USS Southern Cross
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The USS Southern Cross is a Luna-Class Starship under the command of Captain Silas Hunter, and serves as the flagship to the task forced assigned to put down the Gateway Resistance. Its Federation Registery is NCC-80102.


History and Specs

The Luna-class was a type of starship in service to Starfleet in the late 24th century.

The Luna-class was designed by Dr. Xin Ra-Havreii, of Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars, and initially conceived for scientific exploration of the Gamma Quadrant following the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole. The project was sidelined by the impending threat from the Dominion, then restarted following the end of the Dominion War.

The Luna-class ships were the top of the line in Starfleet's scientific and exploratory pursuits on behalf of the United Federation of Planets. Each had an average crew of the 350 individuals and was approximately 450 meters long. Their shuttlebays were reminiscent of the old Constitution-class shuttlebays, having a more rounded opening door. They also featured a longer "runway" for shuttles as they entered and exited the ship.

The first production lot was named after moons in the Sol system.

The Southern Cross was designed with a special operations suite including a Combat Information Center, separate armory, hardened bulkheads, and training holodecks for use by embarked special forces units.

Armament:
5 Type XI Plasma Phaser Arrays
5 Quantum Torpedo Tubes (3 fore, 2 aft)

Defenses:
6 Axis Shield Grid (fore, aft, dorsal, ventral, starboard and port)
Ablative Hull Plating


Crew

Commanding Officer: Captain Silas Hunter
Executive Officer: Commander Fevas Jolel