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For other uses, see Springfield.

The Springfield-class was a Federation starship type, a frigate/light frigate in Starfleet service in the latter half of the 24th century. By the turn of the 2370s decade, the Springfield was nearing the end of its production lifetime, the final vessels of this type were due to be decommissioned by 2375. The class was named after various cities named Springfield on Earth. (TNG episode: "The Best of Both Worlds"; ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia; Last Unicorn RPG module: The Price of Freedom)

History and specificationsEdit

The Springfield class was launched in the 24th century, and part of the design lineage that included the larger Galaxy-class. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection Issue 110)

Physically, a ship of the class was comprised of a saucer section, with a v-shaped structure at the back of the hull. This cut provided room for mission-specific modules that could house additional sensors, cargo or weapons. A pair of downward-turned pylons suspended the secondary hull beneath the saucer. A pair of warp nacelles were attached with the secondary hull through wing-like nacelle pylons. The warp nacelles were the same as those used on the Cheyenne-class cruiser. While the navigational deflector was positioned at the bow of the secondary hull, the shuttlebay was tucked into the rear of the mission module. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection Issue 110)

The Springfield's missions included survey, patrol and ferrying. It's crew topped at 430. For defensive and offensive purposes, eight phaser beam arrays and two photon torpedo launchers were emplaced around the hull. While its top speed was warp factor 9.2, a ship of the class could sustain a maximum cruising speed of warp 7.5. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection Issue 110)

Ships of the class participated in the cross-temporal conflicts of the Trexelian Expanse around stardate 76XX.3 in the 2270s, 2360s and 2370s decades. (ST video game: Trexels mission: "Skirmish")

In 2367, the USS Chekov participated in the Battle of Wolf 359, were the Borg Collective delivered a sound defeat to the Federation. (TNG episode: "The Best of Both Worlds")

Around the time of the Dominion War in 2375, the remaining Springfield-class ships were slated to be decomissioned, replaced by more combat-capable starship types. (Last Unicorn RPG module: The Price of Freedom, ST reference: The Official Starships Collection Issue 110))

Known shipsEdit

ship name registry ship commissioning disposition source
USS Austin 24th century active (2370s) ST video game: Trexels mission: "Skirmish"
USS Chekov NC-57302 24th century destroyed (2367) TNG episode: "The Best of Both Worlds"
USS Springfield 24th century active (2370s) ST video game: Trexels mission: "Skirmish"

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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)

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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

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