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U.S.S. RELIANT NCC-1864

MIRANDA-CLASS STARSHIP


The Miranda-class Starship Development Project began in 2268. The Miranda-class project was developed to fill Starfleet's need for a mid-sized starship with science and research as its primary missions. The ship design borrows from the Soyuz-class and the saucer and warp nacelles are derived from the Constitution refit project. The Miranda-class features a standard saucer section, but has no secondary or engineering hull. The ship was designed to be built more quickly and easily than the current flagship at that time, the Constitution-class starship. The Miranda-class starships continued service for many years, into the 24th century.

The prototype starship U.S.S. Miranda NCC-1801 was commissioned in 2277 at Earth McKinley Station. The first production starship, the U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864, followed later that year, commanded by Captain Clark Terrell. Other Miranda-class starships include the U.S.S. Brattain NCC-21166 and the U.S.S. Lantree NCC-1837.

There are different versions of the Miranda-class, some include the original weapons/sensor module "rollbar" as seen on the U.S.S. Reliant, while others do not, such as the U.S.S. Saratoga NCC-31911.

In 2285, while cataloging planets for the Genesis project, the U.S.S. Reliant was commandeered by Khan Singh at Ceti Alpha V. The ship was destroyed by Captain James Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise in the Mutara Nebula.
SPECIFICATIONS
NAME/REGISTRYU.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864
CLASSIFICATIONMiranda-Class Science Vessel
YEAR COMMISSIONED2277
LENGTH237 M
WIDTH142 M
HEIGHT62 M
WEIGHT539,000 MT
DECKS12
CREW COMPLIMENT240
PRIMARY PROPULSIONMatter/Antimatter Reactor (warp core)
SECONDARY PROPULSION2 Deuterium Fusion Drive motors (impulse engines)
WARP FACTOR6.0 (Cruise Velocity); 9.6 (12 hours); 9.8 (Max)
ARMAMENT 4 Type-VII Phaser Arrays (5.1 MW); 2 Pulse Phaser Cannons; 3 Mark-VIII and Mark-IX Photon Torpedo Launchers
COMPUTER COREPrimary computer cores. Isolinear optical circuits
AUXILIARY CRAFT4 shuttlecraft + 1 shuttlepod
NOTABLE MIRANDA-CLASS STARSHIPS
REGISTRYDESIGNATIONCMD. OFFICERNOTES
NCC-1801U.S.S. MirandaClass prototype
NCC-1837U.S.S. LantreeCapt. Isao TelakaContaminated with bio-virus, destroyed in 2365 ("Unnatural Selection")
NCC-1864U.S.S. ReliantCapt. Clark TerrellDestroyed by Khan in 2285 ("Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan")
NCC-21166U.S.S. BrattainCapt. Chantal ZahevaTrapped in a Tyken's rift; Crew died from dream deprivation ("Night Terrors")
NCC-21382U.S.S. TiananmenPart of Picard's Romulan Blockade 2367-2368 ("Redemption, Part II")
NCC-31860U.S.S. MajesticDestroyed during Dominion War in 2374 ("A Time to Stand")
NCC-31911U.S.S. SaratogaCapt. Martin JedlickaDestroyed by Borg at Wolf 359 in 2367 ("The Best of Both Worlds II", "Emissary")