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The Chimera class was a 25th century Federation starship type, a heavy destroyer in Starfleet service since the 2400s decade. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", Shipyard menu)

History and specificationsEdit

Project LotusEdit

The starship development project for what would become the Chimera began at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards at Mars in the year 2405. Named "Project Lotus", it was a top-secret program conceived by Starfleet planners to produce a medium-sized starship maneuverable enough to engage the Klingon bird-of-prey raiders and square with Negh'Var-class battlecruisers. With that function in mind, Project Lotus aimed to design the vessel around the Dynamic Tactical System (DTS), a weapon system for targeting multiple targets at once.

A key contributor to the project was Commander Nog, who joined Project Lotus after completing his tour as chief engineer aboard the USS Enterprise-E. At Utopia Planitia, Nog joined a cadre of Advanced Starship Design Bureau engineers.

The political reason behind Project Lotus was the start of the Federation-Klingon War of 2405-2410. (STO Issue 02: "U.S.S. Chimera NCC-97400")

Initial serviceEdit

The prototype, USS Chimera (NCC-97400) was launched in 2407. Nog received a promotion to captain to become the ship's commanding officer. The Chimera and its sister ships were deployed in the war with the Klingon Empire. Unfortunately, the complexity of constructing a ship around the DTS hindered mass production. (STO Issue 02: "U.S.S. Chimera NCC-97400")

In the year 2409, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers (SCE) had been working on a special new destroyer class starship, designed for high-level combat situations. The project was so secret that access to the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards was restricted for months while the project was completed.

The Chimera-class heavy destroyer was similar to an escort, but had many qualities of light cruisers and science vessels. While in its innate regenerative mode, excess power was transferred to the auxiliary systems and deflector shields. It was equipped with a prototype Dynamic Tactical System (or DTS). This system allowed the Chimera to transform between regenerative mode and tactical mode. In regenerative mode, the tachyon inversion beam was enabled, which could siphon shields from multiple targets. Activating tactical mode transferred additional power to weapons. In tactical mode, the DTS enabled a powerful multi-targeting Lotus, which was capable of piercing multiple targets. However, while in tactical mode, the deflector shields and auxiliary power systems were weakened and the tachyon inversion beam was disabled.

Following the success of the Chimera class, the Manticore-class heavy destroyer was an upgraded version. Due to their modular design, components were interchangeable between Chimera- and Manticore-class starships. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")


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Known vesselsEdit

Chimera-class heavy destroyer starships
UFP seal ChimeraSphinxManticore-subclass: ManticoreNCC-93202 Starfleet Command logo


AppendicesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Starship classes of the Federation Starfleet
subclass groups

Akira (AlitaArmitageThunderchild) • Ambassador (AlaskaYamaguchi) • Apollo (Akula frigate / light cruiser) • Avenger battlecruiser (Arbiter) • Chesapeake (Mongrel) • Cheyenne (DakotaStargazer) • Concorde (Geneva battlecruiserPresidio) • Constellation (Challenger deep space explorer) • Chimera heavy destroyer (Manticore) • Constitution (AchernarBonhomme RichardTikopaiEnterpriseExeterExcaliburVesper) • Danube (Yellowstone) • Decatur (Dreadnought) • Defiant (GallantIncursionSao PauloVigilant escort) • Dervish (GryphonHermes escortMaelstromTempest) • Destiny (NimbusOracleTrident) • Excelsior (BismarckKirovNew JerseyResolute) • Galaxy (Andromeda (25th century)CelestialEnvoyGalaxy XMonarch cruiserVenture cruiserYamato dreadnought) • Hermes scout (CygnusMonoceros) • Intrepid (BellerophonCochrane science vesselDiscovery (Federation)Pathfinder) • Kumari (CharalKhyzon) • Luna (CometPolarisSol) • Miranda (AntonReliantSoyuz) • Nebula (Magellan) • Norway (Oslo) • Nova (AuroraQuasarRhode Island) • NX (ColumbiaPoseidon) • Oberth (Gagarin (23rd century)Sagan) • Olympic (HopeHorizon science vessel) • Prometheus (CerberusHephaestusHestiaPhoenix) • Ptolemy (DollondDopplerKeppler) • Remora (Charger) • Saladin (CochiseSiva) • Santa Fe (Newport) • Saber (GladiusRapierUshaan) • Sentinel (EmissaryNomad cruiserVanguard) • Solanae (HeliosMontgomeryOmega) • Sovereign (ImperialRegentMajesticNoble cruiser) • Steamrunner (Zephyr) • Vesta (AventineRademaker) • Walker (Georgiou) • Wells (Polarity)

