|Max. warp:||warp 9.6|
|Armaments:||12 Type-10 phaser arrays|
3 Photon torpedo launchers
The Galaxy class was a Federation explorer that saw service during the latter half of the 24th century. The Galaxy was one of the largest and most powerful starships fielded by Starfleet during that period.
The Romulans referred to this vessel as a "Cehlaer-class warbird" ("cehlaer" being Rihannsu for "galaxy"), and believed that, lack of cloak notwithstanding, it was a superior design to the D'deridex-class. (Bait and Switch: "Flaihhsam s'Spahkh")
The class had largely gone out of production by the 25th century; however, a final production run of 28 hulls began launching in 2409 to fill losses in advance of the Odyssey-class. This final series was nicknamed the Planet-class, as all 28 hulls were named for Federation homeworlds. (Bait and Switch: "Shakedown Shenanigans")