Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Chandley Assault Frigate


United Federation of Planets
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2274
Out of Service n/a
Source FASA Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated February 24, 2003
Chandley Assault Frigate

One of the weaknesses found during a review a period review of Starfleet ships and doctrine was combat ships capable of carrying combat boarding parties for use in capturing enemy vessels for later research and intelligence purposes. Typical Federation warships did not carry enough boarding teams to carry out this mission in the field, especially in small fleet engagement. In some cases assault ships were used to fill this gap, but they were inadequate for the realities of battle and had an especially high attrition rate for minimal gains.

The Chandley Assault Frigate filled this hold in Starfleet's order of battle. Equipped with advanced combat transporters to transport its marines faster than normal while maintaining a cruiser's armament and shielding made it a durable assault craft that could join the fray alongside other warships. The Chandley also found success in covert applications, being able to slip in and deliver its troops behind enemy lines and retreat before being discovered.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Chandley Assault Frigate - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
This ship is included in the:
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Ship Archive
Related Entries:
Excelsior Cruiser
Design Notes:

February 23, 2003 - Corrected ship text. Thanks to Keith Dalton for pointing out that a piece of the Scorpio Corvette's text was accidentally appended to the description.

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