We wanted the Denali to be based off the watchtower station as portrayed in the Vanguard series but more modern and able to accommodate to larger galaxy class starships. In order to be as accurate as possible we had to thoroughly research the station before coming up with our own specifications. However we found that the task of finding information on the watchtower station was harder than we originally expected. There simply is not much information available. So for that reason we are dedicating a page to the information we compiled from various sources around the internet. What we found was a lot of discrepancies and multiple names for the same thing. The watchtower station as described in the Vanguard series is also know on the internet as the Guardtower and Type-J Class Station. Below is a compilation of everything we could find.  For more photos, please take a look at our gallery.

 

Starbase Vanguard is a Starfleet deep space station on the edge of the Taurus Reach. It's the command base for all Starfleet activity in the sector, and is equipped to supervise and service Federation starships in the region. Three starships are permanently assigned to the station: Endeavour, Sagittarius, and Bombay.

 

The station is manned by 1,200 Starfleet personnel (400 per shift) and a small number of civilians. It can accommodate a maximum of 400 visitors for shore leave and can shelter as many as four Constitution class starships inside its spacedock, and support a large number of smaller vessels on its external docks.

 

In order to both facilitate and conceal its secret mission, Starbase Vanguard is open to civilian and non Federation traffic, subject to circumstances. Apart from its drydock facilities, it's equipped to lend support to Federation colonies in the Taurus Reach, and to analyze a variety of information and materials gathered by the ships exploring the region. Industrial vehicles and equipment are kept handy.

 

The starbase itself is well armed and heavily shielded. It is designed to be able to defend itself against a sizable threat, and to be self-sufficient for up to a decade without resupply. However, its stores of food and medicine and its caches of weapons and munitions make it a tempting target for criminals and enemies alike.

 

Because starbase infirmaries are larger and better equipped than starship sickbays, they require more staff, including specialists and support personnel. The medical corps aboard Starbase Vanguard numbers 120 plus people, working in three shifts. Each shift has an attending physician/surgeon, residents, interns, students, nurses, medical technicians, and laboratory chemists. Also on staff are various specialists, including a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a chiropractor, a dentist, a coroner, and an obstetrician/gynecologist. There is also a handful of medical research experts, in fields ranging from genetics to epidemiology to xenobiology.

 

The station can offer shore leave in the form of temporary lodgings, a large arboretum, sports facilities and swimming pools, a cabaret, a theater/concert hall, an aquarium, and a zero gravity recreation area. Visiting alien vessels frequently offer other, less wholesome recreational options then depart before anyone can file charges.

 

In peacetime, starships divert from sectors around to enjoy its facilities, which include state-of-the-art holodecks, zero-G saunas, and the most sophisticated replicators (and real life chefs).

 

Starbase 6's structure was mainly a dished circular hull some 1500 meters in diameter with an antenna and sensor cluster at its center. Nearby to the disk, numerous drydock frames for ship construction and repair were arrayed. It's standard compliment is around 1000 personnel, plus room for another 400 visitors.

 

Station Statistics as of 7th January 2312, Stardate 13000.0

Details:

 

 

Classification:

 

Class 1-A Spaceborne Starbase

 

Name:

 

Starbase Twenty-Five – Temperance

 

Registry Number:

 

NCC-6057

 

Class:

 

Watchtower

 

Type:

 

Free-floating/orbital sector command starbase with Class 2 docking facilities.

 

Commissioned:

 

13th September 2220, Stardate 2220.7

 

Builders:

 

Starfleet Corps of Engineers

 

General Specifications:

 

 

Overall Diameter:

 

849.0 Meters

 

Overall Height:

 

921.0 Meters

 

Mass:

 

20,000,000 Metric Tons

 

Decks:

 

250

 

Crew Capacity:

 

2,400

 

Max. Evacuation
Capacity:

 

61,500

 

Crew:

 

 

Officers:

 

425

 

Enlisted Personnel:

 

1,975

 

Marines (During war-time):

 

1,200

 

Support Craft (Original complement):

 

Class C Orbital Craft

 

 

Mark 7 Travel Pod:

 

15

 

Mark 1 Workbee:

 

35

 
Class F Standard Interstellar Craft

 

 

Mark 12B Shuttlecraft:

 

Twelve

 
Class G Long-Range Interstellar Craft

 

 

Mark 17B Shuttlecraft:

 

Six

 

Zodiac-class Warp Shuttle:

