Specifications - U.S.S. Poseidon


The U.S.S. Poseidon is a Miranda-class Destroyer that within the last decade had undergone a major overhaul and refit. Originally commanded by Commander Gregory Paladin during her initial return from mothball, the U.S.S. Poseidon underwent trials to deem its effectiveness. Found to be suitable for return to service, she was placed into drydock for a major overhaul and refit of her ships original systems. Reactivated in 2393 under a new commander, the new mission of the U.S.S. Poseidon is to provide convoy escort for freighters heading into frontier worlds and act as anti-piracy deterrent in areas not frequented by Starfleet starships.


Class Miranda
Category Destroyer
Affiliation Federation Starfleet
Era/Universe Post-Nemesis
Date of Class Introduction 2250s
Ship Constructed Keel laid 2318, finished same year; Constructed in the Proxima Yards, Proxima Centauri
Service History 2318, designated NCC-42635 and entered into active service in response to growing tensions with the Klingon Empire and the Romulan Star Empire. Captain William J. Horrace, Commanding Officer.

2321, Command handed over to Captain Edgar Paladin, following a successful three-year shakedown cruise. Captain William J. Horrace retires from Starfleet.

2330, U.S.S. Poseidon undergoes a refit for two months to bolster the 2293 designs for the Miranda-class. Many of the systems are upgraded or improved, with very little interior renovations done.

2334, following a battle with a marauding band of Orion Pirates, Commodore Edgar Paladin is killed in the line of duty. His first officer, Commander James Wallkeen, is promoted to Captain and given command following one month of drydock repairs.

2344, following the incidents surrounding the Battle of Narendra III and the resulting Klingon-Federation Alliance, the U.S.S. Poseidon under the command of Captain James Wallkeen is placed into reserves. Most of the crew move on to better, more modern ships. Captain James Wallkeen is promoted to Starfleet Command under the rank of Commodore.

2367, following First Contact with the Borg, the U.S.S. Poseidon is brought back into service after receiving extensive updates to weapons and defenses. No interior changes are done, save for more advanced console screens and interfaces. Commander Henry T. Paladin is given command of the Poseidon.

2370, the U.S.S. Poseidon is delegated into the role of fleet support ship. Commander Henry T. Paladin is promoted to Captain.

2371, the U.S.S. Poseidon is placed into reserves. Plans are made to offer her up as a museum ship. Captain Henry T. Paladin heads the initiative.

2373, following the declaration of war on behalf of the Federation against the Dominion, the U.S.S. Poseidon is swiftly reactivated. Captain Henry T. Paladin is given command and instructed to report to the front lines.

2374, for most of the war the U.S.S. Poseidon was conducting operations as a fleet support ship, ferrying supplies between warzones. Soon, Captain Henry T. Paladin is given instructions to report for a new operation, Operation Return. The ship sustained heavy losses in the ensuing battle, with Captain Henry T. Paladin killed in the line of duty. Commander T'Miak, a Vulcan, successfully assumes command to finish their role in the battle and return to a shipyard for repairs. Later that same year, the U.S.S. Poseidon briefly participated in the Battle of Betazed, however was thereafter recalled to assist in the First Battle of Chin'toka. Following heavy damage, but with minimal loss of life, the U.S.S. Poseidon return to Federation space for repair and refit.

2375, the U.S.S. Poseidon is assigned as a destroyer escort for several starships, acting as fleet support in more than one occasion. Commander T'Miak is promoted to full Captain this same year. The Poseidon would go on to participate in the Battle of Ricktor Prime. Following this, the U.S.S. Poseidon and her crew would defend Earth in the Breen attack on Earth, destroying at least one Breen ship and sustaining moderate damage.

2375, the U.S.S. Poseidon is returned to reserve status. Captain T'Miak accepts a commission on board a Nebula-class starship.

2376, despite the several attempts by ancestors of Captain Henry T. Paladin and his previous First Officer, T'Miak, to return the Poseidon as a Museum Ship, Starfleet mothballs the ship.

2387, the U.S.S. Poseidon is briefly brought back into service to assist with evacuations and refugees from the destruction of Romulus. She is thereafter returned to mothball, given under the authority of Pegasus Fleet for further consideration.

2392, Commander Gregory Paladin, veteran of the Dominion Wars and antecedent of Captain Henry T. Paladin, takes command and commission of the U.S.S. Poseidon. Her systems are extensively updated, save for the interior, as it is considered non-essential to replace. After a brief shakedown, and following the tragic events of losing both parents and a sibling in an accident, Commander Gregory Paladin takes leave from Starfleet. The U.S.S. Poseidon is returned to mothball.

2393 (Present Day), the U.S.S. Poseidon is brought out of mothball to begin updates to her weapons and defensive systems, as well as sensors, consoles, a more compact computer core, and other essential and non-essential areas. She is assigned to Commander Franklin Johnson and redesignated as an Anti-Piracy Convoy Escort.


Size Medium (200-350 meters)
Range Medium-range (1-3 years)
Role Anti-Piracy Convoy Escort


Projected Hull Life 75 years
Time Between Resupply 1-3 years
Time Between Minor Refit 5 years
Time Between Major Refits 15 years


Length 238 meters (780.8 feet)
Width 142 meters (465.8 feet)
Height 51 meters (167.3 feet)
Decks 13 decks (three in rollbar weapons pod)


Officers 47
Enlisted Crew 235
Marines 45 (one platoon)
Civilians/Passengers 15
Starfighters 20 (one element; two starfighters)
Emergency Capacity 1,188


Cruise Speed Warp Factor 6.0
Maximum Speed Warp Factor 8.7
Emergency Speed Warp Factor 9.2 (Sustainable for 12 hours)
Propulsion Systems -Standard Deuterium-Fusion Impulse Drive
-Linear Matter/Antimatter Warp Drive (i.e. nacelles)

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields -Duranium/Tritanium Double Hull
-Structural Integrity Field
-Standard Shielding System
Weapon Systems x12 Type VIII Phaser Bank
x4 Type VII Phaser Cannon
(roll bar; Mega-Phaser pods)
x4 Standard Torpedo Launcher
(Two forward; two aft)
Armament -Photon Torpedoes

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 1 (multiple doors; two aft)
Shuttles x1 Type 11 Shuttlecraft
x2 Type 9 Shuttlecraft
x4 Workbee-class Cargo Management Unit
Fighters x2 Razor Interceptor Fighter
x1 Gryphon Class Fighter