Miranda class (Refit)
|Expected Duration:||180 years|
|Resupply Interval:||2 years|
|Cruising Speed:||Warp 6.3|
|Maximum Speed:||Warp 7.9|
|Emergency Speed:||Warp 9.25 (for 12 hours)|
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The following article describes the late twenty-fourth century Miranda-class starship. For Miranda-class vessels serving in the twenty-third century, see Miranda-class.
The Miranda-class (Refit) is a class of Federation starship that served in Starfleet in the latter half of the twenty-fourth century.
In 2276, the last of the Surya Class Frigates were converted to the Avenger Class configuration. However, these vessels had already been in service for nearly forty years. Numerous advances in weapons, sensor, and starship design technologies had all but made the Old Tech vessels obsolete. As such, Starfleet Command drafted plans to produce a new starship based on the Avenger design. This new Class would include all of the latest technologies, advances in warp drive theory, and starship hull design. In addition, the new ships would be highly mission adaptable, with gamma-welded bulkheads being replaced with modular mission compartments throughout the ship's internal volume. In the years to come, all Starfleet vessels would share this design element. In 2279, the first Miranda Class Light Cruiser, designed to be the companion vessel to the Constitution II Heavy Cruiser, was launched, heralding the beginning of an extensive production and operational life.
The Miranda Class has had a longer operational life than any other Starfleet vessel. Three hundred and five ships were constructed over the course of nearly five decades, resulting in numerous variants and modifications. Over the course of nearly a century of operational activity, no two Miranda Class starships are completely alike. Typically heavily armed and equipped with extensive labs and sensors, Miranda Class ships are capable of performing any task the Sector Command can through at them. Mirandas suffered terribly during the Dominion War, with 77 vessels lost to combat. However, this does not reflect a flaw in the light cruiser, but to what degree they were employed across all fronts. Despite heavy losses and many vessels having been decommission in favor of newer designs, there are still 108 Miranda Class ships on operational status across Federation space.
These are the specifications for the standard rollbar-equipped Miranda. Rollbar contains two forward torpedo launchers, two aft torpedo launchers and torpedo storage.
|Deck 1:||Bridge, Captain's Ready Room, Briefing Room|
|Deck 2:||Senior Officer Quarters, Impulse Drive Assembly, Primary Sensor Array, Auxiliary Communications Array|
|Deck 3:||Officers' Quarters, Guest Quarters, Impulse Engines, Sickbay, CMO's Office, Sciences, CSO's Office, Counselling Offices|
|Deck 4:||Crew Quarters, Guest Quarters, Transporter Room 1, Lounge/Bar, Astrometric/Stellar Cartography, Secondary Stores, Deuterium Storage, Torpedo Launchers/Storage|
|Deck 5:||Crew quarters, Holodecks 1-2, Security Offices, Brig, Armory, Shuttlebays 1 & 2 (Upper), Deuterium Storage, Deuterium Fill Port, Rollbar Access points|
|Deck 6:||Mess hall, Gym, Holodecks 3-4, Shuttlebays 1 & 2 (Lower), Deuterium Injectors, Shuttle Maintainance, Shuttle Storage, SIF/IDF/Shield Generators|
|Deck 7:||Main Engineering, Operations Offices, Transporter Room 2, Primary Stores, Cargo Bays 1-2 (upper), Emergency Transporter, Cargo Bay Doors|
|Deck 8:||Lower Engineering, Main Computer Core Deck 1 and Access, Transporter Room 3, Auxilliary Sensor Array, Cargo Bays 1-2 (lower), Cargo Transporter 1|
|Deck 9:||Main Computer Core Deck 2, Waste Reclamation Systems, Environmental Control, Antimatter Storage, Antimatter Injectors, Engineering Labs|
|Deck 10:||Main Communications Array, Warp Core Ejection Hatch, Antimatter Storage, Tractor Beam Assembly, Cargo Bay 3-4, Cargo Bay Doors, Cargo Transporter 2|
|USS Frost • USS Hitchcock • USS Melville • USS Shakespeare • USS Whitman|