 

Three

 

Support Craft (Current Complement):

 

Class C Orbital Craft

 

 

Type S-10 Travel Pod:

 

Twenty-four

 

Type S-2 Work Bee:

 

Fifty

 
Class D Interplanetary Craft

 

 

Manasu-class Standard Shuttle (Dockport):

 

Twelve

 

Chisu-class Light Shuttle (Dockport):

 

Eight

 
Class F Standard Interstellar Craft

 

 

Type-4/S-19 Shuttle:

 

Twelve

 
Class G Long-Range Interstellar Craft

 

 

Atai-class Warp-Sled Shuttle (Dockport):

 

Eight

 
Modules & Attachments for Dockport Shuttles

 

 

Aquatic Encasement:

 

Zero

 

Cargo Pod:

 

Four

 

Cargo Pod (Light):

 

Four

 

Communications Module:

 

Four

 

Fuel Module:

 

Four Hundred

 

Impulse Module:

 

Eight

 

Manipulaton Module:

 

Eight

 

Medical Pod:

 

Four

 

Micro-Warp Nacelles:

 

Eight

 

Passenger Pod:

 

Four

 

Phaser Module:

 

Eight

 

Photon Torpedo Module:

 

Four

 

Research Module:

 

Four

 

Sensor Array Module:

 

Eight

 

Survey Module:

 

Eight

 

Tow-Hitch Module:

 

Four

 

Tractor Beam Module:

 

Four

 

Warp Sled (Tai-class):

 

Eight, as part of Atai-class

 
 

Power Systems:

 

 

Main Power:

 

One Mark IX Matter/Antimatter Reactor rated in total to 729 Cochranes

 

Auxiliary Power:

 

10 Deuterium/Tritium Fusion Reactors

 

Batteries:

 

12 Cold Fusion storage cells

 

Scientific Systems:

 

 

Sensors:

 

OC1042C short range, very high resolution sensor suite mounted in a sensor pod located at the top of the administration/operations center of the station.
OC1311L very long range, medium resolution sensor suite mounted on a retractable, swivel-jointed sensor dish located below the lower hull bulge at the bottom of the station.
Capable of utilising eight independently-operated high-frequency sensor channels simultaneously.

 

Offensive/Defensive Systems:

 

Phaser Systems

 

 

Twelve Venusian Agusta Ansadado, Inc. model Zeus-D Class-4 phaser units mounted in twelve banks of one each, with six (6) located equidistantly around the dorsal surface of the upper disc and six (6) located equidistantly around the lower hull bulge at the bottom of the station, giving a 720° firing arc (360° xy + 360° z).

 

 

 

Twelve Terran Asakaze Ordnance Systems Ltd. model JAKA-9 Type VI defensive phaser units mounted in twelve banks of one each, with six (6) located equidistantly around the dorsal surface of the upper disc and six (6) located equidistantly around the lower hull bulge at the bottom of the station, giving a 720° firing arc (360° xy + 360° z).

 
Photon Torpedo Systems

 

 

Twelve Andorian Skat-Rar Weapons Systems Mk 9 Mod 2 torpedo tubes mounted in twelve banks of one each, with six (6) located equidistantly around the dorsal surface of the upper disc and six (6) located equidistantly around the lower hull bulge at the bottom of the station, giving a 720° firing arc (360° xy + 360° z).

 

Support Systems:

 

Transporter Systems

 

 

Personnel (6-person):

 

16

 

Evacuation (22-person):

 

10

 

Cargo (non-sentient traffic only):

 

20

 
Tractor Beam Systems

 

 

12 emitters mounted on the lower hull docking ring, one for each docking arm (both fixed and extendable).
4 emitters mounted within the enclosed docking bays to pull ships inside the station.

 

Computer Systems:

 

 

Main Computer Core:

 

Duotronic DII unit mounted on Deck 10, Central

 

Backup Computer Core:

 

Duotronic DII unit mounted on Deck 100, Central

 

Interface System (Standard):

 

Library Banks Information Retrieval System (LBIRS) v10.9

 

Interface System (Technical):

 

Dynamic Access Memory Interface Technique (DAMIT) v12.4

 

Data Transfer Rate:

 

250 kiloquads/second

 

Long Range Sensor Effective Ranges:

 

 

High Resolution:

 

2.0 light year

 

Medium to Low Resolution:

 

9.0 light years

 

 Vanguard Station Cut

 

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