Ships Named for Star Trek Online

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Cryptic held a contest to develop names for three ship classifications in its upcoming Star Trek Online MMO, and the winners have been announced. The winners get the game and a special in-game title for their characters.


Here are the ships, identified as Tier 5 vessels:

Emissary Class Star Cruisers are the most advanced Cruisers in Starfleet. Generally the largest, most resilient ships in Starfleet, they have massive warp cores, which generate surplus power for subsystems. And they have large crew complements, which improves repair rate and other crew abilities.

LENGTH: 724m | DRAFT: 90m | BEAM: 255m

Dervish Class Escorts are small, which means they don't have room for extensive engineering or science facilities. But, their weaponry, speed and maneuverability make them hard to hit threats in any engagement. The Dervish is arguably the toughest Escort in Starfleet.

LENGTH: 390m | DRAFT: 70m | BEAM: 306m

Science Vessels have the most advanced technology in Starfleet. Destiny Class vessels are larger than most Science Vessels. They can accommodate a larger crew and advanced engineering facilities to support the ship when on extended missions.

LENGTH: 554m | DRAFT: 98m | BEAM: 211m

Winners (not identified in the announcement) get the game's Digital Deluxe Edition and the in-game title "Utopia Planetia Staff." So if you bump into someone with that, you know they helped name the ships. Obviously, some names were submitted by more than one person, so there are more than three winners.

Ship Name Winners [Star Trek Online]


Destiny class? how cheesy

Dervish class? how do you even say that? is it DER-VISH or is it DERV-ISH?

Emissary class? sounds like a sex position.

All in all, terrible choices - I just lost a bit of faith in this MMO (and I still haven't pre-ordered it because they haven't told us HOW MUCH IT COSTS PER MONTH!).