The Freedom-class starship was a type of vessel in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century.

This class of Starfleet starship had an unusual design, comprising a small saucer section, connected to a single warp nacelle via a large pylon.

At least one ship, the USS Firebrand, had a small torpedo launcher connected to the pylon, just above the nacelle.

The class was represented at the Battle of Wolf 359, with the Firebrand. This ship was destroyed along with 38 others in an attempt to stop a Borg cube from reaching Earth. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II")

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Background information Edit

USS Princeton and Firebrand, production photo

Freedom-class studio model (bottom) with that of the Niagara-class (top)

The name for this class was devised by the production staff and was revealed by Okuda in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 472). Production photos of this class appeared in the special features section of the TNG Season 4 DVD.

The scratch-built "kit-bash" studio model of the pre-damaged Freedom-class USS Firebrand was created at Gregory Jein, Inc. by Jein and his staff for the "graveyard" scene that the USS Enterprise-D traveled through following the Battle of Wolf 359.

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