USS Steve Irwin

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Chief shuttle for expeditions of a scientific nature is located on deck 8 part of main shuttlebay

IRWIN Sovereign Class Specialized Craft

Type: Sovereign Class Specialized Craft

Accommodation: 3 flight crew, 20 passengers. Dimensions: Length: 28 m; Width: 16.7 m; Height: 12,2 m

Power Plant: One 5,220-millicochrane warp engine, two 700-millicochrane impulse engines, four RCS thrusters.

Mass: 188.3 metric tons Performance: Cruise: Warp 4.5; Max Cruise: Warp 5; Max Warp: Warp 5.5/12hrs Armament: Standard - 6 Type V phaser arrays + 1 torpedo launcher (optional) Transporters: One standard 2-personnel

Hull: Duranium-Tritanium composite

Number of Decks: 1 Total

Officers and Crew: 22-25 Evacuation Limit: 50


IRWIN Specialised Craft was designed to complete four general mission types:

  • Short Notice and/or Emergency Response Transportation for Scientific Expeditions or Medical Personnel.
  • Act as a Base of Operations (orbital or landed) for Scientific Expeditions or Medical Response.
  • Transport personnel, intact experiment and/or cargo modules.
  • Perform tactical missions such as intelligence gathering (scouting), covert insertion/extraction of personnel, act as a deterrent of threatening situations, etc.


  • to be added

  • Modules can be changed for the needs of the mission so this is just most usual setup!


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    • Chief shuttle for expeditions of a scientific nature.
    • Motto: "Cricky"
    • Dedication to Conservationist Steve Irwin

In an Episode of "The Crocodile Hunter" that aired on February 27, 2000, Steve Irwin said . . .

  • "Conservation is my job, my life, my whole persona. If we can teach people about wildlife, then they will want to save it."
  • "People want to save the things they love, and I want to save wildlife."
  • "My proudest achievement is Global Wildlife Conservation."

Steve's chief ambition was to educate the public on creatures both great and small throughout the world. His famous catch phrase "Crikey" has been immortalized forever by comedians and famous stars alike...

Upon hearing of his death, the crew of the U.S.S. Challenger voted to name a new scientific shuttle after Irwin, and the U.S.S. STEVE IRWIN was place on the ship as the chief shuttle for expeditions of a scientific nature, large enough to carry experiments, both animal and botanical in nature.

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Steve Irwin lived his life as the motto of the U.S.S. Challenger... "Give me a challenge, and I will meet it with joy." President Ronald Reagen, January 28, 1986

and because Irwin did meet his challenges with joy in every way, he will be remembered as he wished...

  • "I want to be remembered for my passion and enthusiasm."