Specifications - USS Tesla

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A Merian class starship she is named for Human scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla. She has been assigned to Starfleets 9th Fleet in Task Force 72 as a rapid response vessel.

The Merian class is equipped with a roll bar that allows it to change possible roles at a starbase, reconfiguring the Merian class as is needed to suit mission parameters.


Class Merian
Role Light Cruiser
Duration 150
Time Between Refits 10 Years
Time Between Resupply 5 Years


Length 218 meters
Width 115 meters
Height 46 meters
Decks 10


Officers 15
Enlisted Crew 65
Marines 16


Warp Cruise Speed 7.9
Warp Maximum Speed 9.975
Quantum Slipstream Velocity 1.5
Maximum Quantum Slipstream Velocity 2.5 (for 3 hours)

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Auto-Modulating Shields
Metaphasic Shielding
Auto-Adapting Shielding
Defensive Systems Ablative Armour
Phasers Type XIII Array: 5
Type U Array: 2
Torpedo Launchers Pulse-Fire Torpedo Launcher: 2
Torpedoes Quantum Torpedoes: 80
Photon Torpedoes: 150

Roll Bar

Science Suite The Science Suite roll bar allows for an additional set of high gain sensors to be added for better accuracy when performing astrometric research or when doing planetary surveys. It also adds a full astrometrics lab as well as additional science bays.
Combat Suite Where the Science Suite focuses on adding more scientific capabilities, the Combat Suite adds additional torpedo tubes (with additional magazines of torpedoes), a pair of anti-fighter batteries, and additional targeting sensors for better target acquisition. This configuration is used in border patrol and policing craft.

+40 Quantum Torpedoes and 80 Photon Torpedoes
Engineering Facility One of two pods specifically designed for first responder situations, the Engineering Facility adds additional reactors, industrial replicators, workshops, labs and cargo space designed to assist in the event where there’s a need to support infrastructure, e.g. natural disasters, widescale system failures on a starbase, ship in distress.
Search and Rescue This last setting adds a few enhanced sensors, like the Science suite, but instead of an astrometrics bay, it adds additional medical facilities and trauma centres, as well as two additional transporter rooms.

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 1
Type 11 Shuttles Shuttle Iwo Jima
Shuttle Nautilus

Type 9 Shuttles Shuttle Quatermaine
Shuttle Nemo
Shuttle Fog