Bonaventure-class

Maintainer

EDept Staff

Primary Designers

Bret Godfrey

Original Designers

Bret Godfrey

Revision History
Revision 2 27 June 2006

Approved by Engineering Director Andrew Robinson

Revision 1 29 August 2003

Approved by Engineering Director Barry Vogtman


Table of Contents

History and Mission Overview
Structure and Construction
Science and Remote Sensing Systems
Warp Propulsion Systems
Impulse Propulsion Systems
Tactical Systems
Hull Polarization System
Phased Energy Cannon
Torpedo Launching System
Spatial Torpedo Weapon System
Photonic Torpedo Weapon System
Command and Support Systems
Armory
Science Lab
Bridge
Engineering
Ready Room
Situation Room
Utility Systems
Cargo Bays
Docking Airlocks
Elevator Systems
Magnetic Grappling System
Transporter Systems
Utility Pod Bay
Crew Support Systems
Crew Quarters
Crew Recreational Facilities
Galley
Medical Facilities
Decontamination Chamber
Auxiliary Spacecraft Systems
Shuttlepods
Technical Specifications
Deck Layout
A Deck
B-Deck
C-Deck
D-Deck
Ships of the Class
Conclusion
Illustrations

History and Mission Overview

It's human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; it's an imperative."

Michael Collins, Astronaut, Gemini-10 and Apollo-11

If you were to look at a star chart and draw a circle 20 light years in radius around the Sol system, you would find no less then 68 different star systems. With the advent of warp drive, mankind now had the means to travel to these distant bits of uncharted real estate in less then a standard life span. But as mankind's frontiers expanded, so to did Starfleet's responsibilities. Few star systems had been properly charted, to say nothing of the expanse that lay in between. Navigational hazards had to be studied and catalogued. Slow moving cargo haulers with voyages lasting several years between way points were easy targets for roving Alien raiders from several different species. And to top it off, it seemed that with every change in course a space captain made, there was a fair chance of making contact with an as yet undiscovered life form or spatial anomaly. By the early 2100's, it became apparent to Starfleet that it needed to expand and modernize its miniscule complement of starships if it were to succeed in its chartered duties.

After bitter lobbying with the semi-unified government of the United Earth, Starfleet received funding to be allocated for several new research and development programs. To get the best use of their meager finances, Starfleet formed a committee to debate some of the lessons that had been learned during the prior 56 years since Zephram Cochrane first tested his theories on warp propulsion. In their final proposal, the design committee stated that what was needed was a series of starships that could travel in excess of TOS-Warp-5 and outfitted with sufficient scientific, tactical, and endurance capabilities to fulfill the varied mission parameters in Starfleet's jurisdiction. Starfleet Procurement Command reviewed the committee's findings, and soon drafted the engineering requirements for all new Starship construction, beginning with the NX-Warp-5 project of 2119.

The task proved daunting for constructing a reliable TOS-Warp-5 engine. By the year 2145, the fastest velocity humanity had achieved was TOS-Warp-3. Growing impatient with the delays plaguing the NX-Warp-5 project, Starfleet inaugurated a new program specifically detailed to design a simple, yet reliable engine capable of TOS-Warp-4. To shorten the developmental and construction time, the new program, dubbed the "NW-Project" was to use all the available data gained from the NX-Program. It was hoped that a TOS-Warp-4 engine could be developed and utilized as a stop-gap measure during new starship construction until the NX-Warp-5 engine could be brought on line.

The beginning of the NW-Warp-4 project brought fresh minds with new ideas to the drafting boards. After several abortive attempts and false starts, the NW-Program design team was finally able to put their theories to the test. On October 20, 2147, test pilot Lt. Quinton "Zip" Pepper climbed into the NW-Alpha prototype "Glamorous Belle", and successfully achieved the then incredible speed of TOS-Warp-4.06. Three weeks later, he topped this feat on an endurance trial when he circum navigated the solar system 10 full laps while holding at an average speed of TOS-Warp-4.008. The total time of this record setting flight was an amazing 4 hours, 2 minutes, and 59 seconds. For this achievement, Lt. Pepper along with the entire NW Design Team was awarded the Bendix-Cochrane trophy.

