- For other uses, see Friendship.
History and specifications
This ship class consisted of three detached components: a saucer section, and a pair of warp nacelles, several hundred meters long. The nacelles were flat and wide at the front end, and narrowed down to a point at their aft end. (DSC episode: "Die Trying")
The saucer did not form a complete ring, and it included a keyhole-shaped negative space in its center. The outer cut-off points at the aft held facted, blue-gleaming impulse engines. (DSC episode: "Die Trying")
In 3069 at least four ships of this class operated in the sensor range of the unnamed Federation relay station when the Burn occurred and destroyed all starships with an active warp core across the galaxy by destabilizing their dilithium. When the ships' dilithium crystals went inert, matter/antimatter containment failed, and the vessels detonated instantaneously.
In the year 3188, acting communications chief Aditya Sahil shared his station's sensor logs with Commander Michael Burnham. These included graphics of the Starfleet ship locations and a visualization of their destruction when the Burn was triggered. Burnham reported these findings in a transmission to her ship, the time-displaced USS Discovery on stardate 865211.3. (DSC episode: "People of Earth")
- USS Thant (NCC-325005)
- USS Yang (NCC-321616)
- USS Yousafzai (NCC-325010)
- unnamed Friendship-class starships