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This article is about the playable ship. For the NPC vessel see Federation Frigate.
Faction Federation.pngLight Cruiser
Default Miranda Class (Reversed).jpg
Rank:
Rank background icon.png
Lieutenant Rank icon (Federation).png
Tier:
1
Type:
Cruiser
Hull:
10,000
Standard Shields:
2,500
Shield Modifier:
1
Weapons:
Fore 2 Aft 1
Can equip dual cannons.
Crew:
200
Bridge Officers:
{{{3}}} {{{3}}} {{{3}}}
Device Slots:
2
Consoles:
Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1
Turn Rate:
11.4
Impulse Modifier:
0.20
Inertia rating:
50
Cost:
8,000Refined dilithium icon.png

The Federation Light Cruiser is a Lieutenant (Tier 1) level cruiser and the first starship that players of the Federation faction have access to. New players are given command of a Light Cruiser on completion of the tutorial. Since Season 6 they can also be purchasd for 8,000 Refined dilithium icon.png.

Although a very basic ship, the Light Cruiser is versatile and maneuverable, having the highest turn-rate of any Federation cruiser. It is also one of three Federation cruisers able to equip Dual Cannons.

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[edit] Variants

[edit] Miranda class

Miranda class
The Miranda class starship has been in service since at least 2285. The version available in Star Trek Online is of the Reliant subtype (with a "rollbar" atop the saucer housing the photon torpedo launcher and main deflector). There are other Miranda variants in Star Trek canon, such as the Lantree configuration (lacking the rollbar) and the Saratoga configuration (also without the rollbar, but with additional sensor pods on the sides of the hull). Neither of them can currently be created through ship customization.

[edit] Centaur class

Centaur class
The Centaur class is based on the Excelsior class, built in the 2370s from salvaged components in response to the Dominion threat. It has a main saucer section with two aft nacelles at the end of its down-swept pylons. Out of the three sub-types for the Light Cruiser, it is arguably the one that mostly resembles a Cruiser style ship.

[edit] ShiKahr class

Shi'Kar class
The ShiKahr class is similar to the Miranda in appearance, though it sports a bulkier hull design. The class is most likely named after the Vulcan city ShiKahr.

[edit] Performance

While the light cruisers lack the distinguishing features of cruisers, escorts, and science vessels, they combine certain elements of those classes, and can be customized to fill whichever role the captain desires. For example, they can mount dual cannons, a feature of escort ships which does not carry over to the higher tiers of cruiser types (with the exception of the Federation Dreadnought Cruiser and Avenger Battle Cruiser).

Early on in the game, the overall equipment on board a ship (such as consoles and devices) have little influence on how the ship performs - it is the Bridge Officers' powers and player skill that best determines how well a ship will perform. Different styles of weapons (Beam Arrays, Turrets, Torpedos or Mine Launchers) create different tactics between players.

[edit] Comparison with Equivalent Variants

Ship Class Weapons Hull Shield Array icon.png Crew Bar Fill small (Federation).png Bridge
Officers
Consoles Turn rate icon.png Impulse Engines icon.png Power
Bonuses
Equipment and/or
Abilities
Cost
Light Cruiser Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 10,000 2,500 200 Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1 11.4 0.20 Dual Cannons 8,000 Refined dilithium icon.png
TOS Constitution Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 12,000 2,500 200 Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 2 Console sci icon.png 1 11.4 0.20 +3 All Power Retrofit Phasers (Fore) (Aft) 500 Zen small icon.png
NX Class Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 10,000 2,500 85 Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Console tac icon.png 2 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1 14 0.17 Grappler
Dual Cannons
500 Zen small icon.png
Blockade Runner Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 11,000 2,500 200 Boff ens tac.png Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Console tac icon.png 2 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1 16 0.21 +10 Weapons Resonance Cascade Modulator
Dual Cannons
Steam Starter Pack
Andorian
Light Escort
Arc fore icon.png3 , Arc aft icon.png1 10,000 2,375 85 Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1 14 0.17 +5 Weapons L. Kumari Wing Cannons
Dual Cannons
Hero of the North
Founder’s Pack
Oberth
L. Science Vessel
Arc fore icon.png2 , Arc aft icon.png1 10,000 3,000 80 Boff ens tac.png Boff ens eng.png Boff ens sci.png Console tac icon.png 1 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 2 13 0.15 +5 Auxiliary Enhanced Plasma Manifold
Sensor Analysis
500 Zen small icon.png

[edit] Standard Configuration

Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.


[edit] Gallery

[edit] External Links

[edit] Notes

  • Once the Light Cruiser has been dismissed, it can be re-purchased for 8,000 Dilithium. Until Season 6 it could not be reclaimed if dismissed.
  • While the default design is the Miranda, some players may initially receive a different design.
  • This cruiser does not support Cruiser Commands
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TOS Constitution Class Cruiser
NX Class Light Escort
Blockade Runner Escort
Andorian Light Escort
Oberth Class Light Science Vessel
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