After several more speed trials, the NW Design Team received the go ahead to design an engine for a much larger, more capable class of starship. The more massive engine would be mated to an old DY-900 series interstellar freighter. Although it didn't break any speed records the retrofitted freighter did make the round trip from Sol to Proxima Centauri and back in 73 days, proving once and for all the soundness of the design.

Even as the freighter was being retrofitted with the larger, more powerful NW Class warp drive, a new class of starship was already under construction to be mated with the new drive once it received its certification. Thus the Bonaventure Class Frigate was born. It was to become the first starship designed and built from the keel up for speeds in excess of TOS-Warp-4.

During the Bonaventure's first 6 years of service, several advancements in aerospace technologies were accelerated into production due in large part to the war with the Xindi. Upon completion of its second 3 year mission, the Bonaventure entered dry dock on 15 March, 2155 for maintenance and the new system upgrades. Improvements were made to the ship's sensors, warp propulsion, phased energy canons, as well as the adoption of the photonic torpedo.

Structure and Construction

"It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract."

Alan Shepherd, Astronaut, Mercury (Friendship-7), and Apollo-14

In appearance, the Bonaventure Class has a saucer shaped main hull. The deflector dish is mounted inside a special recess located in the bow of the saucer. Two powerful and very large impulse engines, one port, and the other starboard run from for to aft and extend well aft of the saucer. The warp nacelles are attached to the outboard aft section of the impulse engines via large double delta wing like pylons that are canted a full 15 degrees above the saucer. In addition, there is a special roll bar which houses the majority of the Bonaventure's sensory suite mounted aft and above the saucer directly to the impulse engines.

The Bonaventure class was to be one of the first ships designed from the keel up for TOS-Warp-4 space travel. The original contract called for an average of 14 months for each of the six planned Bonaventure Class starships to be built, with a planned three year cycle between equipment upgrades. Even though this ship was to have every technical advantage available at the time, standardized, off the shelf, equipment was to be used wherever possible. One of the new technologies was the hull polarization system which offered an increase in overall structural integrity. Another innovation was the protein re-sequencer system. When integrated into the ship's life support and waste disposal system, it increased the length of time a ship could stay on station before it needed re-supply of perishable cargo.

As was the standard practice of the day, the superstructure and hull plating were comprised of tempered titanium, with an average hull thickness of 20.0 cm. Hyper compressed nickel-steel alloys were also used as a lightweight radiation/ micrometeorite shielding between bulkheads. The saucer main hull is comprised of four decks, with an average height of 3.75 meters per deck.

During the refit, several changes were made to the outer hull. First, the deflector dish was removed and replaced with a smaller dish that could operate at the same power levels. This allowed the forward section of the main hull to become more streamlined, reducing the ships mass by 10%. The 2 torpedo launchers were replaced with launchers that could handle the new photonic torpedoes. And with an upgrade of the warp core came an upgrade in the warp field coils and vents along the sides of the warp nacelles.

Science and Remote Sensing Systems

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."

Edwin Hubble, Astronomer, originator of the Big Bang theory

Originally, the Bonaventure Class Starship was equipped with the standard AE-35 sensory suite, but has since been upgraded to the AE-35-B. The suite is housed in a fixed "Roll Bar" mounted above aft of the impulse engines. This was to reduce any particle wave distortion that might be caused by the main deflector dish while the ship was traveling at high warp speeds. The original AE-35 sensory suite had a high resolution range of 1.3 light years, and a low resolution range of 4.3 light years. The new AE-35-B suite has a high resolution range of 1.6 light years, and a low resolution range of 4.8 light years.

