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USS Concorde NCC-1776 Refit by Phaeton99 USS Concorde NCC-1776 Refit by Phaeton99
One of several Star Trek designs I may eventually make available in PDF format.

Schematic illustration of the Constitution Class USS Concorde (NCC-1776) after its 2265 refit and as it appeared overall until its retirement in 2356. Note the expanded bridge deck and docking facilities on Deck 2.

USS CONCORDE (NCC-1776) was one of the final series of original CONSTITUTION Class starships commissioned by Starfleet, launched in 2252 representing the final, refined form of the classic line, and would be among the first to undergo the extensive program of refitting begun in the year 2265.

In all, the USS CONCORDE would remain in active fleet service for over a century before finally being decommissioned in 2356. Its standard was transferred to a newly commissioned SOVEREIGN Class starship (NCC-81776) in 2372.

The "century ship" was far from famous in its early career: its first decade of service, solid and reliable, but obscure. Yet over its lifetime, the fame of the USS CONCORDE swelled, its reputation as "the ship that always comes home" grew over decades of perilous missions overcome with not a crewman lost (not wholly accurate, but such losses were rare), emergence from hostile encounters against all odds, and unexpected homecomings after going missing and all hope for its survival had perished. By the end of its 104 years of service, the name CONCORDE had become as illustrious as ENTERPRISE, yet had accomplished this renown with a single ship, rather than a series of namesakes, and the USS CONCORDE holds the record as eldest of its class to remain in continuous active service. Whereas the USS ENTERPRISE was renowned for valor, USS CONCORDE was famed for its steadfast reliability.

After its retirement, the USS CONCORDE was inducted into the Fleet Museum, taking its place moored beside the last of the unrefit CONSTITUTION Class vessels, the USS EAGLE.

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JESzasz Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
 With your permission, I'd like to mention the Sovereign class Concorde in a Fan Fiction I'm working on (or trying to anyways). For now, in the story, she's only on route, since she was on exploration duty when the events occurred, but there will be other battles down the line, if you wanted me to use her more than just in passing. 

 I honestly have nothing to add about the artwork itself, other than good work, but it's the backstory that really adds flavor.
Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It depends upon the story, I suppose.  The Sovereign Concorde is envisioned as a being a major player in rapidly apporaching Federation civil war, a flag ship of the resistance.... but that does not preclude earlier adventures.  ;)
JESzasz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
 It's a Star Trek/Wars crossover, set in 2387. There will be no civil war in my timeline. At the time, she is on a mission of exploration when the Empire attacks, and is on route back home to her home port of Earth when the Empire launches an invasion attempt. She is to be mentioned as one of the explorers that is too far away to help. 

 As for whether you want to entertain the possibility of another timeline where a Concorde of the same class and registry exists is up to you, but that is the case in my mind, and while I don't have to list her by both registry and class, when I do mention the Concorde, this is the ship I will have in mind. She might be mentioned in notes as an addendum, if I'm even allowed to do that.
Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Fell free to mention the ship by name and registry in context, if you wish — just establishes its presence in the Star Trek timelines. As long as its not the hero ship or prime focus of the story, I have no problems.
JESzasz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
 Oh no, she isn't to be the hero ship. In fact, there isn't even a hero ship for this story, since that isn't the focus of this story. At most, she would be mentioned in battles, for example how much damage she causes or how much she takes. And even then, my original idea was to just mention her as one of the explorers that was too far away to participate in the Battle of Sol between the Federation, the Empire, and their respective allies. Unless you want to give me information on her crew, I probably won't go into making her even a secondary focus, just a tip of the hat.
Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Feel free, then.  No need to go into details about the crew.
JESzasz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
 Okay then, thank you!

 Oh, and I'll be sure to mention you in the credits.
Vakash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Not to be insulting, but what are the changes from a regular later model Constitution class if I may ask.  Maybe I Can't see them.
Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
None:  this was a request for the USS Constellation's full markings to be applied to a stock TMP Constitution.  Other than that, it's a just the standard base class vector schematic I produced for the purpose of extrapolating design modifications.
jrl3001 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   General Artist
Fantastic plans! I love how much detail there is and the quality of your work is perfect!

My only beef is your back story for the ship. You state Concorde was refit in 2265, yet it is a well known fact that Enterprise, first of the Constitutions to receive this refit did not put into the yards until somewhere around 2270
ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work. I am quite a fan of the modifications you made to the bridge component, especially the removal of what I considered an oddly placed docking ring and the addition of a much needed conference room.

Also your execution of the original design brings to life all of the detail of the ship as well as emphasizes some details that weren't as prevalent in movie models, diagrams, etc.

Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
In all honesty, I make few claims about the details of the ship schematics beyond the upper deck redesigns.

The credited original source of the base illustrations was Tobias Weimann (whose bridge plans served as a model for some of my concepts as well) — granted, those base illustrations appear to be scanned from published sources like Mr.Scotts' Guide to the Enterprise and such, and auto-traced as vector art.

Despite the expedient move to simply modify existing schematics to illustrate the upper deck concepts, rather than lay out the plans from scratch, I thoroughly reworked much of the detail to clean up artifacts of scanning and vector conversion, as well as correct some serious scale and proportion problems evident even in the original source material. In the end, I practically rebuilt the 90% of the illustrations anyway — so much for expediency — and added some details that I though missing, tweaking the line-weights for additional emphasis. the plans simply looked too empty compared to the refit version of the ship (and still do - I am inclined to re-imagine the whole thing just to enhance the visual interest).

The lesson learned: expediency tends to make more work in the end.

C'est la vie.
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