NX Class Production History

The new Warp-5 capable NX Class starship was originally ordered in a nine ship production run by the Starfleet Command of the United Earth Space Probe Agency (UESPA), with the lead ship being delivered in FY 2151. They were all to be named after early US and Soviet/Russian STS test vehicles and operational shuttles.

Ships of original production run

NX-01 Enterprise 2151-2161 / NCC-01 USS Dauntless 2161-?*
NX-02 Columbia 2153-2203 / SS Columbia ?-2236*
NX-03 Challenger 2154-?
NX-04 Discovery 2154-?
NX-05 Atlantis 2155-?
NX-06 Endeavour 2155-?
NX-07 Pathfinder 2155-?*
NX-08 Buran 2156-?
NX-09 Ptichka 2156-2156 / NX-09 Avenger 2156-?*

Following the beginning of hostilities in the Romulan War in 2156, NX-09 Ptichka was renamed Avenger during construction in keeping with the new US/UK combat aircraft of WWII naming scheme befitting the more militaristic atmosphere of the day. An additional indefinite numbered production run that was to culminate with the end of the war was ordered. Though the war was largely between only the United Earth and the Romulan Star Empire, members of the newly formed Coalition of Planets did provide material support and the use of their shipyards to the United Earth war effort, thus accounting for the greatly increased wartime production run.

Earth-Romulan War era NX Class ships

NX-10 Swordfish
NX-11 Typhoon
NX-12 Marauder
NX-13 Unassigned*
NX-14 Halifax
NX-15 Devastator
NX-16 Spitfire
NX-17 Tempest
NX-18 Mustang
NX-19 Mosquito
NX-20 Warhawk
NX-21 Hellcat
NX-22 Corsair
NX-23 Thunderbolt
NX-24 Hurricane
NX-25 Barracuda
NX-26 Liberator
NX-27 Invader
NX-28 Wellington
NX-29 Vampire
NX-30 Meteor
NX-31 Wildcat
NX-32 Lightning
NX-33 Black Widow
NX-34 Buffalo
NX-35 Mitchell
NX-36 Lancaster
NX-37 Hudson
NX-38 Stirling 2160-?

(2160 = End of Earth-Romulan War and end of NX production run)

Following the formation of the United Federation of Planets in 2161, all NX Class vessels were gradually refit to utilize the new warp-7 engines that equalized the speeds of all Federation Human and alien starships. Upon refit and relaunch, the ships were rechristened with their new NCC-__ Federation registries. The NX designation was held over only for experimental vessels. The class name was changed from NX Class to the Enterprise Class in honor of the lead ship, the former NX-01 Enterprise, now renamed the NCC-01 USS Dauntless. They formed the bulk of the Human contribution to the fledgling Federation Starfleet for the remainder of the 22nd century along with the new purpose-built Warp-7 Daedalus Class; the first ships designed and constructed with input by all the new Federation members, hence its smooth hull design which was all about practicality over aesthetics.


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