The Bonaventure Class ships are also equipped with the Cybercorp PAL-9000 computer with the latest in isograted circuit technology. The PAL-9000 is actually comprised of two integrated computer sub-cores. This redundant bi-core design is capable of maintaining the ship's imperative systems such as propulsion, navigation, and life support even if one of the two sub-cores are deactivated. Even so, with only one operational core, other systems such as communications, hull polarization, life support, and weapons will have to be operated at reduced levels unless balanced against the computative needs for the remaining systems as the situation dictates. The first PAL-9000 core is located in the forward port section of B-Deck, the second is located in the aft starboard section of C-Deck. This was to minimize the risk of a total computer failure if the ship should become damaged or incapacitated.

Originally, the PAL-9000 was managed by the Macrohard Computer Operating System (MCOS), volume 3.1, but has since been upgraded to MCOS volume 4.0.

Warp Propulsion Systems

"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality of tomorrow."

Robert Goddard, Physicist, pioneering founding father of modern Rocket Science

As stated above, the two warp nacelles are mounted on delta shaped wings above and aft the saucer section. This arrangement better balanced the ship's center of mass for sublight maneuvering performance. The warp core is mounted horizontally parallel to the centerline of the ship's keel. The original warp core for the Bonaventure was rated at 92 cochranes with a max velocity of TOS-Warp 4.5 for 12 hours, a max sustainable velocity of TOS-Warp 4, and a cruising speed of TOS-Warp 3.5. The warp core has since received upgrades in the turbo injectors and field harmonics transducers which increased the efficiency of the warp core by 15%, giving it a power rating of 105 cochranes, with a maximum velocity of TOS-Warp 5.1 for 12 hours, a maximum sustainable velocity of TOS-Warp 4.7, and a standard cruising speed of TOS-Warp 4.

In an emergency situation, the warp nacelles can be jettisoned from the saucer section via a series of explosive bolts running the length of the nacelle mounts.

Impulse Propulsion Systems

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Neil Armstrong, Astronaut, Gemini-8, and Apollo-11

The Bonaventure Class mounts two powerful supercharged impulse engines. Together they are capable of propelling the ship at 0.16c during normal operations, and a tactical speed of 0.18c during combat operations. These speeds are halved should one of the impulse motors be deactivated or damaged during sub-light spaceflight.

Tactical Systems

"To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."

George Washington

Hull Polarization System

For protection, the Bonaventure Class is equipped with a Hull Polarization System. A reflective thermo coat of superconductive paint is applied to the ship's hull. When the polarization field is activated, an electromagnetic current is passed through fiber filaments imbedded in the ship's super structure, encompassing the ship's outer hull plating. This electromagnetic field "polarizes" the titanium of the ship's hull, causing the titanium to become several magnitudes harder then it is in its non-polarized state. Although the polarization field increases the strength of the hull and dissipates potentially damaging kinetic and particle energy along the entire hull surface, it does not make the hull impervious to damage. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As the polarized field absorbs damage caused by either physical contact or particle energy blasts, the fiber filaments imbedded with in the hull corrode: The greater the damage being absorbed, the greater the loss of field integrity. Once there is a catastrophic loss in field integrity in a given area, the ship's hull will receive the full brunt of the damage being inflicted.

The Bonaventure's hull polarization system was originally designed to increase the hull's integrity by 130% with a maximum dissipation rate of 3.3 x 10^4 kilowatts. But the recent war with the Xindi brought about an acceleration in defensive technologies. The current hull polarization system is capable of increasing hull integrity by 150% at a maximum dissipation rate of 3.8 x 10^4 kilowatts.

Phased Energy Cannon

The Bonaventure Class is currently outfitted with the latest Phased Energy cannon. There are a total of three cannons, each with a 120 degree arc in both azimuth and elevation. These are located in the above-forward-port, above-forward-starboard, and bellow-aft locations. Each of the three phased energy cannons are comprised of a single emitter mounted within a rotating gimbal, and is powered by its own fusion power pack. Each power pack is capable of operating a single phased energy cannon for a continuous beam set at maximum power for 4 minutes with out recharging, with a full recharge cycle lasting approximately 1.5 hours. In times of crises, energy from the warp core or the impulse engines can be shunted into the phased energy cannon system for no longer then thirty minutes of continuous firing at maximum beam power before the ocular crystal inside the cannon's emitter disintegrates.

