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STARSHIP TYPES




ORIGINAL CLASSIFICATION
This designation system was used since the first Starfleet ship was launched and up until the mid 24th century. I have found this system represented in several publications and parts of it in the series, so I feel it is reliable. Larger ships such as the Daedalus, Constitution, and Excelsior classes are grouped in Class One; ship classes such as the Q series and Independence & Oberth classes belong in Class Two; shuttlecraft, workbees & workpods, travel pods, and the Vulcan warpshuttles are members of Class Three.
CLASS ONE STARSHIP OF THE LINE
MK ICORSAIR
MK IICLIPPER
MK IIILIGHT CRUISER
MK IVCRUISER
MK VFRIGATE
MK VITRANSPORT/TUG
MK VIISCOUT
MK VIIIDESTROYER
MK IXHEAVY CRUISER
MK XDREADNOUGHT
MK XIHEAVY FRIGATE
MK XIIHEAVY DESTROYER
MK XIIIBATTLECRUISER
MK XIVCORVETTE
MK XVTHROUGH-DECK CRUISER
MK XVISHUTTLECARRIER
MK XVIISPACE CONTROL SHIP
MK XVIIISUPERSCOUT
MK XIXFAST FRIGATE
MK XXSTRIKE CRUISER
MK XXICOMMAND SHIP
CLASS TWO SUPPORT SPACECRAFT
MK APATROL CUTTER
MK BRESEARCH VESSEL
MK CSCOOP
MK DSTARSHIP TENDER
MK ESTARSHIP ESCORT
MK FTRANSPORT/FREIGHTER
MK GCARGO VESSEL
MK HBREAKER
CLASS THREE SMALL SPACECRAFT
MK AOBSERVATION & MINIMAL TRAVEL CRAFT
MK BSINGLE OPERATOR MULTI-PURPOSE CRAFT
MK CATMOSPHERIC TRANSPORT
MK DIMPULSE DRIVEN SHUTTLECRAFT
MK EWARP DRIVEN SHUTTLECRAFT
MK FLIFEBOAT
MK GBARGE/SKIFF
CURRENT CLASSIFICATION
This current system replaced the old organization after Starfleet focused on exploration rather than military. Several sources of data had to be used to arrive at this info set, so I used some creativity and therefore it is not completely canon. However, it does provides a realistic and reliable look at Starfleet today. Class One ships include Galaxy, Sovereign, and Intrepid; classes such as Defiant, Apollo, and the Holoship fall under Class Two; shuttlecraft, captain's yachts, and lifepods are Class Three vessels.
CLASS ONE STARSHIP OF THE LINE
MK IEXPLORER
MK IILIGHT EXPLORER
MK IIIHEAVY CRUISER
MK IVMEDIUM CRUISER
MK VLIGHT CRUISER
MK VITACTICAL CRUISER
MK VIIHEAVY FRIGATE
MK VIIIFRIGATE
CLASS TWO SUPPORT CRAFT
MK ASUPPORT CRUISER
MK BHEAVY ESCORT
MK CESCORT
MK DHEAVY SCOUT
MK ESCOUT
MK FTRANSPORT
MK GTUG
MK HTENDER
CLASS THREE AUXILIARY CRAFT
MK AIMPULSE DRIVEN SHUTTLECRAFT
MK BWARP DRIVEN SHUTTLECRAFT
MK CSHORT RANGE CRAFT
MK DLONG RANGE CRAFT
MK ESINGLE OPERATOR CRAFT
MK FATMOSPHERIC CRAFT
MK GLIFEBOAT