Starfleet Command III
USS Valiant 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Vanguard 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Warspite 2370s or 2380s active (2385) ST - The Fall novel: A Ceremony of Losses
USS Wellington 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Yamashiro 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation
USS Yamato 2370s active (2377) ST video game: Armada II
USS Yorktown NCC-90276 2377 under construction (2370s) Decipher RPG module: Starships
USS Zuikaku 2370s active (2370s) TNG video game: Birth of the Federation

Alternate timeline vesselsEdit

ship name registry ship commissioning disposition sources
ESS Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E 2370s active (2380) TNG novel: Q & A
FSS Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E 2370s active (2380) TNG novel: Q & A
ISS Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E,
NX-1701
2375 active (2375) TOS novel: Preserver
ISS Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E 2370s active (2380) TNG novel: Q & A
US Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E 2370s active (2380) TNG novel: Q & A
USS Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E circa 2372 destroyed (2374) Myriad Universes - Echoes and Refractions novel: A Gutted World
USS Enterprise-E (various) NCC-1701-E circa 2372 active (2380) TNG novel: Q & A
USV Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E 2370s active (2380) TNG novel: Q & A
IKS Qu' NCC-1701-E 2370s active (2380) TNG novel: Q & A
ISS Sovereign NC-30478 before 2409 active (2409) STO mission: "Defend the Beta Ursae Sector Block"

AppendicesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Sovereign-class starships
Federation, Starfleet Standard configuration AeonAffiliationAgamemnonAlexandraAllianceAntietamArchangelAriesArk RoyalAssociationAtlasAvalonAvatarBabylonBismarckBozemanBrigadierCalabriaCavalierChallengerCoburnColossusConsortiumConstellationCroatanDanversDavisDestinyDirectorateEnduranceEntenteEnterpriseErebusEssexFaithfulFederationFirst MinisterFormidableGibraltarHarrierHickeyHonoriusHopeHorizonHyperionIndependenceIntegrityJusticeLegacyLeviathanLorraineMagnificentMajesticMarshallMidwayMontereyMusashiNelsonNimitzOdinOxfordPresidentPrincetonProvenceProvidenceRamilliesRandResolutionRichelieuRoderickRooseveltSaratogaSentinelSevastopolSolidaritySovereignSovereign (II)TempestTiberiusTirpitzUnificationUnityValiantVanguardWarspiteWellingtonYamashiroYamatoYorktownZuikaku Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
variant configurations Imperial-subclass: ImperialLandcasterMcDonoughMajestic-subclass: MajesticNoble-subclass: DrummondKhitomerNobleNX-91001Regent-subclass: LeviathanMusashiRegentRenownResolution
Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
EnterpriseSovereign Terran Empire Logo Klingon-Cardassian Alliance
(mirror universe)
Enterprise KlingonCardassianAlliance
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 (ColumbiaPoseidon) • Oberth (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)

Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
other named classes

AA classAakennAchillesAdvanceAegianAeolusAerieAkula destroyer escortAmbassador HardinAndesAndorAndromeda (24th century)AntaresApacheAquariusArcherArchimedesArielAscendantAtroxAvenger (23rd century)BabcockBaderBakerBaton RougeBodeBolarusBonaventureBradburyBrentonCanadaCanopusCapella (23rd century)Capella (24th century)CastorCentaurCentaurusCeresChallengerChandleyChariotChimeraChristopherCle DanCochrane transportColumbiaContinentContortrixCopernicusCrossfieldDaedalusDauntlessDeckerDefenderDeltaD'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)PerseusPioneerPhalanxPhantomPhiladelphiaPinnaclePiperPolluxPortsmithPralimPremonitionProximaPyotr VelikiyPyreneesRakotaRanger battlecruiserRanger cruiserRanger scoutRenaissanceRickenbackerRigelRochesterRoyal SovereignSagittariusSamsonSawyerScorpioScryerScyllaSequoiaSevaijenShiKahrSierraSolarSpringfieldSurakSydneyTangentTempestTheophrastusThomas PaineThucydidesThufirTiberiusTiconderogaTheseusTritiumTyphonTyphoonUkoraUlyssesUralUtahVenture scoutVigilant scoutVoyagerWalkerWambunduWilkersonWei-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

BackgroundEdit

The game software of ST video game: 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 Maddoc, USS LeMunche, USS Yamoto (probably a misspelling of Yamato), USS Syracuse, USS Kaempfert, USS Peter Ham, USS Jennilee, USS Beasley, USS Clyde A. Dugas (probably a misspelling of Clyde A. Douglas), USS Marron W. Swart (probably a misspelling of Marion W. Swart), USS Danvers, USS Tonawanda, USS Jackson, USS Niagara and USS Mysliwy. 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.

Appearance and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Trek Online reference: [Sovereign Class Assault Cruiser]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 ST reference: Starship Spotter
  3. TNG movie: Nemesis
  4. TNG novel: Losing the Peace

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