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The Norway-class was a type of Federation starship in service in Starfleet in the late 24th century.





Following the devastating Battle of Wolf 359 in 2367 Starfleet Command undertook an urgent review of starship design. The result was a new generation of starships, including the Norway-class, which had entered service by the early 2370s.

In common with the Sabre, Akira and Defiant-classes developed by the Advanced Starship Design Bureau along side it, the Norway-class featured the latest propulsion, defensive and offensive systems and a revolutionary design intended to lessen the profile of the ships making them a smaller targets. In contrast to the large spaced out design of a Galaxy-class starship, Norway-class vessels were almost flat, featuring a triangular saucer section with two rectangular beams projecting rearward from the top of saucer to which compact nacelle struts supported the warp nacelles. From the side the Norway-class presented a very narrow profile. Its largest surface could be found on the dorsal or ventral sides, which were still compact compared to earlier starship designs. The class also featured an atypically small number of viewing ports on the external hull. (ST reference Fact Files, File 31, Card 24)

Production for the class was based out of the Advanced Starship Design Bureau Integration Section at Spacedock 1, Earth. (DS9 reference: Technical Manual)


Several Norway-class vessels saw combat action against a Borg cube in the Battle of Sector 001 in 2373. At least one of these vessels was lost during the attack. (TNG movie: First Contact; NF short story: "Making a Difference")

The class later saw action in the Dominion War. The Norway vessels' service in the conflict included use as an evacuation craft, with it's five-hundred person evacuation limit often used as accommodation the entire crew complement of another vessel. (ST reference Fact Files, File 31, Card 24)

Known vessels


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Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
By type Federation cargo shipFederation colony shipFederation construction shipFederation galaxy shipFederation mining freighterFederation repair ship


The odf file which gave the specifications for this class for its appearances in the game Legacy listed additional ships of the class: USS Britain, USS Iceland, USS Ireland and USS Scotland. However these listings are coded so that they are hidden from the game, and thus do not actually appear in the final game.

The RPG The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon, published by Last Unicorn Games after they had lost their Star Trek licence listed two other Norway-class starships: USS Herat (NCC-72849) and the USS Trondell (NCC-72963).

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The Norway class was a type of Federation starship in service during the latter half of the 24th century.

The authorized reference work Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual designated this class a medium cruiser, while Ships of the Star Fleet designated this class a frigate and the Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 1: The Ships of Starfleet call it a fast frigate.


Design features

The Norway class is an unusual design. There is no separation between the saucer section and the engineering hull that sits on top of the saucer behind the bridge giving the ship its characteristic hump. The impulse engines are located on the the trailing edge of the saucer, either side of the engineering hull.

The nacelles' connecting arms sweep downwards bringing the the nacelles almost in line with the saucer section. This design gives the ship a much more compact and sleek appearance.

The dorsal leading edge of the saucer is carved out and houses the ship's main deflector.


The Norway-class vessel is designed to operate with a crew of one hundred and ninety. It also has a maximum evacuation capacity of five hundred beings. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)


Norways are equipped with six Type-X phaser arrays. One of the phaser emplacements is located in the same area as the main deflector. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual; Star Trek: First Contact)

The ship is also equipped with two torpedo launchers. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)

Naming schemae

The naming schema for one block of Norway-class starships was derived from cities in the country of Norway, on Earth. (SCE ebook: War Stories, Book One)

The naming schema for another block was apparently derived from the historical names of Terran nation-states in Scandinavia, Central Europe and Eastern Europe and their respective capital cities. (Ships of the Star Fleet, Vol. 2: Patrol Combatants. 2377-78.)

Ships commissioned

Norway-class starships

Canon: Budapest
Other notable ships: Arian - Asgard - Belgium - Covington - Denmark - Fusion - Herat - Luxembourg - Maximus - Norway - Oslo - Prague - Scylla - Sydney - Temperance - Triumph - Trondell - Vaagso - Winston

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