Specifications - USS Valiant


The USS Valiant
NCC - 75416
Defiant Class

The Defiant-class battleship, officially an escort vessel, began development in 2366 as a small, highly powered, heavily armed warship intended to defend the United Federation of Planets against the Borg. The USS Defiant (NX-74205) was the prototype of what was to be a new Federation battle fleet. However, the ship had numerous design problems that were made apparent during its shakedown cruise. These flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, caused Starfleet to table its plans for a battle fleet and put the Defiant in storage.

The Defiant prototype was pulled out of storage in 2371 when the Dominion threat emerged. After several upgrades by Deep Space 9 Operations Chief Miles O'Brien, the ship was deemed worthy of use and more ships of the class were constructed.


Class Defiant
Role Escort
Duration 45 years
Time Between Refits 1 year
Time Between Resupply 1 year


Length 120 meters
Width 90 meters
Height 25 meters
Decks 4


Officers 15
Enlisted Crew 35


Cruise Speed Warp 5
Maximum Speed Warp 9
Emergency Speed Warp 9.52 (12 hrs)

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Ablative Armour
Auto-Modulating Shields
Metaphasic Shielding
Weapon Systems Type U Pulse: 4
Type X Array: 2
Pulse-Fire Torpedo Launcher: 3
Armament Photon Torpedoes: 29
Quantum Torpedoes: 57
Polaron Torpedo: 4
Tri-Cobalt Devices: 4
Cloaking Device

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 1
Shuttles Type 10 Shuttle: 1
Type 18 Shuttlepod: 2

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