General Information

Name: USS Hermes

Registry Number: NCC-4501-G

Class: Legacy

Type: Diplomatic Explorer - Enhanced

Construction: Beta Antares Shipyards

Launched: Stardate 1401.28 (2390)

Bridge Plaque Dedication: "We thought that they were angels but much to our surprise, we climbed aboard their starship. We headed to the skies."

                                       - Dennis DeYoung, 1977


Starship Background

The Legacy Class Project began as early as 2360, being a branch off from the Sovereign Project. At the time, Starfleet Command called for a new class of dedicated explorers based on the Intrepid class hull and built upon the new and untested technologies being developed at the time. The design wasn’t finalized till 2374 and construction began in 2376.


The primary mission focus of the Legacy class was to conduct long term deep range Exploration/First Contact missions and to expand the frontiers of the Federation. The ship was designed to function without the support of a Starbase or outpost for up to ten years. This is done with lessons learned from the journeys of the USS Voyager during her seven year voyage to return home after being stranded in the Delta Quadrant. Voyager’s transmissions and reports were studied and applied to the Legacy class design logs. Voyager’s new acquired technologies were studied and later integrated into the Legacy class after Voyager returned home via a Borg Transwarp Conduit in 2377.


The first five keels of the Legacy class were laid out at the Utopia Planetia yards in 2376 and construction was done almost simultaneously. With the end of the Dominion war and the reopening of Gamma Quadrant Exploration, the Legacy class production time was sped up and the first prototype, USS Legacy and her sister ship, USS Destiny were completed in 2381 and set off for their shakedown cruises. The USS Unity and Cadence soon followed suite and were launched in 2382, with the last of the batch USS Serenity launched in mid 2383. After a five-year mission completed by each ship, the Legacy class exceeded Starfleet's expectations. The Legacy class went into full production in 2388. The Hermes is the first of this new line to be launched.


Due to the success of the Legacy Class, the Hermes has been fitted with state-of-the-art technology. On top of it's traditional propulsion systems, the Hermes is also equipped with a quantum slip-stream drive. It has a complete and highly responsive weapons package that includes phasers, photons, and quantum torpedoes. Though not as heavily armed as it's Sovereign counterpart, it's phaser banks have a much faster recharge rate, and can last much longer before overheating. In the past, these technologies would have been impractical: The slipstream required a constant adjustment of the phase variance - something a normal human did not have they capacity to do - and there were no computer systems fast enough to handle the weapons systems the Hermes now possesses. All that changed with the Hermes' newest and most groundbreaking technology to date: The Artificial Intelligence System.With the success of the Emergency Medical Hologram, as well as advancements in bio-neural circuitry, Starfleet has developed the Artificial Logistical Intelligence Computer Entity, or ALICE for short. Taking the place of the ship's computer, ALICE has a processing power several times that of a regular computer core. Too many times, a ship has been lost because the has been unable to enter various commands as a vital moment - malfunctioning equipment, an exploding console, alien invasions, etc. ALICE solves this problem by having the ability to make choices on her own in the event that the crew is compromised. Her user interface is fully interactive - often times replicating a physical body to communicate with the crew in order to better facilitate the crew's needs. The Hermes is to be the test bed for this new technology. If successful, it could revolutionize the Central Processing Units of Starships throughout the Federation.


Physical Specifications

Mass: 170,000 Metric Tons

Decks: 25

Length: 650 meters

Width: 230 meters

Height: 90 meters


Crew Compliment

Officers: 125

Enlisted Crew: 500

Evacuation Limit: 5,000


Computer System

Mk-I Artificial Logistical Intelligence Computer Entity (ALICE)


Propulsion Systems

1 Type-III Quantum Slipstream Drive

1 Ceries G-Type Matter/Anti-Matter Warp Engine

2 T2-32 Fusion Impulse Engines

30 Standard Version 3 Magneto-Hydrodynamic Gas-Fusion Thrusters


Full Impulse Speed: .50c

Emergency Impulse Speed: .75c

Cruising Speed: Warp 7.5

Maximum Speed: Warp 9.5 for 12 Hours

Slipstream Speed: 300 lightyears/hr


Weapons Systems

16 Type-XV Phaser Banks

1 Rapid-Fire Quantum Torpedo Tube (Fore)

3 Pulse-Fire Photon Torpedo Tubes (1 Fore, 2 Aft)

300 Mark-X M/A Photon Torpedoes (30 gigajoule yield)

150 Mark-XI M+/A+ Quantum Torpedoes (50 gigajoule yield)

25 Transphasic Torpedoes


Defensive Systems

21 Shield Grids, 150 MW/grid, totaling 3.15 GW

Multi-phase Graviton/Polarity Flux Capability

     (Automatically Rotates Shield Frequencies/Alignments)



Primary SWAC Array, Cross-Matrixed

Complete Primary LRS Package:

Wide-Angle Active Electromagnetic Scanners

Narrow-Angle Active Electromagnetic Scanners

Gamma Ray Telescope, 4.5 meter lens

Electromagnetic Flux Sensor, Variable Frequency

Custom Anomalous Reading Sensor,

     Calibrated for both Temporal and Physical Anomalies

Lifeform Analysis Instrument Package

Parametric Subspace Field Stress Sensor, Quad-Variable

Thermal Imaging Array

Full Spectral Analytical Capabilities

Complete Primary SRS Package

Ship Sensors, Cooperative with Tactical Arrays

Interior Scan Package, Complete With Personnel Database

Additional Anomalous Scan Package

Tertiary Lateral Astronomical/Planetary Sensors

Secondary LRS/SRS Packages (Primarily Used for Flight and Battle)

