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Amarillo-Class Cruisers


Orthographic views

Deck plans, part 1
created by Allen Rolfes (see notes)

Deck plans, part 2
created by Allen Rolfes (see notes)



UES Kamina, 3D view 1
created by Fabio Passaro
3D Gladiators

3D view 2
created by Fabio Passaro
3D Gladiators

3D view 3
created by Fabio Passaro
3D Gladiators

3D model for SF Command
created by Chris Harris

3D model
created by Roberto Lima

UES Amarillo
created by Dvid Metlesits

UES Wolverton
created by Dragonpyper

UES Amarillo
created by Rob Willson



When it entered service in 2152, the fusion-powered Amarillo-class cruiser (CC-33) was the most capable warship of the United Earth Stellar Navy (UESN). However, Amarillo had been designed in a time of peace, when the mere presence of a powerful warship near a colony or convoy was sufficient to deter attacks from pirate ships and raiders. At the time, the greatest threat to United Earth (UE) security was believed to be Orion pirates operating from outposts near the Libra Colonies.

Amarillo was a state-of-the-art warship; it carried 30 offensive and defensive missiles for long-range attack and 6 laser cannons to engage smaller targets, such as fighter craft. With its 3N-9D fusion power plant and twin outboard Jaguar I nacelles, Amarillo could reach a maximum speed of wf 2.8. Thus, Amarillos were some of the fastest and most heavily armed ships in known space. Able to remain independently on station for months at a time, Amarillo made an effective patrol cruiser to protect Earth's outer colonies from piracy.

Unfortunately, Amarillo was not the ship the UE needed to prosecute a full-scale interstellar war against a ruthless, determined, and technologically advanced enemy. At the start of the Earth-Romulan War in 2156, Romulan warships carried larger missile complements and crews, were equipped with faster warp drives, and operated in far greater numbers. At the start of the war, 10 Amarillo-class cruisers were in service with the UESN. As the Romulan invasion threatened to overwhelm the UESN in the first 20 months of the war, Amarillo cruisers hurled themselves again and again against the invading Romulan fleets in an attempt to blunt the force of the attack. Although Amarillo was a technologically robust design with more precise weapons-targeting systems and superior maneuverability, it was no match for the larger, better armed, and more numerous Romulan Cabbage-class cruisers, but could still inflict considerable, often lethal, damage on enemy vessels. By the time Amarillo was finally withdrawn from front-line service in March 2158, 18 of the 25 ships constructed had been destroyed—an astonishing loss rate of 72%. Yet, thanks in large part to the dogged resistance of the Amarillo class, the UESN, and the UE, survived. As the UE Alliance finally went on the offensive in mid-2158, the surviving Amarillo cruisers were relegated to support roles as newer, more capable ships—powered by the new M/AM reactor—continued the fight.



The most famous ship of the class was UES Kursk (CC-35), the first Earth warship to face Romulan warships in combat. In 2153, UE Intelligence began receiving reports of a previously unknown race aggressively expanding to the galactic east of the Innes' Star. A small task force, led by the Kursk, was dispatched to survey the GJ-1128 system (now known as the Qualor system), believed to be a staging area for alien activity. As they approached the system, the 3 UE ships were confronted by a force of 5 large warships. Before the UE ships could initiate first contact protocols and attempt communications, the aliens opened fire. Only Kursk managed to return to UE space. Although full-scale war would not break out for another 3 years, the Earth-Romulan conflict had begun.

created by Jan Hendrik Kobarg, Bremen

created by Jan Hendrik Kobarg, Bremen


The Amarillo-class cruiser UES Wolverton (CC-47), a veteran of several actions in the Utopia and Taugus systems, is on display at the Starfleet Museum.


Commissioned Ships

UES Amarillo CC-33
UES Shikoku CC-34
UES Kursk CC-35
UES St. Petersburg CC-36
UES London CC-37
UES Kamina CC-38
UES Syracuse CC-39
UES Celebes CC-40
UES Sarajevo CC-41
UES Portland CC-42
UES Wilmington CC-43
UES Xiaguan CC-44
UES Al-Qahira CC-45
UES Jakarta CC-46
UES Wolverton CC-47
UES Milan CC-48
UES Charleston CC-49
UES Bozeman CC-50
UES Stockholm CC-51
UES Kinshasa CC-52
UES Melbourne CC-53
UES Bremen CC-54
UES Johannesburg CC-55
UES Agata CC-56
UES New Orleans CC-57



Standard displacement: 142,321 t

  Overall 1 Hull 2 Hull Nacelles
Length [m] 126.18 53.99 50.71 66.87
Beam [m] 100.35 64.29 29.45 15.51
Draft [m] 58.15 58.15 29.45 15.51

Crew complement: 382 (64 officers + 318 crew)
Weapons: 4 missile launchers with 18 Narwhal long-range antiship missiles, 12 Spider area-defense missiles, 4 Type VI laser cannons (2 2 turrets), 2 Type V laser cannons (1 2 turret)
Embarked craft: 10 transatmospheric sublight shuttlecraft
Warp drive: 3N-9D tokamak fusion reactor with 2 Jaguar I nacelles
Velocity: wf2.4, cruise; wf2.7, supercruise; wf2.8, maximum
Units commissioned: 25


Last modified: 28.12.14