Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Nebula Cruiser


United Federation of Planets
Class Capital Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2358
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Wounded"
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated January 29, 2003
Nebula Cruiser

A large, multipurpose hull, the Nebula is a compact design that benefits from its versatility. Built with a detachable upper mission pod, the Nebula-class ships can be re-equipped with different pods depending on their intended missions. Most Nebula-class vessels carry a standard pod carrying additional weaponry for ship support, but other variants are known to carry such things as extra sensor equipment and cargo bays, usually for long range expeditions.

Though less powerful than the Galaxy Command Ship, the Nebula Cruiser is more plentiful both because of their reduced construction costs and the ease of maintenance facilitated by the removable mission module. Nebula cruisers are continually called upon to serve in roles that are inappropriate for expensive and rare Galaxies (and now Sovereigns) and cannot be filled by other ships such as Excelsior Cruisers.

[1-29-03] Shield generator power requirement increased to 6.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Nebula Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Nebula Scout - SCS
 Rare Variant
Nebula Advanced Cruiser - SCS
 Rare Variant
Nebula Carrier - SCS
 Rare Variant
This ship is included in the:
Ships of the Fleet: United Federation of Planets
Ship Archive
Related Entries:
Excelsior Cruiser
Galaxy Command Ship
Nebula Advanced Cruiser
Nebula Carrier
Nebula Scout
Design Notes:

The Nebula is one ship that jumps around, and even in canon representations their power levels seem to fluctuate. Originally
I only had one base hull for the Nebula that was a "one size fits all" type of ship with weapons and ELINT all in one package.
After reading comments on the B5W Forums I decided that it would be best to separate the two iterations. So now there is
the weapons heavy cruiser as the standard hull and the lighter explorer/ELINT variant. I may in the future also add a full cargo
variant, though that is a low priority.

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