Deck ListingUSS Armstrong A – (A work in progress, will be editing to make it work for the Armstrong A specifically)
From stem to stern, the Intrepid class is one of the most advanced starships in Starfleet. The class employs a new warp core, variable geometry warp nacelles, and was the first to field both bio-neural gelpaks and the Emergency Medical Hologram system.
Nearly three-hundred-fifty meters long, the Intrepid class is built sleek and long, sporting the fastest top speed on record for a Starfleet vessel with the exception of the new Sovereign class and the ground-breaking Prometheus class in field trials currently. The tilting, wing-like nacelles can shift microns in their positions, emitting minutely adjustable warp fields that are more efficient and safer when traveling in subspace. This, combined with new verterion manufacturing and the APD-01 Warp Core, makes it’s propulsion systems super-advanced.
The class serves multiple functions based on its load out, as well as size. An Intrepid could be seen on patrol or escort duty as easily as long-range exploration or survey. State of the art computers give it unprecedented storage capacity, access speed, and rigor conditioning. This, combined with a wide array of sensors covering a large amount of the exposed surface, makes the Intrepid class a premier ship of the line for Starfleet’s scientific endeavors.
Fast, agile, and well armed, these science ships are among the more capable multi-role platforms when faced with combat situations. Advanced shielding and Type-X phaser arrays equip it admirably, with several representatives of the class serving during the Dominion War with amazing success.
Perhaps the most visible example of the superior nature of the Intrepid class is one of its first members. Third of it’s class, the USS Voyager made it across the Delta Quadrant aided by it’s own technology to a huge degree. The data returned by its crew has placed it permanently in the pantheon of most effective ship classes in Starfleet history.
USS Armstrong (original) – The Saber Class starship entered service in 2358 with the purpose to replace the out-dated Oberth class science/scout ships, as well as to fill the role of an escort/police vessel for the internal security of the Federation. She was envisioned as an extension of the Steamrunner class light cruiser, so that, when working in tandem, the two classes would complement and support each other. With limited facilities, long-term missions were generally outside of its design, but for internal Federation missions, or specific deep space objectives, the Saber proved to be a very capable ship.
Small, fast, highly maneuverable, and well armed, the Saber has also proven its worth as a defensive vessel. Many ships of this class were involved in the defense of Sol during the Second Borg Incursion, as well as being involved in the conflict against the Cardassian/Dominion alliance. While not specifically a warship, the Saber held its own and showed itself to be a valuable asset for Starfleet and the Federation.
In 2370, it was decided to give the SCE four newly-launched Saber-class ships -- USS da Vinci, USS Khwarizmi, USS Musgrave, and USS T'Pora. In 2382, one more Saber was assigned to the SCE, the USS Armstrong. Renovations were done to accommodate the specialty field, including increasing her crew size from around 40 to around 60.