The Shepard-class was a type of 23rd century Federation starship in service during the 2250s.

Several Shepard-class starships fought in the Federation-Klingon War of 2256. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars", "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum")

A Shepard-class vessel was destroyed during the Klingon attack on Starbase 1. (DIS: "The War Without, The War Within")

Schematics of a Shepard-class starship being stolen.

When a probe altered from the future breached shuttlecraft DSC 05 and began rapidly taking in it's memory core, it stole information on a Shepard-class starship. (DIS: "Light and Shadows")

Ships commissioned



Background information

The Shepard-class was identified via the Kerala by designer John Eaves. [1] Eaves also named the class, which was later confirmed [2] after being revealed on According to Eaves, the Shepard-class was named after American astronaut, Alan Shepard. (Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves, p. 196)

The designs for the Kerala were said to have "continued to experiment with the streamlined hull and elongated nacelles." Eaves specifications for the design measured 1658'-7" in length, 203'-9" in height, and the diameter of the saucer was 737'-11". (Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves, p. 197)

The USS Curie was a Shepard-class starship that was to have originally appeared in "Context Is for Kings" before being rewritten as the Crossfield-class USS Glenn. (Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves, p. 196)

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