|Type:||general purpose cruiser|
|Armaments:||9 type-IX phaser arrays • type-70 photon tubes (1 forward / 1 aft); Firing rate: 2 per second; burst fire: 4 simultaneously|
The Zodiac-class cruiser entered service in 2365. Its design was based on the larger Galaxy-class. It had a similar shaped secondary hull and primary hull, though the latter was more perfectly circular than oval. The pylons connecting to the nacelles swept upwards and forward so that the bussard ramscoops were almost inline with the bridge. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 1: The Ships of Starfleet)
The Zodiac had a design lineage that traced back to the Baton Rouge, Belknap and Renaissance classes. Developed alongside the New Orleans-class frigate, Zodiacs entered service in 2347. Successful design and performance resulted in over a hundred ships of the class built over a 20-year span, with the last being USS Diamond.
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- The Zodiac class, introduced in the Star Trek Encyclopedia, has never been mentioned in any canon production.
- Specifications and images are from Starbase23.net.
|USS Boötes - USS Capricorn - USS Libra - USS Lyra - USS Orion - USS Sagittarius - USS Scorpio - USS Yorktown - USS Zodiac|