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HawkBridge


Summary

The bridge is the command center fo the U.S.S. Valhalla and is where the Commanding Officer (CO) controls all ship operations and gathers mission sensitive information by utilizing the bridge officers who man the various Bridge Console Stations. 

Additional Information

Location   - Deck 1

Description:

Each station is manned by a primary duty officer each shift with a secondary officer present who can take over the station in case of emergencies or assist/provide breaks for the primary officer.

Command Area

The Captains Chair (1) is located in the center of the bridge and has a clear view of most other stations. Information displays built into the arm of the Captain's chair provide critical real-time information on the ship's systems. The Executive Officer's chair (2) is located to the right of the Captain's Chair and functions in an identical fashion. Between the Captain and Executive Officer is a fold-out console built into the structure that provides a more detailed readout on ships systems and may also be used by the Captain or the Executive Officer to take over operational command of the ship and its systems should the need arise. The Mission Advisor/VIP seat (3) is located to the left of the Captain and is used by Mission Specialists who may be advising the Captain on aspects of a mission or by VIPs who are observing Bridge operations. This seat does not have the ability to control r access ships functions.

Marine Combat Information Center (CIC) (9)

The CIC is accessed through a door aft of the Command Area. This room is used to coordinate and monitor Marine units during mission operations. It is generally restricted to the Marine command staff, CIC personnel and the ship's Captain, Executive Officer, Strategic Operations Officer, Chief Tactical Officer, and Chief Intelligence Officer.

Flight Ops and Engineering Well

Directly to the front of, and slightly below the Command area, is the joint Flight Operations (13) and Engineering (14) console. From the Flight Operations station, the ship's Flight Control Officer (FCO) can handle all operations necessary to pilot the ship. The Engineering console allows the ships Chief Engineer (or other engineers) to access and control all aspects of the ships engines from the bridge. The Flight Operations Console and Engineering Console are located side by side since the two work very closely together.

Information systems

The Main View Screen (7) and the ships Holo-Communication system (4) are located directly in front of the Flight Ops and Engineering Well and raised slightly in order to provide an unobstructed view from the Command Area. 

The ships Master Systems Display (8) is centered on the back wall of the bridge. This dedicated display provides any officer with a real-time, interactive status update of any system on the ship. It's attached console allows certain routine functions to be quickly handled using the MSD.

Sciences and Medical

The Science and Medical Suite (11) is located on the starboard side of the bridge and consists of three seated stations located along the wall, Science 2 (center) and two multi-use stations. The main Science Station (Science 1) is located at the front of the suite facing the Main View Screen. The two multi-use stations which flank Science 2 can be configured to fulfill a wide range of scientific needs. 

The Science 2 Station is usually manned by the Assistant Science Officer or the second highest ranking Science Officer on the Bridge. It is a fully programmable, multi-mission console.   Science 1, which is the primary science console is manned by the Chief Science Officer or the highest ranking Science Officer present on the Bridge and has priority access to flight control, ops, ships computer, sensors, tactical, science, navigational, and communications systems.

Science 1 & 2 can work in tandem, however security links and all other non-science related data is withheld from Science II.

Operations Suite

The Operations Suite or Ops (10) is dedicated to controlling all of the starship's sensor and computer equipment. This console ultimately ties in all shipboard systems, enabling the Operations Officer (OPS) to coordinate mission pertinent scientific data that could not have been accessed by the other bridge consoles. It is located on the port side of the bridge and consists of three seated stations located along the wall, Ops 2 (center) and two multi-use stations. The Main Operations station "Ops" or Ops 1 is located at the front of the Suite facing the Main View Screen. 

The two multi-use stations which flank Ops 2 can be configured to fulfill a wide range of mission-specific needs. 

The Ops 2 Station is usually manned by the Assistant Operations Officer or the second highest ranking Operations Officer on the Bridge. It is a fully programmable, multi-mission console.

Ops 1, which is the primary operations console is manned by the Chief Operations Officer or the highest ranking Operations Officer present on the Bridge. Ops 1 has priority access to flight control, computer, sensor, tactical, science, navigational, environmental, life support, damage control, transporter and communications systems. 

Operations 1 & 2 can work in tandem. Due to the vast amount of information and control over ships systems, access to Ops 1 and 2 is restricted to Beta-Two security clearance or higher.

Tactical Station

The Tactical Station (15) is located directly behind the Captains Chair and faces forward. From this station, the ship's Chief Tactical Officer, or highest ranking Tactical Officer on the bridge, can monitor and control the ship's offensive and defensive arsenal. 

This station also has access to the ships sensors, sensor probes, message buoys, tractor beams, ship's communication and can be used to deploy Security teams to various areas of the ship in the event of an emergency or if the ship is boarded by intruders. 

This station is generally manned by a single Tactical / Security Officer, but can be manned by two should the situation dictate. Due to the sensitive nature of the systems controlled by this station a Beta-Two security clearance or higher is required to access the controls.

Other Locations

(12) - Access to Briefing Room/Lounge and Escape Pods.

(6) - Turbolifts.

(5) - To Captains Ready Room.

Notes

The 2 escape pods located near the lounge/briefing room are reserved for the top four officers in the chain of command and bridge personnel because they are the last to leave the ship.

If the ship is abandoned, the top four officers in the chain of command will wait until everyone else is off the ship, potentially arm the auto-destruct, and only then leave in the two escape pods.