USS Orcus

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Vessel Name: USS Orcus
Registry: NX-88770
Starship Class: Vesta-class
(Orcus-class Carrier Version)
Starship Type: Tactical Strike Carrier
Status: Destroyed
Purpose: Multimission
Constructed: Njord Shipyards
Commissioned: November 5th, 2380
Dedication: "I purpose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer" -Ulysses S. Grant
  • Length: 672 m
  • Height: 195 m
  • Width: 316 m
Mass: 3,500,000 tonnes
Decks: 21
Standard Crew Complement 750
Maximum Cruising Speed

Warp Factor 8.5
Warp Factor 9.98 for 12hr Duration

Standard Cruising Speed Warp Factor 7.5
  • Type XII Phaser Arrays (8)
  • Type U Phaser Cannons (2)
  • Forward Torpedo Launchers (4)
  • Rear Torpedo Launchers (4)
  • Regenerative Shielding
  • Adaptive Metaphasic Shielding
  • Emergency Structural Integrity Field
  • Ablative Generator
  • Heavy Duranium/Tritanium Alloy
  • Tetraburnium Ablative Armor
Auxiliary Craft

Mark Rademaker

3D Model:

Mark Rademaker


The USS Orcus (NX-88770) was a Federation starship of the Vesta-class line that was active in the latter years of the 24th century. It was destroyed at the Battle of Starbase 84.

Before its destruction, the Orcus was the first ship in a sub-variant carrier of the Vesta-class, the Orcus-class, with twenty prototype Valravn-fighters aboard. The vessel and its crew served Starfleet Command during the events of the parasite invasion and it was under the command of Captain Marcus Alexander Slayton.

Before it was destroyed, the USS Orcus was supposed to join Task Force Archeron and hunt down the USS Theurgy. In late February of 2381, the USS Orcus found the task force adrift, orbiting Theta Eridani IV without means of communication or propulsion. They had been affected by a computer virus, and it was only with the help of the USS Orcus "clean" software that the entire task force could exit orbit and take up the hunt again. Task Force Archeron immediately set a course towards Starbase 84 - meaning to intercept the USS Theurgy if Captain Jien Ives had decided to put the advanced Theurgy-class starship of in his supposed Romulan masters' hands.

During the Battle of Starbase 84, the warp core of the USS Resolve was deployed to explode against the Orcus´s shields, and with the added barrage of quantum torpedoes from the USS Theurgy, the Orcus was destroyed almost beyond all possible repair.

Starship Demonstration

Physical Arrangement

Production History

The Vesta-class was type of Federation Starfleet starship in service from the year 2380. The class was designated as a multi-mission explorer and was a test-bed for a number of experimental technologies. As of March 2381 there were eight vessels of the class in service, and a ninth one being the carrier version named the Orcus-class.

In addition to the experimental systems the class was otherwise top of the line, just like the Vesta-class, and able to achieve a maximum warp factor of nine-point-nine-eight. The class had the same top-of-the-line sensors as the Luna-class. The Vesta-class held a crew of seven-hundred-and-fifty, with an emergency capacity of three-and-a-half-thousand. The class could also hold up to twenty-four-thousand metric tons of cargo. The class' weapons systems included two experimental Mk XII phaser cannons and a complement of quantum torpedoes.

Ships of the class had twenty available transporter sites, including four cargo transporters and six emergency evacuation transporters. The ships' main shuttle bay was located on deck twelve. Behind the shuttle bay was a large Fighter Assault Bay. The first 20 AC-477 Mk I Valravn fighters were commissioned to the USS Orcus for field testing, denominated the White Wolves Squadron.

