The Raven-type starships were small, modular long-range Federation exploration vessels. They mildly resembled the Danube-class runabouts. They were designed to be operated by a minimum crew. According to the MSD of the USS Raven, this class also had a shuttlebay in the aft section.
The USS Raven was operated by two scientists – Erin and Magnus Hansen – for an extended period of time while in close proximity to a Borg cube. (VOY: "Dark Frontier") It's hull was partially composed of tritanium. (VOY: "The Raven")
- USS Raven (NAR-32450)
Background information Edit
- The CGI model of the Raven was a new design that was apparently never reused or modified.
- The circular helm console of the ship was the same console used for USS Pasteur set, simply repainted. (citation needed • edit)
This type of vessel is listed in the Starships expansion volume of Decipher's Star Trek Roleplaying Game as an Aerie-class surveyor. It is also called Aerie-class in WizKids' Star Trek: Attack Wing game.
The design of the Raven also appears in Star Trek: Armada II as a colony ship.