This first generation Phased Energy Cannon is rated to operate at maximum beam energy of 0.6 MW, with a maximum effective range of 35,000km.

Torpedo Launching System

The Bonaventure Class Starships are equipped with a total of two torpedo launchers, one firing forward, and one firing aft. Both launchers are located in the Armory which is in the center portion of C-Deck. The Bonaventure's torpedo launchers have recently been retrofitted, giving it the capability of launching both Spatial and Photonic Torpedoes. Besides the standard electromagnetic accelerator rails, the launchers have been outfitted with warp field coils. These coils are designed to interact with the propulsion systems of the photonic torpedo by generating a low level warp bubble which is imparted onto the photonic torpedoes during launch.

The Bonaventure can carry a combined total of 30 torpedoes. Although mission circumstances will dictate the exact combination of probe and torpedoes, the standard load is considered to be 15 photonic torpedoes, 5 spatial torpedoes, 5 probes, and 5 non-allocated spatial torpedo hulls that can be outfitted with either a warhead or scientific equipment as the situation dictates.

Spatial Torpedo Weapon System

The Mk-XIV spatial torpedo is comprised of a guidance system, a payload section, and a micro impulse engine. The guidance system has four subsystems: The guidance computer, a magnetic field receptor, an optical scanner, and a subspace receiver. The torpedo can either be remotely guided from the ship's targeting sensors, or it could be self guiding, targeting an object's optically identified image, the target's electromagnetic field, or by the target's subspace signature. The payload section can be outfitted to carry a small payload, several different types of sensor packages, or a tricobalt warhead. When tied into the guidance system, the tricobalt warhead can be triggered with a contact fuse, a proximity fuse, a timed fuse, or remotely detonated as the situation dictates. The torpedo is rated with a maximum speed of 0.45c, and a range of 150,000km.

Photonic Torpedo Weapon System

The Mk-1A photonic torpedo uses a similar guidance system, electronics, and maneuvering thrusters as the spatial torpedo, but is propelled by a warp field capacitor. The warp field capacitor captures the micro warp bubble generated by the torpedo launcher, allowing the torpedo to have greater range and acceleration to the target then the standard spatial torpedo. Fuel for the warp field capacitor is supplied directly from the explosive warhead, which is comprised of two containment bottles, one containing matter, and the other anti-matter. The fuels are mixed in a combustion chamber which channels the energy into the propulsion unit until the torpedo nears its target, at which time the containment bottles are ruptured by a small explosive charge, which causes the matter and anti-matter to instantaneously combine and explode. Since the torpedo uses its fuel as the warhead, it can be pre-programmed to vary the warhead's explosive yield by using more or less fuel during the acceleration phase of its trajectory. Because the warhead supplies the fuel for the photonic torpedo, this first generation of photonic torpedo can not be retrofitted to operate as a scientific probe as there is no room within the torpedo to carry extra payload. The Mk-1A photonic torpedo is rated at a maximum speed of .65c, and a range of 200,000km

Command and Support Systems

"Any home port the ship makes will be somebody else's, not mine."

Finagle's Law

Armory

As stated above, the ship's Armory houses the torpedo launching and maintenance systems. It is also used as the store room for the usual assortment of 5 phase-rifles, and 25 phase-pistols, a case of 40 concussion grenades, a case of 20 shaped charges, and a case of 20 Anastazine gas grenades. The ship's Armory is located in the forward most section of C-Deck.

Science Lab

The Sciences Lab is a generically outfitted laboratory capable of handling astrophysical, geological, chemical, or biological observation. It is located on C-Deck. A small atmospheric chamber is often used to duplicate specific atmospheric conditions such as H, K, L, M, or N environments for xeno-biological experimentation.

Bridge

The Bridge is located in the center of A-Deck of the saucer section. It is comprised of an Engineering duty station, a communications duty station, a science duty station, a tactical duty station, and a helm/navigation duty station. The "Con" is located at the center of the room, and is slightly elevated so that the ship's CO can swivel around and observe his Bridge crew as needed. The only access to the Bridge is via a single elevator located to the rear and port of the room.

