Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Niagara Fast Cruiser


United Federation of Planets
Class Capital Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2336
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: The Next Generation "Best of Both Worlds"
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated December 17, 2002
Niagara Fast Cruiser

The Niagara Fast Cruiser is a cruiser hull designed at the same time as the Ambassador Heavy Cruiser. Where the Ambassador was built to maximize the amount of firepower on a single starship frame, the Niagara was instead designed to be faster and more manueverable than other mainline cruisers.

The design proved wanting, with the extra speed and tactical flexibility of a third warp nacelle being overridden by frequent break downs and other maintenance problems. The Niagara was kept in service as a priority courier and deep range patrol ship, but it did not see as much services as other Federation hulls.

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

There isn't much information about this ship type, so I designed it to fit in a role not filled by the Excelsior or Ambassador. The Niagara is
faster than both of them, but lacks the firepower of either of those hulls.

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