Posted March 19, 2021, 2:34 p.m. by Captain Nicholas Villarreal (Engineering Director) (Nicholas Villarreal)
I know it’s a little late into the term, but EDept is always open to receive submissions. As such, Sam Pennington has sent in a new spec for your consideration.
Take a look at it and share your thoughts, if you please. All comments must be related to the specification itself in some sense, and must be impersonal in nature regarding its designer.
The Tempest-class Intelligence Battlecruiser is under review until April 2, 2021.
DESIGNER: Sam Pennington
DATE: 19 March 2020
HISTORY AND MISSION OVERVIEW
In 2383, Starfleet Intelligence decided it needed a new type of ship to infiltrate and perform surveillance. Working secretly at a temporary shipyard orbiting Jupiter, they designed the Tempest Class Battlecruiser. Fast, light, and dangerous, the Tempest Class was equipped for quick infiltrations and subtle maneuvers. Only a decade had passed when the existence of the class became known. No longer Intelligence’s secret weapon, the Tempest Class was authorised for use by all of Starfleet.
Long range exploration and infiltration
Light combat and patrols
STRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
The Tempest has an arrowhead shaped saucer section and a narrow oval-shaped dish with a joined secondary hull that is a horizontal oval at the fore and tapers upward and inward to form a flat two-deck aft section. There are two nacelles attached halfway down the hull. Assembled in a mix of tritanium and duranium, it was built mainly by transporter welding. It is equipped with landing gear, capable of setting down on most M Class planets or moons. The ship can expand and retract along motorised tracks to bring the saucer section inline with the main body. This creates a compressed look and smaller area to avoid fire and make landing easier.
SCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS
The Tempest class employs Class 9 Sensors, positioned near the main deflector. The system has a maximum high resolution range out to 4.34 light years, and a low resolution range out to 15 light years. External sensors are secured under a tritanium shell for protection.
WARP PROPULSION SYSTEM
The Tempest functions using a class 8 1900+ cochrane MARA core with two nacelles positioned to port and starboard, which are embedded into the body of the ship. The cruising speed is warp 6, with a maximum sustainable speed of warp 9.0. Warp 9.4 is achievable for 12 hours. There is an emergency engine output function which increases output to warp 9.6 for 2.5 hours at the expense of shutting down all nonessential functions. (i.e. holodecks, replicators)
IMPULSE PROPULSION SYSTEM
Impulse engines are located aft of the ship, with small boosters fore. The maximum velocity is .30c. Designed for quick entry and exits, the time to accelerate and decelerate is 30 seconds.
The tempest boasts type IX Shield systems positioned above the main deflector, encased in a tritanium shell. The maximum graviton load is 1598 MegaWatts. The energy dissipation rate is 4.2x10^5 kiloWatts
Type X Phasers in 6 strips line the body of the tempest class, 4 fore and 2 aft. They contain 200 emitters each. Each strip has an output of 5.1 megawatts with a range of 300,000km.
Two torpedo tubes are present, one fore, and one aft. The compliment of torpedos is smaller than might be expected in a combat craft, holding only 50 photon and 10 quantum. This is to make space for additional probes.
There are 75 probes onboard.
COMMAND AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
There is a central captain’s chair. With a first officer’s chair and second officer’s chair a quarter meter forward to the starboard and port respectively. The CO’s chair has a monitor built into the right arm. Behind the command crew are standing stations for one tactical and one science officer. There is a communications station on the port side. On the right is operations. In front of a large viewscreen, is the helm console. At the very back of the bridge is a row of consoles occupied by each department.
The CO’s ready room comes with a desk, seating for two guests, and a small display case. It is situated port of the bridge.
The senior staff conference room is to the right of the bridge. The conference table has 10 seats. There is a large screen for presentations. A replicator is also present.
Primary Armoury/Chief of Security Office
The primary armoury holds 100 type II hand phasers, 25 type III phaser rifles, and 10 type IIIc phaser rifles. These require CO, XO, or DH authorisation to access. The CoS’ office contains a desk, 3 chairs, and a standard replicator.
The secondary armoury holds 100 type II hand phasers, 25 type III phaser rifles, and 10 type IIIc phaser rifles. These require CO, XO, or CoS authorisation to access.
The Tempest brig houses 3 cells, each capable of holding up to 3 people. There is a failsafe power supply lasting 2 hours for the force fields. If the main power fails and emergency power is activated, bulkheads seal the brig exit until authorised by a command/senior officer to open.
Science Lab/Chief Science Officer’s office:
A laboratory designed for surveillance and intelligence is positioned on deck 9. The CSO’s office is in the back. The office holds a desk, 3 chairs, and standard replicator. Scientific equipment is minimal, providing what is necessary to undertake surveillance missions, but little more. There is a full laboratory and a stellar cartography lab on deck 9.
