History and specifications
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)
- It is unclear from the context if this was literally a limit of the Soyuzes, whether Bateson was speaking facetiously, or both.
On stardate 45652.1 in 2368, the Galaxy-class explorer USS Enterprise-D liberated the Bozeman from the time loop in the Typhon Expanse. The crew was unaware how much time had passed. (TNG episode: "Cause and Effect")
Following a refit, the Bozeman returned to active service and was seconded to the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations, thus reviving its class in the 24th century. (DTI novel: Watching the Clock)
In the 2400s and 2410s decades, the Soyuz class was in active service and its ships were built matching the size of a Miranda-class starship. They crewed 200 officers. Federation Starfleet rated its Soyuz-class vessels as tier 1 light cruisers. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
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 Khitomer 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")
Following the end of the Klingon Civil War of 2411 in early 2411, the Bozeman was among the light cruisers that received a refit to legendary starship classification. (STO - House United mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
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")
|Amazon • Bozeman • Collins • Gagarin • Palmares|
- 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.