The Olaen class was a Xindi-Insectoid heavy escort carrier in service since at least the 22nd century. In the 2150s, ships of this class served as warships. By the early 25th century, Olaen-class starships had been upgraded to serve as carriers. (ENT episode: "Hatchery", STO video game: The Iconian War)

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In early 2154, the United Earth Starfleet starship Enterprise NX-01 discovered a crashed Insectoid warship on an uninhabited planet in the Delphic Expanse. The Starfleet crew studied the wreck's the technology and retrieved a shuttlecraft (ENT episode: "Hatchery")

When remainder of the Xindi Council decided to end their isolationist stance within the Federation in June 2410, Insectoid heavy escort carriers were shared not only with Federation Starfleet but also with the Klingon Defense Force and the Romulan Republican Force through Lobi Crystal Consortium intermediaries. (STO video game: The Iconian War)

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22nd century[edit | edit source]

An Olaen-class in the 2150s

In the 2150s, Olaen-class warships were armed with particle beam weapons and torpedoes. They were more heavily armed than Xindi-Arboreal and Xindi-Primate ships but were outgunned by the Xindi-Aquatics.

The warships were 150 meters in length and equipped with impulse engines and a subspace vortex drive. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection #24) The subspace vortex drives no longer worked after the dissolution of the Delphic Expanse. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Uncertain Logic)

These ships had no designated bridge. Primary systems were distributed throughout the ship. Specialized sections included a communications room, armory and hatchery. The hatchery was the best protected part of the ship. The atmosphere was an oxygen-nitrogen mix breathable to most humanoids, although the air was warmer and more humid than what Humans found comfortable. (ENT episode: "Hatchery"; ST reference: The Official Starships Collection #24)

A Castroi-class fighter alongside its Olaen-class mothership.

25th century[edit | edit source]

In June 2410, the entirety of the Xindi Council made their ships available to Starfleet, the Klingon Defense Force and the Romulan Republican Force. Olaen-class carriers were once again capable of opening subspace vortices but could not bridge light-years of distance. Ships of the class saw action in the Iconian War. (STO video game: The Iconian War)

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Starship classes of the Xindi Council
By name AtelethBiostrysCastroiContortrixMobulaiNarcineNusutiOlaenPralimSistruus Emblem of the Xindi.
By type Xindi-Aquatic cruiserXindi-Aquatic scout shipXindi-Arboreal starshipXindi-Insectoid patrol shipXindi-Insectoid scout shipXindi-Insectoid starshipXindi-Primate starshipXindi-Reptilian warshipXindi starship
Small craft Xindi-Arboreal landing craftXindi-Insectoid scout shipXindi-Insectoid shuttlecraftXindi-Primate shuttleXindi shuttle
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

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