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Class 1 Destroyer
Unit Run
(NCC 500 USS Saladin)
(NCC 549 USS Abu Bekr)
(NCC 551 USS Achilles)
(NCC 515 USS Adad)
(NCC 513 USS Ahriman)
(NCC 547 USS Ajax)
(NCC 548 USS Akbar)
(NCC 503 USS Alaric)
(NCC 511 USS Alexander)
(NCC 545 USS Al Mahdi)
(NCC 531 USS Alva)
(NCC 537 USS Alvarado)
(NCC 542 USS Appollyon)
(NCC 524 USS Ares)
(NCC 517 USS Azrael)
(NCC 555 USS Cimon)
(NCC 530 USS Cochise)
(NCC 536 USS Cortez)
(NCC 502 USS Darius)
(NCC 538 USS De Ruyter)
(NCC 541 USS Drake)
(NCC 534 USS El Cid)
(NCC 509 USS Etzel)
(NCC 535 USS Geronimo)
(NCC 518 USS Hamilcar)
(NCC 512 USS Hannibal)
(NCC 516 USS Hashishiyun)
(NCC 523 USS Hathor)
(NCC 539 USS Hektor)
(NCC 528 USS Iblis)
(NCC 550 USS Ivan)
(NCC 527 USS Jugurtha)
(NCC 501 USS Jenghiz)
(NCC 507 USS Kublai)
(NCC 529 USS Loki)
(NCC 521 USS Lucifer)
(NCC 540 USS Lysander)
(NCC 525 USS Mars)
(NCC 554 USS Martel)
(NCC 522 USS Molock)
(NCC 533 USS Ney)
(NCC 546 USS Nelson)
(NCC 544 USS Perseus)
(NCC 506 USS Pompey)
(NCC 532 USS Pontiac)
(NCC 514 USS Rahman)
(NCC 543 USS Samson)
(NCC 504 USS Sargon)
(NCC 553 USS Scipio)
(NCC 519 USS Shaitan)
(NCC 520 USS Siva)
(NCC 508 USS Suleiman)
(NCC 510 USS Tamerlane)
(NCC 552 USS Theseus)
(NCC 526 USS Tyr)
(NCC 505 USS Xerxes)
None remain in service
2245 - 2260
Length : 242.5 m
Width : 127.1 m
Height : 60 m
Decks : 16
95,000 tons
6 x Type VI phaser bank, total output 2,500 TeraWatts
2 x 2nd class photon torpedo tubes + 30 torpedoes
Defence Systems
Shield system, total capacity 81,000 TeraJoules
Standard Monotanium single hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Maximum Cruise : Warp Factor 6
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 8
Strength Indices
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 50
Torpedo Firepower : 125
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 80
Shield Strength : 30
Hull Armour : 5
Speed : 255
Combat Manoeuvrability : 8,700
Overall Strength Index
Grade 3
Expected Hull Life
60 years
Refit Cycle
Minor : 1 year 
Standard : 5 years 
Major : 20 years

Notes : The Saladin class was introduced as a destroyer counterpart to the Constitution class heavy cruisers entering service in the mid 2340's. Externally their relationship to their larger cousins is obvious; both the saucer section and nacelle are identical to that of the Constitution, although the configuration could hardly be more different. The Saladin is one of the relatively few starfleet designs to employ a single nacelle configuration, it being considered that ease of construction outweighed the warp field efficiency penalties inherent in this layout.

Like the Constitutions the armament of the Saladin was initially composed of laser cannon, but these were replaced in the 2260's with phasers and photon torpedoes. When the duotronic computer was invented by Dr Daystrom in 2243 Starfleet had wanted to incorporate this technology, but in the event it was decided that the new computers were not yet sufficiently tested for Starfleet use, and the first batch of twenty vessels were launched with monotronic systems. Once Starfleet had tested out the Duotronic technology in the Constitution class it was adopted for all further ships, and the first Saladins were equipped with the system in their first round of Standard level refits beginning in 2250.

The Saladins proved to be popular and reliable designs, although some problems were experienced with warp field geometry due to Starfleets relative inexperience with single nacelled vessels. In the 2270's some thought was given to refitting these vessels alongside the Constitutions, but in the event it was decided to produce the Polaris class as new build vessels instead. The Saladins began to take a back seat after 2280 as the Polaris class became available in larger numbers; the first ships began retirement in 2305, but later ships of the class continued in service as late as 2320.

Last updated : 16th May 1999.
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