USS Drake Assigned Craft

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The USS Drake carries three shuttlecraft in its shuttlebays, as well as the Intrepid Class-specific Aeroshuttle. All of the shuttles assigned to the ship are named after birds of prey. In addition to the shuttlecraft, in emergency situations the crew has access to 42 escape pods placed at strategic locations around the vessel.

Short Range

The USS Drake carries two Type IX (also known as Class 2) shuttles, named the Tavistock and the Portebelo. They are fast and maneuverable, but definitely not built for comfort.

The Type 9 possesses limited amenities, and though furnished for two pilots and four passengers, can be crewed by a single person if necessary. Their compact size has earned them a reputation for causing "Class Two Claustrophobia" at Starfleet Academy, due to a predilection for stress-testing cadets by sending a full crew of six on training missions that last several weeks. As one Starfleet officer quipped "you did not want to be around when they opened up that airlock".

Image Specification

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  • Crew: 2, plus 4 passengers
  • Length: 9.17m
  • Beam: 3.80m
  • Height: 2.95m
  • Decks: 1
  • Mass: 1.85 metric tons
  • Armaments: 2 Type IV phaser banks, 1 Type IV phaser bank, 2 Micro-photon torpedo tubes with 20 torpedoes
  • Deflectors: 4 symmetrical subspace graviton field grids
  • Hull: Single light Duranium/Tritanium
  • Warp Speeds: Cruising 3, Maximum 4 (sustainable for 3 hours)

Long Range

The USS Drake carries one Type XI Shuttle, named the Golden Hind.

The Type XI shuttlecraft is an advanced piece of technology, containing bioneural circuitry as a standard, as well as a compact powerplant that still provides excellent cruising and maximum speeds. The cockpit is an individual compartment, seperate from the rest of the shuttle, which a break from Starfleet's standard shuttle design.

Image Specification
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  • Crew: 2, plus 10 passengers
  • Length: 14.64m
  • Beam: 3.26m
  • Height: 4.25m
  • Decks: 1
  • Mass: 27.20t
  • Armaments: 4 Type V phaser banks, 2 Micro-photon torpedo tubes with 60 torpedoes
  • Deflectors: 8 symmetrical subspace graviton field grids
  • Hull: Single light Duranium/Tritanium
  • Warp Speeds: Cruising 4, Maximum 7 (sustainable for 3 hours)