Engineering

The ship's Engineering section is actually two adjoining yet separate compartments, the first is the actual Engine Room, and the second is the Maintenance Room. The Engine Room is located in the aft most section of C and D-Decks, and houses the horizontally mounted warp core, along with controls and linkages to all the ship's major and minor functions such as life support, warp and impulse propulsion, hull polarization, and life support, weapons, sensors, and power generation systems. Two small one man elevators operate on either side of the room, giving crewmembers access to the catwalks leading to and around the various ships' mechanical systems.

The Maintenance Room is located on C-Deck and is directly adjacent to the Engine Room. It is basically a small compartment outfitted with the various tools and machinery needed to maintain and repair the ship's systems.

Ready Room

The Ready Room is located adjacent to the Bridge on A-Deck. The Ready Room is outfitted as a small, private office for the ship's captain. Usually, it is equipped with a work station, equipment locker, and one or two privately obtained furnishings. What is unique about the Ready Room is its designed utility. There is a collapsible couch that folds out from one wall, along with a collapsible "dinner set" made up of a table and four chairs. This "dinner set" is usually only used for the Captain's Mess, or for special occasions when the Captain has to entertain visiting VIPs.

Situation Room

The Situation Room is located directly aft of the Bridge on A-Deck. It is composed of five regularly sized visual wall displays, and one large central island cabinet display mounted in the center of the deck. Under normal conditions, this room is primarily used as a navigational aid and for detailed scientific analysis of astronomical interstellar phenomena. If the needs of the mission dictates, the room is used as a "Situation" room in which the command staff can discuss and analyze their current situation, and how best to proceed with the mission at hand.

Utility Systems

"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars."

Latin Proverb

Cargo Bays

There are three cargo pays, located in the forward, port, and starboard sections of D-Deck. Each cargo hold is compartmentalized, each compartment having its own set of environmental controls. This design gives the ship the capability of storing perishable cargo with in the proper level of temperature and oxygenated atmosphere.

Docking Airlocks

There are two universal docking airlocks, both on C-Deck, one on the port side, and one on the starboard side of the saucer section respectively. Each has a retractable gantry, and may be configured to attach to a variety of hatch sizes and configurations.

Elevator Systems

There are a total of three four-man elevators, all running vertically through the ship's main saucer section. Elevator-1 is in the center of the saucer and services Decks-A through D. Elevator-2 is in the forward portside quarter of the saucer and services Decks-B through D. And Evelator-3 is located in the aft starboard quarter of the saucer and also services Decks-B through D respectively.

Should any of the elevators fail, access to the shaft is achieved through an emergency mechanical crank which can be used to open or close the outer doors of the elevator shaft, allowing crewmembers to move from deck to deck via a ladder mounted to the inside wall of the shaft. Crewmembers trapped in an elevator car may escape through one of two emergency hatchways located in the ceiling and deck of the elevator car.

Magnetic Grappling System

The Bonaventure Class Starship is equipped with four dual grapple launchers. These launchers are located in a recessed bay within the ship's outer hull. When activated, the dual grapple launcher telescopes from its bay so that it can better target the object to be grappled. The grapples themselves form an electromagnetic bond with the target object, and the titanium alloy cables can be manipulated to position the object as needed after it has been grappled. One grapple is located above and aft of the saucer, one is located near the shuttlebay, one is located above forward of the port side, and the last is above forward starboard side. Although the grapplers are intended for shuttlepod recovery, they may be used to recover any number of objects in which a magnetic bond can be attained.

Each magnetic grappler and its tether are rated for a maximum target object weight of 14 metric tones, with a tether range of 1.5km.

