- For other uses, see Ticonderoga.
History and specificationsEdit
The Ticonderoga was created in the late 23rd century as an experiment in warp nacelle arrangement technology. Ticonderoga-class vessels crew 320 officers and crew and could carry 300 SCU (standard cargo units), weighing 150,000 metric tons. The Ticonderoga measured 243 meters in length, 130 meters in width and 69 meters in height. The Ticonderoga had three standard (6-person) personnel transporters, three 22-person escape transporter stages and two cargo transporters.
The Ticonderoga warp engines were FWC type, rated to cruise at warp factor 8 and max out at warp factor 10. The Ticonderoga impulse engines were of the FID type. The Ticonderoga weapons consisted of five dual-emitter FH-10 phaser banks, a total of ten phaser emitters, with forward, port and starboard firing arcs. The vessels had a single FP-5 photon torpedo launcher with an aft firing arcs. Ticonderoga was defended by FSO model deflector shields.
The Ticonderoga-class history began after experimental technology yielded positive results with up-down warp nacelle configurations. It was not known if the arrangement would produce great success in a large light cruiser, so one prototype, the USS Ticonderoga, was constructed. At the time of Ticonderoga's acceptance trials, it was determined that 24 more vessels would be laid down if the prototype passed muster. The vessels, with high-efficiency power drives, were projected to be a valuable tool in stemming the tide of piracy on the fringe of Federation space in the 2280s, allowing the larger new Excelsior-class ships to take on more varied mission profiles. (Stardate Magazine vol. 2 (1985), Issue 9: "Ticonderoga-Class Light Cruiser")
It was specified that registry codes assigned to this class ranged from NCC-8000 to NCC-8050 without mentioning any ship names.