Launched in the mid-24th century, the Cheyenne class Heavy Cruiser is one of the few Starfleet ship classes with more than two engine nacelles currently equipped with four. Her sister ships. the Stargazer and the Dakota also have four nacelles.
The Cheyenne and her sister ships become available once the player attains the rank of Commander 1. Like most Heavy Cruiser class ships, the Cheyenne, Stargazer and Dakota rely upon their high hull ratings and prefer wide weapons arcs due to their sluggish manoeuvrability compared to the Research Vessels and Heavy Escorts. However, with their large warp cores, they can provide far more power to their systems than any of these other ships, meaning their shields will recharge more quickly and their weapons will have a shorter cooldown period. Additionally, Heavy Cruisers have Device slots than any other class in its tier.
- Minimum Command Rank: Commander 1
- Crew: 500
- Weapons: 3 Fore, 3 Aft
- Device Slots: 4
- Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical; 1 Ensign Engineering; 1 Lieutenant Engineering; 1 Lieutanant Science
- Console Upgrades: 3 Engineering, 1 Science, 1 Tactical
- Turn Rate: 7
- Impulse Modifier: 0.15