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USS Akureyri (NCC-76409)
Minerva class (original scratchbuild 17)


A smaller design, Minerva-class vessels are 210 meters long, 119 meters in width, and 45 meters in draught, with 13 decks and weighing about 534.620 metric tons. With a top speed of Warp 9.97 (9.994 for 5 hours) and a crew of 128, these ships are designed for close-in combat support and short- to medium-term deep-range exploration missions. Well-armed for a smaller ship, Minervas are able to hold their own in a battle with multiple opponents, but are no match for massively superior forces. Because of the recent hostilities with combined Cardassian-Dominion forces, the Minervas have been designed to operate without a human medical staff, utilizing 2 of the EMH Mark 1 programs with upgraded LMH coding as doctor & nurse. Indeed, many of the vessels in the class have been without human medical staff for as long as they have been in service.

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This particular vessel is USS Akureyri, named after the second largest city in Iceland, on its northern coast. She is a slightly older ship, having been built in the first run of the class in early 2373 at Starfleet's Baltic Fleet Yards, orbiting above Helsinki, Finland. In mid-2374, Akureyri fell under the command of CDR Brynja Sigmundsdottir, a native of Iceland herself. Later that year, the ship distinguished itself in participating in the joint Federation-Klingon-Romulan attack on the Dominion-held Chintaka system. All crew members were decorated for their bravery, but the ship had been moderately damaged, thus demanding a 4-month refit at Starbase 47 at Daran V. Much of her senior staff was transferred to other posts due to the war, and thus, the captain requested a mission that would give her time to meld the new crew into a cohesive unit before going into heavy battle. The request was granted and Akureyri was given the task of exploring and mapping the Alpha Quadrant coreward frontier.

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