Nebula-class Light Cruiser

Three-view orthographic plans of the Nebula-class light cruiser, with tactical pod.
Neb­ula-class light cruis­er (tac­tic­al pod)
Three-view orthographic plans of the Nebula-class light cruiser, with sensor pod.
Neb­ula-class light cruis­er (sensor pod)

Star­fleet usu­ally pro­duces a light­er, more-adapt­able coun­ter­part to each of its flag­ship classes, and the Galaxy is no excep­tion. The Neb­ula-class was designed, using most of the same com­pon­ents, primar­ily to per­form exten­ded research. It pos­sesses a sim­il­ar volume to its big sis­ter, but des­pite devot­ing more space to labor­at­ory capa­city, equip­ment and cargo stor­age, their crews reside in rel­at­ive lux­ury. An inter­change­able pod, moun­ted above and behind the primary hull, can be swapped out at a suit­able facil­ity for altern­ate designs, cus­tom­ised for spe­cif­ic mis­sions. Neb­u­las are gen­er­ally found around the Fed­er­a­tion’s fron­ti­ers on long-dur­a­tion sur­vey, research and patrol missions.

  • Year in Ser­vice: 2361
  • Dimen­sions – Sensor Pod: 466 m/445 m/136 m
  • Dimen­sions – Tac­tic­al Pod: 444 m/445 m/132 m
  • Decks: 21
  • Crew Com­ple­ment: 750
  • Cruis­ing Speed: Warp 6
  • Max­im­um Speed: Warp 9.2

Game stat­ist­ics for the Neb­ula-class space­frame can be found in The Com­mand Divi­sion Sup­ple­ment­al Rule­book for Star Trek Adven­tures, p59.

Design: Miarecki, Ed. Star Trek: the Next Gen­er­a­tion (cr. Gene Rod­den­berry, Para­mount Pic­tures, 1987).