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The Helios class was a 23rd century Federation starship class, a tug[1] in Starfleet service in the 2250s[2] and 2380s[3] decades. (DSC episode: "Brother", Short Treks episode: "Children of Mars")

Technical data[]

The Helios classes used the same compact primary hull with secondary hull-like extension at the aft end as the Malachowski-class light cruiser, which had a standard crew complement of 200.

An engineering sled was suspended between the nacelle pylons halfway between the ventral hull and the warp nacelles. The design of the nacelle pylons was based on the older Walker-class cruiser, while the nacelles themselves were smaller, shortened versions of their Hoover-class counterparts.

The basic color was two-toned metallic gray. The ship's registry, penned in black, sat atop a half circle of light metallic paint, embedded between sections of darker paint. Two trapezoid blocks were on the extended aft section of the saucer. These were reminiscent of the Miranda-class, and matched the Malachowski hull.

The Helios class was 163.37 meters long. It was fitted with tractor beam emitters powerful enough to tow starships many times its size. For large vessels, a pair of Helios Starfleet tugs could operate in conjunction. (DSC Issue 27: "Starfleet Tug")

Service history[]

The Helios class was in service by the 2250s decade, around the time of the Federation-Klingon War of 2256-2257. (DSC Issue 27: "Starfleet Tug")

In the year 2257, the USS Zimmerman and another Helios-class Starfleet tug held the USS Enterprise in position. The ship had been crippled in a more than a year-long one-year mission to the Pergamum Nebula. The tugs brought the Enterprise to a spacedock for repairs. (DSC episode: "Brother")

At Utopia Planitia in 2385.

Ships of this class were in service in the 2380s decade, together with the 2250s-era Magee-class escort. On First Contact Day, 5 April 2385, a pair of Helios-class tugs and a pair of Magee-class ships were docked together inside a drydock above Mars. On that day, Romulan manipulation led to Synths going on a rampage, destroying the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards and setting Mars's atmosphere ablaze. (Short Treks episode: "Children of Mars")

In the year 2409, the Helios moniker was given to a new class of science vessels, the Helios-class Dyson science destroyer. (STO website: Starfleet Advanced Dyson Science Destroyers)

Known vessels[]

ship name registry ship commissioning disposition
USS Zimmerman NCC-1616[4] 23rd century[4] active (2257)[4]

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Connections[]

Malachowski-class starships
Federation Starfleet
(primary universe)
standard configuration AsimovClarkeCousteauMalachowskiMiyamotoSioux Federation icon image. Seal of Federation Starfleet icon image.
variant configurations Helios-subclass: Zimmerman
Terran Empire Starfleet
(mirror universe)
standard configuration ISS Cooper Terran Empire emblem. icon image.
Starship classes of the Federation Starfleet
subclass groups

Akira (AlitaArmitageThunderchild) • Ambassador (AlaskaNarendraYamaguchi) • Apollo (Akula frigate / light cruiser) • Cardenas (Buran) • Chesapeake (Mongrel) • Cheyenne (DakotaStargazer) • Concorde (Geneva battlecruiserPresidio) • Constellation (Challenger deep space explorer) • Chimera heavy destroyer (Manticore) • Constitution (AchernarBonhomme RichardTikopaiEnterpriseExeterExcaliburVesperKirkCrossfield (Glenn32nd century refit) • Danube (Yellowstone) • Decatur (Dreadnought) • Defiant (GallantIncursionNachthexenSao PauloValiantVigilant escort) • Dervish (GryphonHermes escortMaelstromTempest) • Destiny (NimbusOracleTrident) • Engle (Earhart) • Excelsior (BismarckCurryKirovNew JerseyResolute) • Galaxy (Andromeda (25th century)CelestialEnvoyGalaxy XMonarch cruiserRossVenture cruiserYamato dreadnought) • Hermes scout (CygnusMonoceros) • Inquiry (Avenger battlecruiserArbiter) • Hoover (Edison) • Intrepid (BellerophonCochrane science vesselDiscovery (science vessel)JanewayPathfinderTrailblazerYeager) • Kumari (CharalKhyzon) • Luna (CometPolarisSolTitan) • Magee (Shran (escort)) • Malachowski (Helios (tug)) • Miranda (AntonReliantSoyuz) • Nebula (Magellan) • New Orleans (Lafayette) • Nimitz (Europa) • Norway (Oslo) • Nova (AuroraQuasarRhode Island) • NX (ColumbiaPoseidon) • Oberth (ClarkeGagarin (23rd century)GrissomSagan) • Odyssey (VerityYorktown (cruiser)) • Olympic (HopeHorizon science vessel) • Prometheus (CerberusHephaestusHestiaPhoenix) • Ptolemy (DollondDopplerKeppler) • Remora (Charger) • Saladin (CochiseSiva) • Santa Fe (Newport) • Saber (GladiusRapierUshaan) • Sentinel (EmissaryNomad cruiserVanguard) • Shepard (Gagarin (25th century)) • Solanae (HeliosMontgomeryOmega) • Sovereign (ArchonImperialMajesticNoble cruiserRegent) • Steamrunner (AppalachiaZephyr) • Vesta (AventineRademaker) • Walker (GeorgiouShenzhou ) • Wells (EternalOuroborosVerne)

Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
other named classes

AA classAakennAchillesAdvanceAegianAeolusAerieAkula destroyer / escortAmbassador HardinAndesAndorAndromeda (24th century)AngelouAntaresApacheAquariusArcherArchimedesArk RoyalArielAscendantAtroxAvenger (scout)BabcockBaderBakerBaton RougeBodeBolarusBonaventureBradburyBrentonCaliforniaCanadaCanopusCapellaCastorCentaurCentaurusCeresCestusChallengerChandleyChariotChimerChimera fast frigateChristopherClarke (25th century)Cle DanCochrane transportColumbiaCondor (raider)ContinentContortrixCopernicusCourageDaedalusDauntlessDeckerDefenderDeltaD'KyrDenevaDerfDrexlerDurrettEagleEclipseEdwardEinsteinEisenbergEl Doradofuture EnterpriseEpochEpsilonErewonEternalFederationFenlonFermiFijiFreedomFriendshipFrontierGagarin (24th century)GalenGallantGangesGenevaGenserGracefulGraysonGriffonGuardianGeminiHaleHermes fast cruiserHestonHoganHokule'aHorizon cruiserIcarusIlthirinIndomitableIntrepid (light cruiser)IowaIstanbulIwo JimaClass JJupiterKarekhKeithKethkinKievK'KmarakKolm-AnKorolevLarsonLauroLaweyaLegacyLenthalLexingtonLibertyLokiLoknarLondonMadisonMakinMannMarklinMarsMarshallM'BengaMediterraneanMercedMercury (courier)Mercury (escort)MerianMerian (3060s)MessierMeteorMidwayMissionMissouriMobulaiMoKalMoscowMulciberNarcineNautilusNelsonNiagaraNoble laboratory vesselNomad escortNorthamptonOberonOdinOdysseusOkinawaOppenheimerOrionOsakaOverfieldPaladin battlecruiserPaladin destroyerParliamentPaladin (24th century)PerseusPioneerPhalanxPhantomPhiladelphiaPinnaclePiperPolluxPortsmithPralimPremonitionProximaPyotr VelikiyPyreneesRakotaRanger battlecruiserRanger explorerRanger scoutRenaissanceRickenbackerRigelRochesterRoyal SovereignSagittariusSamsonSaturnSawyerScorpioScryerScyllaSequoiaSevaijenShiKahrSierraSolarSpringfieldSulekSurakSydneyTangentTheophrastusThomas PaineThucydidesThufirTiberiusTiconderogaUniverseTheseusTripperTritiumTyphonTyphoonUkoraUlyssesUralUtahVenture scoutVigilant scoutVoyagerWallenbergWambunduWei-FaWellingtonWilkersonWizardYamatoYorkshireYorktownZodiacunnamed

general type

Defiant pathfinderRaging QueenSun TzuValley ForgeFederation assault shipFederation cargo shipFederation colony shipFederation construction shipFederation cruiserdeep galaxy shipFederation freighterFederation 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 tanker

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