"Right now I'm on the bridge of the toughest, fastest, most powerful ship Starfleet ever put into service. And I got a fleet of them at my back."

The Inquiry class was a type of starship operated by Starfleet during the late 24th century. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")


In 2399, multiple ships of this class were in a fleet led by the USS Zheng He to the planet Coppelius, where they acted as protectors of the synthetic lifeforms living there. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

Technical data

Inquiry-class ships featured the saucer section / engineering section / warp nacelle layout common to most Starfleet vessels. The class contained two variations of warp nacelles. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

As of 2399, Inquiry-class ships were the fastest and most tactically capable ships in the Federation fleet. They were equipped with phasers and deflector shields. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

Interior design

Aft view of the bridge

Forward view of the bridge

The main bridge was located on deck one, with a central command chair for the commanding officer, and a computerized transparent window-viewscreen. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

Ships commissioned


Background information

The Inquiry class was identified by name by Michael Chabon. He identified the class as "a heavy cruiser: the Inquiry-class. That's the Zheng He." Originally, when asked by fans on his Instagram account, he identified the USS Zheng He as a Curiosity-class ship, but he later amended the classification of the ship. [1]

The models were not labeled with names or registries. (citation needededit)

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