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A Miranda-class starship.
render by David W. Hill
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Classification: varies
Service Period: mid-23rd century - present
Length: 237.6 m
Width: 141.7 m
Height: 58 m
No. of Decks: 11
Crew: varies with configuration
Armaments: phaser banks
photon torpedo launchers
Defenses: deflector shields

The Miranda-class starship is a type of cruiser introduced by Starfleet in the late 23rd century and remained in use through the late 24th century.


Class Specifications

The configuration of the Miranda-class shares a similar design lineage and features with the refit Constitution-class implemented in the early 2270's. The Miranda-class is composed of a single primary hull, consisting of a saucer that was similar to that of the Constitution-class. Mounted on the underside of the primary hull were two nacelle pylons connected to the warp nacelles. Although the nacelles were visually identical to the nacelles used on the Constitution-class, the tops of the nacelles were mounted to the pylons, as opposed to the Constitution-class where the pylons were mounted to the bottom of the nacelles.

Class History

The mission profile of the Miranda-class has varied from performing various scientific roles to conducting patrol duties and serving in a logistics support role. The Miranda saw heavy use as an escort during the Dominion War.

Four design variations are known to have been be utilized with the Miranda during its time in service. The predominant Miranda-class design included a superstructure (or "roll bar") fitted immediately above the primary hull, as a dorsal extension of the ventral nacelle pylons. This superstructure was equipped with fore and aft torpedo launchers and phaser banks. By late 2373, this predominant design would undergo an upgrade to its weapons complement and warp nacelles as part of a wartime retrofit of the class.

Some variants lacked the addition of a superstructure, and in other cases, included two large pods affixed on the port and starboard sides of the primary hull. An additional variant of the Miranda-class was also created and configured with much more significant modifications. This design, known as the Soyuz-class, was retired during the 2280's.

Notable Instances

The following are notable instances in which Miranda-class starships participated:

Known Ships of the Class

Ship Registry
USS Miranda unknown
USS Lantree NCC-1837
USS Reliant NCC-1864
USS Saratoga NCC-1867
USS Trial NCC-1948
USS Columbia NCC-3614
USS Brattain NCC-21166
USS Tiananmen NCC-21382
USS Majestic NCC-31060
USS Sitak NCC-31859
USS ShirKahr NCC-31905
USS Nautilus NCC-31910
USS Saratoga NCC-31911

Appearances of Unnamed Miranda-class Starships

This article incorporates material from Memory Alpha, the free online Star Trek reference.
More extensive information on Miranda-class can be found there.
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