9 Feb 2018

The size of the U.S.S. Discovery from Star Trek Discovery

The USS Discovery NCC-1031 was a 23rd century Federation Crossfield-class starship, under the command of Captain Gabriel Lorca.

  • The premise for all my deck calculations: a deck is 2,5m + 0,5m for EPS cables, power cables, ... = 3m height for a deck.
  • Starfleet ships from the 24th century have 4m (3m deck high + 1m Jefferies tube) because from the 24th century the Jefferies tubes are located between the decks. Before, they were installed "behind the walls", like side corridors.

As size reference I used a promotion picture of the USS Discovery:

picture by CBS
schematic by Starship Collection
schematic by Starship Collection
With this information I have calculated a length of 521m.

The size of the ship is also reflected in the size of the bridge, which extends over one and a half decks (a human is between 1,80 and 2,00 meters tall). Commander Michael Burnham (actress Sonequa Martin-Green) is 1,64m tall.

screencap by trekcore.com
foto by fotographer Caitlin Cronenberg