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The Daedalus-class was a series of United Earth cruiser starships in Earth Starfleet service around the time of the 22nd century. The Daedalus-class was first utilized by the United Earth Starfleet around the 2140s and was later maintained in service by the Federation Starfleet throughout the latter half of that century. (ST reference: Encyclopedia)

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History

By the mid-2150s the Daedalus-class was considered somewhat outdated, superceded by the newer Intrepid-type and advanced NX-class designs. However, the growing conflict with the Romulan Star Empire gave the class a new lease on life. Daedalus-class ships, uprated with technology from the NX program, could be built at roughly three times the rate as NX-class vessels, as well as refitting existing ships to the new standard. With wartime pressures on Starfleet to emphasize numbers over quality, the refitted Daedalus design was put into full production. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

Daedalus-class vessels would go on to serve as a primary exploratory starship for the fledgling Federation Starfleet following its incorporation in 2161. One Daedalus vessel was awaiting completion of construction in that year, and was of sufficiently advanced characteristics that its command was a sought after posting for several Earth captains. The Daedalus-class would serve with distinction until they were finally retired from service in 2196. (ST novel: Starfleet: Year One; RPG reference: Starfleet Operations Manual; ENT novel: Last Full Measure; TNG episode: "Power Play")

Despite being retired from service, at least one Daedalus-class vessel remained in service by the mid-23rd century. The USS Lovell was taken from a Federation surplus depot and was repaired and refitted by the Starfleet Corps of Engineers and was used to transport them to various assignments where their technical and engineering skills were needed. (SCE novel: Foundations)

Specifications

In 2159, these vessels were equipped with five phase/laser banks and two torpedo launcher banks, and were protected by polarized hull plating. (ST video game: Legacy)

Known vessels

Appendices

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Background

No explanation is given for these vessels' Federation Starfleet-style registry numbers and their use of the "USS" name prefix, despite existing years before the inception of the Federation.

The game software for Legacy included numerous other names for ships of this class that were not prepared to be used in gameplay, and are hidden in the game's source code, including USS Achernar, USS Acrux, USS Archon, USS Belknap, USS Bellatrix, USS Binar, USS Boston, USS Capella, USS Caspan, USS Decatur, USS Deneb, USS Durret, USS Explorer, USS Helios, USS Homer, USS Lexington, USS Lubien, USS Merrimac, USS Monitor, USS Olympic, USS Daedalus, USS Potemkin, USS Republic, USS Rigel, USS Saratoga, USS Sirius, USS Wasp and USS Yorktown. Possibly, these vessels were intended for some feature of the game that was not completed. For example, none of these ships are coded with registry number graphics like those the included ships possess.

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This article uses material from the "Daedalus class" article on the Memory-beta wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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The Daedalus class was an early class of Starfleet starship. This class was commissioned soon after the formation of the Federation in 2161 and decommissioned in 2196. (TNG: "Power Play")

Starfleet Museum continuity

The Daedalus class was the exploratory version of the Comet-class cruiser in service to the United Earth Space Navy. The lead ship of the Daedalus class entered service a month before the end of the Earth-Romulan War. (Starfleet Museum)

See also
A Daedalus-class ship in drydock
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Daedalus (NX-117) (Star Trek: Poseidon - The Birth of the Federation)


Ships commissioned


Daedalus class starships
Notable ships: Anson - Archon - Benjamin Franklin - Carolina - Columbia - Challenger - Daedalus - Drake - Essex - Frontier - Heisenberg - Horizon - Icarus - Lindbergh - Lovell - Phoenix - Pioneer - Republic - Ulysses - Valiant - Voyager - Wakefield - Westphalen - Yorktown
The Starfleet Museum: Apollo - Arronax - Asimov - Atlantis - Bowman - Buena Vista - Cassini - Clarke - Cochrane - Columbus - Dakota - Diana - Discovery - Dolphin - Endeavour - Gaines - Independence - Jefferson - Johnson - Liberty - Lincoln - Louisiana - Marco Polo - Maury - Mir - Nelson - Proteus - Robinson - Roosevelt - Shenandoah - Soyuz - Spaulding - Sputnik - Tokyo - Torvaldson - Venera - Viking - Zond
Jackill's: Andromeda - Bandi - Barron - Coventry - Gemini - Kawasky - Larsen - Lorenz - McGraw - Melbourne - Mercury - Moscow - Sheffield - Wells
Trekmania: Adelaide - Aegean - Argo - Argyle - Bacchus - Charybdis - Clarence - Constantinople - Constellation - Dionysus - Emerald - European - Gerard - Golden Hind - Intrepid - Kraken - Matriarch - Midway - Millennium - Minos - Minotaur - Mississippi - Neapolitan - New Delhi - Nova - Orpheus - Paramount - Patriarch - Pegasus - Prometheus - Remus - Santiago - Sojourner - Somerset - St. Petersburg - Suffolk - Sussex - Theseus - Urania - Valour - Warrior - Zephyr
See also: Archon - Daedalus - Horizon - Wasp

External links

  • Daedalus class article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.
  • Daedalus class article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.
  • Daedalus-Class Cruisers on the Starfleet Museum
  • Daedalus Class: 2161 - 2196 on Trekmania
  • Home of the Starship Called Daedalus (gives a length of 160 m)
  • Daedalus-class starships on Wm. Robert Johnston's Star Trek archive.
  • Daedalus re-image (a post-Enterprise reimagining of the design)

This article uses material from the "Daedalus class" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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