- For other uses, see Intrepid.
In the Kelvin timeline, the Intrepid class was a 23rd century Federation starship type, a battleship based on the hull of the 2230s-era Einstein-class surveyor, in Starfleet service by the 2260s decade. (ST video game: Fleet Command)
Service history and specifications
United Earth's Intrepid-class was intended as a backup, in case the Warp 5 engine program had been a failure, and the NX-class components needed to be re-purposed. But after Enterprise's success, Starfleet saw no reason to let their work go to waste, so the class's lead ship, SS Intrepid, had been commissioned by the year 2153 under the command of Captain Carlos Ramirez.
This version of the Intrepid in service as a light cruiser following the formation of the Federation in 2161. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures; ENT episode & novelization: The Expanse)
By 2262, the modern Intrepid-class hull shared the same basic components and design language of the Einstein class, active in the 2230s. Unlike the Einstein, the Intrepid featured a "half-saucer", attached to a central hull that flared into a pair of upward-angled pylons. A shuttlebay was located at the aft end of the diminutive secondary hull. (ST video game: Fleet Command)
The nacelle pylons held one warp nacelle each, with additional impulse engines at their end. The nacelle design and half-saucer matched those components on the larger Newton-class battleship. Like the Newton, the primary impulse engine was located at the aft end of the battleship. On the Intrepid it sat below the shuttlebay's clamshell doors, however.
The primary impulse engines, glowing red, were attached at the bag of the circular module in the center of the saucer, underneath the bridge. Additional, white-blue impulse engines sat at the end of the warp nacelles. The Intrepid was armed with phaser banks and photon torpedo launchers. While its maximum speed was warp 8, its default cruising speed topped at warp 3.1 and could be upgraded. (ST video game: Fleet Command)
From 2262 to 2263, the USS Intrepid and other vessels of its class helped patrol Federation members and star systems, and participated in conflicts and missions in the disputed Neutral Zone. (ST video game: Fleet Command)
|Starfleet starship classes |
|Federation Starfleet||Aegis • Antares • Arbiter • Armstrong • Constitution • Defender • Dreadnought • Einstein • Freedom • Guardian • Heisenberg-type • Hermes • Interceptor • Intrepid • Loknar • Mayflower • Newton • neutronic fuel carrier • NX • Realta • Saladin • Salcombe-type • Turas|
|Constitution (mirror) (Constitution (Kelvin timeline) • Enterprise (Kelvin timeline))|