CLASS NAME: Laweya
CLASS TYPE: Freighter
GOVERNMENT: United Federation of Planets

Port
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Neale Davdison

Dorsal
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Neale Davdison

Bow
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Neale Davdison

BRAD'S COMMENTS:  I owe thanks to Neale Davidson and Ed McCarthy for this class; Ed for sending me the scans from the original manual, and Neale for creating the wonderful re-draw.  Like most of the First Edition UFP ships, the Laweya was originally rendered in color, using a very artsy "computer interface" theme which does not translate well to the template used for the STSTCSOLD&A; a template based almost entirely on the theme used for the Second Edition manuals.  Between Ed's work and Neale's, things are cleaned up nicely, and I am glad to feature this rare class here at the OLD&A!  Thank you, gentlemen.

A Laweya class freighter takes on cargo at a planetside dock in a typical Federation city; 1st Edition artwork scanned and provided by Ed McCarthy.

From the FASA Star Trek FEDERATION SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, First Edition, circa 1983
Laweya class IX Freighter
NOTES: 
The LAWEYA class freighter is a cargo vessel.  It has no provisions for passengers, although it can and has been used as a transport for Federation Marines in emergencies.  It is one of the largest cargo vessels in the Federation.  Although a Starfleet design (Andorian to be exact), the vessel is available commercially.  Few corporations, let alone individuals, can afford to maintain the large ship once they have purchased it.  In commercial use, the vessel is normally found on “milk runs’’ on which it can carry a guaranteed sold cargo in order to at least break even.

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

MK I
IX
unknown
unknown
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

14
B

245.84 meters
174.76 meters
44.85 meters
128,000 tons
  
510
25,500 tons
yes
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Emergency 22-person-
         cargo large-
         cargo small-
  
unknown
  
2
None
4
2
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
65
variable
variable
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-
    
17
4/1
FWE
2
8
G/K
Warp 6
Warp 8
FIC
1
Weapons and Firing Data: none
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
FSA
1/1
6
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
unknown
unknown

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