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The Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual was a role-playing game supplement released by FASA in 1988. It was reportedly the focus of a licensing dispute which eventually resulted in FASA losing its license to release Star Trek material.


Rank insignia

The first section of the manual describes non-canon Starfleet rank insignia to include three admiral shoulder boards including a special rank known as "Branch Admiral". The manual also describes the "five pip" collar insignias for Commodore and Fleet Captain, as well as a starburst collar insignia for the rank of Midshipman and the hollow pip insignia for a rank called "Ensign Junior Grade".

Evolution of the transwarp fleet

Fleet of tomorrow 
This introduction explains the expansion of a transwarp-based Starfleet based on the FASA ships and references to the Star Trek movies era.

Fleet ship designs

Excelsior-class XIII transwarp battleship
Enterprise-class XII cruiser
Constellation-class XII heavy cruiser
Decker-class X transwarp destroyer
Royal Sovereign-class XV battle cruiser
M'Benga-class VII rescue/hospital ship
Sagan-class V science research vessel
Wellington-class XI transwarp light cruiser
Paine-class IX transwarp frigate
Moscow-class (β) IX transwarp scout
  • NCC-60000 USS Moscow (β)
  • NCC-60001 USS Argana (β)
  • NCC-60002 USS Leningrad (β)
  • NCC-60003 USS Balthamar (β)
  • NCC-60004 USS Jursinia (β)
  • NCC-60005 USS Kincara (β)
  • NCC-60006 USS Kloris (β)
  • NCC-60007 USS Mattermaine (β)
  • NCC-60008 USS Oslo (β)
  • NCC-60009 USS Chirpenitar (β)
  • NCC-60010 USS Murigami (β)
  • NCC-60011 USS Quiberon (β)
  • NCC-60012 USS Loris (β)
  • NCC-60013 USS Hadsenn (β)
  • NCC-60014 USS Silimari (β)
  • NCC-60015 USS Hadley (β)
  • NCC-60016 USS Florence (β)
  • NCC-60017 USS Milano (β)
  • NCC-60018 USS Stockholm (β)
  • NCC-60019 USS Ambergris (β)
  • NCC-60020 USS Oudinard (β)
  • NCC-60021 USS Petersburg (β)
"S-20" standard administrative shuttle
SC-22 "Sphinx"-class cargo shuttle
"Ambassador Hardin"-class transwarp heavy cruiser
SW-21 long-range warp shuttle
Galaxy-class exploration cruiser

Galaxy-class exploration cruiser

Friends and foes


Noonian Soong
Simone Van Gelder
Koren Anastas
Jean-Luc Picard

Background information

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