Avenger Class Cruiser
Special Tactical Quick Response Vessel
8th Expeditionary Task Force
|Task Group CO:|
Commander Elanu Nessaya
|[ Source ]|
First Officer - Cmdr Elanu Nessaya (Female Bajoran)
Chief Engineering Officer - Cmdr Iskatat Skykakika (Male Vandaran)
Chief Operations Officer - Acting Lt Six (Female Human, Liberated Borg)
Chief Science Officer - Lt Shin Nobutata (Male Human)
Chief Medical Officer - Cmdr Sirak (Male Vulcan)
Chief Tactical Officer - Lt Cmdr Ben Cooper (Male Human)
Chief Security Officer - Lt Sergei Nickolovich (Male Human)
==Other Notable Staff==
Diplomatic Officer - Acting Lt Shama (Female Orion)
Operations Officer - Lt Zorah (Female Zannisan Noble)
- NOTE All members of the U.S.S. Redemption are required to pass Advanced Away Team training during the first year of service.
The Avenger Class Battle Cruiser’s design aims to provide a durable warship that is more maneuverable than Starfleet’s existing cruisers, and can carry a devastating amount of firepower. However, it does sacrifice a measure of hull strength for this extra maneuverability. There is nothing subtle about this starship class. The Avenger’s aggressive silhouette and available firepower makes it a formidable and intimidating presence in any battle.
The Avenger’s size is much closer to a Klingon Battle Cruiser than a standard Starfleet Cruiser. This is largely due to the fact that the starship was designed by the Starfleet Engineering Corps to compete with the smaller, more agile vessels Starfleet is facing in battle. The Avenger class is also the first cruiser in Starfleet to be equipped with an Advanced Cruiser Communications Array.
Being one of the first Starfleet ships designed with pure combat in mind, the Avenger Class battle cruiser was the perfect choice for a fast action assault ship. It is a ship that is capable of a swift and aggressive response to threats in Federation space that can be used to end skirmishes quickly before they escalate.
The re-christened U.S.S. Redemption, being one of the few newly constructed Avenger Class ships, was assigned to Captain Cross for that exact mission statement.