USS MIDWAY / MIDWAY CLASS
Begun in early 2364, the Midway Class is designed
to be a fast, powerful explorer. Started as a possible
replacement for the Galaxy Class, the Midway Class has become a great companion to the Galaxy and Soverign
Classes. Officially labeled as a Light Cruiser, the Midway Class, is small, maneuverable, fast, and powerful,
packing the same punch as a standard Galaxy Class Starship.
2364: Starfleet issues a general design brief for a multi purpose vessel capable of deep space, combat, and
diplomatic missions. The general idea is for a modular starship, which would be based around either replacing
or as a counterpart for the Galaxy Class. Two project briefs are handed to Starfleet for the Midway and
Sol-Aire Classes. The Midway class is approved by Starfleet as the prototype vehicle. Permission for base
designs are approved.
2365: Starfleet views the Design Schematics for the Midway Class and after deliberation, the primary design is
approved and briefs for the propulsion, computer, weapons and spaceframe parameters are sent out to
Starfleet Design agencies for consultation. Spaceframe Design is approved and full specifications are
forwarded to the Antaries Fleetyards - Antaries opens pod two for production of the USS Midway and pod 12 for
production of the USS Yamato ( Named after the ill-fated Galaxy Class ship lost early that year ). Production
begins with a projected 9 year turnover for the Prototype ship.
2366: Saucer section separation mechanism is approved. Taking advantage of research from the Intrepid Class
design team, propulsion teams for the Midway design a variable-geometry nacelle, but instead of pivoting up,
the Midway's nacelles slide side to side on the pylons. This is found to give the same results are the Intrepid's
design. Integration of Sovereign Class Warp Coils are approved.
2367: Chassis construction on USS Midway and USS Yamato begin.
2368: Theoretical Propulsions Dynamics labs send a modified Sovereign Class warp core, fully functional, for
fitting and testing with the bare chassis. Chassis latching system passes Review One. By the end of the year
the Spaceframe is 99% completed.
2369: Saucer section separation latches fail Review Two. Early in the second year, computer cores arrive and
are fitted to the Midway. By mid July, reactors are online and supplying primary power. In the latter half of the
year the computer system are operating at 72% of maximum. System expected to become self aware within
the year. Warpcore begins primary testing. Star drive section nears completion with final attachment of the
navigational deflector array. Bridge module attached to Primary hull. Master chassis now completed for seven
Midway Starships. Hulling work begins on USS Cheyenne.
2370: Primary hull work complete. Habitat modules are attached and bridge unit is brought to functional
status. Chassis is completed. Starfleet push forward to phase II and construction of a further five ships begin
2371: Computer systems are uploaded and tested. Primary modules are attached and outer hull of the saucer
section nears completion.
2372: Warpcore passes Review Three and it tested to 85% peak. Computer system fully self aware and
umbilical from the station are cut as the ship become self sufficient. Structural latching systems onboard the
USS Midway with regards to Saucer separation are tested and approved. Impulse systems pass Review Three
and being autonomous low level power control. Secondary backup generators are shut down and become
auxiliary system control. Structural latching system for saucer separation passes Review Three. USS Midway
leaves dry dock for primary testing estimate to last six months.
2373: USS Midway return to Antaries early in year. Warp Stress Coating is applied and USS Midway begins deep
space assessments projected to last six months. All primary tests have passed Review 4.
2374: USS Midway returns to Antaries for final exterior markings and paint. On 2, March 2374 the USS Midway
is officially commissioned by Starfleet at Antaries during a brief ceremony. Bridge Plaque is put in pride of
place and Captain Mark O'Mally. takes command. USS Midway sent to the Cardassian Border.
expected duration: 110 years
time between resupply: 5 years
time between refit: 10 years
category: Explorer/Light Cruiser
cruising speed: Warp 6.5
maximum speed: Warp 9.85
emergency speed: Warp 9.991 ( For 17 hours )
enlisted crew: 300
shuttle bays: 2
2 type-8 personal shuttles
2 type-9 personal shuttles
2 type-11 personal shuttles
2 type-18 shuttle pods
1 Beowulf Class interceptor
6 Rogue Class attack fighters
2 Broadsword Class fighter/bombers
1 Delta Flyer runabout
11 type-XI phaser arrays
launchers: 2 ( 1 forward, 1 aft )
tri cobalt: 10
Klingon cloaking device: hull conformal
height: 85.4 meters
width: 224.5 meters
length: 528.1 meters
Currently, there are 47 in service with 2 building per year through 2406. 7 were lost during the Dominion war.