The type-3 personnel shuttlecraft was a type of small spacecraft, a shuttlecraft in use by the Federation's Starfleet in the 24th century.

History and specifications[edit | edit source]

In the 2330s decade, the starship USS Stargazer was equipped with a type-3, as well two type-4 shuttlecraft and two type-5 shuttlecraft. Upon Ensign Jiterica's assignment to Stargazer in the year 2333, Lieutenant Chiang familiarized her with the roster of the vessel's complement of shuttles. Chiang's commentary indicated that the type-3 was not a new vehicle and that it couldn't handle sustained travel at warp speeds, so it was mostly held as a reserve to back up the newer, better equipped vehicles. (STA novel: Gauntlet)

While the novel didn't reveal more details about the type-3 craft, the Star Trek Magazine plans for the Stargazer showed several SW7 class shuttles aboard the ship. Its possible that the type-3 is another designation for that vehicle. It is also possible that the comment about the shuttle's age was meant to give the impression that this looked similar to the TOS-era S3 class shuttle, where "S3" and "type-3" might be considered synonymous.

A shuttle of this type, the Manhattan was attached to the USS Hood in the 2370s. The Manhattan was used by Lieutenant Tuvok to affect his "defection" to the Maquis in 2371. The shuttle was destroyed by the Maquis vessel Liberator in order to avoid being tracked by the Hood. (VOY - The Brave and the Bold, Book Two novella: The Third Artifact)

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Starfleet shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet named classes AeroshuttleDanubeEpochFlyerGreyhoundMcCallMercury (warpshuttle)PulsarSphinxTeslaValkyrieVenture (scout)WaveriderWraithYellowstoneZodiac (warp shuttle) alphanumeric designations 2CFGHR10S3S4S5S6S7S10S11S12S20SC22SW7SW21 Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
type designations type-1type-3type-4type-5type-6type-6Atype-6Ctype-7type-8type-9type-9Atype-10type-11type-15type-15Atype-16type-17type-18type-18HZhang Sui
others mark IIcaptain's skiffcaptain's yachtAcademy trainer craftunnamed Federation shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
military shuttlepassenger shuttleStarfleet shuttle (2230s) Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. USS Enterprise assignment insignia.

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