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This frigate class is named for New Orleans, an Earth city.

The class entered service in the mid 24th century and remained in service until the end of the century at least.

The New Orleans vessels crewed 500 officers and crew, with room for up to 1,600 passengers. Additionally, the New Orleans could carry 4,200 persons in an evacuation situation. The vessels measured 340 meters in length. The New Orleans-class had four standard personnel transporters, four emergency transporter stages and four cargo transporters. These vessels were equipped with standard control computer, tractor beam, sensor and deflector shields.

The New Orleans used warp engines rated to cruise at warp factor 5 and max out at warp factor 9, with an upper maximum of warp 9.3 sustainable for 12 hours. The New Orleans impulse engines were rated for nominal .75c and maximum .9c travel. The New Orleans weapons had Type IX phaser emitter, with forward, aft, port and starboard firing arcs. The vessels had 3 photon torpedo launcher pods on top of the saucer with forward, aft, port and starboard firing arcs.


Affiliation: Federation of Planets

Ship Type: Frigate

Class: New Orleans

Manufacturer: San Francisco Fleet Yards, Copernicus Fleet Yards, Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, 40 Eridani-A Starfleet Construction Yards, Starbase 134 Integration Facility, Beta Antares Fleet Yard

Crew: 500 plus upto 1600 passengers

Passengers: maximum of 4200 in emergencies


Notable Ships of Class:


NCC 572952 USS Rutledge - Active

NCC 631022 USS Renegade - Active

NCC 654912 USS Kyushu - Destroyed

NCC 655302 USS Thomas Paine - Active


MDC BY LOCATION:


Saucer Section - 33,000

(1B) Bridge - 2,200

(1) Engineering Section - 27,000

Equipment Pods (3) - 9,000 ea

(2) Main Sensor/Communications Array - 3,400

Lateral Sensor Arrays (70) - 500 ea

(3) Main Hanger - 8,000

(4) Warp Nacelles (2) - 17,000 ea

(4) Impulse Engine (2) - 2,400 ea

Small Guidance thrusters (many) - 120 ea

Small Airlocks/Access Hatches(many) - 65 ea

Large Airlocks (4) - 200 ea

Outer Hull (per 40 ft area) - 100

Interior walls (per 20 ft area) - 30

Type IX/200 Phaser Arrays (2) - 2,000 ea

Type IX/80 Phaser Arrays (1) - 800

Type IX/40 Phaser Arrays (2) - 400 ea

Photon Torpedo Launchers (3) - 600 ea

(5) Shields - 12,000 per side (72,000 total)

AR - 14

Armour - Stops up to and including Type V Phasers and Mk IV Disruptors.


NOTES:


1 - Depleting the MDC of the Engineering Section will put the ship out of commission. All internal systems will shut down, including life support and internal gravity.

1B - Destroying the Bridge will automatically switch control to main engineering in the engineering section. Once control is established in engineering the efficiency of the vessel will only be affected as follows: -5 to all combat rolls and attacks per melee are halved.

2 - Destroying the main sensors will deprive the ship of all forms of long range communications, radar and targeting. The range and targeting capabilities of the secondary systems are equal to that of a shuttlecraft at best. The ship can still operate, but is at -3 on initiative, -3 to strike, and number of attacks per melee of the weapon systems are reduced by half.

3 - Destroying the main hanger, the ship will not be able to deploy any craft until it is repaired. Under normal operations the carrier can launch or recover up to 3 shuttles per melee.

4 - Depleting the MDC of the the warp nacelles will force the ship to rely on its Impulse engines. Depleting the MDC of the Impulse engines will leave the ship adrift in space with very minimal movement allowed by its guidance thrusters. If in an atmosphere, the ship will crash.

5 - Shields regenerate at mdc per melee. Only if a generator is damaged will the ability for shields to regenerate be hampered


SPEEDS:


Speed - Realspace: mach 6 full impulse accleration

Warpdrive: Cruise Warp 5 (0.02 Light years per hour), Maximum Cruise Warp 9 (0.173 Light years per hour), Maximum Warp 9.3 (0.194 Light years per hour) for 12 hours.

