Vo'Quv-class science carrier in 2409.

In starship classification, the science carrier was a type of carrier with science vessel influence. The first of this kind was the Klingon Vo'Quv-class. (STO - Empire mission: "The Hunt is On")

History and specifications[edit | edit source]

In the early 25th century, this designation usually included physically large, powerful starships, based on the example set by the IKS Vo'Quv in 2409. (STO - Empire mission: "The Hunt is On")

Members of the Khitomer Alliance used this classification for their own and captured ships. It included tier 5 and tier 6-rated vessels.

Compared to other carrier subtypes, science carriers were defined by involving a science bridge officer wit the rank of commander, and generally having a total of six emplacements for weapons, often but not always with four of those situated at the ship's bow. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")

During the Klingon Civil War of 2411, the Alliance launched a new, tier-6 rated variation of the science carrier. The support carrier was initially represented by four starship classes, one by each leading Alliance member. (STO website: Cross Faction Support Carrier Bundle)

List of science carrier classes[edit | edit source]

Mirror universe Vo'Quv-class carrier, 2409.

Variations[edit | edit source]

Support carriers in 2411.

The Vo'Quv class was the first designated science carrier.[1] It could also be deployed as dreadnought, like the IKS Kaarg in the Laurentian system.[2] (STO - Klingon War missions: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", "Slowing the Expeditionary Force")

The Kar'Fi-class captured from the Fek'Ihri Horde was a science carrier modified into a battle carrier. (STO - Fek'Ihri Return mission: "The Hunt is On")

Starfleet Shipyards Operations and their Klingon Defense Force counterpart offered upgrades to fleets operating advanced Fleet Starbases. These versions were titled fleet ships and required fleet ship modules for the retrofit. (STO - Under Siege missions: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", "The Hunt is On")

The support carriers introduced in 2411 could carry up to 36 hangar pets, more than any previous carrier type. (STO website: Cross Faction Support Carrier Bundle)

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Starship classification
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External link[edit | edit source]

Carrier#Science_Carriers article at The Star Trek Online Wiki.

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