Richardson Class

Created by Captain Alexander Gunning on Sun Jan 2nd, 2011 @ 4:29pm

Of the five Richardson class courier assigned to Starbase 332, the USS Verey will be used as the primary vessel assigned to high speed courier work beyond SB332.

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There are five Richardson Class Couriers assigned to Starbase 332. They were all built in the same batch at Proxima Fleet Yards.

  • USS Quintero- NCC 88641
  • USS Brod- NCC 88642
  • USS Miller- NCC 88643
  • USS Keates- NCC 88644
  • USS Shakespeare - NCC 88645


    Expected Duration: 20 years
    Time Between Resupply: 1 years
    Time Between Refit: 5 years

    Officers: 2
    Enlisted Crew: 5
    Marines: 0
    Passengers: 5
    Maximum (Evacuation) Capacity: 20

    Cruising Velocity: Warp 7
    Maximum Velocity: Warp 9.5
    Emergency Velocity: Warp 9.995 (for 8 hours)

    Length: 30 metres
    Width: 30 metres
    Height: 8 metres
    Decks: 1
    Defensive Systems
    Structural Integrity Field
    Personal Environmental Protection Suits
    EVA Suit: 12
    Shielding Systems
    Light Shielding System

    When one first sees one of these ships, one quickly thinks of a skateboard with rockets strapped onto the sides. This analogy isn't far from the truth. With the lagging behind of starfleet intelligence to the other major powers of the quadrant, notably the Obsidian Order, The Tal Shi'ar, and even the 8472, and the recent insecurity of even the most advanced encryption technologies, the need was found to investigate other means of conveying messages from one point to another.

    Used by Starfleet Intelligence and the diplomatic corp expressed interest in a small, but fast ship that would be easy to produce and able to fulfill the neccessary role of courier in the fleet. The ship class was named for William H. Russell, the primary founding member of Earth's Pony Express. The Richardson is not much for amenities, the majority of the interior of the vessel is devoted to the horizontally mounted core and fuel storage. There are 5 sleeping bunks and those aboard the ship must sleep in shifts. The ship has one standard replicator.