CLASS NAME: Clark
CLASS TYPE: Scout
GOVERNMENT: United Federation of Planets

Port
view

IMAGE SOURCE: schematics drawn by Glenn Gagnon

Dorsal
view

IMAGE SOURCE: schematics drawn by Glenn Gagnon

Bow
view

IMAGE SOURCE: schematics drawn by Glenn Gagnon

BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Another solid design from Glenn.  I liked the fact that, while the saucer is still recognizable as being based on the Constitution Refit hull, the rest of the ship is 100% original, right down to the unique warp nacelles.  Glenn tells me this ship is based on another model he built, though he was unable to send a picture of the model itself as it is not finished yet.

              
Click the images above to see larger views!

FANSHIP DESIGN & STATS: Glenn Gagnon, 2002
Clark Class VI Scout
NOTES: 
With the shocking revelation of a Klingon D-32 that was capable of weapon firing during cloaked operations, the strategists at Starfleet Command were knocked for a loop.  Although the Khitomer Conference was--miraculously--a success, the Pandoraís box of enhanced cloak technology was opened.  With the fear that more of this type of vessel might be seen within the Klingon sphere of influence, it was deemed to be of the highest importance that recently-improved sensing technology be deployed on new starships, especially those that patrolled near Klingon, Triangle, and Romulan spaces.
   
     The Clark-class scout incorporates the first-generation of that technology, along to improvements in warp and impulse drive systems.  The primary sensors are a differential-based asymmetric passive platform combined with enhanced gravimetrically-targeted active scanners.  The warp-drive nacelles take advantage of the miniaturization of some older, yet still reliable, drive systems.  The Clark-class is manufactured at the Sol V and Proxima Centauri shipyards, and is named for William Clark, a Terran explorer from Earthís 18th century.
   
     The Clark-class scout U.S.S. Ceres became effective bait in a sting to draw out rebellious Klingon vessels from the IKS.  The scout would cruise in or near the Triangle border and actively scan for cloaked ships.  Once the Ceres found them, they would hail the cloaked ships and announce that they were in violation of the Khitomer Accords.  The Klingons, seeing that they outgunned the lone scout, would attack, and the Ceres would jump to warp.  They would be drawn along on the chase until they arrived at a small, non-descript nebula near Starbase 10.  Once they were in range, the Klingons would be surprised by a force consisting of one Constellation-class cruiser and two Wilkerson-class destroyers.  This operation netted about a dozen IKS ships before the IKS got the idea and didnít try to take the bait anymore.
       
Of the 38 Clark-class vessels commissioned, 27 are used by Galaxy Exploration Command, five are utilized by Starfleet Intelligence, three are assigned to Starfleet Training Command, two have been destroyed, and one has been declared lost.

Construction Data:
     Model Numbers-
     Ship Class-
     Date Entering Service-
     Number Constructed

MK I
VI
2294 A.D.
38
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

32
C

180 meters
105 meters
50 meters
76,000 tons
  
250 units
12,500 tons
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Combat 20-person-
         Emergency 22-person-
         cargo large-
         cargo small-
  
M-4A
  
3
none
2
1
2
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
     
  
265
20
8
Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Engine Type-
         Number-
         Power Units Available-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Engine Type-
         Power Units Available-
    
36
2/1
FWB-2B
2
15
J/L
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FIB-3A
6
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Power To Arm-
         Damage-
   
FH-3
3 in three banks
1f/p, 1f, 1f/s
W
5
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 17)
(18 - 20)
FP-1
1
F
H
1
6
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
FSF
1/2
10
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
(classified)
(classified)

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR THIS SHIP
a)   -1 to hit moving cloaked ship (-2 for any other craft allied with this vessel).
b)   -3 to hit stationary cloaked ship (-4 for any other craft allied with this vessel).
c)   Ship still has to declare a shield facing to scan, but scans are always ruled successful if a cloaked ship is in that arc.

<<<< GO BACK