USS Huitzilopochtli

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Deployment Information


The USS Huitzilopochtli is a powerful Galaxy Class Dreadnought which serves United Federation Starfleet. Brought into service by UFS Command to fortify SS Astraios Colony in the time of war verses the EDC.

Commodore Kermie Mistwallow has given full command of the ship to Astraios Colony under the observation of Captain Targus Libre to ensure the safety of the colony.

Starship Design Statistics

  • Length :: 642.51 meters
  • Width :: 463.73 meters
  • Height :: 195.26 meters
  • Displacement :: 4,500,000 metric tonnes
  • Hull Type :: Duranium/Tritantium Composite
  • Armour :: Ablative Armour
  • Decks :: 42
  • Accomodation :: 1012 Officers and Crew, 200 visiting personnel

Command Systems


General Overview: Primary operational control for Galaxy Class Starships is provided by the Main Bridge located at the top of the primary hull. It is located on Deck 1. The Main Bridge directly supervises all primary mission operations (with the exception of the Flight bay and assorted craft) and coordinates all departmental activities.

The Main Bridge is an ejectable module, allowing for a wider variety in mission parameters. The standard module on all Galaxy Class Starships is the second standard version.

Layout: The current standard Galaxy Class layout is as follows. In the center is Command area with three common seats, for the Captain, the Executive Officer to his right, and the Counselor to his left. Further out from these are two more seats that can be used by VIP or other non-stationed personnel.

At the front of the bridge is the Conn, starboard, and Operations, port, stations. Conn is the combination of Helm and Navigation, and Operations controls and monitors most vital ship functions. Operations is commonly in control of sensors aboard Galaxy Class starships.

Behind the Command area is the Tactical Rim. Here is the Primary and two Auxiliary Tactical stations. All tactical and security functions can be controlled and monitored from this point.

On the back wall from port to starboard are Engineering, Environment, Mission Operations, Science I, and Science II. These five stations are normally unmanned. The Chief Engineer is in Main Engineering, Environment & Mission Operations can be controlled at the Operations console, and Science I & Science II are the science department's presence on the Bridge. However, normally the Chief Science Officer [if the ship has one] is not a Bridge Officer. The position is a management and authority one, meant to control all the sub-departments which do their work in the various labs on board the ship. It is not uncommon however for some Chief Science Officers to conduct their business directly on the Bridge.

There are three turbolifts leading off the bridge; one is an emergency turbolift that leads directly to the Battle Bridge. There are also three rooms adjacent to the Bridge. The Captain's Ready Room is on the fore port of the Bridge. The Conference Room and Bridge Head is aft starboard.


General Overview: Main Engineering is located on Deck 36 of the Galaxy Class. Its primary purpose is to be the central point for control of all engineering systems aboard the vessel, especially those relating to propulsion and power generation. Here is located the Matter Antimatter Reaction Chamber also known as the Warp Core. There are three main consoles in Engineering, the Master Systems Monitor, Warp Propulsion System console, and Impulse Propulsion System console. In between the Warp Propulsion System & Impulse Propulsion System console is the Master Systems Display. Heading towards the warp core from the main entrance one will find the Chief Engineer's Officer on the left and the Assistant Chief Engineer's console on the right. A little more forward is the isolation door. Access to the upper level of Engineering can be found by a ladder on the left of the Matter Antimatter Reaction Chamber or an elevator on the right. The upper level has access to many auxiliary systems as well as egress points.

During emergencies Main Engineering can be turned into a command and control center by converting a number of consoles to duplicate the stations on the Main Bridge. The software is already preloaded onto these consoles and each vessel has specific procedures in place in case a situation warrants.


Being able to separate into two distinct vessels, the Galaxy Class has two Bridges. The second bridge is called the Battle Bridge and is located on Deck 8. This bridge duplicates most of the functions of the Main Bridge, but places emphasis on piloting, support, and defensive operations. To keep in tune with changing situations the Battle Bridge is also modular like the Main Bridge.

For the most part the Battle Bridge is only used when the vessel is in separated flight mode. Outside of this, when the Main Bridge is non-operational most command and control functions are routed to Main Engineering. However in situations were the Main Bridge will experience an extended period of being non-operational, Starfleet procedures require that the Battle Bridge be used to keep Main Engineering clear of non-essential personnel.