Transporter Systems

The ship is equipped with a Transporter System, located on D-Deck adjacent to both the Decontamination Chamber and the Shuttlebay. The Transporter is outfitted with two transporter pads, each with their own Heisenberg Compensator. This allows the transporter to teleport two objects or two humanoid personnel at the same time, and in the same direction with minimal risk of the two matter-energy streams combining during transport. Although the Transporter is certified to transport living organisms such as humanoids, it is generally used for the short ranged teleportation of cargo. Current sensory and computer technology is incapable of accurate and safe transportation of living organisms under anything but ideal conditions. Any attempt to transport a living organism during hazardous conditions may be fraught with side effects such as distortion or melding of objects or life forms during transportation. It should be noted that the transporter is greatly affected be the speed of the object or person to be transported in relation to the ship. Teleportation at relative velocities above .20c are not recommended, with Warp-1 being impossible as the ship's sensors can not track a target to the accuracy needed for safe teleportation. The range of the transporter system is 3,000km.

Utility Pod Bay

The Utility Pod Bay was designed with mission flexibility in mind, allowing for the ship to be easily equipped with a variety of subsystems as the situation dictates. In all, there are a total of six Utility Pod Bays. Three are located on B-Deck, and cover the above port, forward, and starboard quarters. Three more are located on C-Deck, and cover the bellow-port, bellow-starboard, and bellow-aft quarters respectively. The Utility Pod Bay is a cylindrical internal compartment measuring 2.0 meters tall and 2.5 meters in diameter. The Utility Bay houses the Utility Arm, which is outfitted with a gimbaled twin hard point equipment mount. The hard points have both power and data flow receptors so that mission specific equipment pods can be easily "plugged" into each hard point with minimal effort. Maintenance and the replacement/refit of equipment pods can easily be done from inside the ship while the arm is in its fully retracted "rest" position. When in use, the outer doors of the Pod Bay open, and the Utility Arm extends outward, revealing the attached Equipment Pods. The equipment can then be rotated around to "target" a given area or point in space as needed. If the replacement equipment pod is already on hand, the time to perform a complete swap out is approximately 15 minutes per pod being replaced. A storage locker is located near each Utility Pod Bay, capable of housing the usual complement of four Equipment Pods. The maximum size of an Equipment Pod is 0.52 cubic meters.

The Equipment Pods may include (yet not limited to) one of the following:

Sensor Pod

The Sensor Pod may be augmented to fulfill a multitude of sensory requirements such as higher resolution or more sensitive sensors as the situation and resources on board the ship dictates. It should be noted that the Sensor Pod is incapable of increasing the range of the ship's sensors. Rather, they will aid the ship's standard sensor package in gathering data during localized scans of up to 800,000km.

Auxiliary Magnetic Grappler Pod

The Auxiliary Magnetic Grappler Pod is of a similar design to the standard Magnetic Grappler system already mentioned above.

Auxiliary Phased Energy Cannon

Again, this is of a similar design, with the same range and power settings as that of the Phased Energy Cannon already listed above. The only difference is this weapon pod lacks a power generator of its own. Thus it will have to draw its energy directly from the ship's warp or impulse systems.

It should be noted that the retractable arm of the Utility Pod Bay is not protected by the ship's hull polarization system while the doors are opened and the arm is in use. Thus the arm and any pod it is equipped with are highly vulnerable to weapons damage or local spatial conditions. It should also be remembered that any pod that needs to be constructed or heavily modified for a specific non-standard use will greatly increase the swap out/refit time from several hours to possibly several days, that is, if the resources and tools needed for the retrofit are on hand.

Each Equipment Pod is labeled with a warning placard that reads: This Equipment Pod is not designed for human conveyance. Any person ridding inside or on top of the Equipment Pod does so at their own risk.

Crew Support Systems

"Surely oak and threefold brass surrounded his heart who first trusted a frail vessel to the merciless ocean."

Horace

Crew Quarters

Enlisted and Junior Officers are billeted in pairs, sharing a small cabin consisting of, two bunks, two work stations, and two small closets. In addition to the two standard bunks, there are provisions for three retractable cots which could be stacked and mounted against a free wall. Though this arrangement is only used as the situation dictates. For every two crew cabins, there is a single shared Head. The Head is nothing more then a small standard heated water shower with a toilet and a sink that fold in and out from the bulkhead.

