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Norway-class

Norway-class

Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Active: 2370s
Armament: Phasers

The Norway-class was a type of Federation starship in service with Starfleet during the 2370s. Armament included a phaser emitter mounted on the dorsal bow.

In 2373, at least four Norways saw action at the Battle of Sector 001. (Star Trek: First Contact)

Ships commissioned

Appendices

Appearances

Background

Studio model

Norway class CGI model by ILM

ILM's CGI model of the Norway class

The Norway-class starship was one of the four CGI models designed by Alex Jaeger, once referred to by him as being "Voyager–esque", for the Battle of Sector 001 in Star Trek: First Contact. (American Cinematographer, December 1996, p. 70) A single image of the CGI rendering can be seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation Sketchbook: The Movies. During the pre-production phase of the film, the producers approved alternative backups for ship names and registries. The ship scale sheet showing the back-up names and registries can be found on John Eaves' blog. The CGI model of the Norway-class was constructed at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) by Larry Tan and Paul Theren, executed in the Electric Image software for animation, and Form-Z software for the model itself. [1]

Starfleet ships display, favor the bold

Display featuring profile view (second to bottom)

Starfleet ships display, in the flesh

Display featuring overview (lower right)

Since First Contact, the class has never appeared on screen as a model, but only as display images, appearing in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. The latter display prop, which clearly reads "Norway class", was later sold as Lot 5212 in the August 2007 It's A Wrap! sale and auction for US$2,025.00. The Deep Space Nine transparency was lifted from Doug Drexler's art he made for representation of the class in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual (page 154).

One of the apparent factors for the model of the Norway not appearing in later productions following First Contact, was according to DS9 Visual Effects Supervisor David Stipes at the conclusion of Deep Space Nine's sixth season, that "the Norway needs to be resurfaced and modified," further stating that it "may be done on later episodes." [2] Though ILM was requested by Paramount to hand over their CGI models made for First Contact – the Norway amongst them – to Digital Muse in preparation for use in the upcoming Deep Space Nine episode "Sacrifice of Angels", this was apparently never completed, and, as rumor has it, the CGI files for the Norway were either lost or corrupted. The latter possibility was something Stipes himself hinted at in an earlier blog entry, "I believe we removed the Norway-class for technical reasons". [3] This made First Contact the only CGI appearance of the Norway design. [4] [5]

Technical Manual

The following information of specifications and defenses comes exclusively from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual:

  • Production Base: ASDB Integration Section, Spacedock 1, Earth
  • Type: Medium Cruiser
  • Accommodation: 190 officers and crew; 500 personal evacuation limit
  • Power Plant: One 1,500 plus Cochrane warp core feeding two nacelles; one impulse system
  • Dimensions: Length, 364.77 meters; beam, 225.61 meters; height, 52.48 meters
  • Mass: 622,000 metric tonnes
  • Performance: Warp 9.7 for 12 hours
  • Armament: Six type-10 phaser emitters; two photon torpedo launchers

Apocrypha

NorwayBS

Norway-class from Starfleet Command III

Norway class

Norway-class from Star Trek Legacy

In the video game Star Trek: Starfleet Command III, it was stated that a Norway-class starship had a crew complement of 337 personnel, including three passengers and fourteen dependents.

  • Norway-class ship names in Starfleet Command III:
    • USS Aliyah
    • USS Assawari
    • USS De Ruyter
    • USS Defence
    • USS Glorie
    • USS Groton
    • USS Iowa
    • USS Kortenauer
    • USS Medina
    • USS Meko
    • USS Michigan
    • USS Mikasa
    • USS Missouri
    • USS Naken
    • USS North Carolina
    • USS Norway
    • USS Olympia
    • USS Pervenetz
    • USS Piorun
    • USS Vosper
    • USS Warspite

The Norway class is also a playable ship in Star Trek: Legacy.

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