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The Engle-class was a type of Federation starship in service during the 2250s.

Two ships of this class, including the USS T'Plana-Hath, participated in Battle of the Binary Stars with the Klingons in 2256. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars")

Ships of the class



Background information

Eaves' production art

The Engle-class was identified via the T'Plana-Hath by designer John Eaves. [1] Eaves also named the class, which was later confirmed [2] after being revealed on [3]

The Engle-class was built using the Enterprise NX-01 as a starting reference. Many similar elements, including saucer design, and deflector dish can be seen in the final model. (Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships Collection issue 17, p. 10)

Issue #17

Eaves early concept art and CGI models of this class were designated as the Saturn-class USS Chaffee (NCC-3567). (Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships Collection issue 17, p. 12)

In the article "DISCOVERY's 'Battle of the Binary Stars' Armada Identified" by Ken Reilly at TrekCore, this class was "likely named for test pilot and eventual astronaut Joe Engle, who test-flew the joint NASA-Air Force X-15 rocket airplane – and the space shuttle Enterprise – before eventually commanding the space shuttle Columbia." [4]

According to Star Trek: Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2151-2293 (p. 189), the USS Earhart was an Engle-class ship.