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List of unnamed starships from the 24th century belonging to various species who originated from the Alpha or Beta Quadrants.

Combat vessel Edit

Combat vessel, Unification I

The smuggler ship

This unnamed combat vessel was encountered at the Qualor II depot in 2368.

Of unknown origin, the vessel was involved in smuggling starship components from the depot by taking the place of the holding vessel USS Tripoli. This combat vessel's armaments were considerable – its phasers were powerful enough to reduce a Galaxy-class starship's shields by at least 15% in a single volley.

Following the discovery of the remains of the Vulcan vessel T'Pau's navigational deflector, the USS Enterprise-D uncovered the operation, and - disguised as an abandoned ship - lay in wait for the vessel's arrival. When it took position to receive that day's shipment of goods, the Enterprise powered up and attempted to make contact. The vessel responded to hails by opening fire. A low-power phaser burst in return destroyed one of its phaser arrays, and caused collateral damage in her cargo bays - which at the time were fully loaded, mostly with weaponry. This led to massive power fluctuations and internal explosions, finally resulting in the destruction of the entire ship. (TNG: "Unification I")

The script describes this vessel as being "an ominous and impressive vessel," further describing it as a "dark, huge, sinister-looking, bristling with armament, and carries absolutely no marking of any kind."
For more information on this studio model, see TNG studio models.

Deep Space 9 visitors Edit

Alien Freighter

Alien freighter

This alien freighter was seen numerous times near Deep Space 9 from 2372 to 2375. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior", et al.)

The new title sequence for DS9, shown from "Way of the Warrior" onward, consisted of a combination of motion control photography and CGI elements. At the time still a time intensive production method, ILM's John Knoll pitched in with the CGI work out of courtesy, "I made about half a dozen little bits and pieces [rem: work bees and the welders on the pylons] for the sequence, including a generic alien ship with blue glowy engines." (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p.335)


Qualor II surplus depot Edit

The Qualor II Surplus Depot Z15 was a Federation junkyard that contained the hulks of numerous retired starships, along with at least two space stations. Among the identified vessels that were located at the depot were the Apollo-class T'Pau, located at Section 18-Alpha-12, and the holding vessel USS Tripoli, located along the outer rim.

Depot quartermaster Klim Dokachin once found a fourteen foot Caldorian eel on board a freighter that had been retired here. (TNG: "Unification I", "Unification II")

According to the script, the vessels here were "old, abandoned, and decommissioned vessels, stretching as far as the eye can see, a graveyard of once proud ships from throughout the Federation.
This junkyard included several studio model reuses from various films and TNG episodes, including hulk #1: Niagara-class; #2: Challenger-class; #3: USS Enterprise study model; #4, #11, & #14: USS Excelsior study models; #5: Nebula-class study model; #6: K't'inga-class; #8 & #10: Miranda-class; #9: Talarian freighter; #12 Norkova-type; #13: Mars Defense Perimeter ship; and, #15 Talarian warship. Hulk #7 was a previously unseen and unknown model.


Tyken's Rift being vessel Edit

Alien ship, Tykens Rift

An alien vessel

This alien vessel escaped from the Tyken's Rift in 2367 following a collaboration with the Enterprise-D. Both ships were trapped in the Tyken's Rift. It was a glowing vessel belonging to an alien being. (TNG: "Night Terrors")

Vessels on file in LCARS Edit

In 2364, Lieutenant Commander Data viewed three classes of ships in his search of the files in the USS Enterprise-D library computer. It was not known for whom these classes operated for or represented. The general assumption was that these classes of ships were operational in the mid-24th century.

Unnamed ship 2, Conspiracy

An unnamed ship

This unnamed starship class was seen in a mission order by Data. (TNG: "Conspiracy")

This class of ship originally appeared in the Spaceflight Chronology as a Federation Provider-class starship. This is its only appearance in the canon. The image is interesting for it appears that there are two Provider class starships joined together.
As this ship appeared in the mission order for the USS Atlantis, the Atlantis might be of this class.


Unnamed ship 1, Conspiracy

An unnamed ship

This unnamed starship class was also seen in a mission order by Data. (TNG: "Conspiracy")

This class of ship originally appeared in FASA's Star Trek: The Role Playing Game (gaming miniature No. 2523) as a Federation Lotus Flower-class neutronic fuel carrier. Like the class mentioned above, this class of ship doesn't appear anywhere else in canonical Star Trek.
As this ship appeared in the mission order for the USS Gremlin, the Gremlin might be of this class.


Waste ship Edit

The toxic waste barge was a large, unoccupied sublight freighter that had been drifting through space while carrying toxic waste, eventually endangering the population of Gamelan V in 2367. Upon receiving distress calls from the planet, the USS Enterprise-D towed the barge into the Gamelan sun, narrowly avoiding exposure to the lethal doses of radiation in the process. The barge's propulsion system employed a gaseous core fission reactor but it appeared to have been inactive for the last 300 years. Geordi La Forge referred to it as a "garbage scow." (TNG: "Final Mission")

For information on history of this studio model, please see TNG studio models.


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