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Curry-type
USS Curry.jpg

Forward view, damaged

Forward view, damaged
Affiliation: Starfleet
Active: 24th century

The Curry-type Federation starship was in service during the Dominion War. (DS9: "A Time to Stand")

Ships of the class

Uncertain

Appendices

Appearances

Background

The Raging Queen has a very similar design to the Curry-type. It may be another of that variant, but with subtle differences due to manufacturing of the vessel - that is, slightly different parts used. It is unclear if this vessel is a Curry-type, or another type designation altogether.

Studio models

USS Curry studio model with its creator Dan Curry

Dan Curry posing with his creation

The USS Curry was built by and named for DS9 Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Curry. The studio model was constructed from the saucer section and engineering hull from the AMT/Ertl USS Excelsior model kit, no. 6630, and the warp nacelles and pylons from the USS Reliant model kit, no. 8766. Curry noted on the built, "We had to do a fleet of damaged ships. We got together (Gary Hutzel, and other people from Image G) and we kitbashed Star Trek models in ways that they were never meant to be put together. Just for fun each person who built a ship named it after him or her self. The USS Curry is not supposed to be a specific class, just a model I threw together." [1] After use in the episode, Curry retained ownership of the model. [2]

Though similar in design, the likewise kitbashed studio model of the Raging Queen differed slightly from the USS Curry on details, as could be discerned on behind-the-scenes fotos of the model. [3] The saucer section was slightly more positioned forward, additional warp nacelle supporting struts were added and most noticeably, the warp nacelles were mounted perpendicularly on the model as opposed to the Curry model.

Technical Manual

The following information of specifications and defenses comes exclusively from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, with regards to the Raging Queen:

  • Type: Medium cruiser
  • Production Base: ASDB Integration Facility, Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, Mars
  • Accommodation: 290 officers and crew
  • Power Plant: Two 1,500+ Cochrane warp core feeding two nacelles; four impulse systems
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 383.41 meters
    • Beam: 195.64 meters
    • Height: 148.50 meters
  • Mass: 1,270,000 metric tons
  • Performance: Warp 9.75 for 12 hours
  • Armament: Ten type-9 phaser emitters; two photon torpedo launchers

Apocrypha

The vessel has been given the non-canon designation Shelley-class by fans on the Internet, after the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, a reference to the fact that, like the creature in Shelley's story, ships of the Shelley-class are a gruesome collection of various part that were never meant to fit together.

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