- For other uses, see Yamato.
The Yamato-class was a type of dreadnought cruiser active in Federation Starfleet service in the early 25th century. It was an advanced variant of the Galaxy X-class, incorporating systems and architecture from the Andromeda-class exploration cruiser. (STO video game: Delta Rising)
Like its parent design, the Yamato-class was armed with a phaser spinal lance and could be equipped with a cloaking device. It also featured supplemental subsystems that could supply the vessel with extra power for short periods, as well as a hangar bay capable of deploying small craft into combat. (STO video game: Delta Rising)
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The name Yamato-class appears to be a double reference, both to the USS Yamato, lost with all hands to the Iconian software weapon in 2365, and to the space opera anime series Space Battleship Yamato wherein the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato was raised, repaired, and fitted with a "wave motion gun" to do battle in space.