- For other uses, see Saturn.
History and specifications
The Saturn class was one of the few vessels in its era that did not include detached components in its design. Like the larger Angelou-class ringship, the hull was essentially a circle, with a negative space in the center. Two stubby warp nacelles extended from the aft of the ring, nesting a red-shining impulse engine between them. Stretches of white light marked the saucer's outside rim at regular intervals, including the front where a deflector dish was situated on older classes that also lacked a secondary hull. (DSC episode: "Die Trying")
The overall shape of a ring-like saucer followed by short warp nacelles was reminiscent of the smaller, more traditionally designed 25th century Scryer-class intel science vessel. (STO - Delta Rising mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
In 3069 three ships of this class operated in the sensor range of the unnamed Federation relay station when the Burn occurred and destroyed all starships with an active warp core across the galaxy by destabilizing their dilithium. When the ships' dilithium crystals went inert, matter/antimatter containment failed, and the vessels detonated instantaneously.
In the year 3188, acting communications chief Aditya Sahil shared his station's sensor logs with Commander Michael Burnham. These included graphics of the Starfleet ship locations and a visualization of their destruction when the Burn was triggered. Burnham reported these findings in a transmission to her ship, the time-displaced USS Discovery on stardate 865211.3. (DSC episode: "People of Earth")
- USS Annan (NCC-325051)
|USS Annan • unnamed Saturn-class starships|