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Unit Run
USS Freedom
NCC 68711 USS Concorde
(NCC 68723 USS Firebrand)
and 56 others. 46 were lost during Wolf 359 and the Dominion war, 13 remain in service.
2335 - 2350
Length : 453 m
Beam : 231.6 m
Height : 119 m
Decks : 31
3,200,000 tons
6 x Type VIII Phaser arrays, total phaser output 22,500 TeraWatts
2 x Standard photon torpedo tubes + 120 torpedoes 
Antimatter spread emitter
Defence Systems
Shield system, total capacity 1,000,000 TeraJoules
Standard Duranium/Tritanium double hull plus 0.4 cm High Density armour.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Normal Cruise : Warp Factor 5
Maximum Cruise : Warp Factor 7.6
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 9 for twelve hours
Strength Indices
(freedom class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 450
Torpedo Firepower : 250
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 755
Shield Strength : 370
Hull Armour : 140
Speed : 758
Combat Manoeuvrability : 4,600
Overall Strength Index
Grade 7
Expected Hull Life
100 years
Refit Cycle
Minor : 1 year
Standard : 5 years
Major : 20 years

Notes : The Freedom was designed at the same time as the Niagara class as a smaller, shorter ranged counterpart to that vessel. Unusually for a Federation vessel the Freedom has a single nacelle; this reduces the efficiency of the warp field and leads to a significantly reduced average cruise speed. The Freedom is therefore generally deployed only within Federation borders.

The elimination of the Engineering hull required many changes in order to move the warp core and fuel supply into the saucer section, but Starfleet has accomplished this transition successfully with several other classes and few problems were encountered with the Freedom. There is a reduction in the volume available to other applications within the Freedom, and several accomodations sections and science and diplomatic facilities have been removed. This has led to a reduction in the crew compared to the Niagara.

The Freedom initially proved reasonably successful in service, but their low speed was more of a limiting factor than had been predicted. The planned run of over 200 was cut down to 100, then to 70, before production was finally terminated at 61 ships completed. The Freedom fell a little behind the state of the art in the late 2350's and early 2360's, and by 2365 it was decided to refit the class with Galaxy-class nacelles. This project went remarkably smoothly, and all ships were so modified by was completed by 2370. The change increased the ships speed, and they have played a more prominent role since this time.

The Freedom class USS Firebrand was lost to the Borg at Wolf 359; other ships have participated heavily in the Dominion war, where they have suffered heavily.

Last updated : 24th October 1999.
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