Specifications - USS Nicholson


The Akira-class was a class of Federation starship that was in service with Starfleet by the early 2370s. This ship has a thru-deck hangar configuration. The arrangement of torpedo launchers is 3 forward, 2 aft in the rollbar, 2 forward above the deflector, 1 forward below the deflector, 2 each to port and starboard in the saucer. The deck listing includes the weapons pod. As such, the first four "decks" are essentially sub-decks while the ship proper begins on what would customarily be deck 5 but is, in this instance, deck 1. The sub-decks comprise the pod.


Class Akira
Role Cruiser
Duration 80 years
Time Between Refits 5 years
Time Between Resupply 1 year


Length 464m
Width 317m
Height 87m
Decks 18


Officers 120
Enlisted Crew 360
Marines 96
Civilians 60
Emergency Capacity 4000


Cruise Speed Warp 6.3
Maximum Speed Warp 9.4
Emergency Speed Warp 9.8

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Auto-Modulating Shielding System
Regenerative Shielding System
Standard Shielding System
Weapon Systems Type IX Array: 2
Type X Array: 3
Burst-Fire Torpedo Launcher: 12
Quantum Torpedoes: 320
Photon Torpedoes: 600
Tri-Cobalt Device: 8
Armament Ablative Hull Armor
Structural Integrity Field

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 2
Shuttles Type 11 Shuttlecraft: 2
Type 9 Shuttlecraft: 4
Argo Transport: 2
Dragoon Transport: 1
Serenity Modular Transport: 2
Fighters Razor Interceptor: 6
Scorpion Mk II Multi-Role Assault Figher: 6
Viper Advanced Tactical Fighter: 6
Runabouts Danube Runabout: 2
Delta Flyer Runabout: 1
Talon Scout: 1