- For other uses, see Yeager.
The Pathyeager class was a 25th century Federation starship type, a tier 6-rated zero-mission science vessel class derived from the 24th century Yeager-class light cruiser, the 2410-era Pathfinder-class, and Pakled clumpships of the 2380s, in Starfleet service from the 2410s decade. It was the first Starfleet ship classes designed by a Pakled. (STO website: Command the Pathyeager!)
Service history and disposition
Inspired by the USS Yeager and clumpships of the 2380s, Starfleet's first Pakled starship designer Nahamcam constructed theUSS Pathyeager zero-mission science vessel at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards at Mars. The Pathyeager-class combined the upscaled hull of a Maquis Ju'day-class raider with a Starfleet primary hull. Instead of an Intrepid-class saucer, Nahamcam substituted the relevant section from the Pathfinder-class long-range science vessel. Its registry number NCC-60074 was a reversal of the USS Pathfinder's NCC-97600 registry, mirroring how the NCC-65674 of the Yeager recombined the NCC-74656 of USS Voyager.
The Pathyeager skipped the NX ship trials and was commissioned immediately. Admiralty and the Starfleet Corps of Engineers assigned the Pathyeager to cargo-haul duties and determined it would remain the only vessel of its class. (STO website: Command the Pathyeager!)