2 Mar 2018

Size of the new U.S.S. Enterprise - Kelvin Timeline

The Kelvin-Timeline USS Enterprise NCC-1701 was a 23rd century Federation Constitution-class starship, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.

  • 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 screencaptures of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness:
screencapture by trekcore.com
Lt. Uhura (actress Zoe Saldana) is 1,69m tall. This results in a height of 2,45m for the corridor.
screencapture by trekcore.com
The Enterprise has 25 decks.

source Alexander Klemm

With this information I have calculated a length of 466m.
source Alexander Klemm

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).
screencapture by trekmovie.com
The only inconsistency is the oversized shuttle bay.