The Type 5 shuttlecraft was a class of Federation shuttlecraft in service to Starfleet in the early 24th century. Type 5 shuttlecraft were also equipped with deflector shields. These shuttles could not carry four people.
In 2315, Starfleet retired the class, and the remaining shuttles were gradually sold of to companies and private owners, with their warp nacelles removed. One shuttle of this class, the Narcissus, was the shuttlecraft and lifeboat aboard the Federation freighter Nostromo. In 2367, the Nostromo had been intruded by a Xenomorph and began to kill the Nostromo's crew members one by one. Lieutenant Ellen Ripley sets off the Nostromo's self-destruct system as an attempt to kill the creature, she along with her pet cat Jones, Major Sarah Mackenzie and Lieutenant Typhuss James Halliwell boards the Narcissus to escape the Nostromo just moments before its destruction. Unknown by her that the creature had also snuck onboard the shuttlecraft by camouflaging itself in a small crevice, but Ripley finally manage to kill it by blowing it out an airlock and igniting it with the engines. Ripley activates the shuttlecraft's auto pilot and sets it on a course for the Kansas. It would remain on auto pilot in space for twelve days until it was recovered by the crew of the USS Kansas. The crew was immediately transferred to the USS Kansas for medical care.
|Starfleet shuttlecraft classes|
|Federation, Starfleet||named classes||Aeroshuttle• Argo • Danube class • Epoch class • Flyer class • Greyhound class • McCall • Mercury (warpshuttle) • Pulsar class • Sphinx class • Tesla class • Valkyrie class • Venture class • Waverider • Wraith class • Zhang Sui • Zodiac class (warp shuttle)||alphanumeric designations||2 • F • G • G • H • R10 • S3 • S4 • S5 • S6 • S7 • S10 • S11 • S12 • S20 • SC22 • SW7 • SW21 • I|
|type designations||type-1 • type-4 • type-t4 • type-5 • type-6 • type-7 • type-8 • type-9 • type-9A • type-10 • type-11 • type-15 • type-16 • type-18 • type 18H|
| Federation, Starfleet|
|military shuttle • passenger shuttle • Starfleet shuttle (2230s)|
|others||Mark II • Captain's skiff • Captain's yacht • unnamed Federation shuttlecraft classes|