USS Minoru

Specifications: USS Minoru NCC-64306, Akira-class

The USS Minoru is an Akira-class starship. The name comes from the Japanese language of Earth and has several meanings: "truth, reality", "faith, fidelity," and "fruit, nut, seed". She was built at the Antares Fleet Yard in 2371 as part of the Flight II production block. Minoru saw action during both the Klingon-Federation Conflict and the Dominion War. She is currently assigned to Horizon Fleet.

Five views of Akira-class


  • Length: 464 meters
  • Beam: 316 meters
  • Height: 87 meters
  • Decks: 19


  • Officers: 130
  • Enlisted Crew: 320
  • Marines: 188
  • Passengers: 30
  • Evacuation Capacity: 4500


  • Cruising Velocity: Warp 6
  • Maximum Velocity: Warp 9.3
  • Emergency Velocity: Warp 9.8 (for 12 hours)

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays: 3 (Through-Deck Design)

  • Fighters
    • Typhoon Multi-role Assault Fighter: 6
    • Mustang Space Superiority Fighter: 12
  • Runabouts
    • Danube Runabout: 2 (Shinano, Tone)
    • Talon Scout: 1 (Karasu)
    • Avro Hopper Transport: 4 (Almond, Areca, Cashew, Macademia)
  • Shuttles
    • Type 11 Shuttle: 1 (Satsuma)
    • Type 9 Shuttle: 4 (Iyokan, Nashi, Sudachi, Setoka)

Defensive Systems

  • Ablative Armour
  • Auto-Modulating & Metaphasic Shields


  • Phasers
    • Type X Array: 3
    • Type IX Array: 2
  • Torpedoes
    • Pulse-Fire Torpedo Launcher: 15 (7 Forward, 4 Aft, 2 Port, 2 Starboard)
    • Photon Torpedoes: 310
    • Quantum Torpedoes: 600
    • Tri-Cobalt Devices: 6

Class Description

The Akira-class is a heavy cruiser with an emphasis on long-range combat. It was designed during the waning years of the Cardassian border wars, intended to replace aging ships such as the Excelsior and Miranda classes as Starfleet's primary cruiser-class peacekeeping vessel. While the border wars were already drawing to an end by the time the first ships of the class were built, the appearance of the Borg and later the Dominion spurred Starfleet to put them into wide-scale production.

The ship is technically not a warship, simply "combat-biased", and unlike the later Defiant-class the Akira has considerable space devoted to research and crew comfort. While the ship has a light phaser armament for its size, it carries an unprecedented fifteen torpedo tubes, with magazine space to match. It also has a through-deck hangar design that allows easier simultaneous launch and recovery operations from fore and aft, making it a serviceable light carrier. This makes it an excellent choice for carrying shuttles for planetary disaster relief or fighters to provide air support for marine operations and fleet actions.

The Akira-class served with distinction during the Dominion War and production of upgraded versions continues. They are often used for defensive patrols, peacekeeping actions, and exploration in dangerous areas.

Akira class from top-front
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