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|"First in the Delta"|
|*Registry: DQSS 001|
|*Class: Ournal Class Starbase|
|*Commissioned: 2381 on stardate 060812|
|*Operational Status: Retrofitted and Recommissioned Tranquility|
|*Type: Multi-role Strategic Platform|
|*Overall Length: 6 KM|
|*Beam: 5.5 KM|
|*Mass: 750,000,000 Metric Tons|
|*Crew Compliment: 10,500 Officers, 50,500 Crew|
|*Auxiliary Craft: 30,000 eight man escape pods.
Danube Class Runabouts : 80 Type 6 Shuttlecraft : 160 Type 7 Shuttlecraft : 120 Travel Pod : 10000
|*Armament: 16 Type XIII Phasers, 42 Type X Phasers. 8,000 Photon Torpedoes|
|*Defenses: Ablative Armour|
|*Warp Engines: NNEC Mark 4.5 Dilithium Focus Chamber x 6|
|*Computer System: AC-18 Bio-Neural Super-System x 8|
|*Power Systems: 21.600 Petawatts|
Construction of Cascade Station began 060129 in the Alpha Quadrant for use as Starfleet's Delta Quadrant Headquarters in the Pinastri System. In order for the station to be placed in Pinastri orbit it was constructed is sections and shipped to the Pinastri System piece by piece. All the needed components arrived on 060601 and final assembly began. Problems began with Cascade even from the first steps of assembly. This form of construction is rare but not unheard of, however is a very difficult process. Due to the rush of getting each section complete on a very unforgiving schedule mistakes where made. Internal connections where placed wrong requiring extensive rewiring of some systems. In some places the sections actually did not fit together and metal sheets had to be welded on to make them fit together. It also seems that the effects of the wormhole on the exposed components was not factored in as for months Cascade Engineers had to replace conduits and relays on nearly a weekly basis. Finally after little more then a year the system failures and patchwork fixes became to much and Admiral Calhoun was informed the station needed to be taken partially offline for an immense retrofit. On 070803 an Engineering team lead by Lieutenant J.G. Cyril Barthelmess began the retrofit, Cascade was able to remain online in a limited capacity however much of the station became uninhabitable. It was on 070813 that Doctor Damion St. James began his groundbreaking research on Anti Borg Assimilation Technology, code named Project Firewall. On 080328 Lieutenant Cyril Barthelmess and his team report they are near completion and have repaired the extensive issues with Cascade Station. Admiral Calhoun, wishing to give the station a fresh start, ordered a rechristening and Cascade Station officially became Tranquility Station.
Construction and Initial Assignment
A city in space, this was one of the largest contained space borne facilities Starfleet had ever attempted to build. Today, the mushroom shape of the Ournal-class spacedock has become one of the most recognizable symbols of Starfleet.
Cascade was a huge, multipurpose facility serving in the roles of forward base, industrial centre, operations hub, and shipyard and research facility. More protected than open fleetyards such as Cascadia, it can also serve as a starship construction facility, however The Cascadia Shipyards, at the outskirts of the system, does most of the starship construction for the surrounding sectors. As well as a key administrative nexus for Starfleet Command, the facility supports a large operation specialist base, and due to it being the home of the Diplomatic Corps frequently is the first contact non-allied worlds have with the Federation.
The Ournal-class spacedock can support up to eight Sovereign-class vessels, and up to twenty four smaller ships. Cascade was a huge show of Starfleet strength as well as a safe haven and a place to repair starships. It also provides staging areas for many freighters and transport vessels.