Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Mercator Shield Cruiser


United Federation of Planets
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2288
Out of Service n/a
Source none
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated August 14, 2004
Mercator Shield Cruiser

This Federation cruiser was an attempt to develop advanced shield technologies and apply them to next-generation starship designs. The Mercator Shield Cruiser successfully demonstrated these advanced shielding concepts, but was itself a failure. The Mercator was too expensive and too poorly armed to be considered a ship of the line.

As the economic disadvantage of the design diminished over the years, more Mercators were built. However, they were largley relegated to long-range patrol duties.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Mercator Shield Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Related Entries:
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Design Notes:
A personal design, and the first real "fan ship" art that I did after I got into this conversion project a ways. A combination of the Enterpise and Excelsior designs to a large extent.

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