Specifications - USS Pennsylvania


The Nebula Class was designed to be a companion ship to the Galaxy Class, with a similar design of the Miranda Class. The ship is constructed of Galaxy Class parts with a few minor modifications, making it a compact version of the Galaxy Class, although not as powerful.

The Nebula Class is a part of the Miranda family (the ships have a similar design other ships of this family are the Centaur Class, and Nebula Class), designed as a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy Class. The ship was designed to be more mission specific than the Nebula Class (a battle ship.)

The Nebula class was fielded in the 2350's to provide a smaller, more numerous counterpart to the Galaxy class then under construction. The design was intended to parallel that of the Galaxy class as closely as possible in order to allow for many identical systems to be installed in both classes; this has resulted in significant improvements in the design and construction processes for the Nebula class and thus allowed comparatively high numbers to be fielded. Compared to the Galaxy class the Nebula has a more compact shape the engineering hull is mounted directly to the underside of the saucer section, a measure which saves some 200 meters in length.

The major difference in capability is the addition of a prominent housing aft of the saucer section of the Nebula class. This enables the vessel to carry any one of a variety of special equipment pods current models include a high capacity sensor pod, an enhanced weapons pod, a colony transport pod, an emergency field hospital unit, or a science laboratory pod. Although the basic Nebula design has approximately 80% of the capability of a Galaxy class vessel in most areas, the addition of the mission pod brings that figure up to 95% or more in that specific area. This flexibility actually allows the Nebula design to accomplish almost identical missions despite its smaller size.

In service the Nebula class has proved highly satisfactory, and in many ways these ships form the backbone of Starfleet's exploratory and scientific programs. Like the Galaxy class they have received regular upgrades to their systems, most notably a new Warp Core design. With the advent of the threats from the Romulan, Dominion and Borg, Starfleet invested in sixty seven new enhanced weapon pods for the Nebula class; most of the vessels now carry this as a standard item. the pod carries eight standard torpedo tubes and a stock of 500 casings, approximately doubling the ships overall rate of fire.


Class Nebula
Role Cruiser
Duration 110 years
Time Between Refits 6 years
Time Between Resupply 3 years


Length 442 meters
Width 470 meters
Height 130 meters
Decks 30


Officers 170
Enlisted Crew 610
Marines 96
Civilians 100
Emergency Capacity 8000


Cruise Speed Warp 6
Maximum Speed Warp 9.1
Emergency Speed Warp 9.8 for 12 hours

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Auto-modulating Shielding System
Metaphasic Shielding System
Standard Shielding System
Weapon Systems 8 Type X Phaser Arrays
2 Burst Fire Torpedo Launchers
2 Tri-Cobalt Devices
Armament 230 Photon Torpedoes
100 Quantum Torpedoes
Ablative Hull Armor
Structural Integrity Field

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 2
Shuttles 1 Hunley Class
2 Type 11 Class
5 Type 8 Class
2 Type 9 Class
Fighters 2 Razor Interceptor's
2 Gryphon Class Fighters
2 Scorpion Mk II Multi-Role Assault Fighters
Runabouts 2 Danube Class
1 Delta Flyer Class
1 Talon Scout

Deck Listing

Deck List Deck 1 - Captain's Ready Room, Main Bridge, Observation Lounge
Deck 2 - Junior Officer's Quarters, Environmental System Controls
Deck 3 - Junior Officer's Quarters, Upper Shuttlebay, Shuttlebay Upper Maintenance Bay
Deck 4 - Main Shuttlebay, Main Shuttlebay Maintenance Bay, Shuttlebay Operations
Deck 5 - Shuttlebay Lower Maintenance Bay, VIP Accommodations
Deck 6 - Transporter Room 1-4, Main Science Labs
Deck 7 - Senior Officer’s Quarters, Arboretum
Deck 8 - Crew Quarters, Commanding Officer Quarters, Executive Officer Quarters, VIP Quarters
Deck 9 - Senior Officer’s Quarters, Stellar Cartography (Main Entrance)
Deck 10 - Ten-Forward Lounge, Stellar Cartography (Lower Bay), Holodecks (Upper Bay)
Deck 11 - Holodecks 1-4 (Main Entrance), Holosuites, Gymnasium 1-2 (High Bay), Banquet Halls
Deck 12 - Main Sickbay, Sickbay Main Computer, Surgical Ward, Neo-natal Ward, Biohazard Ward, Critical Triage Ward, Primary ICU, Overflow ICU, Trauma Stasis Unit, Medical Sciences Ward
Deck 13 - Cargo Bays 1-2, Residential Quarters
Deck 14 - Cargo Bay 3-4, Residential Quarters
Deck 15 - Cargo Loading Doors, Armory
Deck 16 - Captain's Yacht Docking Port
Deck 17 – Crew Quarters
Deck 18 - Crew Quarters
Deck 19 – Crew Quarters
Deck 20 - Crew Quarters
Deck 21 - Holosuites
Deck 22 - Structural Integrity Field Systems, Matter Injectors
Deck 23 - Deflector Dish
Deck 24 – Main Engineering, Sensor Maintenance
Deck 25 - Science Labs
Deck 26 - Aft Torpedo Launcher, Defensive Shield Systems
Deck 27 - Environmental Support, Waste Management
Deck 28 - Cargo Bays
Deck 29 - Antimatter Supply Manifold, Antimatter Storage Pods
Deck 30 - Tractor Beam Emitter, Antimatter Generator, Antimatter Injector, Antimatter Loading Hatch, Warp Engine Core Jettison Hatch