For remote tracking and data gathering, a cartography lab is adjacent to the science labs on deck 9.
Main Engineering/Chief Engineer’s office:
Main engineering is a utilitarian space. In the very back is the warp core. There is a central “pool table” console for collaborative work. To starboard is the CE’s office. The office contains a desk, 3 chairs, and a replicator.
There is a single, small, cargo bay on deck 10. It has a 2 pad cargo transporter.
There is one tractor beam emitter on the external fore part of deck 7 and another aft. Each can carry a variable load up to 30,000km.
There are 2 transporter rooms located on decks 10 and 12, connected to a pattern buffer on deck 11.
Four turbolifts connect all decks.
CREW SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Divided into three rooms, the CO’s quarters have a combined living room and dining room, a bedroom, and a restroom. The living room/dining room contains a couch, two chairs, a coffee table, and a dining table with four chairs. In the bedroom there is a desk with a standard computer terminal and a single chair, and a king sized bed. The bathroom is equipped with a combined sonic shower and water based tub, a sink, and standard relief facilities.
The XO’s quarters are much like the CO’s quarters, minus the dining area. In three rooms the XO’s quarters contain living room, a bedroom, and a restroom. The living room/dining room contains a couch, two chairs, and a coffee table. In the bedroom there is a desk with a standard computer terminal and a single chair, and a king sized bed. The bathroom is equipped with a combined sonic shower and water based tub, a sink, and standard relief facilities.
Officer’s quarters are divided into two rooms. The entire residence is located in one room, a standard desk with a computer terminal, a single chair, a queen sized bed, a small couch and coffee table. There is a restroom with a sonic shower, sink, and relief facilities.
The designers saw no reason to differentiate quality of quarters by rank between officers and crew, and thus officer and crew quarters are identical. It is divided into two rooms. The entire residence is located in one room, a standard desk with a computer terminal, a single chair, a queen sized bed, a small couch and coffee table. There is a restroom with a sonic shower, sink, and relief facilities.
Visitors are intended to be few, so there is not much space dedicated to them. All visitor quarters are divided into two rooms. The entire residence is located in one room, a standard desk with a computer terminal, a single chair, a queen sized bed, a small couch and coffee table. There is a restroom with a sonic shower, sink, and relief facilities.
All quarters contain a standard replicator.
6 Forward is a crew lounge, containing 6 tables with 4 seats, 3 tables with 2 seats, 2 ooths, and a bar. The lounge also has 2 food replicators. This serves as the common dining hall for all crew members.
Captain’s Dining Room:
Present in case the Captain should need to entertain ranking officers, dignitaries, guests, or wish to host a private event, the captain’s dining room holds a 6 seat dining table and a food replicator, though food is often served cooked in a different location.
There is one holosuite present on deck 5, with all standard functionality.
Sickbay is designed for emergency use and receiving casualties. There are 5 biobeds and 1 surgical beds. It is equipped with a standard EMH program. The CMO’s office is at the very back of sickbay, and contains a desk, 3 chairs, and a replicator.
AUXILIARY SPACECRAFT SYSTEMS
The Tempest Class carries 2 Armadillo Class shuttlecraft for away mission use in a small shuttlebay located aft on deck 11.
Dimensions & Structure: * Length: 87 metres * Beam (Width): 45.6 metres * Height: 50.6 metres * Decks: 11
* Officers and Crew: 200
** Security: 60 * Visiting Personnel: 35 * Maximum Evacuation Limit: 500
Computer Systems: * Core: Isolinear data core x2 * Software: Starfleet Library Computer Access and Retrieval System (LCARS)
Warp Systems: * Power Plant: One 1900+ cochrane MARA core feeding two nacelles * Cruising Velocity: Warp 6 * Max. Sustainable Velocity: Warp 9.0 * Max. Velocity: Warp 9.4 (12 hours) * Emergency: Warp 9.6 (2.5 Hours)
Impulse Systems: * Full Impulse: 0.30c * Zero-0.30c: 30 seconds * 0.30-Zero: 30 seconds
Defensive Systems: * Shield Maximum Graviton Load (Continuous): 1598 MegaWatts * Shield Maximum Energy Dissipation Rate: 4.2x10^5 kiloWatts
* Torpedo tubes (x2)
Standard payload: 50 photon torpedoes * Phaser systems
6 Type-X phaser strips
Primary Armoury/CoS Office
Crew Lounge (6 Forward)
Captain’s Dining Room
*Secure Communications Centre
Transporter Room 1
Transporter Room 2
*Warp Core Ejection Hatch
SHIPS OF CLASS
USS Tempest NCC 99763
USS Calgary NCC 99784
USS Abbey NCC 99855
USS Solice NCC 99862
USS Ragnar NCC 99921
The tempest class once served as a right hand for intelligence and now offers Starfleet a quick and quiet alternative to the larger battleships.
SUBMITTED 19 March 2020
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