In the California-class [line], there are three types of hull painting: there’s blue, red, and yellow.
We’ve extended the visual metaphor of the uniforms to the ships, and the Cerritos has yellow on the hull because it’s primarily a second contact engineering ship. They show up to planets that need engineering stuff done on them in order to be able to communicate with the Federation.
There’s also, you’ll see in the show, blue-hulled California class ships, which are usually deployed to places where there has to be more medical expertise, and red-hulled ships that are like for moving around ambassadors and doing more command-level stuff.-Mike McMahon, TrekCore August 6, 2020
Hallmark has a long history of making Event Edition ornaments that were simple ornament repaints using previous production molds. Past repaints include:
- 2009 Uhura Gold (2007 Uhura Red)
- 2011 USS Defiant (2006 Enterprise)
- 2013 Kelvin Damaged (2013 Kelvin)
- 2016 Enterprise Pilot (2016 Enterprise Gold)
- 2017 Enterprise C Damaged (2015 Enterprise C)
- 2019 USS ISS Enterprise (2016 Enterprise Gold)
If we can just get a USS Cerritos ornament there are years worth of Event Edition repaints available. There appears to be six California-class paint schemes. The simple yellow striping that we have seen on the Cerritos and on other ships in red and blue. We also have the more full coverage paint scheme of the same three colors.
Besides the Cerritos, the other 27 known California-class ships now include…
- Culver City
- Mount Shasta
- Pacific Palisades
- San Clemente
- San Diego
- San Jose
- Santa Monica
- Sherman Oaks
- West Covina
A U.S.S. San Diego would be fun for a certain pop-culture convention.