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Ambassador Heavy Cruiser

Owner

United Federation of Planets
Class Capital Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2330
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Yesterday's Enterprise"
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated December 16, 2002
Ambassador Heavy Cruiser
Description:

A large warship that saw use before the development of the Galaxy and related hulls, the Ambassador Heavy Cruiser served as the Federation's long range explorer and general cruiser, supplanting the existing fleet of Excelsior Cruisers. Slower than an Excelsior but bulkier and better equipped for combat, the Ambassador was a formidable heavy cruiser. Unfortunately, very few Ambassadors were built, Starfleet opting to produce more of the cheaper and more versatile Excelsior hulls.

By the time that the Galaxy and its ilk began entering widespread construction most Ambassadors had either been mothballed, scrapped, or destroyed. From 2355 on the Ambassador should be considered a Limited Availability (33%) hull.


Ship Control Sheet(s):
Ambassador Heavy Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
This ship is included in the:
Ships of the Fleet: United Federation of Planets
Ship Archive
   
Related Entries:
Excelsior Command Cruiser
Excelsior Cruiser
Galaxy Command Ship
Niagara Fast Cruiser
 
Design Notes:


I have depicted the Ambassador as an Excelsior on steroids, the pinnacle of Movie-era Federation technology. It is not really
explained why we see so few Ambassadors, even after the model for the Enterprise-C was ultimately built. For their time they were
great, but the arcs on the ship show that there were better ways of doing things on new hulls.



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