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Scientific/diplomatic enhanced destroyer
Unit Run
USS Norway NCC 64923 USS Budapest
plus 297 vessels built. 231 were lost during Wolf 359 and the Dominion war, 68 remain in service.
2360 - 2370
Length : 300 m 
Beam : 200 m 
Height : 45 m 
Decks : 12
650,000 tons
1 x Type IX Phaser bank
4 x Type VII Phaser arrays, Total output 9,000 TeraWatts
2 x Standard photon torpedo tubes + 50 torpedoes
Defence Systems
Shield system, total capacity 904,500 TeraJoules 
Standard Duranium/Tritanium single hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Normal Cruise : Warp Factor
Maximum Cruise : Warp Factor 8.4
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 9 for twelve hours
Strength Indices
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Phaser Firepower : 180
Torpedo Firepower : 250
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 180
Shield Strength : 355
Hull Armour : 50
Speed : 750
Combat Manoeuvrability : 18,000
Overall Strength Index
Grade 4
Expected Hull Life
80 years
Refit Cycle
Minor : 1 year 
Standard : 5 years 
Major : 20 years

Notes : With the Akira and Steamrunner design projects well under way by by the late 2340's, Starfleet felt that it had cured the problems of fleet wide obsolescence and combat deficiency that had faced it. Starfleet Command now turned its attention to the other arenas. The Akira, Steamrunner and Sabre classes had been rather more combat oriented than the average Starfleet design; concentrating on these vessels had left a gap in the more important areas of Science and Diplomacy. In 2353 Starfleet requested a new class of Starship to complement the Akira and Steamrunner classes. This new 'Norway' class was to have a 50% reduction in armament to allow two extra science labs, a set of ambassadorial quarters and a large conference hall complex to be inserted. This would allow the Norway to host multi-party talks and scientific conferences on a significantly larger scale than its counterparts could manage.

Development of the Norway class went relatively smoothly, with the prototype launched in 2360 and series production begun later that year. The ships have a single hull of triangular profile, with the two nacelles supported on struts which project aft. In most respects the design is unexceptional; lagging slightly behind the cutting edge represented by the Akira, Steamrunner and Sabre classes, the designers generally chose reliability and low maintenance over performance. The ships have proved very popular in service, largely because of the good accommodation standards. Norway's have served with great distinction throughout the Federation, playing host to countless functions and events.

Last updated : 24th October 1999.
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