USS Nikola Tesla, LE-20004

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The USS Nikola Tesla is a Merian Class Light Explorer in service with Star Fleet, assigned to the Shackleton Expedition. This is an NPC vessel.

United Federation of Planets logo.pngUSS Nikola Tesla, LE-20004United Federation of Planets logo.png
United Federation of Planets
Shackleton Expedition
Active (NPC Vessel) (242107.01)
Type: Light Explorer (LE)
Length: 218 Meters
Beam: 115 Meters
Height: 46 Meters
Mass: 540,000 metric tons
Decks: 10 (Including Rollbar Pods) Deck Plans
Crew Compliment: Standard: 20 Officers, 60 Enlisted
Emergency: 300
Warp Speed: Type: Thrawn-class Warp Core Reactor with Type 7 Nacelles
Cruise Speed: Warp 7
Sustainable Speed: Warp 8
Emergency Speed: Warp 9 (12 hour automatic shutdown)
Impulse Engines: Type: 2 Class 7 Main Impulse Engines (MIE)
Speed: .87 C
Other Propulsion Systems: Type: Type-1 Quantum Slipstream Generator
Speed: Warp 9.99998477 (8 hour automatic shutdown)
Defensive Systems: Type-1A Shield generator
Armament: Phasers: 2x 140-degree Type-I Arrays, one starboard, one port (Saucer - Dorsal);

2x 140-degree Type-I Arrays, one starboard, one port (Saucer - Ventral)
Torpedoes:: 4 Quantum Torpedo Launchers (2F/2A - Rollbar Mounted). Payload: 10 Quantum, 20 Photon Torpedoes

Computer System: Yori-Moto D4D019
Tractor/Repulsor: 1 Main Tractor/Repulsor Beams,
2 Shuttle Docking Tractors (2 in Main Bay),
2 Docking Tractors
Shuttlecraft: 1 Bay (A), 2 Shuttles (2 Type 18)
Sensors: SS Sierra 1a8 Deep Space Scientific Sensors
Daystrom Industries HSCS-2SC-B Starship Sensors

The USS Nikola Tesla is assigned to the Shackleton Expedition. Their ongoing mission is the exploration of the Shackleton Expanse alongside the Klingon Defense Force. The ship is currently based at Narendra Station.


Assigned to the Shackleton Expedition, the USS Nikola Tesla is named after famed electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist Nikola Tesla, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

The following starship vessels have carried the name Nikola Tesla:

Current: USS Nikola Tesla, LE-20004
Vessel Class: Merian

Vessel Dedication Quote

"Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for what I have really worked, is mine."
- Nikola Tesla