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USS Thunderchild History

• Fleet Admiral Taela Shanthi commanded Thunderchild during its shakedown cruise. Early in the 2370s, Thunderchild was commanded by Captain Bem Okala.

• In 2371, Thunderchild was part of the 20th Fleet, based out of Starbase 364, assigned to patrol along the Shackleton Expanse.

• In 2372, Thunderchild was commanded by Captain Evelyn Hoffman when it transferred Vice Admiral Marta Batanides to the USS Enterprise-E for a diplomatic mission to Chiaros IV.

• In 2373, the Thunderchild was a participant in the Battle of Sector 001. During this battle, Thunderchild assisted in the destruction of the attacking Borg cube.

• In 2374, Thunderchild docked at Deep Space 9 where several of its fighter pilots visited Quark's.

• In 2377, Thunderchild was one of many Akira-class vessels to be involved in the battle against a Borg invasion.

• Captain Talvin Ryok assumed command of Thunderchild in 2380.


Mission Directive

Pursuant to Starfleet Exploration Directives 902.3 & 914.5, Starfleet Defense Directives 138.6, 141.1 & 154.7, and Federation Security Council General Policy, the following objectives have been established for an Akira Class Starship:

Replace Excelsior, Ambassador, and New Orleans class Starships as the primary instrument of Federation deep-space defense.

Provide a mobile platform for a wide range of ongoing scientific and cultural research projects.

Provide autonomous capability for full execution of Federation defensive, cultural, scientific, and explorative policy in deep space or border territory.

Serve as a frontline support vehicle during times of war and emergencies.

Provide a mobile platform for testing and implementation of mission-specific or new technology of any kind.



Design Statistics

Length: 464.43 meters
Width: 316.67 meters
Height: 87.43 meters
Weight: 3,055,000 metric tons
Cargo capacity: 47,254 metric tons

Hull: Duranium-Tritanium composite with micro-fiber reinforced ablative armor over critical compartments.
Number of Decks: 18 Total, 17 Habitable.



Deck Layout

Deck A:
Tactical Information Center/Flight Operations, Flight Operations Senior and Junior Officer Living Quarters

Deck B:
TIC Maintenance Support Section, Flight Operations Enlisted Personnel Living Quarters

Deck C:
Sail Torpedo Control Room, Sail Torpedo Launchers (Fore and Aft), Emergency Shield Generators 1-2, Senior and Junior Officer Living Quarters

Deck D:
Sail Torpedo Magazine and Manufacturing Area, Senior and Junior Officer Living Quarters

Deck 1:
Captain’s Ready Room, Main Bridge, Briefing Room, Observation Lounge

Deck 2:
Junior and Senior Officers Quarters, VIP/Guest Quarters, Holosuites

Deck 3:
Visiting Officers / Noncommissioned Officer's Quarters, Holodecks, Primary Shield Generators

Deck 4:
Sickbay, Chief Medical Officer's Office, Primary Science Labs, Junior and Senior Officers Quarters, Counselor's Office

Deck 5:
Junior Officers and Crew Quarters, Main Lounge, Secondary Science Labs , Cargo Bay 1 & 2

Deck 6:
Primary Computer Core Control, Tertiary Science Labs, Cargo Bay 3 - Primary Cargo Bay

Deck 7:
Primary Computer Core, Shuttle Maintenance Hangar and Storage

Deck 8:
Primary Computer Core, Flight Operations Armory, Fighter Maintenance Hangar and Storage

Deck 9:
Fore and Aft Torpedo Bay Control, Torpedo Magazine and Manufacturing Area, Shuttle and Fighter Hangar Elevator Support Systems, Primary Shield Generators

Deck 10:
Transporter Rooms 3 and 4, Shuttle and Fighter Preparation Pre-Flight Bay, Emergency Shield Generators 3-4

Deck 11:
Primary Machine Shop, Primary Maintenance Support Center, Shuttlebay [Fore and Aft access via deck 12]

Deck 12:
Primary Systems Support Compartments, Shuttlebay [Fore and Aft Access]

Deck 13:
Enlisted Personnel Living Quarters, Secondary Shuttle and Fighter Maintenance Hangar, Flight Deck Operations and Maintenance

Deck 14:
Upper Engineering Support Area, Fusion Power Generators 1-4, Enlisted Personnel Living Quarters, Stellar Cartography, Lower Forward Torpedo Bay Control, Chief Science Officer's Office, Armory, Firing Range

Deck 15:
Main Engineering - M/ARA Operations Center, Fusion Power Generators 4-6, Flight Operations Enlisted Personnel Living Quarters, Transporter Rooms 1 and 2, Armory, Chief Tactical Officer's Office, Chief Engineer's Office/Station

Deck 16:
Lower Engineering, Deflector Control, Main Tractor Beam Control and Emitter, Environmental Control, Secondary Computer Core, Space Wing Briefing Room, Null-G Gymnasium/Weight Room

Deck 17:
Tertiary Maintenance Support Center, Emergency Power Generators 7-9, Secondary Systems Support, Brig

Deck 18:
Environmental Control, Deuterium Storage, Anti-matter Storage Pods, Gravimetric Polaron Generators, Secondary Shield Generators.