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The Obena class was a type of Federation starship operated by Starfleet during the late 24th century.

Technical data

The design of Obena-class ships resembled that of the refit Excelsior-class ships, though it was larger and had some features that recalled the newer Sovereign-class, such as an oval primary hull and redesigned warp nacelles.

Interior design


The bridge was similar to that of the USS Excelsior insofar as against the aft wall was a large engineering master systems display monitor showing a cutaway of the ship and status information.

The center of the bridge consisted of multiple elevations with the captain's chair at the highest position, over the operations and navigation console. (LD: "First First Contact")

Ships commissioned



Background information

On 13 October 2021, Writer and Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan confirmed the class name and that it was inspired by the Excelsior-class, but was "larger with some other changes." [1] He also confirmed that the class is named for Lower Decks art designer Nollan Obena. [2]

The audio description for "First First Contact" described this as an Excelsior-class starship.