The USS Nautilus enroute to the Delta Volanis Cluster
"On the surface, they can still exercise their iniquitous laws, fight, devour each other, and indulge in all their earthly horrors. But thirty feet below the (sea's) surface, their power ceases, their influence fades, and their dominion vanishes. Ah, monsieur, to live in the bosom of the sea! .... There I recognize no master! There I am free!"
Captain Nemo, 20,000 Leagues under the SeaEdit
The USS Nautilus was designed as primarily a science and research vessel, despite it's participation in the Dominion War. The majority of its mission consisted of researching and cataloging gaseous anomalies and other unknown cosmic phenomenon in the Delta Volanis Cluster and the Arucanis Arm.
The USS Nautilus is named after the fictional submarine the Nautilus in Jules Verne's novel 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. Captained by the fictional Captain Nemo, it was a revolutionary design that was, allegedly, powered by nuclear energy decades before such energy source was commonplace.
The USS Nautilus is an actual Star Trek canon ship. The vessel fought during the Dominion War. The registration number listed above for the ship is incorrect; it should be NCC-31910. However, Star Trek Online does not allow for registration numbers in that number range, so NCC-91910 had to be used. Further information about the USS Nautilus can be found here: USS Nautilus.
Production Base: ASDB Integration Facility, Starbase 134 Integration Facility, Rigel VI
Type: Miranda class Light Science Cruiser
Accommodation: 220 officers and crew; 500 personal evacuation limit
Power Plant: One 1500 plus Cochrane warp core feeding two nacelles; one impulse system
Dimensions: Length, 277.76 meters; beam, 173.98 meters; height: 65.23 meters
Mass: 655,000 metric tonnes
Performance: Warp 9.2 for 12 hours
Armament: Six type-7 phaser emitters; two pulse phaser cannons; two photon torpedo launchers