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The Palisade class[5] was a 24th century Voth[1] starship, a research vessel[1], science vessel[4], and frigate[5] in service by the 2370s[1] and into the 2410s[6] decades. (VOY episode: "Distant Origin", STO - Solanae Dyson Sphere mission: "Supply Woes")


The vessel had been in service by the 2370s decade. (VOY episode: "Distant Origin")

The Voth designed these starships with the purpose of providing the twin combined goals of exploration and research. (STO website: Season 8 Dev Blog #20)

In 2373 scientist Forra Gegen and his assistant Tova Veer traveled aboard their Voth research vessel while investigating USS Voyager and the Distant Origin theory. (VOY episode: "Distant Origin")

The Turei used relied on larger ships of this class to maintain their hold on Underspace. Voyager encountered these in 2376. (VOY episode: "Dragon's Teeth")

In the same year, Species 8472 deployed a class of cruisers during their renewed conflict with the Borg and an attempted invasion of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. (ST video game: Armada II)

Species 8472 cruiser.

The Species 8472 cruisers were included in Starfleet Academy training conducted by Lieutenant Commander Carey in 2379. (ST video game: Armada II mission: "Tutorial: Species 8472")

In 2409, the Allied forces of Dyson Joint Command encountered these ships while battling the Voth over Omega molecules in the Solanae Dyson Sphere. (STO - Solanae Dyson Sphere mission: "Supply Woes")

The coalition that became the Khitomer Alliance acquired Voth Palisade-class ships and redeployed them as tier 6 science vessels. (STO website: The Voth Lock Box)

The Bastille-class temporal science vessel was an upgrade of the Palisade class, active in 2410. (STO website: The Voth Evolve in the Infinity Lock Box!)


A Voth Palisade class frigate

These science vessels held advanced scientific capabilities due to their primary role being. Whilst focused on gathering knowledge, the design was quite capable of defending itself in a direct engagement. They were noted for their enduring construction that allowed them to withstand heavy incoming weapon fire. Though they were the smallest Voth ship, they were able to challenge enemy ships through the use of its scientific abilities.[9] They were armed with forward facing dual beam banks and rear arc beam arrays. They also carried transphasic-chroniton torpedoes in forward and rear launchers.[10]

In terms of capabilities, they were equipped with aceton field generators that affected the warp core of other vessels and also stored the energy of enemy vessels into it. This accumulated energy was capable of being expelled and sent back at enemies in the form of a powerful shockwave.[9]

They were the only vessel within the Voth fleet that made in-combat use of phase cloaking devices. This was combined in group tactics where groups of such ships coordinated to project a photonic decoy of a craft whereupon the original vessel activated its phase cloak. These decoys were volatile and exploded when exposed to high energy particles that disabled the engines of nearby ships.[10]

Known vessels[]

  • Gegen's Voth research vessel
  • Bastille-subclass
  • VSV Palisade



Starship classes of the Voth
By name PalisadeBastilleBastionBulwarkCitadelRampartWard Seal of the Voth.
By type command flight-deck carrierrepair shiptemporal science vesselVoth City ShipVoth Fortress ShipVoth heavy fighter

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