Arrow Deck Layout/Holodeck

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Holodeck on the USS Arrow

At the time USS Arrow was built, holodecks were yet to be considered standard equipment even though they were to become a standard feature not much later, even on smaller classes of ship such as the Nova class. As such, the idea to even retrofit a holodeck onto a ship not designed for it was considered impossible for a long period of time, until Ensign Maria Alvarez proposed that it might be possible and Captain Randal Shayne approved modification of the ship.

For quite some time Arrow's holodeck remained little more than a schematic and a plan, but some modifications to Arrow have already been completed. Unfortunately, many of the parts required to build the holodeck will need to be sourced outside of typical Federation supply chains.

When Commander Karrod Niac transferred aboard to serve as the ships new First Officer, he immediately went to work on any outstanding project that could help give him perspective on the Arrow and her crew. Discovering Ensign Alvarez's plans and sourcing the equipment they needed, Karrod decided to finish the holographic system.


The holodeck is located on Deck 4, Section Seven in an area slightly aft of Cargo Bay Two. The holodeck taps into a shield power overflow diverter installed at Starbase 821, and is designed to automatically shut off when shields engage to prevent injury or damage to the ship. With a small vestibule outside, each holosuite can be used separately or linked for larger functions.


Construction of the Holodeck has been approved, and power taps installed, but quickly stalled for a number of weeks. Thankfully, thanks to the whole crew chipping in in their own ways and providing the much needed hardware needed, the holodeck has now been constructed and tested. Time will tell how the crew will make use of the new compartment.

Construction was completed by Commander Niac & Cadet Jenna Perim on stardate 239912.28 while the ship was docked at RAFT-One.

Important Sims

  • The Pitch 239803.19 - Alvarez pitches the idea of a holodeck to Captain Shayne and the Engineering Team.
  • Hollow-deck 239803.21 - The team proposes a series of design improvements to make the holodeck even better.
  • The First Stone Laid - 239912.28 - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

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