Waveform Modulator (Used for Research & Development)


Complete Interstellar Probe Package:

10 Class-III Stealth Probes

40 Short Range Class-IV Probes

40 Mid-Range Class-V Probes

40 Heavy Long Range Class-VIII Probes

Complete Astrophysical Database



7 Personnel

7 Industrial/Cargo


Accessory Vessels

1 Armored Mission Scoutship (USS Eros NCC-77805)

1 Atlantis Space Fleet Personnel Craft

2 Type-11 Heavy Long-Ranged Shuttlecraft

4 Type-9 Medium Long-Ranged Shuttlecraft

6 Type-8 Medium Short-Ranged Shuttlecraft

8 Work Bee-Type Maintenance Pods

4 ARGO-Class Rovers

Captain's Yacht






















Deck-By-Deck Layout

Deck 1: Main Bridge, Captain's Ready Room, Conference Room


Deck 2: Senior Officers Quarters, Observation Lounge, Executive Officer's Office, Supply Office


Deck 3: VIP/Guest Quarters, Junior and Senior Officers Quarters, Docking Ports 1-3 (Port/Starboard/Aft)


Deck 4: Junior and Senior Officers Quarters, Holodecks 1 & 2, Transporter Room 1


Deck 5: Junior and Senior Officers Quarters, Gymnasium, Acropolis (Forward Lounge)


Deck 6: Cargo Bay 1 & 2, Upper Main Shuttlebay, Impulse Maintenance, Impulse Engines (P/S)


Deck 7: Sickbay, Science Labs, Main Shuttlebay, Transporter Rooms 2 & 3, Chief Medical Officer's Office, Counselor's Office, Primary AI Computer Core, Impulse Engines (Port/Starboard)


Deck 8: Main Brig, Armory, Firing Range, Transporter Room 4, Upper Shuttlebay Maintenance and Support, Chief Tactical Officer's Office, Primary AI Computer Core, Main Impulse Engines


Deck 9: Living Quarters, Recreation Deck, Olympus (Aft Lounge), Holodecks 3 & 4, Lower Shuttlebay Maintenance and Support, Environmental Support, Primary AI Computer Core, Deuterium Injector Assembly


Deck 10: Living Quarters, AI Control, Transporter Room 5, Secondary Science Labs, Hydroponics, Stellar Cartography, Science Officer's Office, Dorsal Docking Port, Primary AI Computer Core


Deck 11: Living Quarters, Primary Maintenance Support Center, Aft Photon Torpedo Launchers (2), Aft Torpedo Bay & Control, Torpedo Magazine, Navigational Deflector Control, Navigational Deflector, Primary AI Computer Core


Deck 12: Living Quarters, Zero-G Rehabilitation Center, Primary Systems Support Compartment, Environmental Support


Deck 13: Living Quarters, Backup Fusion Reactors, Deuterium Storage, Power Distribution, Operations Department Office


Deck 14: Living Quarters, Cargo Bay 3 , Deuterium Storage, Captain's Yacht Docking Station, Upper Shuttlebay 2


Deck 15: Living Quarters, Transporter Rooms 6, Secondary Computer Core Control, Upper Shuttle Bay 2, Navigational Deflector, Secondary Computer Core, Plasma Transfer Conduits


Deck 16: Main Tractor Beam Control and Emitter, Secondary Computer Core, Shuttlebay 2 (Main Level), Shuttlebay Maintenance and Support, Tertiary Science Labs, Shuttlebay Tractor Emitter


Deck 17: Secondary Computer Core, Primary Machine Shop, Research & Development, Microlabs, Upper Forward Torpedo Bay & Control, Forward Photon Torpedo Launcher, Torpedo Magazine, Primary Shuttle Maintenance Hangar


Deck 18: Environmental Control, Lower Forward Torpedo Bay & Control, Quantum Torpedo Launcher, Torpedo Magazine, Port and Starboard Nacelle Access, Secondary Computer Core


Deck 19: Engineering Deck A, Engineering Fishbowl, Transporter Room 7, Waste Management, Environmental Support, Secondary Computer Core


Deck 20: Engineering Deck B, Auxiliary Brig, Armory, Cargo Bay 4, Power Transfer Conduit Control Center, Environmental Support, Industrial Fabrication Lab


Deck 21: Engineering Deck C, Tertiary Maintenance Support Center, Secondary Systems Support, Gravimetric Polaron Generators, Antimatter Storage Pods, Main Deflector


Deck 22: Engineering Deck D (Main Level), Cargo Bays 5 & 6, Main Deflector Control, Chief Engineer's Office, Anti-matter Storage Pods, Antimatter Generator, Main Deflector


Deck 23: Antimatter Injector Assembly, Antimatter Storage Pods, Main Deflector


Deck 24: Antimatter Injector Assembly, Antimatter Storage Pods, Primary Fusion Reactors


Deck 25: Antimatter Storage Pods, Emergency Batteries, Warp Core Ejection Hatch

USS Eros NCC-77805


Captain's Yacht

USS Hermes



"We thought that they were angels but much to my surprise,

we climbed aboard their starship. We headed to the skies."

-Dennis DeYoung, 1977



Updated Stardate 1604.01

Hermes Theme

Song - "Spaceballs"


Hermes Anthem - 

"Come Sail Away"