Avenger Class Heavy Cruiser

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The Avenger-class Heavy Cruiser is a Star Fleet starship class, of cruiser type in use from 2413.


As tensions between the Federation and Romulan Star Empire mounted, Star Fleet identified a strategic weakness in the fleet deployments. Fearless-class cruisers would be outgunned by the larger Romulan Warbirds, and would have to attack in groups in order to overwhelm their defenses. To counter this weakness, Star Fleet Command authorised the refit of heavy cruisers with more efficient systems and heavier weaponry. The nacelles were replaced; configured in a way to streamline the ship better and cope with a secondary warp core. Ablative armor was added to the hull plating, and a stealth unit was installed to make the ship harder to detect an acquire with sensors.

Due to the immense cost and time required to refit the vessels, only three vessels - the USS Avenger, BC-1500, USS Dauntless, and USS Gettysburg ever received the upgrade. However, instead of having the upgrades removed in order to restore the vessels to their original configuration, Star Fleet left the upgrades in place so that if needed, the battle cruisers would once again bring their heavy firepower to bear against an enemy.

During the Krynar Inquisition, 10 years following the Romulan and Borg invasions of 2402, Star Fleet determined that a merging of the ageing Fearless Class Heavy Cruiser and the Avenger Class Battle Cruiser was in the best interests of the fleet. As such, all vessels of both classes were refit into a single class of starship, encompassing the statistics and capabilities of the Avenger Class to create the Avenger Class Heavy Cruiser.

During the year 2413, between Star Dates 21302.28 and 21309.01 all Avenger Class Battle Cruisers were renamed with the CA- designation, and all Fearless Class Heavy Cruisers were refit to match the specifications of the previous BC class.

From 2418, Avengers began to be withdrawn from front-line service, especially service beyond Federation borders. Though still a common site within Federation Space, the number of Avengers will only get smaller as more Beckett, Vesta and Merian class vessels commission.


Heavy Cruiser Perspective
Heavy Cruiser Top
Heavy Cruiser Side
Heavy Cruiser Front
Type: Heavy Cruiser (CA)
Length: 650 Meters
Beam: 350 Meters
Height: 100 Meters
Mass: 3,651,300 Metric Tons
Decks: 23 Deck Plans
Crew Compliment: Standard: 173 Officers, 691 Enlisted Crew Breakdown
Emergency: 1,500
Warp Speed: Type: 2 Main Warp Engines (Type 6D)
Cruise Speed: 6 (3 with saucer separation)
Sustainable Speed: 9.2 (7 with saucer separation)
Emergency Speed: 9.6 (12 hour automatic shutdown)
Impulse Engines: Type: 1 Main Impulse Engine (MIE),
2 Secondary Impulse Engines (SIE)
Speed: .93 C
Defensive Systems: Type 1 Main Shield Generator (MSG-2)
Other Defensive Systems: Sensor Cloak, Ablative Armour
Armament: Phasers: 2 banks of 3 Type 1 (P/S)
3 banks of 2 Type 1 (2F/1A-360D)
Torpedoes: 5 Torpedo Launchers (3F/2A)
Payload: 100 Quantum, 250 Photon Torpedoes, additional material for 100.
Computer System: Daystrom Industries HSCS-2
Tractor/Repulsor: 2 Main Tractor/Repulsor Beams,
6 Docking Tractors,
2 Shuttle Tractors
Shuttlecraft: 1 Bay (A), 8 Shuttles (6 Type 7, 2 Type 9A),
1 Runabout (Type 1). 1 Seleya Class Captains Yacht
Sensors: Andorian Industries FSMSA-2
Offensive Rating: 80%
Defensive Rating: 80%
Maneuverability Rating: 60%
CER: 73.7%


Name Registry Launched
USS Avenger[1] CA-1500
USS Dauntless CA-1553 20202.17
USS Gettysburg CA-1863 20206.01
USS Fearless CA-1000
USS Exeter CA-1001
USS Excelsior CA-1002
USS Jutland CA-1029
USS Victorious CA-1050
USS Defender CA-1106
USS Reliant CA-1126
USS Courageous CA-1190
USS Balaklava CA-1222
USS Valorous CA-1238
USS Diligence CA-1313
USS Chin'toka CA-1375 21201.30
USS Bunker Hill CA-1378
USS Valiant CA-1382
USS Agincourt CA-1412
USS Ticonderoga CA-1471 20709.15
USS Endeavor CA-1483
USS Independence CA-1553
USS Austerlitz CA-1638
USS Trafalgar CA-1651
USS Audacious CA-1704
USS Intrepid CA-1708 20208.19
USS Lexington[2] CA-1775
USS Concord CA-1777
USS Saratoga CA-1778
USS Waterloo CA-1790
USS Shiloh CA-1801
USS Antietam CA-1863
USS Gallant CA-1871
USS Freedom CA-1883
USS Tripoli CA-1908
USS Gallipoli CA-1915
USS Stalingrad CA-1942
USS Kursk CA-1953
USS Iwo Jima CA-1972
USS Valley Forge[3] CA-1996 20005.28


  1. Lost in combat operations.
  2. Destroyed by unknown aliens Stardate 20501.15
  3. Destroyed in the attack on the Sol System by the Borg on Stardate 20211.15