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The Soyuz-class was a type of starship in service to the Federation in the mid-23rd century, until being retired from service in the late 2280s. (TNG episode: "Cause and Effect")

History and specificationsEdit

23rd centuryEdit

When all of the Soyuz class were being retired from service, several of their components were removed and installed on other ships. The parts taken from them included phaser strips and subspace transceivers. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)

The Soyuz-class vessels "could barely exceed warp six," according to Captain Morgan Bateson, who commanded the Soyuz-class USS Bozeman. (TNG comic: "Out of Time")

It is unclear from the context if this was literally a limit of the Soyuzes, whether Bateson was speaking facetiously, or both.

25th centuryEdit

In the 2400s and 2410s decades, the Miranda was built the size of a Miranda-class starship and crewed 200 officers. Federation Starfleet rated its Soyuz-class a tier 1 light cruiser. The Klingon Defense Force and the Romulan Republican Force regarded them as frigates. (STO - "Klingon War" missions: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", "Welcoming the Federation")

The Soyuz was built to be modular. Components like saucer, nacelle pylon, and nacelles were interchangeable with those of the Centaur-, Miranda-, Reliant (25th century)- and ShiKahr-class light cruisers. This allowed for a high degree of customization at the commanding officer's discretion. Components could be exchanged at Federation shipyards like Earth Spacedock and Deep Space Station K-7. The deflector was no longer hidden but visible beneath the secondary hull.

Like all ships of the Alpha Quadrant Alliance, the Soyuz was able to sustain a maximum warp factor beyond 9.9 and received access to the AQA transwarp network. When an officer ranked vice admiral or higher took command of a Centaur, a quantum slipstream drive was installed.

The standard armament were two phaser beam arrays and one photon torpedo launcher. The minimum rank to command a Soyuz was lieutenant. The bridge was crewed by one tactical officer, science officer and engineer each, ranked ensign. (STO - "Klingon War" mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")

LiveryEdit

By 2409, a number of basic livery designs was available to choose from, which could be modified further. These options were known as: Types, Upgrade, Veteran, Fleet and Fleet 2. (STO - "Klingon War" mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")

Furthermore, the installation of deflector shields from specific factions modified the hull appearance, including shields from the Reman Resistance, the Breen Confederacy and the Dominion. (STO missions: "Coliseum", "Cold Storage", "Boldly They Rode")

Known vesselsEdit

Soyuz-class starships
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AppendicesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Starship classes of the Federation Starfleet
subclass groups

Akira (AlitaArmitageThunderchild) • Ambassador (AlaskaYamaguchi) • Apollo (Akula frigate / light cruiser) • Avenger battlecruiser (Arbiter) • Chesapeake (Mongrel) • Cheyenne (DakotaStargazer) • Concorde (Geneva battlecruiserPresidio) • Constellation (Challenger deep space explorer) • Chimera heavy destroyer (Manticore) • Constitution (AchernarBonhomme RichardTikopaiEnterpriseExeterExcaliburVesper) • Danube (Yellowstone) • Decatur (Dreadnought) • Defiant (GallantIncursionSao PauloVigilant escort) • Dervish (GryphonHermes escortMaelstromTempest) • Destiny (NimbusOracleTrident) • Excelsior (BismarckKirovNew JerseyResolute) • Galaxy (Andromeda (25th century)CelestialEnvoyGalaxy XMonarch cruiserVenture cruiserYamato dreadnought) • Hermes scout (CygnusMonoceros) • Intrepid (BellerophonCochrane science vesselDiscovery (Federation)Pathfinder) • Kumari (CharalKhyzon) • Luna (CometPolarisSol) • Miranda (AntonReliantSoyuz) • Nebula (Magellan) • Norway (Oslo) • Nova (AuroraQuasarRhode Island) • NX (ColumbiaPoseidon) • Oberth (Gagarin (23rd century)Sagan) • Olympic (HopeHorizon science vessel) • Prometheus (CerberusHephaestusHestiaPhoenix) • Ptolemy (DollondDopplerKeppler) • Remora (Charger) • Saladin (CochiseSiva) • Santa Fe (Newport) • Saber (GladiusRapierUshaan) • Sentinel (EmissaryNomad cruiserVanguard) • Solanae (HeliosMontgomeryOmega) • Sovereign (ImperialRegentMajesticNoble cruiser) • Steamrunner (Zephyr) • Vesta (AventineRademaker) • Walker (Georgiou) • Wells (Polarity)

UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
other named classes

AA classAakennAchillesAdvanceAegianAeolusAerieAkula destroyer / escortAmbassador HardinAndesAndorAndromeda (24th century)AntaresApacheAquariusArcherArchimedesArielAscendantAtroxAvenger (scout)BabcockBaderBakerBaton RougeBodeBolarusBonaventureBradburyBrentonCanadaCanopusCapella (23rd century)Capella (24th century)CastorCentaurCentaurusCeresChallengerChandleyChariotChimera fast frigateChristopherCle DanCochrane transportColumbiaContinentContortrixCopernicusCrossfieldDaedalusDauntlessDeckerDefenderDeltaD'KyrDenevaDerfDrexlerDurrettEagleEclipseEdwardEinsteinEl Doradofuture EnterpriseEpochEpsilonEternalFederationFenlonFermiFijiFreedomFrontierGagarin (24th century)GalenGangesGenevaGenserGracefulGraysonGriffonGuardianGeminiHaleHermes fast cruiserHestonHoganHokule'aHooverHorizon cruiserIcarusIlthirinIndomitableIntrepid (light cruiser)IowaIstanbulIwo JimaClass JJupiterKarekhKeithKethkinKievK'KmarakKolm-AnKorolevLarsonLauroLaweyaLegacyLenthalLexingtonLibertyLokiLoknarLondonMakinMannMarklinMarshallM'BengaMediterraneanMercedMercury (courier)Mercury (escort)MerianMessierMidwayMissionMissouriMobulaiMoKalMoscowMulciberNachthexen) • NarcineNautilusNelsonNew OrleansNiagaraNoble laboratory vesselNomad escortNorthamptonOberonOdinOdysseusOdysseyOkinawaOppenheimerOrionOsakaOuroborosOverfieldPaladin battlecruiserPaladin destroyerPaladin (24th century)PerseusPioneerPhalanxPhantomPhiladelphiaPinnaclePiperPolluxPortsmithPralimPremonitionProximaPyotr VelikiyPyreneesRakotaRanger battlecruiserRanger explorerRanger scoutRenaissanceRickenbackerRigelRochesterRoyal SovereignSagittariusSamsonSawyerScorpioScryerScyllaSequoiaSevaijenShepardShiKahrSierraSolarSpringfieldSulekSurakSydneyTangentTempestTheophrastusThomas PaineThucydidesThufirTiberiusTiconderogaTheseusTripperTritiumTyphonTyphoonUkoraUlyssesUralUtahVenture scoutVigilant scoutVoyagerWallenbergWambunduWilkersonWei-FaWellingtonYamatoYorkshireYorktownZodiacunnamed

general type

Defiant pathfinderJohn GlennHuronRaging QueenSun TzuValley ForgeFederation assault shipFederation cargo shipFederation colony shipFederation construction shipFederation cruiserdeep galaxy shipFederation frigateFederation galaxy shipFederation holoshipFederation light cruiser (Constitution-variant light cruiserIntrepid-variant light cruiser) • Federation medium cruiser (Excelsior-variant medium cruiser) • Federation mining freighterFederation repair shipStarfleet tanker

BackgroundEdit

  • The Soyuz model seen on screen was a redesign of the Miranda-class vessel. However, since the Miranda-class was seen in use well into the 24th century, it may be speculated that it, in fact, was a redesign of the Soyuz. Some parts of the Enterprise Phase II Model were used to create the Bozeman; a clear visible part is the different bridge module.

References and notesEdit

  1. LUG reference: The Price of Freedom (RPG)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Official Starships Collection Issue {{{2}}}: "{{{3}}}"
  3. Star Trek Online reference:
  4. TNG comic: "Out of Time"

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