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Old June 20 2009, 04:57 AM   #46
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I think the whole fleet has slipstream.
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Old June 20 2009, 05:36 AM   #47
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^ But won't they have to drop out occasionally and travel at impulse?
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Old June 20 2009, 05:51 AM   #48
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^ But won't they have to drop out occasionally and travel at impulse?
More than occasionally; there wouldn't be much point going all the way to the Delta Quadrant if they spent the whole time zooming about inside a slipstream vortex.
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Old June 20 2009, 05:56 AM   #49
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there wouldn't be much point going all the way to the Delta Quadrant if they spent the whole time zooming about inside a slipstream vortex.
Exactly. So whenever a ship drops out of slipstream, how do they find their way back to the rest of the fleet?
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Old June 20 2009, 06:01 AM   #50
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^ Given how inflexible slipstream vortices are (with deviations of a few degrees to either side liable to toss the ship out), one imagines there are preset coordinates shared by the fleet for jumps and rendezvous. Although whether vessels in their respective, though proximate, vortices can communicate is an interesting one. If a ship is forced to drop out of slipstream for whatever reason, can it inform its fellows or will they realize it's absence only once they reach their own predetermined destination?

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Old June 20 2009, 06:07 AM   #51
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Well they're deploying subspace communication thingies all the way from the Alpha Quadrant; surely they're going to be putting the same system in place for communications across the Delta Quadrant too...
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Old June 20 2009, 07:20 AM   #52
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May we have a link please, sir?
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^Uhh, the link is in the two posts immediately preceding yours.
Sorry, my bad...I was responding to a post on Page 1 and had not scanned ahead to find the link submitted. Tried to edit my post afterwards but it wouldn't take...hmmm. Probably didn't do it right. Where's one of my sarcastic computer-savvy teenagers when I need 'em?

That being said, the drawing linked to is a little short on detail. Are there links available to fan-made designs, if not the "actual" intended design?

And to answer a previous poster, according to "Full Circle", pages 510-511, the DQ fleet will consist...

(1) USS Voyager

(2) and (3) Vesta-class ships USS Esquiline and USS Quirinal

(4), (5), and (6) unknown-class science ships USS Hawking, USS Planck, and USS Curie, one each to tag along with 1, 2, and 3 above. I had thought there was a mention of a USS Hawking in a TNG episode, but a cursory glance at Memory Alpha shows no listing.

(7) unknown-class specialty ship USS Galen (staffed by advanced holograms and serves as primary medical resource)

(8) unknown-class specialty ship USS Achilles (carries vital backup components for the fleet's technology along with industrial replicators)

(9) unknown-class specialty ship USS Demeter (houses a vast airponics bay to provide supplemental food, as well as storage facilities for biological resources the fleet finds along its way)

Hope this helps.
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Old June 20 2009, 07:35 AM   #53
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The only ships capable of handling the necessary tactical capacity of a D.Q. Expedition. Starfleet's not acting within its usual benevolent leniency toward The Prime Directive this time around, according to the "Voyager: Unworthy" synopsis I've read.

  • Sovereign-Class (with or without a Typhon-Class carrier piggybacking in "docked mode" off the ship's engineering hull, as seen in "Star Trek: Invasion".)
  • Intrepid-Class
  • Akira-Class
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Old June 20 2009, 03:42 PM   #54
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I'm assuming once they're there the fleet will be braking up to go explore there own areas of expertise, and meeting up with each other as and when necessary for whatever they get up to.
I had the impression they'd be splitting into groups of three: one capital ship, one science ship, and one specialty ship per group. Although the specialty ships each have different functions, so they'd have to come back together fairly frequently.
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Old June 20 2009, 04:22 PM   #55
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Starfleet's not acting within its usual benevolent leniency toward The Prime Directive this time around, according to the "Voyager: Unworthy" synopsis I've read.
Which synopsis? I haven't seen anything realted to the PD in the one from the catalouge.
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Old June 20 2009, 05:29 PM   #56
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ignore anything hellsgate posts. it's usally rectally-derived.
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Old June 20 2009, 07:57 PM   #57
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The only ships capable of handling the necessary tactical capacity of a D.Q. Expedition. Starfleet's not acting within its usual benevolent leniency toward The Prime Directive this time around, according to the "Voyager: Unworthy" synopsis I've read.

  • Sovereign-Class (with or without a Typhon-Class carrier piggybacking in "docked mode" off the ship's engineering hull, as seen in "Star Trek: Invasion".)
  • Intrepid-Class
  • Akira-Class
I've never heard of the Typhon-class carrier from the game 'Invasion' ever mentioned in Trek Lit...
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Old June 21 2009, 07:28 AM   #58
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Some thoughts on the limited information so far:

1. While they have not said what class the science vessels are, since they said they'd be "assigned" to the three capital ships, that's instantly made them Nova-class starships in my mind. Memory Beta has already labeled one as Nebula-Class based on one of the names being from a game.

2. I'm very glad they're including a hospital ship. Very sensible. I too hope the Galen is Olympic-Class. Perhaps this is a real opportunity to "introduce" the Olympic-Class for the first time since AGT (15 years ago!).

3. I think I might be more impressed with the inclusion of two Vestas if we were more aware of what the class profile is. Are these the successors to the Sovereigns? How big are they? Plus side: so glad they're keeping up with a theme with the names of this class. Same with the science vessels.

4. I'd like to think that the Achilles is Prometheus-Class, but that just doesn't sound like a type of vessel that would essentially be the fleet's supply ship. I'd say the lack of a Prometheus in this fleet would be kind of mind boggling. I mean, it's a deep space tactical vessel for crying out loud, introduced in this very series! When else would they use it?

5. At this point, kind of hard to tell if the Demeter could just be a modified, pre-existing class or if it'll be a very atypical design to accomodate this airponics bay. Something like the holo-ship for example?
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Old June 21 2009, 02:58 PM   #59
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1. While they have not said what class the science vessels are, since they said they'd be "assigned" to the three capital ships, that's instantly made them Nova-class starships in my mind.
I don't get the connection.

3. I think I might be more impressed with the inclusion of two Vestas if we were more aware of what the class profile is. Are these the successors to the Sovereigns? How big are they?
See the Aventine thread: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=96905


4. I'd like to think that the Achilles is Prometheus-Class, but that just doesn't sound like a type of vessel that would essentially be the fleet's supply ship. I'd say the lack of a Prometheus in this fleet would be kind of mind boggling. I mean, it's a deep space tactical vessel for crying out loud, introduced in this very series! When else would they use it?
They've already got nine ships. Why would they need a silly gimmicky ship that can split into three?
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...They've already got nine ships. Why would they need a silly gimmicky ship that can split into three?
Why not? What do you find "silly" and "gimmicky" about the Prometheus? Is it the fact that it can split into three ships that act together in co-ordinated attacks? Personally, I find that kind of cool. I agree with Sxottlan's 4th point...the ship was first seen in Voyager, and since Voyager is off on a mission that fits a Prometheus class's mission parameters, why not use one ?
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