USS Sheppard

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USS Sheppard
Intrepid Class Starship.jpg
A faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for.
*Registry: NCC-74679
*Class: Intrepid Class Starship
*Faction: Starfleet
*Fleet: Sector 001
*Base of Operations: UFS Headquarters
*Commissioned: 140413
*Ship Yard: Cascadia Shipyards
*Ship Designer: Advanced Starship Design Bureau
*Operational Status: Active
Design Specifications
*Type: Light Cruiser
*Overall Length: 342 meters
*Beam: 145 meters
*Mass: 700.00 Metric Tons
*Decks: 15 decks
Designed Capacities
*Crew Compliment: 40 Officers, 90 crew
*Evacuation Capacity: 1500
*Life Support Capacity: 1500
*Auxiliary Craft: 4 Type 9 Shuttles, 2 Type 6 Shuttles, 1 Type 9-A, 2 Type 18 Shuttles, 2 Workbees
Tactical Systems
*Armament: 13 Arrays Phaser type X, 50 Quantum Torpedoes, 50 Photon Torpedoes
*Defenses: Ablative Armour
Engineering Specifications
*Warp Engines: Matter Anti-Matter Warp Core XII (Slipstream Integrated)
*Sublight Engines: Supercooled Combat Impulse Engine Mk XI
*Cruising Speed: Warp 8
*Maximum Speed: Warp 9.985 for 1 Hour
*Computer System: AC-15 - LCARS 4.5
Senior Staff
*Commander: Rich Lombardia
*Executive Officer: Firefrick Resident
*Chief Engineer: Kes Ellison
*Chief of Security: Kalliebirdsong Resident
*Chief Medical Officer: Emerald Parkin
*Chief of Operations: Martian Dunner
*Chief Science Officer: Araulya Coronet
*Chief Tactical Officer: Vacant
Ship Patch


Sheppard: An early 21st-century Earth astronomer Scott S. Sheppard. He was credited, among other things, with the discovery of many small moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. He has also discovered the second known Neptune Trojan, 2004 UP10 as well as several Kuiper Belt Objects, Centaurs, and Near Earth Asteroids.


These are the voyages of the USS Sheppard, her continuing mission to explore the many worlds of the Delta Quadrant. Tasked with seeking new lifeforms and new civilizations, the Sheppard follows Starfleet’s oldest and most important mission, boldly going where no one has gone before.

Under the capable hands of Captain Rich Lombardia and Executive Officer Fema Firefrick, they lead the Sheppard deep into the Delta Quadrant, past Borg space and into the unknown. The USS Sheppard is an advanced Intrepid Class starship, equipped to handle a wide variety of mission profiles. The Sheppard is one of the fleet’s oldest serving ships with a long distinguished history. Although equipped for nearly anything, her success is due largely to her incredible crew and notable commanding officers. Join us every Wednesday and write yourself into UFS history.

Roleplay Times: Wednesday 1745 hrs SLT Commanding Officer: Captain Rich Lombardia Executive Officer: LT. Fema Firefrick


Starfleet's shipbuilding policy of the last century has emphasized ever larger, more capable designs capable of carrying out a wide variety of missions within a single hull, often simultaneously. However, this has led to a gradual fall in the numbers of vessels which can be fielded - where the Excelsior class numbers well over a hundred, the Ambassadors were limited to a production run of twenty six, and the Galaxy class was limited to six ships initially11, though this has since been expanded. While the exploration capacity of these classes is still sufficient to meet the tasks demanded of them, the lack of numbers has led to a certain restriction in flexibility. Losses among the Galaxy class have also emphasized that placing "all the eggs in one basket" is not necessarily the wisest choice.

The Intrepid design was fielded partly to correct this situation. The design requirement, issued in 2358, called for a vessel in the 360 metre range with a volume some 15% that of a Galaxy class. Although the limited size meant that the vessel would have much lower overall capabilities than the Galaxy class, this was to be in some part offset by the use of the latest technology. The computer system would be amongst the most advanced model in service12; the increased automation this afforded combined with a new generation of sensor equipment would allow the Intrepid class almost 30% of the scanning and analysis capabilities of a Galaxy class starship. A top cruise speed some three times that of the Galaxy would further enhance the vessel's exploration capabilities.

The Sheppard was deemed lost during January of 2387 but was discovered adrift, the crew missing and returned to SS Tranquility in April 2387. The vessel was extensive refitted and recommissioned under the command of Captain Hanna Kestrel and assigned to Task Force 3 under the SS Helmut Kohl

After a short time the Sheppard was dry docked and for a time it seemed to fade away and collect space dust until one of the few survivors who had managed to bring the Sheppard back from the brink and fate of those lost during 2387. Commander Cordova Marabana was assigned to captain the USS Sheppard along with his wife, Commodore Rosine Heinkel as XO. The ship is currently in training and keeping near Pinastri with the mission to work as an ambassador to the system and negotiate good relationships.

On 180513, Captain Rich Lombardia took over for Captain Marabana, with Lieutenant Firefrick Resident in the XO chair.

Crew Manifest

Construction and Initial Assignment

The 'USS Sheppard is an Intrepid Class Starship launched in 2385 and currently under the command of Commander Rich Lombardia. For most of its first year, the Sheppard's mission was to explore the Midgar sector in search of the lost USS Denmark and its crew.

  • The Sheppard was subject to an extensive refit in April 2387 when she was discovered adrift by an advanced scout. She was later recommissioned after being full repaired and declared spaceworthy.

Technical Data


Class: Intrepid Class

Commissioned: 2385


Decks: 15


  • Matter Anti-Matter Warp Core XII (Slipstream Integrated)
  • Supercooled Combat Impulse Engine Mk XI

Diplomatic Capability: Grade 2

Computer Core: AC-15 - LCARS 4.5

Expected Hull Life: 150 Years


  • 13 Phaser Beam Array Type XII
  • 50 Mark XI Quantum Torpedos
  • 50 Mark X Photon Torpedoes
  • Console - Universal - Ablative Generator

Support Craft

  • 4 Type 9 Shuttles
  • 2 Type 6 Shuttles
  • 1 Type 9-A
  • 2 Type 18 Shuttles
  • 1 Mk2 Delta Flyer
  • 2 Workbees

Dedication Plaque

Sheppard dedication plaque.PNG

First Contacts



  • Ship of the month: March 2385
  • Ship of the month: September 2385
  • Ship of the Year: 150830


Missions of the USS Sheppard