Introducing the Dauntless-class U.S.S. Clarke.
|Active||2376 to 25th century|
|Max. Speed||Warp factor 8.8
Slipstream factor 0.68
|Max. Cruising||Warp factor 8.6
Slipstream factor 0.5
|Armament||Phasers (x6 phaser arrays)
Photon torpedoes (x1 launcher)
While stranded in the delta quadrant, the U.S.S. Voyager first encountered quantum slipsream technology in 2374, a new form of transwarp propulsion that promised travel through space at far greater relative speeds than conventional 4th generation warp drives. Attempts to retrofit the Voyager herself with a quantum slipstream drive in 2375 proved unsuccessful, but data on their attempt was transmitted back to the Alpha Quardrant, and by 2375 the Pathfinder Project hastily began experimenting with their own quantum-slipstream spacecraft. The first experimental Slipstream vessel, the U.S.S. Dauntless, NX-81300, launched in 2376, followed shortly thereafter by the U.S.S. Clarke, NX-81303.