Tactical Systems


Primary Hull:

Three dorsal phaser arrays on the primary hull, one primary dorsal array extending three hundred forty degrees and two point defense arrays to either side of Shuttlebay 1. The arrays cover the entire semi-sphere above the ship, except for a few blind spots close to the hull and Shuttlebay. One ventral phaser array on primary hull, primary ventral array extending three hundred twenty degrees. Array covers the forward and lateral portions of the semi-sphere below the ship, except for those blind spots close to the hull. Total of four phaser arrays on primary hull.

Secondary Hull:

Two dorsal phaser arrays on the secondary hull, both are point defense arrays placed in the far aft of the ship. Three ventral phaser arrays. One primary array with coverage similar to a series of cones with the same vertex and two point defense arrays at the far aft of the ship. Total of five phaser arrays on secondary hull.


One lateral primary array on each vertical bound pylon. Coverage is similar to Secondary Hull's Ventral Primary array. Total of two phaser arrays on Nacelles. On uprated versions the dorsal nacelle housing has one array, making the new total four.

Phaser Array Type: The Galaxy Class has Type-X Phaser arrays. It is the first class to be designed with these arrays; contemporaries have since been refit. Each array fires a steady beam of phaser energy and the forced-focus emitters discharge the phasers at speeds approaching .986c. Current Tactical policy has phaser arrays automatically rotate phaser frequency and attempt to lock onto the frequency and phase of a threat vehicle's shields for shield penetration.

Phaser Array Output: Each phaser array takes its energy directly from the impulse drive and auxiliary fusion generators. Individually, each type-X emitter can only discharge approximately 5.1 megawatts. However, several emitters (usually two) fire at once in the array during standard firing procedures, resulting in a higher discharge.

Phaser Array Range: Maximum effective range is 300,000 kilometers.

Primary purpose: Assault

Secondary purpose: Defense/anti-spacecraft/anti-fighter


Arrangement: Three fixed-focus torpedo launchers, one forward launcher on the secondary and another aft. The third launcher can only be used when the vessel is in Separated-Flight Mode; it is an aft firing launcher on the Primary Hull. Each is capable of firing off ten torpedoes in a single salvo.

Type: Mark XXV photon torpedo, capable of pattern firing (sierra, etc.) as well as independent launch. Independent targeting once launched from the ship, detonation on contact unless otherwise directed.

Payload: Maximum of 275 torpedoes.

Range: Maximum effective range is 3,000,000 kilometers.

Primary purpose: Assault

Secondary purpose: Anti-spacecraft


Type: Symmetrical subspace graviton field. This type of shield is fairly similar to those of most other Starships. Under Starfleet Directives all vessels incorporate the nutation shift in frequency. During combat, the shield sends data on what type of weapon is being used on it, and what frequency and phase the weapon uses. Once this is analyzed by the tactical officer, the shield can be configured to have the same frequency as the incoming weapon - but different nutation. This tactic dramatically increases shield efficiency.

Output: There are a total of twelve shield generators on the Galaxy Class. Each generator has a cluster of twelve thirty-two megawatt graviton polarity sources feeding a pair of six hundred twenty five millicochrane subspace field distortion amplifiers. During emergency situations the generators are synchronized together providing two thousand six hundred eighty-eight megawatts continuously. The maximum peak load is four hundred seventy-three thousand megawatts for one hundred seventy milliseconds.

Range: The shields, when raised, operate at two distances. One is a uniform distance from the hull, averaging about ten to twelve meters. The other is a bubble field, which varies in distance from any single point on the hull but has a common center within the ship.

Primary purpose: Defense from enemy threat forces, hazardous radiation and micrometeoroid particles.

Secondary purpose: Ramming threat vehicles.

Computer Systems


Number of computer cores: four. The primary cores are located near the center of the primary hull between Decks 5 and 14. There are two of them, one on each side of the ship thus to balance out the massive weight they entail. The secondary cores are in the Secondary hull between Decks 30 & 37. They are similarly off balanced like the primary cores. Any single core is capable of operating all computer functions of the vessel. In most configurations the Galaxy Class is only equipped with three computer cores. The fourth core, normally a secondary core, is substituted for a ballast tank. However, long-term or computer intensive missions may require that the fourth core is installed, which is a time and labor intensive process.

Type: The computer cores on Galaxy Class starships are isolinear storage devices utilizing faster than light processing drives with isolinear temporary storage.


Acronym for Library Computer Access and Retrieval System, the common user interface of 24th century computer systems, based on verbal and graphically enhanced keyboard/display input and output. The graphical interface adapts to the task which is supposed to be performed, allowing for maximum ease-of-use. The Galaxy Class operates on LCARS build version 5.2 to account for increases in processor speed and power, and limitations discovered in the field in earlier versions, and increased security. The operating version receives minor upgrades any time they are available when contact with another Starfleet vessel or facility is made.


Access to all Starfleet data is highly regulated. A standard set of access levels have been programmed into the computer cores of all ships in order to stop any undesired access to confidential data.

Security levels are also variable, and task-specific. Certain areas of the ship are restricted to unauthorized personnel, regardless of security level. Security levels can also be raised, lowered, or revoked by Command personnel.

Security levels in use aboard the Galaxy Class are:

Level 10 – Captain and Above

Level 9 – First Officer

Level 8 - Commander

Level 7 – Lt. Commander

Level 6 – Lieutenant

Level 5 – Lt. Junior Grade

Level 4 - Ensign

Level 3 – Non-Commissioned Crew

Level 2 – Civilian Personnel

Level 1 – Open Access (Read Only)

Note: Security Levels beyond current rank can and are bestowed where, when and to whom they are necessary.

The main computer grants access based on a battery of checks to the individual user, including face and voice recognition in conjunction with a vocal code as an added level of security.


All Starfleet vessels make use of a computer program called a Universal Translator that is employed for communication among persons who speak different languages. It performs a pattern analysis of an unknown language based on a variety of criteria to create a translation matrix. The translator is built in the Starfleet badge and small receivers are implanted in the ear canal.

The Universal Translator matrix aboard Galaxy Class starships consists of well over 100,000 languages and increases with every new encounter.

Propulsion Systems


Type: Theoretical Propulsion Group [TPG] Matter/Anti-Matter Reaction Drive, developed by Theoretical Propulsion Group in conjunction with the Advanced Starship Design Bureau - Utopia Planitia Division. Information on this Warp Drive is classified [repealed: 2371; now available in standard Starfleet Omnipedia Databases].

Normal Cruising Speed: Warp 6

Speed Limit: Warp 5

Maximum Speed: Warp 9.6 for twelve hours

Note: Vessels equipped with the TPG M/ARA Drive System no longer have the maximum cruising speed limit of Warp 5, thanks to innovations discovered and utilized in the General Electric Type 8 M/ARA Warp Drive outfitted in the new Sovereign Class Starship. Pursuant to Starfleet Command Directive 12856.A, all Starships will receive upgrades to their Warp Core system to prevent further pollution of Subspace.


Type: Standard Galaxy Class Impulse drives developed and built by Theoretical Propulsion Group in conjunction with the Advanced Starship Design Bureau - Utopia Planitia Division.

Output: Each engine (there are three impulse engines, two flanking the back edge of the primary hull and one on the centerline of the secondary hull) can propel the ship at speeds just under .75c, or "maximum impulse". Full impulse is .25c (one quarter of 186,282 miles per second, which is warp one).

Like the Ambassador Class before it, the Galaxy Class utilizes the Space-Time Driver Coil to operate effectively at Impulse. The Driver Coil produces a non-propulsive symmetrical subspace field powered by the exhaust plasma from the Impulse Engines. The field helps the ship to accelerate, decelerate, and maneuver by effectively lowering it's apparent mass.


Type: Standard magnetohydrodynamic gas-fusion thrusters designed specifically for the Galaxy Class.

Output: Each thruster quad can produce 5.5 million newtons of exhaust.

Tractor Emitter: All Reaction Control System Thruster packages on the Galaxy Class have small tractor beam emitters. These emitters help in closed quarters or docking procedures.

Utilties And Auxiliary Systems


A standard Galaxy Class main deflector dish is located along the forward portion of the secondary hull, and is located just forward of the primary engineering spaces. Composed of molybdenum/duranium mesh panels over a duranium framework, the dish can be manually moved seven and two tenths degrees in any direction off the ship's Z-axis. The main deflector dish's shield and sensor power comes from three graviton polarity generators located on Deck 34, each capable of generating one hundred twenty-eight megawatts which fed into a pair of five hundred fifty millicochrane subspace field distortion amplifiers.


Type: Multiphase subspace graviton beam, used for direct manipulation of objects from a submicron to a macroscopic level at any relative bearing. Each emitter is directly mounted to the primary members of the ship's framework, to lessen the effects of isopiestic subspace shearing, inertial potential imbalance, and mechanical stress.

Output: Each tractor beam emitter is built around two variable phase sixteen megawatt graviton polarity sources, each feeding two four hundred seventy-five millicochrane subspace field amplifiers. Phase accuracy is within two and seven tenths arc-seconds per microsecond. Each emitter can gain extra power from the Structural Integrity Field by means of molybdenum-jacketed waveguides. The subspace fields generated around the beam (when the beam is used) can envelop objects up to one thousand meters, lowering the local gravitational constant of the universe for the region inside the field and making the object much easier to manipulate.

Range: Effective tractor beam range varies with payload mass and desired delta-v (change in relative velocity). Assuming a nominal five m/sec-squared delta-v, the primary tractor emitters can be used with a payload approaching 7'500'000 metric tons at less than one thousand meters. Conversely, the same delta-v can be imparted to an object massing about one metric ton at ranges approaching twenty thousand kilometers.

Primary purpose: Towing or manipulation of objects

Secondary purpose: Tactical, pushing enemy ships into each other.


Number of Systems: 16

Personnel Transporters: 6 (Transporter Rooms 1-6)

Cargo Transporters: 4

Emergency Transporters: 6


Standard Communications Ranges:

RF: 5.2 AU Subspace: 22.65 LY

Standard Data Transmission Speed: 18.5 kiloquads per second

Subspace Communications Speed: Warp 9.9997

Science And Remote Sensing Systems


Long range and navigation sensors are located behind the main deflector dish, to avoid sensor "ghosts" and other detrimental effects consistent with main deflector dish millicochrane static field output. Lateral sensor pallets are located around the rim of the entire starship, providing full coverage in all standard scientific fields, but with emphasis in the following areas:

Astronomical phenomena Planetary analysis Remote life-form analysis EM scanning Passive neutrino scanning Parametric subspace field stress (a scan to search for cloaked ships) Thermal variances Quasi-stellar material

Each sensor pallet, three hundred fifty in all, can be interchanged and re-calibrated with any other pallet on the ship, including those in storage.


There are twenty-eight independent tactical sensors on on the Galaxy Class. Each sensor automatically tracks and locks onto incoming hostile vessels and reports bearing, aspect, distance, and vulnerability percentage to the tactical station on the main bridge. Each tactical sensor is approximately eighty-four percent efficient against Electronic Counter Measures.


The entrance to the main stellar cartography bay is located on Deck 10. The lab is served by a direct Electro-Plamsa System power feed from the impulse engines. All information is directed to the bridge and can be displayed on any console or the main viewscreen.


There are over one hundred separate scientific research labs on board the Galaxy Class. However depending upon current internal arrangement the ship can have more. At the same time all labs are specifically designed for adaptability. Very few of the labs will remain under the same discipline of science for more than six months. Most science labs share the same design, only a few have extremely specialized equipment. When necessary, the Engineering department can by contacted and the lab can be outfitted with equipment either in storage or replicated. Other, even more specialized equipment can be brought on board by mission specialists and installed per approval of appropriate members of the Senior Staff.


A probe is a device that contains a number of general purpose or mission specific sensors and can be launched from a starship for closer examination of objects in space.

There are nine different classes of probes, which vary in sensor types, power, and performance ratings. The spacecraft frame of a probe consists of molded duranium-tritanium and pressure-bonded lufium boronate, with sensor windows of triple layered transparent aluminum. With a warhead attached, a probe becomes a photon torpedo. The standard equipment of all nine types of probes are instruments to detect and analyze all normal EM and subspace bands, organic and inorganic chemical compounds, atmospheric constituents, and mechanical force properties. All nine types are capable of surviving a powered atmospheric entry, but only three are special designed for aerial maneuvering and soft landing. These ones can also be used for spatial burying. Many probes can be real-time controlled and piloted from a starship to investigate an environment dangerous hostile or otherwise inaccessible for an away-team.

The nine standard classes are:

Class I Sensor Probe

Class II Sensor Probe

Class III Planetary Probe

Class IV Stellar Encounter Probe

Class V Medium-Range Reconnaissance Probe

Saucer defense

2) Mark XI phaser cannons mounted to the ventral saucer