You're seeing a flat work/repair/recovery-storage area on the bottom (upside-down) and a 4-dock lifeboat recovery section on the other side (top), which includes a small shuttle bay at the back. These 'Tugs' are equipped with eight 'Sphinx' Utility Craft to assist in various ways, dispatched from a side bay.
Sunday, 6 November 2011
First tiny preview of Ships of the Line 2013!
Andrew Probert has recently asked the trekkie community for thoughts on the registration code that might use on a Starfleet tug. Why? Well, one is to feature in his contribution to the 2013 edition of the Ships of the Line calendar. Here's what he told the TrekBBS about his new tug design, and the tiny preview image he released: