USS Maxwell

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USS Maxwell
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"Duct tape and true grit"
*Registry: NCC-21873
*Class: Nova Class Starship
*Faction: UF Starfleet
*Sector of Operations: Sector 001
*Base of Operations: Pinastri Colony
*Commissioned: 150215
*Ship Yard: Cascadia Shipyards
*Ship Designer: Advanced Starship Design Bureau
*Operational Status: Active, Level 2
Design Specifications
*Type: Frigate
*Hull Composition: Duranium-Tritanium Composite Single Hull
*Overall Length: 165 Meters
*Beam: 62 Meters
*Draft: 34 Meters
*Mass: 127.500 Metric Tons
*Decks: 8
Designed Capacities
*Crew Compliment: 80
*Life Support Capacity: 225
*Auxiliary Craft: 4 total
Tactical Systems
*Armament: 11 Phaser Arrays, 3 Torpedo Launchers
*Defenses: Asymmetrical Peristaltic Subspace Graviton Field
Engineering Specifications
*Warp Engines: F-Type Dilithium Focus Chamber
*Sublight Engines: T2-16 Fusion Impulse Reactor
*Cruising Speed: Warp 6
*Maximum Speed: Warp 8 for 12 hours.
*Computer System: V-109, LCARS 4
Senior Staff
*Commander: Nora Gerhadsen
*Executive Officer: Jayce Rebel
*Chief Engineer: Jak Forcella
*Chief of Security: Lucius Wylder
*Chief Medical Officer: Njal Edwyn
*Chief Science Officer: Drewski Northman
Extra Ship Information
*Mission Logs Location: [|USS Maxwell Forum]
*Crew Manifest: USS Maxwell Crew Manifest
Ship Logo
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The USS Maxwell (NX-21873) is named for James Clerk Maxwell, a famous 19th century physicist from Scotland on planet Earth who put together the classical theory of electromagnetism, and conceived the first mathematical description of the wave theory of light. Maxwell's magnum opus on electromagnetism was published in February 1873.

The fifth-ever Nova-class starship ever built, she was laid down in 2368, completed and launched in 2369. After initial shakedown (and a six-month grounding in 2370 after the mysterious loss of the USS Equinox), she proceeded on a series of survey and exploration missions throughout the Alpha and Beta quadrants, gathering data on innumerable worlds, stars, stellar remnants and astrophysical phenomena. Assigned to Pinastri in 2392, she undertook further survey missions in the Delta Quadrant. She was mothballed in the Pinastri Bone Yard in 2406 after nearly 40 years of service to serve as a spare parts ship.

Following the loss of the Nova-class starship USS Meridian, the USS Maxwell was re-activated on Stardate 150215 from the Pinastri Bone Yard. Her current mission is to survey the Hapke Star Cluster, a largely unexplored open star cluster of some 10,000 stars. Her secondary mission is to field test an advanced, experimental sensor array developed at Utopia Planitia. Due to scheduling mismatches with her assignment schedule, the Maxwell was never refit, and carries her original major systems: power generation, propulsion, shields, and weapons.


Ship of the Line of the Year 2016 Ship of the Line of the Year 2017

Outstanding Ship of the Line AwardUFS Meritorious Unit Commendation

Construction and Initial Assignment

Laid down in 2368; completed and launched in 2369 as the fifth-ever Nova-class Starship ever built. USS Maxwell has not been through the refitting process. First assignment, under Captain Elizabeth Foster, was to explore rimward areas of the Alpha-Beta Quadrant border area, in the former region of the T'Kon Empire.

Technical Data


  • Length :: 165 Meters
  • Beam :: 62 Meters
  • Draft :: 34 Meters
  • Displacement :: 127.500 Metric Tons
  • Cargo Capacity :: 11.750
  • Hull Type :: Duranium-Tritanium Composite Single Hull
  • Decks :: 8
  • Officers :: 15
  • Crew :: 65
  • Evacuation Capacity :: 225



  • Type :: VIII
  • Number of arrays :: 11
  • Strength and Power Output :: 51 Gigawatts
  • Effective Range :: 1.500.000 Kilometers

Torpedo Systems

  • Compliment :: 70 Torpedoes
  • Torpedo Types :: 50 Photon 20 Quantum
  • Number of Forward Launchers :: 2
  • Number of Aft Launchers :: 1
  • Range :: 3.500.000


  • Type :: Asymmetrical Peristaltic Subspace Graviton Field
  • Number of Grids :: 11
  • Power Output :: 1595 Gigawatts
  • Shield Range :: 30 Meters from Hull
  • Frequency Range :: 42% of EM Spectrum

Propulsion Systems


  • Warp Reactor Type :: F-Type Dilithium Focus Chamber
  • Power Output :: 32 Petawatts
  • Nacelle Configuration :: Standard Pylons
  • Maximum Velocity :: Warp 8 for 12 Hours
  • Maximum Cruising Velocity :: Warp 6

Impluse Systems

  • Number of Engines :: 1
  • Power Source :: T2-16 Fusion Impulse Reactor
  • Number of Reactors :: 1
  • Power Output :: 51 Gigawatts
  • Maximum Impulse Velocity :: 0.75 Speed of Light
  • Maximum Standard Impulse Velocity :: 0.25 Speed of Light

Thruster Systems

  • Type :: Version 3 Magneto-Hydrodynamic Gas-Fusion
  • Number :: 4
  • Output :: 3.9 Million Newtons

Support Crafts

Shuttle Bays :: 2

  • Shuttle Bays :: 1

Craft Manifest

  • 2 Type 16 Shuttles
  • 2 Workbees

Dedication Plaque