TOS ship classificationDave's TOS ship classification chartTOS ship classification by *davemetlesits
Those who know their TOS and know it well must also know that the Enterprise was labelled as "Starship class" on her original dedication plaque, although everybody knows that she's a proud member of the Constitution class.
I was informed many times that this is due to ships being classified by purpose in those times and what we know as "class" by now meant "subclass" back then. I tried to use my naval knowledge and fantasy to come up with a reasonable TOS classification system. Happy Trekking!
Vessel classes of Starfleet in descending order, based upon overall capacity status
The largest ships in the fleet. They house numerous fighter and support craft on many decks and are thus immense in size. To provide a stable Warp field, these ships need at least four nacelles. Such vessels are slow and are extremely hard to handle. They also require numerous auxiliary craft for defence and enormous magnitudes of resources. Such ships a