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Sovereign class explorer

U.S.S. Independence NCC-76704


Type: heavy cruiser/explorer
Entered service: 2373
Mass: 2,827,000 metric tons
Length: 685 m (2247 ft)
Width: 242 m (794 ft)
Height: 82 m (269 ft)
Complement: 800 (99 officers)
Speed: 4200 c


U.S.S. Independence was a Sovereign-class explorer completed during the Dominion War and entered service assigned to Starfleet Strategic Operations Command as a command cruiser. Externally, she differs little from previous Sovereign-class vessels, aside from a darker haze grey color scheme.


U.S.S. Independence is named after previous Starfleet and Federation member ships.

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Model notes:

This model was built by Markus C. Nee and was completed in July 1998. It is in 1:1400 scale, and is approximately 19" long. The model is a stock AMT/Ertl U.S.S. Enterprise model kit. It was painted with Gunze Sangyo acrylic paints and lettered with the stock AMT decal sheet, and Chartpak dry transfers.

Photography by Markus C. Nee.

All original materials on this web page, unless otherwise noted, are Copyright 2002 Markus C. Nee. All rights reserved.
Ask for my permission before using any of my work. Thanks.

Markus C. Nee, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan. mail: markusn at

This page was created 2002-02-22.