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A size class is a numerical scale for rating the relative sizes and capabilities of ships. Two different size class ratings have been created for licensed Star Trek works.


FASA's scale comes from its RPG's Ship Construction Manual, and rates ships in terms of their mass in metric tons. It is merely an indicator of size/mass. Combat Efficiency was a separate rating to compare relative combat strengths.

  • Class: Mass (mt)
    • I: 0-5
    • II: 5-15
    • III: 15-25
    • IV: 25-40
    • V: 40-60
    • VI: 60-80
    • VII: 80-100
    • VIII: 100-120
    • IX: 120-140
    • X: 140-160
    • XI: 160-180
    • XII: 180-210
    • XIII: 210-240
    • XIV: 240-300
    • XV: 300-350
    • XVI: 350-400
    • XVII: 400-450
    • XVIII: 450-500
    • XIX: 500-600
    • XX: 600-700

DS9 video game: Dominion Wars

The Dominion Wars computer game used a much simpler scale, from Class-1 to Class-5, which was much more specialized towards particular combat vessels:

Starship classification
By type argosy • assault shipattack cruiserattack fighterbattle cruiserbattleshipbird-of-preycargo transportcarriercolony ship • combat support tender • construction ship • corsair • corvettecouriercruisercutterdestroyerdreadnoughtescortexplorer • fast attack ship • fast cruiser • freighterfrigatefuel transport • gunboat • heavy cruiser • heavy escort • hospital shipliaison cutterlight cruiser • light frigate • medical frigate • mining freighter • monitor • passenger liner • patrol cruiser • personnel carrier • prison barge • repair tender • research vessel • research cruiser • runaboutscoutstrike cruiser • super carrier • surveyortanker • tender • timeshiptransport • troop transport • tugwarbirdwarpshuttle

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Starship classification is a system various militaries use to group vessels according to their design specifications. This is usually done by using the starships primary mission profile. The exact terms vary depending on the entity applying them. For example, the Federation Starfleet uses terms such as explorer and escort when referring to its starships, often shying away from more militaristic terms (as favoured by powers such as the Klingons and Romulans) such as warship, battle cruiser and dreadnought. (LUG RPG: Spacedock: The Advanced Starship and Construction Manual)

Starship classifications

starship classification
armed courierarmed scoutassault cruiserassault gunshipassault shipattack cruiserattack fighterattack frigateauxiliary craftbattle cruiserbattleshipbird-of-preyborder cuttercargo transportcarrierclippercolony shipcombat support tendercommand cruiserconstruction shipcorsaircorvettecouriercruisercutterdestroyerdestroyer escortdreadnoughtdropshipescortespionage shipexploratory cruiserexplorerfar courierfar scoutfar starbirdfast attack shipfast cruiserfast frigatefreighterfrigatefuel transportgeneration shipgunboatgunshipheavy courierheavy cruiserheavy destroyerheavy escortheavy explorerheavy frigateheavy gunshipheavy scoutheavy starbirdheavy warbirdheavy warshiphospital shipincursion frigateincursion cruiserinterceptorlight cruiserlight escortlight explorerlight frigatelight starbirdlight warbirdlong range tactical cruisermedium cruisermonitorpassenger linerpatrol shipperimeter action shippersonnel carrierpicket shipprison shipproberaiderrepair tenderresearch vesselresearch cruiserrunaboutscience vesselscoutshuttlecraftshuttlepodsleeper shipspace control shipstarbirdstarlinerstarshipstrategic frigatestrategic heavy cruiserstrike frigatestrike cruiserstrike warbirdstrike warshipsublight gunshipsuper carriersuperscoutsurveyorswift bird-of-preyswift courierswift cruiserswift frigateswift warbirdtactical cruisertactical frigatetankertendertimeshiptransporttugwarbirdwarship

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