Senior Officers and visiting VIPs fair marginally better in that they do not have to share their quarters or bathing facilities with another crew member. Each Senior Officer/ VIP cabin is designed with the same interior volume as that of the crew quarters. Inside, there is a single bed, closet, and work station. In addition, each state room has an attached, private Head of similar design and lay out as that of the crew quarters. Because of space utilization concerns, there are only two cabins specifically assigned as VIP staterooms. As stated above, the Senior Officer/ VIP state rooms have provisions for the instillation of three additional retractable cots which can be stacked and mounted against a free wall.

All of the ship's sleeping quarters are located on B-Deck, with the Captain's Cabin in the aft most section, or "Fantail" of the saucer.

Crew Recreational Facilities

There is a single Mess Hall located in the forward most quarter of B-Deck. The Mess Hall is a dual purpose room. When not in use for meals, it is often used as a sort of recreation room. Under usual conditions, there is a movie shown on the large display screen twice a week for the crew's enjoyment, although programming is subject to Captain's discretion. Also located in the Mess Hall is a well stocked and fully equipped game locker. Stocked inside is a wide range of portable table top games for the crew to use at their leisure. The locker may be stocked with such games as three dimensional chess, and Fizbit.

Galley

Located adjacent to the Ship's Lounge, near the center of B-Deck is the ship's Galley. The Ship's Galley is the "kitchen" on board the ship. It is comprised of four combination conventional/microwave ovens, four stoves, three sinks, a food locker, and a protein re-sequencer. Perishable food stuffs for the Galley are stored in three separate fully compartmentalized pantries: One is a freezer, the second a refrigerator, and the third is used for bulk non-perishable items and is equipped with only the most basic climate controls.

The Galley is also equipped with the latest in protein re-sequencing technology. The protein re-sequencer recycles biological waste materials into simple protein and sucrose compounds resembling meat/ dairy/ vegetable byproducts such as ground beef, fish or poultry, cheeses, fruit juices and preserves. Although highly efficient, the re-sequencer is incapable of creating food stuffs with a complex layered formation as found in a turkey leg (with fat, bone and skin attached to the meat), or the fibrous consistency of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, there tends to be a slight after taste, clearly identifying that the food has been "recycled". Only the most able of cooks are capable of reducing or camouflaging the after taste of the re-sequenced protein.

Medical Facilities

The ship's Sickbay is located on C-Deck, in the very center of the saucer section, and is the most highly protected section in the entire ship. The ship's Sickbay is a large room housing three examination/recovery/surgical beds, surgical instrumentation, and a diagnostic bio scanner. The bio scanner is equipped with micro-scanners, a diagnostic computer, and a slide-out examination bed. A patient is slid inside the chamber of the bio scanner so that the attending physician can perform a highly detailed scan of the patient's physical condition. The ship's Sickbay is also outfitted with a full assortment of medicine and medicine synthesizing equipment.

Decontamination Chamber

The ship's Decontamination Chamber is located adjacent to both the Shuttlebay and Transporter Pad on D-Deck. It's positioned near the turbolift and transporter pad for easy access for crew members returning to the ship from an alien environment, either by shuttle pod, or by transporter. When a landing party returns to the ship, they are automatically scanned for alien bacterial or viral contamination. If a contamination is found, the landing party inhabits the decontamination chamber until the ship's Medical Officer gives the all clear.

Auxiliary Spacecraft Systems

"Once more upon the waters, yet once more! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed that knows its rider!"

Lord Byron

Locate in D-Deck is the ship's Shuttlebay. It is equipped with a dual launcher magnetic grapple, and two robotic retrieval arms. The Bonaventure is capable of handling the usual load out of two standard shuttlepods with storage space for a third. The shuttlebay only has minor repair facilities for the shuttlepods. Should a shuttlepod be lost or severely damaged, the shuttlepod will have to be repaired or replaced when the ship returns to a starbase for repairs.

