USS Loki

USS Loki
Defiant-Class Federation Starship | Starfleet Registry NCC-94775-A


USS Loki in orbit over an M-Class Planet

Background Information
A Defiant-class starship is a heavily armored, limited-role Starfleet vessel developed at the Antares Fleet Yards in response to the Borg threat to the worlds of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. The project was officially begun in 2366 by Starfleet's Advanced Starship Design Bureau (ASDB) under less then ideal conditions, as far as the accepted normal sequence of research, development, testing, and evaluation was concerned. Fortunately, a number of hardware innovations and design adaptations were already in the inventory and allowed for an acceptable level of reliability versus speed of systems integration and vehicle construction.

Defiant-class vessels are constructed of standard tritanium and duranium alloys and composites. The bridge has been submerged within a larger Deck 1 than was envisioned for the pathfinder vehicle, and the entire vessel has been shortened to four decks plus allowances for crawlways and cable trunks. The notched forward hull has been equipped with a detachable pod consisting of the vehicle's main sensor and navigational deflector, airlock module, and a last-resort matter-antimatter warhead. The warp nacelles have been brought inboard to a minimum safe distance for field EM, and all EPS weapon-power conduits have been truncated to provide a nearly zero lag time between activation signal and beam launch.

All protected internal systems that require access to the vessel exterior are equipped with articulated or jettisonable hull plates, so that most of the familiar structures are hidden from view, including shuttlebay doors, docking ports, lifeboats, impulse vents, and consumables resupply connectors. An integral set of ventral docking clamps and landing pads had been designed into Defiant for possible ditching operations as well as for recoverable planetary landings. No practical demonstration has been attempted, though simulations indicate that if the impulse and reaction control thrusters are fully operational, a successful liftoff to orbital velocity is likely.

Pursuant to Starfleet Exploration Directives 911.3, Starfleet Defense Directives 114.9 & 154.7, Starfleet Borg Defense Initiative Directive 371.6 and Federation Security Council General Policy, the following objectives have been established for a Defiant-Class Starship:
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Ensure Federation security through rapid response to threat forces.

Serve as the first-line of defense in military combat operations and lend support to larger Federation starships.

Provide autonomous capability for full execution of Federation defense policy options in outlying territories and border areas.

Take on the burden of border patrol and threat-response operations from other starship classes currently, and projected to be, in use.

Provide a mobile platform for testing and implementation of mission-specific or new technology, specifically in the areas of covert and tactical operations.

Serve as a platform capable of rapid deployment for special and covert operations deemed necessary by the Federation.
The Starship Loki on patrol.

Technical Information
United Federation of Planets
Tactical Escort
Task Force Argo, 38th Fleet
Commanding Officer:
Commander V'Assani M'Ryssa

Officers and Crew: 40
Evacuation Limit: 150

Overall Length: 119.5 meters
Overall Draft: 90.3 meters
Overall Beam: 25.5 meters

Maximum Velocity Warp: 9.982 (12 hours maximum)

Uprated - 6 Pulse Phaser Cannons, 1 forward torpedo launcher, 3 aft Phaser Turrets

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4 Type-18 Shuttlepods
2 Work Bees
1 Type-10 Shuttlecraft

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2 Personnel
1 Cargo

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Deck 1:
Main Bridge, Captain's Ready Room, Transporter Room 1, Pulse Phaser Cannons (2), Upper Main Engineering, Plasma Exhaust Vents, Upper Sensor Array, Officer and Crew Quarters, Deuterium Storage

Deck 2:
Lower Main Engineering, Main Impulse Engines, Computer Core, Targeting Sensors, Mess Hall, Warp Coils, Med/Science Lab, Sickbay, Transporter Room 2, Officer and Crew Quarters, Warhead Control Room

Deck 3:
Main Impulse Engines, Warhead Impulse Engines, Shuttlebay 1-2, Shuttlebay 3, Antimatter Storage, Cargo Bay 1-4, Airlocks (2), Aft Torpedo Magazine, Warp Coils, Shuttle and Work Bee Maintenance

Deck 4:
Landing Struts, Navigational Deflector, Pulse Phaser Cannons (2), Forward and Aft Torpedo Magazines, Aft Torpedo Launchers (2), Forward Torpedo Launcher (1), Lower Senor Array, Shuttlebay 1-2 Exterior Doors and Elevator System, Main Tractor Emitter