10 Mar 2018

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

The alternate Timeline USS Kelvin NCC-0514 was a 23rd century Federation starship, under the command of Captain Richard Rabau.

  • 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 Kelvin from Star Trek (2009). The bridge set of the USS Kelvin was also used for the Kobayashi Maru test.

The height of the 30 decks gives a length of 354m for the USS Kelvin.
With 24th century Jefferie's tubes, the USS Kelvin would have to have a length of 449,7m.
Ortho by F. Passaro
The bridge has several small steps / podiums.
screencapture by trekcore.com
This length also works well with the size of the Shuttle Bay.
screencapture by trekcore.com