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The Norway-class was a 24th century Federation starship type, a medium cruiser[1] in Starfleet service from the late 2360s[2] to the 2380s[6] decade. (TNG movie & novelization: Star Trek: First Contact, DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)

History[]

Development[]

Following the devastating Battle of Wolf 359 in 2367 Starfleet Command undertook an urgent review of starship design. The result was a new generation of starships, including the Norway-class, which had entered service in 2369.[2]

In common with the Sabre-, Akira- and Defiant-classes developed by the Advanced Starship Design Bureau along side it, the Norway-class featured the latest propulsion, defensive and offensive systems and a revolutionary design intended to lessen the profile of the ships making them a smaller targets. In contrast to the large spaced out design of a Galaxy-class starship, Norway-class vessels were almost flat, featuring a triangular primary hull with two rectangular beams projecting rearward from the top of saucer to which compact nacelle pylons supported the warp nacelles. From the side the Norway-class presented a very narrow profile. Its largest surface could be found on the dorsal or ventral sides, which were still compact compared to earlier starship designs. The class also featured an atypically small number of viewing ports on the external hull. (ST reference: Fact Files: File 31, Card 24; The Official Starships Collection Issue 61: "Norway class")

The Norway's small engineering hull was located atop the primary hull, and comprised the uppermost decks of the ship, directly behind the bridge and above the two rear-facing shuttlebays. A compact but powerful warp core enabled a top speed of warp 9.7.

Defensive and tactical systems included a navigational deflector below the bridge, deflector shields, two fore and aft-mounted photon torpedo launchers, and six to nine phaser arrays (six dorsal, three ventral) of which six were of type-X (two of this type were mounted on the dorsal trailing edge of the engineering hull catamaran).

Production for the class was based out of the Advanced Starship Design Bureau Integration Section at Spacedock 1, Earth. (DS9 reference: Technical Manual; The Official Starships Collection Issue 61: "Norway class")

Norway-class starships have large shuttlebays that can house short and long range shuttlecraft, shuttlepods, work bees, support modules, maintenance platforms, and Danube-class runabouts. (DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: The Dominion: Olympus Descending)

Service[]

At the Battle of Sector 001.

At least four Norway-class vessels saw combat action against a Borg cube in the Battle of Sector 001 in the year 2373. At least one of these vessels was lost during the attack. (TNG movie: First Contact; DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Lesser Evil; NF short story: "Making a Difference"; The Official Starships Collection Issue 61: "Norway class")

The class later saw action in the Dominion War. The Norway vessels' service in the conflict included use as an evacuation craft, with its five-hundred person evacuation limit often used as accommodation the entire crew complement of another vessel. (ST reference: Fact Files: File 31, Card 24)

At least one Norway-class starship was stationed at Starbase 375 during the Dominion War in 2374. (The Official Starships Collection Issue 61: "Norway class")

The Budapest.

The class remained in service in the 2380s, with the USS Mjolnir patrolling the Federation border in the Helaspont sector in 2385. (DS9 novel: Sacraments of Fire)

The development of a successor class began in 2390. In 2393, the USS Oslo was launched. It was the prototype of the Oslo-class heavy escort. Thanks to the Starship Modernization Program, it's hull was modular, allowing components to be swapped out with the Norway-classes sister ships Akira- and Zephyr-class. (STO website: Ships of the Line (website), STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")

Known vessels[]

Norway-class starships
standard medium cruiser configuration AlbanyAndersonArianBelairBergenBodøBudapestDenmarkEndeavorLillehammerLuxembourgMjolnirNarvikNorwayOsloPolarisPragueSagittariusStavangerTriumphTromsøTrondheim Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
destroyer configuration AliyahAssawariDe RuyterDefenceGlorieGrotonIowaKortenauerMedinaMekoMichiganMikasaMissouriNakenNorth CarolinaNorwayOlympiaPervenetzPiorunVosperWarspite
other variant configurations Oslo-subclass: Oslo


Appendices[]

Connections[]

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

Background[]

Apocrypha[]

The odf file which gave the specifications for this class for its appearances in the game Legacy listed additional ships of the class: USS Britain, USS Iceland, USS Ireland and USS Scotland. However these listings are coded so that they are hidden from the game, and thus do not actually appear in the final game.

The ebook The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon, published by Last Unicorn Games after they had lost their Star Trek licence listed two other Norway-class starships: USS Herat (NCC-72849) and the USS Trondell (NCC-72963).

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