Y class ships were built to replace the earlier J-class starships that had been used by Earth's cargo service in the early 22nd century. The design principles of a Class Y were similar to those of the earlier class J ships - with the major difference being that the Y class was a larger vessel.
The ships had a crew complement of 23; however, this did not account for children which may have been born to the crew members during their long voyages. Y class ships were capable of a maximum speed of warp 1.8. The eight cargo modules attached to the sides of the ship gave the ship a total capacity of 20 kilotons. The ships came with a single plasma cannon, however most freighter captains upgraded their weapons as soon as possible as their cargoes made them attractive targets for pirates such as the Nausicaans. (ENT episodes: "Horizon", "Fortunate Son")
Known Class Y shipsEdit
|Starship classes and spacecraft types of Earth|
|Arrow • Assist • Cavalry • Christopher • Cosmos • CZ-100 • 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 • Neptune • NX • Poseidon • Strider • Vanguard (starship) • Verne • Y (freighter) • Yorktown • Zeus|