During launch and retrieval operation, the shuttlebay is sealed off, and the atmosphere is removed so that the shuttlepods may be launched into or retrieved from the vacuum of space.

Shuttlepods

The standard Starfleet shuttlepod is the work horse of the fleet. The titanium hull is streamlined and has small delta wings on either side for atmospheric re-entry and flight. The shuttle pod uses reaction thrusters for atmospheric propulsion and maneuverability in space. A single impulse engine provides its primary source of propulsion while in spaceflight. Maximum speed for the shuttlepod is .10c in spaceflight and 4000 km/h in atmospheric flight. The shuttlepod can carry a crew of 6 with enough life support for 24 hours. As a precaution, each shuttle pod is equipped with a single plasma cannon. The plasma cannon have a range of 10km, and maximum beam energy of 300kw. The standard empty weight of a shuttlepod is 7.0 metric tons, with a maximum gross take off weight of 8.5 tons respectively.

Technical Specifications

"I had the ambition to not only go farther than man had gone before, but to go as far as it was possible to go."

Captain Cook, 18th century English Explorer, discoverer of the Hawaiian Islands

Dimensions and Structure

Length

172.5 meters

Beam (Width)

127.5 meters

Height

33.8 meters

Decks

4

Crew Complement

Officers and Crew

55

Command

1

Engineering

15

Medical

3

Science

11

Special Services

25

Visiting Personnel

8

Maximum Evacuation Limit

130

Computer Systems

Core

PAL-9000 isograted circuit Dual-core

Operating System

Macrohard Computer Operating System (MCOS), volume 4.0

Warp Systems

Power Plant

One 105 cochrane M/ARA core feeding two nacelles

Crusing Velocity

TOS-Warp 4.0

Maximum Sustainable Velocity

TOS-Warp 4.7

Maximum Velocity

TOS-Warp 5.1 (12 hours)

Impulse Systems

Full Impulse

0.18c

Accellerate

45 seconds

Decellerate

65 seconds

Defensive Systems

Maximum Increase in Hull Integrity

150%

Polarization Field Maximum Energy Dissipation Rate

3.4 x 10^4 kilowatts

Offensive Systems

Torpedoes
Torpedo Tubes

2 (1 fore, and 1 aft)

Standard Payload (total)

30 (combination of all types: Spatial, Photonic, and Scientific Probes)

Phased Energy Beams
  • 3 Phased Energy Emitters (1 forward above port, 1 forward above starboard, and 1 bellow aft)

Deck Layout

A Deck

  • Bridge
  • Ready Room
  • Situation Room

B-Deck

  • CO's quarters
  • XO's quarters
  • VIP quarters
  • Crew quarters
  • Galley
  • Mess Hall
  • PAL-9000 computer sub-core "A"
  • Utility Pod Bay-1 (above-portside)
  • Utility Pod Bay-2 (above-forward)
  • Utility Pod Bay-3 (above-starboard)

C-Deck

  • Armory (two torpedo launchers, one firing fore, the other aft)
  • Engineering
  • Sickbay
  • Maintenance Room
  • Science Laboratory
  • PAL-9000 computer sub-core "B"
  • Ship's Laundry
  • Utility Pod Bay-4 (below-port)
  • Utility Pod Bay-5 (below-aft)
  • Utility Pod Bay-6 (below-starboard)

D-Deck

  • Auxiliary Life Support
  • Auxiliary Power
  • Cargo Bays 1-2-3
  • Decontamination Chamber
  • Engineering
  • Shuttlebay
  • Transporter Pad

Ships of the Class

Conclusion

"There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program: your tax dollar will go farther."

Wernher von Braun

The Bonaventure Class starships are fast proving their worth, gaining the nickname "Greyhounds" by her crews for their combination of speed, endurance, and durability. Although their mission is one of peaceful exploration, they are equipped with sufficient firepower to defend the ever expanding Teran space frontier.

Illustrations

These other visual representations of the Bonaventure are available.

Bonaventure orbiting Earth

Profile views of the Bonaventure