Maximum Range: 2 years of constant deployment


STATISTICAL DATA:
New orleans 2


Length: 340m

Height: 75m

Width: 246m

Weight: 1,100,000 tons


WEAPON SYSTEMS:


WEAPON: Type IX/200 Phaser Arrays (2, saucer section, 1 dorsal, 1 ventral)

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Anti-Ship

SECONDARY PURPOSE: Assault

RANGE - 300,000km maximum

DAMAGE: 4d4x100 per blast

RATE OF FIRE: single fire or gatling gun burst rules equal to gunner's attacks

PAYLOAD: Unlimited

BONUSES: +3 to strike


WEAPON: Type IX/80 Phaser Array (1 dorsal rear)

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Anti-Ship

SECONDARY PURPOSE: Assault

RANGE - 300,000km maximum

DAMAGE: 1d6x100 per blast

RATE OF FIRE: single fire or gatling gun burst rules equal to gunner's attacks

PAYLOAD: Unlimited

BONUSES: +3 to strike


WEAPON: Type IX/40 Phaser Array (2, engineering section, ventral)

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Anti-Ship

SECONDARY PURPOSE: Assault

RANGE - 300,000km maximum

DAMAGE: 6d6x10 per blast

RATE OF FIRE: single fire or gatling gun burst rules equal to gunner's attacks

PAYLOAD: Unlimited

BONUSES: + to strike


WEAPON: Photon Torpedo Launchers (3, 2 forward, 1 rear)

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Anti-Ship

SECONDARY PURPOSE: Assault

RANGE - 750,000km maximum (Unless fired at warp speeds then range is much greater, being upwards of3,500,000km maximum)

DAMAGE: 6d6x100 per torpedo

RATE OF FIRE: single fire or 2 volleys of up to 6 torpedoes per melee (torpedoes can be target at up to 6 different targets with each volley if desired)

PAYLOAD: 90 torpedoes total on board

BONUSES: +3 to strike sngle fire, +1 to strike in volley fire


SYSTEMS OF NOTE:


COMMUNICATIONS: Subspace communications network has a direct range of 20 light years but can be boosted to near unlimited via subspace network booster relay stations.

LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS: Can support full complement for several years.

LONG RANGE SENSOR SYSTEMS: Calibrated for use while travelling in interstellar space. High Resolution setting has a range of 5 light years. Low to Mid Resoltuion has a range of 17 light years. Systems included; Wide angle active EM scanner, Narrow angle active EM scanner, 2.0m diameter gamma ray telescope, Variable frequency EM flux sensor, Lifeform analysis instrument cluster, Parametric subspace field stress sensor, Gravimetric distortion scanner, Passive neutrino imaging scanner and Thermal imaging array. Gives a +12% bonus to Sensor Skill Rolls in High Resolution mode and a +5% bonus to sensor skill rolls in low Low to Mid Resolution mode.

SHORT RANGE SENSOR SYSTEMS: Calibrated for use while in a star system. Range is several million kilometers. Systems included are the same as those used by the Long Range Sensor Systems. Gives same bonuses as the Long Range Sensor Systems.

NAVIGATIONAL SENSOR SYSTEMS: Focused through the Long or Short Range Sensor Systems depending on the ships current location and mission. Systems included; Quasar telescope, Wide angle IR source tracker, narrow angle IR/UV/Gamma Ray imager, Passive subspacemultibeacon receiver, Stellar graviton detectors, High energy charged particle detectors, Galactic plasma wave cartographic processor, Federation timebase beacon receiver and Stellar pair coordinate imager. Gives a +10% bonus to sensor skill rolls.

LATERAL SENSOR ARRAYS: Have a range of several hundred thousand kilometers. Systems included ; Wide angle EM radiation imaging scanner, Quark population analysis counter, Z-range particulate spectrometry sensor, High energy proton spectrometry cluster, Gravimetric distortion mapping scanner, Steerable lifeform analysis instrument cluster, Active magnetic interferometry scanner, Low frequency EM flux sensor, Localized subspace fields stress sensor, Parametric subspace field dtress sensor, Hydrogen filter subspace flux sensor, Linear calibration subspace flux sensor, Variable band optical imaging cluster, Virtual aperture graviton flux spectrometer, High resolution graviton flux spectrometer, Very low energy graviton spin polarimeter, Passive imaging gamma interferometry sensor, Low level ther15l imagin sensor, Fixed angle gamma frequency counter and VIrtual particle mapping camera. Gives a bonus of +12% to sensor skill rolls.


COMBAT BONUSES:


+2 to dodge vs other capital ships

-5 dodge attacks from starfighters etc


Craft COMPLEMENT (STANDARD):


Shuttlecraft - 8 Shuttlecraft, 4 Shuttlepods

Auxiliary Craft - Several Workpods and Large EVA Suits


REFERENCES USED IN THIS DESIGN


Star Trek Encyclopedia

DITL - Daystrom Institute Technical Library

Spacedock Starship Recognition Manual Volume 1 The Ships of Starfleet Star Trek The Expanded Universe

Memory Alpha

Memory Beta

Memory Gamma

Memory Omega

STO Gaming Online

Ex Astris Scientia

Advanced Starship Design Bureau

Starbase 400

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