With the exception of the class' namesake and the Orcus sub-variant, Vesta-class ships were each named for one of the seven hills of Rome, located east of the river Tiber, and which form the geographical heart of Rome, within the walls of the ancient city. (Five of the hills have had their names assigned to starships; only Caelian and Palatine have yet to be used.) The USS Vesta itself is named after the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion. Partial Source: Memory Beta

Commissioned Vesta-class Starships (January 2381):

  • USS Vesta NX-82601 (Prototype)
  • USS Aventine NCC-82602
  • USS Caelian NCC-82611
  • USS Capitoline NCC-82617
  • USS Esquiline NCC-82614
  • USS Palatine NCC-60067
  • USS Quirinal NCC-82610
  • USS Viminal NCC-82626
  • USS Orcus NX-88770 (Prototype Orcus-class Carrier Version)

Deck Layout

(MSD Under construction, this shows the regular Vesta-class variant)

Deck Location
01 Bridge (Sovereign-Class Module)
Ready Room
Observation Lounge
Captain's Quarters
Senior Officer Quarters
Subspace Systems
Escape Pods
02 Officer Quarters
Security Center
Tactical Laboratory
Escape Pods
03 Suites / Guest Rooms / VIP Quarters
Escape Pods
Shuttlebay Observation Lounge
04 Officer's Mess
Crew Quarters
Lateral Ship's Lounges 1 & 2
Escape Pods
Upper Main Shuttlebay - Shuttlebay Observation Deck
05 Upper Gymnasiums 1 - 4
Transporter Rooms 1 & 2
Upper Holodecks 1 & 2
Auxiliary Control
Crew Quarters
Upper Computer Core
Upper Arboretum / Hydroponics / Botanical Bay
Main Shuttlebay
06 Upper Auxiliary Deflector Dish
Lower Gymnasiums 1 - 4
Lower Holodecks 1 & 2
Arboretum / Hydroponics / Botanical Bay
Crew Quarters
Escape Pods
Computer Labs
Computer Core
Main Shuttlebay
07 Lower Auxiliary Deflector Dish
Holosuites 1 - 4
Lower Arboretum / Hydroponics / Botanical Bay
Upper Cargo Bays 1 - 4
Crew Quarters
Computer Core
Lower Main Shuttlebay
08 Upper Holodecks 3 & 4
Primary Sensor Arrays
Sensor Maintenance
Crew Quarters
Computer Core
Lower Cargo Bays 1 - 4
Escape Pods
Transporter Rooms 7 & 8
Upper Runabout Bay
09 EVA Airlocks / Docking Ports 1 - 4
Lower Holodecks 3 & 4
Crew Quarters
Computer Core
Lateral Mess Halls 1 & 2
Secondary Sensor Arrays
Sensor Maintenance
Upper Deuterium Fuel Tanking
Runabout Bay
10 Transporter Rooms 3 - 6
Crew Quarters & Civilian Quarters
Educational Facilities
Lower Deuterium Fuel Tanking
Lower Computer Core
Lower Runabout Bay
11 Upper Forward Lounge
Stellar Cartography & Science Labs 1 - 20
Main Sickbay & Medical Labs
Civilian Quarters
Auditoriums 1 & 2
Escape Pods
Upper Main Engineering
Tractor Beam Emitter
12 Lower Forward Lounge
Crew Quarters & Civilian Quarters
Replicating Center
Forward Torpedo Bays 1 & 2
Mk XII Phaser Cannons 1 & 2
Escape Pods
Lower Main Engineering & Dilithium Chamber
Engineering Labs
13 Forward Torpedo Launchers 1 & 2
Escape Pods
14 Life Support Systems
Holographic Systems Control
Auxiliary Power
15 Atmospheric Reprocessing Systems
Secondary Sickbay
16 Astrometrics Lab
Science Labs
17 Warp Core
Deflector Control
Upper Antimatter Storage Pods
Aft Torpedo Launchers 1 & 2
Aft Torpedo Bays 1 & 2
18 Upper Deflector Dish
Transporter Rooms 9 & 10
Escape Pods
Lower Antimatter Storage Pods
19 Deflector Dish
Escape Pods
Antimatter Fill Port & Injector Subsystems
20 Lower Deflector Dish
Escape Pods
Warp Core Ejection Systems
21 Tractor Beam Emitter


Image: Captain Slayton, Commanding Officer

Commanding Officers

Command Crew

  • Executive Officer
    • Unknown
  • Chief Tactical Officer
    • Unknown
  • Chief CONN Officer
    • Unknown
  • Chief Engineer
    • Unknown
  • Chief Counsellor
    • Unknown

Disclaimer Notice

Images of the Vesta-class starship on this page were made by the creator of the ship, Mark Rademaker.
Vesta patch used with permission of Unusualsuspex - granted Dec 8, 2016