- 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.
This is the side view of the USS Shenzhou:
Only with 24th century Jefferies tubes the ship would have the "official" length of 423m.
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). The area of the bridge extends over the height of the deck and the Jefferies tube.
|foto by Aaron Baiers|