Specifications - Starbase 718


Although the Spacedock series of stations proved highly successful, by the 2330’s Starfleet faced a problem with its latest ships. The trend had been for ever larger designs, and all projections were that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. The Spacedock stations needed considerable re-working of their main docking area in order to accommodate these ships, a re-working which would reduce the efficiency of the stations handling arrangements and cause serious problems to Starfleets maintenance schedules during the work. It was decided to build a small number of new, much larger facilities which would be easily capable of handling significant numbers of the largest starships.

The sheer size of these monsters was far beyond anything previously envisaged, a factor which weighed heavily on the minds of the design team. The original proposals called for an all-new station configuration, but the detailed design work for this would have taken at least fifteen years to complete. In order to cut this figure down as far as possible it was decided to follow the engineering of the successful Spacedock series. Construction of Starbase 74, the first of the new facilities, begun in 2342. Despite many technical problems the project kept to its projected build time of sixteen years and the Starbase came on-line in 2358. Since this time several further facilities have been completed and two more are under way; Starfleet looks likely to petition for more of these facilities as the need for more and more starships becomes more pressing.


Class Stardock Class Starbase
Role Orbital/Deep Space Repair and Manufacturing Facility
Duration 200 years
Time Between Refits 20 years
Time Between Resupply 0 years


Length 8910m
Width 10930m
Height 13460m
Decks 2500


Officers 12790
Enlisted Crew 72120
Marines 1296
Civilians 100000

Weapons & Defensive Systems

Shields Auto-Modulating Shields
High Capacity Shielding System
Metaphasic Shielding
Weapon Systems Pulse-Fire Torpedo Launcher: 56
Type XII Phaser Array: 851
Armament – Photon Torpedoes: 18050
– Quantum Torpedoes: 7220
– Polaron Torpedo: 1330

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttlebays 200
Shuttles Hunley Shuttle: 12
Type 11 Shuttle: 100
Type 15 Shuttlepod: 84
Type 6 Shuttle: 150
Type 7 Shuttle: 150
Type 8 Shuttle: 150
Type 9 Shuttle: 120
Fighters Gryphon Fighter/Bomber: 36
Valkyrie Space Superiority Fighter: 108
Runabouts Danube Runabout: 96
Delta Flyer Runabout: 24
Talon Scout: 24
Arrow Runabout: 48
Garrison Vessels Hornet Heavy Garrison Vessel: 1
Wallace Light Escort: 2
Transports Argo Transport: 36
Work Pods Brunel Workpod: 200