The Niagara-class was a type of Starfleet vessel in service in the late 24th century. This class of starship had the unusual distinction of having three warp nacelles.

Ships of the class




Background information

The model under construction

Both the Princeton and the Wellington were classified as Niagara-class starships in an internal list of starships, from 26 September 1990. [1] This information was the source for the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 81, 332, 483). The registry for the Princeton was taken directly from the model itself. Production photos of this class appeared in the special features section of the TNG Season 3 and TNG Season 4 DVDs.

The scratch-built "kit-bash" studio model of the pre-damaged Niagara-class USS Princeton was created at Gregory Jein, Inc. by Jein and his staff for the "graveyard" scene that the USS Enterprise-D traveled through following the Battle of Wolf 359 in "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II".

According to Issue #126 of the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, the Niagara-class starship had a crew of 530, a length of 565 meters, and capable of reaching warp 9.6. It was depicted with 10 phaser arrays.

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