Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated August 14, 2003
Chimera Fast Frigate


United Federation of Planets
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2310
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Last Unicorn Games
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated August 14, 2003
Chimera Fast Frigate
Another member of the Excelsior family of hulls, the Chimera Fast Frigate was a concept hull constructed to test the feasibility of three-nacelle starships. The Chimera is little more than two Excelsior saucers re-engineered into a single saucer segment with three nacelles attached. The three warp engines provide a stable, improved warp field, improving the ship’s warp delay.

For the intents of the engineering feasibility study the Chimera was an overwhelming success and opened the door for later Federation ship development; however, the Chimera proved to be a poor warship. The Chimera simply did not have the weapons firepower or coverage to provide serious competition to contemporary Klingon and Romulan hulls of similar tonnage. Because of this most Chimeras were assigned to long distance patrols of the Federation border far from known threat sources.

Several Chimera Fast Frigates were recalled to the front lines during the Dominion War and saw battle in that conflict. Of those, the first ship of the class, the U.S.S. Chimera, was destroyed in the war. Following the war all remaining Chimera Fast Frigates were decommissioned.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Chimera Fast Frigate - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Trident Attack Scout - SCS
 Rare Variant
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Design Notes:
The name for the class comes from Last Unicorn Games. The model that this ship is based on was built for Deep Space Nine during the Dominion War period to act as a background ship or for other purposes.

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