- For other uses, see Hoover.
History and specifications
The ship's spaceframe consisted of a round saucer section and an engineering hull attached beneath it. The saucer's base was round and accentuated with additional details. The rear of the saucer tapered into an expansion. While a circular section underneath the saucer was recessed, its dorsal counterpart was raised. On top of that sat the bridge. Another raised section extended from their to the end of the tapered saucer, and compartments on either side flanked the rear of the saucer's dorsal bulge. These two sections appeared to hold large, forward-facing hangar doors.
The engineering hull's shape was reminiscent of the Baton Rouge-class secondary hull. The overall boxy section hung below the saucer, with broad, flat nacelle pylons extending from either side, holding equally boxy warp nacelles.
The total length of the ship, determined by the length of the extensive saucer section, was 356.3 meters.
The ship's name and registry number were written in white, and decorated the front of the saucer between dorsal bulge and forward edge. The name, sans registry number, also appeared on the ventral counterpart on the saucer. (Shipyards reference: Starfleet Ships 2151 - 2293)
Systems and armaments
On stardate 1207.3 (May 11, 2256), the USS Edison and USS Dana participated in the Battle of the Binary Stars between Starfleet and a Klingon fleet, led by the fanatic T'Kuvma. (DSC episode: "Battle at the Binary Stars")
With the return of J'Ula and the House of Mo'Kai in 2410, the Eisdon and Dana appeared in a holographic simulation of the Battle at the Binary Stars made for Alpha Quadrant Alliance to prepare them for battling 2250s-era Klingons, albeit as Walker and Nimitz-class vessels. (STO - Age of Discovery mission: "Task Force Operations: Battle of the Binary Stars")
|ship name||registry||ship commissioning||disposition|
|USS Dana||NCC-1690||destroyed (2256)|
|USS De Milo||active (2257)|
|USS Edison||NCC-1683||destroyed (2256)|
|USS Hoover||destroyed (2256)|
- The Hoover-class was designed and named by John Eaves. He confirmed the class designation online at Facebook after the USS Edison was featured at StarTrek.com.
- The class might be named for the Human aircraft pilot Bob Hoover, an American male. (DISCOVERY’s ‘Battle of the Binary Stars’ Armada Identified article by Ken Reilly at TrekCore.com.