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Ship Overview

Star Trek Online provides the player with command of a starship which is to some degree customizable. Each new rank will reward the player with access to a new vessel. Players also have the option of purchasing additional ships with either energy credits or dilithium. It is possible to purchase each type of ship available to each rank. There are three categories of vessel for ranks up to Admiral and specialized vessels at the rank of Admiral. These ships are often referred to by tier, a Lieutenant's vessel is a Tier I, a Lieutenant Commander vessel is a Tier II, etc. STO provides a free ship for each 10 levels advanced up to Rear Admiral. There are no free Vice Admiral ships currently available, but are purchasable with Zen from the C-Store Ships category.


Access to a vessel gives you access to all 3 hull types, purchasing a Lieutenant Commander Science Vessel will allow you to render your ship as a Nova hull, Aurora hull, or Quasar hull. Additional modifications can be purchased with Zen from the C-Store and applied in ship customization.

Advanced Hull Editing

At various stations you may speak to an officer to customize your ship's appearance.

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A ship customization officer, Galos Vell in the Shipyard at Earth Spacedock The Basic editing window allows you to edit based on templates. You can choose hull materials, bridge, and adjust highlight colors. The advanced editing tab gives you the additional option of mixing the Saucer, Hull, or Engine Nacelles from any of the templates, as well as adding a pattern.

Current ships

United Federation of Planets

Non-playable Federation Ships

    • Battleship
      • Typhoon
    • Dreadnaught
      • Jupiter

Klingon Empire

  • Warrior
  • Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Commander
      • Ki'tang
      • Pach
  • Captain
      • Hegh'ta
      • Qin
      • Vor'cha
  • Brigadier General
      • Vo'Quv
      • Negh'var

Non-playable Klingon Empire Ships


Gorn Hegemony

    • Frigate
    • Destroyer Escort
    • Cruiser
      • Varanus support vessel
    • Battleship

Orion Syndicate

    • Raider
      • Orion Raider
    • Destroyer Escort
    • Cruiser
    • Battleship

Nausicaan Mercenaries

    • Frigate
      • Siphon Frigate
    • Destroyer Escort
    • Cruiser
    • Battleship
      • Talon

Romulan Star Empire

    • Escort
      • Bird of Prey
      • Mogai
    • Dreadnought
      • Scimitar

Cardassian Union

  • Galor
  • Keldon
  • Groumall freighter

The Dominion

  • Jem'Hadar Attackship
  • Jem'Hadar Battleship

Borg Collective

Privateer Ships

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