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| class name = Challenger
 
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| warp# = 9.1
 
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| weapons = 2 Type-VIII [[phaser]]s,<br> 2 [[photon torpedo]] [[torpedo launcher|launchers]]
 
| defense = [[Deflector shields]]
 
| defense = [[Deflector shields]]
 
| crew = 212
 
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The '''''Challenger''-class''' [[light cruiser]] was a type of [[starship]] on active duty in [[Starfleet]] during the late [[24th century]].
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The '''''Challenger''-class''' [[light cruiser]] was a type of [[starship]] on active duty in [[Starfleet]] during the late [[24th century]].
   
 
The four vessels of this class were commissioned in [[2344]]. ({{CWSotSF|1|Cruisers}})
 
The four vessels of this class were commissioned in [[2344]]. ({{CWSotSF|1|Cruisers}})
   
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The design of the class was based in part on the {{uss|Challenger|NCC-2032| (NCC-2032)}}. The design is little more than a [[saucer section]] adapted from the {{class|Galaxy}} with a pair of [[warp]] [[nacelle]]s attached aft. Two variants exist, one with the nacelles above and behind the saucer and the other with one nacelle above and one below the saucer. Compared to other light cruisers the ''Challengers'' were underpowered despite upgrades throughout its service history. The vessels of the class have served well as [[patrol ship]]s, short-range [[explorer]]s and [[scout]]s and as diplomatic [[courier]]s. ({{srmv1}})
Apparently contemporary with the {{class|Galaxy}} explorer and the {{class|Nebula}} starship, ''Challenger''s had a primary hull similar to that of the two classes, but with one warp nacelle above the hull and another below.
 
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:''According to the SRMV1 the class entered service in [[2355]].''
 
The ''Challenger''-class {{pre|USS|Buran|NCC-57580}} was one of the ships lost during the [[Battle of Wolf 359]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}})
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The ''Challenger''-class {{uss|Buran|NCC-57580}} was one of the ships lost during the [[Battle of Wolf 359]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}})
 
:''{{pre|USS|Marco Polo}} is designated ''Challenger'' class in a TNG comic story "Thin Ice" — but bears little resemblance to the ''Buran.'' There may have been another ''Challenger'' class extant earlier in the 24th century.''
 
   
 
==Background information==
 
==Background information==
 
*Specifications from the {{Srmv1}}.
 
*Specifications from the {{Srmv1}}.
 
*{{uss|Marco Polo}} is designated ''Challenger'' class in a TNG comic story "{{mb|Thin Ice}}" — but bears little resemblance to the ''Buran.'' There may have been another ''Challenger'' class extant earlier in the 24th century.
   
 
{{Challenger class starships}}
 
{{Challenger class starships}}
   
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/challenger.htm ''Challenger''-Class Reconstruction]
 
* [http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/challenger.htm ''Challenger''-Class Reconstruction]
 
[[Category:Federation starship classes]]
 
[[Category:Federation starship classes]]

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The Challenger-class light cruiser was a type of starship on active duty in Starfleet during the late 24th century.

The four vessels of this class were commissioned in 2344. (Ships of the Star Fleet, Vol. 1: Cruisers. )

The design of the class was based in part on the USS Challenger (NCC-2032). The design is little more than a saucer section adapted from the Galaxy-class with a pair of warp nacelles attached aft. Two variants exist, one with the nacelles above and behind the saucer and the other with one nacelle above and one below the saucer. Compared to other light cruisers the Challengers were underpowered despite upgrades throughout its service history. The vessels of the class have served well as patrol ships, short-range explorers and scouts and as diplomatic couriers. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 1: The Ships of Starfleet)

According to the SRMV1 the class entered service in 2355.

The Challenger-class USS Buran was one of the ships lost during the Battle of Wolf 359. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II")

Background information

External links