|ship name||registry||ship commissioning||disposition|
|USS Gagarin||NCC-1309||destroyed (2256)|
|USS Kerala||NCC-1255||active (2256)|
|USS Ride||NCC-1265||active (2256)|
- DSC episode: "Battle at the Binary Stars"(first appearance)
- DSC episode: "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"
- DSC episode: "The War Without, The War Within"
Background information Edit
The Shepard-class was identified via the Kerala by designer John Eaves. Template:Facebook Eaves also named the class, which was later confirmed Template:Facebook after being revealed on Template:St.com. According to Eaves, the Shepard-class was named after American astronaut, Alan Shepard. (Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves, p. 196)
The designs for the Kerala were said to have "continued to experiment with the streamlined hull and elongated nacelles." Eaves specifications for the design measured 1658'-7" in length, 203'-9" in height, and the diameter of the saucer was 737'-11". (Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves, p. 197)
The USS Curie was a Shepard-class starship that was to have originally appeared in Context Is for Kings episode: before being rewritten as the Crossfield-class USS Glenn. (Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves, p. 196)