Intended to operate with theAmbassador, Excelsior and Miranda classes, the Centaurs where to act in the role of scouts and conduct general support missions during fleet actions. U.S.S. USS Centaur returns to Utopia for final exterior markings and paint. Ventral view Dimensions Sovereign (Imperial • Regent • Majestic • Noble cruiser) • Components could be exchanged at Federation shipyards like Earth Spacedock and Deep Space Station K-7. Solanae (Helios • Montgomery • Omega) • backs. The USS Centaur was deep behind Dominion lines, on a patrol, when it’s encountered by a Jem’hadar attack ship commandeered by our heroes. The Centaur has surprising manoeuvrability for its size and era, surpassing the Miranda-class and rivalling the newer Intrepid-class in combat situations. Starfleet The ship was a composite design built from the saucer and nacelles of the Excelsior-class and the rollbar of the Miranda-class. Saladin (Cochise • Siva) • There are other, better theories about the Centaur’s design history, though. And, by the way, it isn't "Centaur class." (DS9 episode: "Call to Arms", DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, ST reference: The Official Starships Collection #52), Its attributes made the Centaur-class medium cruiser ideally suited for border patrol and incursion missions and allowed them to provide an early warning and a first line of defense against invading Dominion forces.  The Centaur class was produced at the Utopia Planitia shipyard on Mars. distress call of a damaged ship. become Auxiliary system control. Centaur NCC-42043 | enlisted crewmen: 100 Her nacelles are large for a ship of this size, a feature she shares Built in the 2320's, the Centaur was a forerunner of the Saber class. Santa Fe (Newport) • Genesis NCC-42044 | The Star Drive Like the mythical hybridised creature that the design was named for, the Centaur-class utilised some of the better design elements from two distinct classes of Starship, the Excelsior and the Miranda, in addition to utilising new design elements that would eventually see their way to newer Starship designs for decades to come. The hull form of the Centaur clearly shows the ship to be a contemporary of the Several more ships of this class were described in unused code that can be decompiled from the software of the video game Legacy. 2318: Propulsion Dynamic are approved and sent to the Utopia The ship was given a forward Shuttlebay, which also helped shield the bridge from enemy fire in case of shield failure. 2316: Starfleet issues a general design brief for a multi purpose scout vessel capable of scouting for the fleet. Defences: The general idea is for a modular Whatever its formal class designation, dialogue from "Sacrifice of Angels" suggests that it was considered a "destroyer"-type starship. The ebook Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 1: The Ships of Starfleet published by Last Unicorn Games after they lost the Star Trek license mentions this class having 16 decks, and says it entered service from 2373. Remora (Charger) • type-8 shuttlecraft However, due to budget restrictions, especially in later seasons of Deep Space Nine, there have also been some serious stinkers. Using the Miranda Class as a template, Starfleet Design Engineers began to develop an Excelsior Style version of that class named the Centaur Class. 2321: Phaser banks, delivered. And a lot of them were seen regularly on the show, patrolling space around DS9 itself. Unique features included copper-colored modules behind the bridge and turrets of the same color. This called for commercial model kits to be plundered for parts, mashed together, painted for the screen, and then filmed. civilians: 0, Auxiliary Craft: After deliberation, the Centaur's primary design, NX (Columbia • Poseidon) • Bridge plaque is put in pride of place. Affiliation: Built in the 2320's, the Centaur is the forerunner of the Saber class. launchers: 4 ( 2 forward, 2 aft ) Saucers were flipped, nacelles glued at strange angles, and all kinds of design curiosities emerged. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock"), Furthermore, the installation of deflector shields from specific factions modified the hull appearance, including shields from the Reman Resistance, the Breen Confederacy and the Dominion. By the year 2380 however, the Centaur-class would have 18 phaser strips and 4 torpedo launchers (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual; ST novel: Articles of the Federation), In the later 24th century, the Centaur-class was slated to continue production at the ASDB Integration Facility at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards shipyards, on Mars. eight months The Centaur was a "kitbashed" scale model created from the saucer section and warp nacelles of two AMT/Ertl USS Excelsior model kits and the torpedo rollbar and bridge from an Ertl USS Reliant kit. Sitting at a length of approximately 382 meters and a width of approximately 320 meters, the Centaur Class would be designed to house approximately 315 Officers and Crew members aboard the ship. 2317: Starfleet views the theoretical proposals for the Centaur based on the scout parameters. is ordered to begin shakedown cruises estimate to last one year. emergency speed: Warp 9 ( for 12 hours ), Weapons and Shields: In 2769, the Centaur was part of the Galactic Union forces protecting the Temporal Accords signing ceremony at New Khitomer against Na'kuhl and rogue Krenim Imperium attackers. Much like the Merced, the Centaur is the Miranda run through an Excelsior filter. In this role it is an excellent fleet-support ship, being able to defend larger ships against attacks from smaller enemies and draw the fire of large cruisers. Steamrunner (Zephyr) • Decatur (Dreadnought) • late. The USS Centaur first appeared in canon in DS9 episode: "Call to Arms", but the class itself did not receive a name until the ST novel: Articles of the Federation. Oberth (Gagarin (23rd century) • Sagan) • computer, weapons and spaceframe parameters are sent to Starfleet Design agencies for , The class was still in service in the early 25th century. The Centaur-type was a Federation starship design operated by Starfleet during the 24th century. 2322: Bridge module attached to primary hull. Type: Prometheus (Cerberus • Hephaestus • Hestia • Phoenix) • Dervish (Gryphon • Hermes escort • Maelstrom • Tempest) • expected to become self aware within three months. The Centaur is equipped with two torpedo tubes forward and one aft, and a The Klingon Defense Force and the Romulan Republican Force regarded them as frigates. The minimum rank to command a Centaur was lieutenant. Armaments: deflector shields The Centaur class of aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy was the last of the light fleet carrier designs started during the closing years of World War II. result the Centaur has limited weaponry and a relatively poor standard of USS Centaur fires its main phaser Ptolemy (Dollond • Doppler • Keppler) • Work continues on habitat sections. Final construction of ship complete. warp 9.6 for 12 hours Starfleet for the Centaur Class. Intended to operate with the Ambassador, Excelsior, and Miranda classes, the Centaurs where to act in the role of scouts and conduct general support missions during fleet actions. In 2374, the Centaur was under the command of Captain Charlie Reynolds. She is equipped with phaser banks rather than arrays. These vessels include the USS Jann, USS Courtney, USS Daltrey, USS Neville, USS Voltair, USS Amyking, USS Beverly and USS Strangh. Ambassador (Alaska • Yamaguchi) • (DS9: "A Time to Stand"), The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual describes this vessel as an Excelsior-class starship variant, describing it as being among the ships "constructed from salvaged components, components in work, and custom assemblies fabricated by the individual fleet yards.". Sitting at a length of approximately 382 meters and a width of approximately 320 meters, the Centaur Class would be designed to house approximately 315 Officers and Crew members aboard the ship. To say the least. The Centaur class medium cruiser came into service during the latter half of the 24th century and saw combat during the Dominion War. 2325: Warp stress coating is applied and USS Centaur There’s a lot to be said about having an artist like Andrew Probert design your lead vessel, and giving him the time to come up with something timeless, like the Galaxy class Enterprise D. But a weekly television show is a harsh mistress, and sometimes production crew are called upon to not just provide one ship, but entire fleets.