USS Lalo Bridge

This is the bridge of the USS Lalo NCC-43837, an unassuming Mediterranean-Class freighter which is unfortunately remembered for being the first starship to be lost to the Borg incursion of 2366.

The Mediterranean-Class ships are small freighters often tasked with urgent cargo deliveries inside Federation space. They have a small crew complement of only 30, most of which are non-commissioned officers or Ensigns on their first deep space posting. The commanding officer is usually a Lieutenant Commander, as the uneventful and routine assignments provide a good first test of command in relatively safe conditions.

The bridge of the Lalo was minimal in its layout and comforts. Only the helm was expected to be crewed at all times, with the commanding officer often away overseeing cargo operations or schedules. Usually the only times where all four stations were crewed was when the ship is at port, while the delicate procedure of loading or unloading cargo is taking place, which necesitases the higher level of readiness for a ship of this function.

For the exterior shape of the Mediterranean seen in the LCARS displays, I'm using a fan-created design by Bernd Schneider, which has since used to represent the class on official Star Trek comics and ebooks. You can see this design in detail here

Created entirely using Free and Open Source Software (Blender and Inkscape) on Ubuntu Linux.