The Norway-class was a type of Federation starship in service in Starfleet in the late 24th century.

History[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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 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)

Known vessels[edit | edit source]

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


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Connections[edit | edit source]

Starship classes of the Federation Starfleet
subclass groups

Akira (AlitaArmitageThunderchild) • Ambassador (AlaskaYamaguchi) • Apollo (Akula frigate / light cruiser) • Chesapeake (Mongrel) • Cheyenne (DakotaStargazer) • Concorde (Geneva battlecruiserPresidio) • Constellation (Challenger deep space explorer) • Chimera heavy destroyer (Manticore) • Constitution (AchernarBonhomme RichardTikopaiEnterpriseExeterExcaliburVesper) • Danube (Yellowstone) • Decatur (Dreadnought) • Defiant (GallantIncursionSao PauloVigilant escort) • Dervish (GryphonHermes escortMaelstromTempest) • Destiny (NimbusOracleTrident) • Excelsior (BismarckKirovNew JerseyResolute) • Galaxy (Andromeda (25th century)CelestialEnvoyGalaxy XMonarch cruiserVenture cruiserYamato dreadnought) • Hermes scout (CygnusMonoceros) • Inquiry (Avenger battlecruiserArbiter) • Intrepid (BellerophonCochrane science vesselDiscovery (Federation)Pathfinder) • Kumari (CharalKhyzon) • Luna (CometPolarisSol) • Miranda (AntonReliantSoyuz) • Nebula (Magellan) • Norway (Oslo) • Nova (AuroraQuasarRhode Island) • NX (ColumbiaPoseidon) • Oberth (Gagarin (23rd century)Sagan) • Olympic (HopeHorizon science vessel) • Prometheus (CerberusHephaestusHestiaPhoenix) • Ptolemy (DollondDopplerKeppler) • Remora (Charger) • Saladin (CochiseSiva) • Santa Fe (Newport) • Saber (GladiusRapierUshaan) • Sentinel (EmissaryNomad cruiserVanguard) • Solanae (HeliosMontgomeryOmega) • Sovereign (ImperialRegentMajesticNoble cruiser) • Steamrunner (Zephyr) • Vesta (AventineRademaker) • Walker (Georgiou) • Wells (Polarity)

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

AA classAakennAchillesAdvanceAegianAeolusAerieAkula destroyer / escortAmbassador HardinAndesAndorAndromeda (24th century)AntaresApacheAquariusArcherArchimedesArielAscendantAtroxAvenger (scout)BabcockBaderBakerBaton RougeBodeBolarusBonaventureBradburyBrentonCaliforniaCanadaCanopusCapella (23rd century)Capella (24th century)CastorCentaurCentaurusCeresChallengerChandleyChariotChimera fast frigateChristopherCle DanCochrane transportColumbiaContinentContortrixCopernicusCrossfieldDaedalusDauntlessDeckerDefenderDeltaD'KyrDenevaDerfDrexlerDurrettEagleEclipseEdwardEinsteinEl Doradofuture EnterpriseEpochEpsilonErewonEternalFederationFenlonFermiFijiFreedomFrontierGagarin (24th century)GalenGangesGenevaGenserGracefulGraysonGriffonGuardianGeminiHaleHermes fast cruiserHestonHoganHokule'aHooverHorizon cruiserIcarusIlthirinIndomitableIntrepid (light cruiser)IowaIstanbulIwo JimaClass JJupiterKarekhKeithKethkinKievK'KmarakKolm-AnKorolevLarsonLauroLaweyaLegacyLenthalLexingtonLibertyLokiLoknarLondonMadisonMakinMannMarklinMarshallM'BengaMediterraneanMercedMercury (courier)Mercury (escort)MerianMessierMeteorMidwayMissionMissouriMobulaiMoKalMoscowMulciberNachthexenNarcineNautilusNelsonNew OrleansNiagaraNoble laboratory vesselNomad escortNorthamptonOberonOdinOdysseusOdysseyOkinawaOppenheimerOrionOsakaOuroborosOverfieldPaladin battlecruiserPaladin destroyerPaladin (24th century)PerseusPioneerPhalanxPhantomPhiladelphiaPinnaclePiperPolluxPortsmithPralimPremonitionProximaPyotr VelikiyPyreneesRakotaRanger battlecruiserRanger explorerRanger scoutRenaissanceRickenbackerRigelRochesterRoyal SovereignSagittariusSamsonSawyerScorpioScryerScyllaSequoiaSevaijenShepardShiKahrSierraSolarSpringfieldSulekSurakSydneyTangentTempestTheophrastusThomas PaineThucydidesThufirTiberiusTiconderogaTheseusTripperTritiumTyphonTyphoonUkoraUlyssesUralUtahVenture scoutVigilant scoutVoyagerWallenbergWambunduWilkersonWei-FaWellingtonYamatoYorkshireYorktownZodiacunnamed

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[edit | edit source]

Apocrypha[edit | edit source]

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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