This class of vessel was commonly used during the 2260s and 2270s to transport such cargoes as dilithium. It was capable of operating with a crew of as few as three. Susceptible to pirate attacks, this class was significantly inferior to an Orion vessel. (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")
The Huron-type was rather complicated in overall design compared to contemporary vessels of the era.
It was constructed on a horizontal spaceframe with the standard two-nacelle configuration. Jutting below the main spaceframe were the ship's cargo holds. The bridge was located in the upper foremost position of the vessel. Several nacelle like extremities were located on the ship's forward most section.
The Huron-type bridge could be maintained by a crew of as few as three. The bridge, which did not possess a captain's chair, had a forward console for both the navigator and helmsman facing the viewscreen. Facing the rear bulkhead of the bridge was an aft console with a single chair. (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")
Ships of the class
- USS Huron (NCC-F1913)