was a type of Walker class Federation starship in service during the mid- 23rd century. By 2249, it was considered "old".
Its design consisted of a
saucer section with an integrated navigational deflector, a compact secondary hull, and two nacelles. It had at least fifteen decks.
Atypically for a
Starfleet vessel, the bridge was located on the ventral side of the saucer, on deck seven, and had an adjacent captain's ready room.
The placing of the bridge on level seven, seen on a turbolift schematic, is odd given that at one point during the battle Saru reports that levels six through nine are breached, while on the bridge. He could, however, be referring to level seven on the aft section where the saucer and drive section meet.
This ship class was capable of
atmospheric flight by means of thrusters scattered over its hull. It carried shuttlecraft and worker bees, as well as escape pods. It was equipped with lateral vector transporters.
The ship's armament included
phase cannons, phasers, and photon torpedoes. ( : " DIS ", " The Vulcan Hello ")
Battle at the Binary Stars
A picture of a
Walker class ship could be seen in the mess hall of the USS . ( Discovery : " DIS ")
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Ships commissioned Edit
Background information Edit
The class was named for
NASA test pilot Joe Walker.