UFP seal Starfleet logo 2409
other named classes

AA classAakennAchillesAdvanceAegianAeolusAerieAkula destroyer / escortAmbassador HardinAndesAndorAndromeda (24th century)AntaresApacheAquariusArcherArchimedesArielAscendantAtroxAvenger (scout)BabcockBaderBakerBaton RougeBodeBolarusBonaventureBradburyBrentonCaliforniaCanadaCanopusCapella (23rd century)Capella (24th century)CastorCentaurCentaurusCeresChallengerChandleyChariotChimera fast frigateChristopherCle DanCochrane transportColumbiaContinentContortrixCopernicusCrossfieldDaedalusDauntlessDeckerDefenderDeltaD'KyrDenevaDerfDrexlerDurrettEagleEclipseEdwardEinsteinEl Doradofuture EnterpriseEpochEpsilonErewonEternalFederationFenlonFermiFijiFreedomFrontierGagarin (24th century)GalenGangesGenevaGenserGracefulGraysonGriffonGuardianGeminiHaleHermes fast cruiserHestonHoganHokule'aHooverHorizon cruiserIcarusIlthirinIndomitableIntrepid (light cruiser)IowaIstanbulIwo JimaClass JJupiterKarekhKeithKethkinKievK'KmarakKolm-AnKorolevLarsonLauroLaweyaLegacyLenthalLexingtonLibertyLokiLoknarLondonMadisonMakinMannMarklinMarshallM'BengaMediterraneanMercedMercury (courier)Mercury (escort)MerianMessierMeteorMidwayMissionMissouriMobulaiMoKalMoscowMulciberNachthexen) • NarcineNautilusNelsonNew OrleansNiagaraNoble laboratory vesselNomad escortNorthamptonOberonOdinOdysseusOdysseyOkinawaOppenheimerOrionOsakaOuroborosOverfieldPaladin battlecruiserPaladin destroyerPaladin (24th century)PerseusPioneerPhalanxPhantomPhiladelphiaPinnaclePiperPolluxPortsmithPralimPremonitionProximaPyotr VelikiyPyreneesRakotaRanger battlecruiserRanger explorerRanger scoutRenaissanceRickenbackerRigelRochesterRoyal SovereignSagittariusSamsonSawyerScorpioScryerScyllaSequoiaSevaijenShepardShiKahrSierraSolarSpringfieldSulekSurakSydneyTangentTempestTheophrastusThomas PaineThucydidesThufirTiberiusTiconderogaTheseusTripperTritiumTyphonTyphoonUkoraUlyssesUralUtahVenture scoutVigilant scoutVoyagerWallenbergWambunduWilkersonWei-FaWellingtonYamatoYorkshireYorktownZodiacunnamed

general type

Defiant pathfinderHuronRaging QueenSun TzuValley ForgeFederation assault shipFederation cargo shipFederation colony shipFederation construction shipFederation cruiserdeep galaxy shipFederation frigateFederation galaxy shipFederation holoshipFederation heavy cruiser (2380s heavy cruiser) • Federation light cruiser (Constitution-variant light cruiserIntrepid-variant light cruiser) • Federation medium cruiser (Excelsior-variant medium cruiser) • Federation mining freighterFederation repair shipStarfleet tanker2390s capital ship of the line

BackgroundEdit

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Wiki
  • What would become the Chimera was submitted to Cryptic Studios by Jason "Vektor" Lee for the USS Enterprise-F fan design contest. Lee named the design Magellanic class. Cryptic Studios incorporated the ship for the heavy destroyer, a new type of ship and reward for Lifetime Subscription players.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 STO video game: Star Trek Online's Foundry.
  2. STO Issue 02: "U.S.S. Chimera NCC-97400"

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