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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 provided.

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 Navigator works.

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 decisions.

Engineering Station: All aspects of Engineering, especially the status of the warp and impulse engines, are monitored at the Engineering Station.

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 the nacelles.

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 Sickbay.

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 another ship.

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 situations.

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 water).