The majority of the blueprints appearing in this section are the creation of CDR Wolphbayne
Stryker, First Officer; and have been adapted from his book, GALILEO-class Star Cruiser Ship's Organization and Regulations Manual. They are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or copied by any means without the express, written authorization of the author.
On behalf of the Starships of the
Third Fleet, I wish to extend my sincere thanks and a wholehearted BRAVO ZULU to CDR Stryker for his talent and effort.
Obviously, there are no everyday equivalents to starships (at
least not right now). In order to help you visualize some of the things that are
discussed in the missions, a number of "blueprints," or diagrams are
When you click on the "Ship's Specs" at the top of this page, you will be taken to a page which shows you many areas of the
PHOENIX so that you can better understand where a character is, or what a
character is doing. Here’s what you will find:
Main Bridge: The layout of the Main Bridge of USS
PHOENIX, indicating where every console is, the Command Chair, the Bridge
Conference Room, and other important aspects of the nerve center of the ship.
Helm Console: This is where the Helm Officer sits and
"drives" the ship. It is manned at all times, except when the ship
is not underway: for example, in dry dock or in a "cold iron" status
(ship’s engines are turned off).
Navigation Console: Also manned at all times (with the
exceptions listed under Helm Console), the Navigation Console is where the
Communications Console: The Communications Watch
Officer handles both communications within the ship and with other ships and
starbases from this console. It too, is manned at all times.
Science Station: Although the PHOENIX is not designed
to be a research vessel, a great deal of scientific study still occurs. This
console provides the Bridge watchstanders with information they need to made
Engineering Station: All aspects of Engineering,
especially the status of the warp and impulse engines, are monitored at the
Environmental Controls Station: The operating status of
all environmental circuits and components are displayed on this console.
Weapons Station: The ship’s weapons, whether photon
torpedoes or phasers, are aimed and fired by the officer manning this console.
The Nest: The ship’s lounge, called The Nest
aboard the PHOENIX, is a very popular place for relaxation, eating, and
drinking. Located on Deck 2, the transparent aluminum windows face aft, between
Sickbay: Much of the action in the Medical Department
takes place within the state-of-the-art Sickbay. You will see where the
different areas of Sickbay are and how they spatially relate to the rest of
Staterooms: There are six different types of living
quarters aboard the PHOENIX. Each of these are shown.
Commanding Officer’s Suite: These quarters are
designed to reflect the stature of the senior officer aboard a major fleet
unit. The Suite is composed of three major sections: a briefing room, a
living/entertaining area, and sleeping/sanitary facilities.
Level A Quarters: These large suites are reserved
for the First Officer and high-ranking visitors aboard the ship.
Level B Quarters: There are two types of Level B
Quarters: B1 and B2. Level B1 Quarters are
single-occupancy quarters for Department Heads. Level B2 Quarters
are single-occupancy quarters for Lieutenant Commanders and Commanders who are
not Department Heads.
Level C Quarters: These are double-occupancy
quarters for junior officers, Ensign, Lieutenant (junior grade), and
Lieutenant. There are separate living areas and a common living area and head.
Level D Quarters: Senior enlisted personnel (Chief
Petty Officers, Senior Chief Petty Officers, and Master Chief Petty Officers)
are assigned to these single-occupancy compartments.
Level E Quarters: Junior enlisted personnel share
these double-occupancy quarters. They have a common living area and head, and
separate sleeping facilities.
Shuttles: USS PHOENIX carries four types of shuttles on
board: Standard Short-range, Standard Long-range, Medical, and Aquatic. Each
type of shuttle is designed to accomplish a particular mission and are equipped
differently depending upon the type.
Short-range Shuttle: There are two short-range
shuttles aboard the ship. These are not warp capable and are used for local
travel, usually within a star system, or to and from a planet, starbase, or
Long-range Shuttle: The PHOENIX also has two
long-range shuttles which are warp capable for use during longer voyages.
Medical Shuttle: Designed to be a mobile Sickbay, the
medical shuttle is well stocked with medical equipment to handle most
Aquatic Shuttle: The normal shuttle is designed to
withstand negative pressure in space. The aquatic shuttle is specially
reinforced to withstand both negative (in space) and positive pressure (under