Specifications - USS Independence


The Achilles-class Strategic Heavy Cruiser was developed by the Federation during the Dominion War in response to the massive warships used by the Dominion alliance, including the Cardassian Union's Hutet-class and the Jem'Hadar super carriers. It was realized that the Defiant-class lacked the operational endurance to conduct long-range strikes necessary to hit Dominion strategic targets and lighter armed deep-space exploration vessels lacked the firepower.


Class Achilles
Role Strategic Heavy Crusier
Duration 30 Years
Time Between Refits 2 Years
Time Between Resupply 1 Year


Length 612 meters
Width 272 meters
Height 67 meters
Decks 14


Officers 60
Enlisted Crew 360
Marines 42
Civilians Varies
Emergency Capacity 900


Cruise Speed Warp 5
Maximum Speed Warp 9.3
Emergency Speed Warp 9.7

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Adaptive Shielding
Ablative armor
Weapon Systems 8 forward mounted Pulse Phaser Cannons
4 lateral Phaser Arrays (2 port, 2 starboard)
2 Torpedo Launchers
8 Micro Torpedo Launchers
Armament Deflector Ram

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 1
Shuttles 2 Type 10 Shuttles (General Purpose Light Shuttle) - 1-4 Crew
2 Type 11 Shuttles (Light Passenger Shuttle) - 2 Crew, 10 Passengers
Fighters None
Runabouts None