2248 – Siva

The Siva class single engine destroyer was an adaptation of the Saladin class building upon feedback from the active Service of that class. The Siva used the FWC warp drive  rather than the FWD of the Saladin. This provided a potent mix of  speed and maneuverability as well as additional power compared to it’s older cousin (however the balance returned to the Saladin in 2255 when the FWD-2 equipped Saladin Mk2 entered service). The internal arrangements of the Siva were considerably different to those of the Saladin, hence the classification as a new class as opposed to a new mark.

Unusually the prototype of the class was the USS Siva from the Siva class of 2243, damaged beyond sensible repair she was massively refitted to this more standard configuration as opposed to the missile armed configuration of the previous design. Upon the recommissioning of the Siva in this new configuration the former class was renamed the William Howe class.

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2247 – Modified Saladin

The Saladin was the Destroyer version of the Hermes class scout. The class was 50% more powerful than the similarly sized Larson class. The Saladin was often deployed in Destroyer groups to hunt down enemy shipping. These groups were frequently led by a Cygnus class command ship.

A number of vessels of this class were built in an experimental configuration with a neck mounted deflector dish, instead of the original that was mounted below the primary hull. This modification improved reliability of the deflector system, but did not affect combat performance.

  • Class:VII
  • Year:2247
  • Ship Source:Starfleet Technical Manual
  • Ship Datasheet:Download PDF

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2247 – Modified Hermes

The Hermes class scout was based on the same design as the Saladin class destroyer. As it was more powerful and than the earlier Nelson class it was generally assigned as a scout for battle fleets.

A number of vessels of this class were built in an experimental configuration with a neck mounted deflector dish, instead of the original that was mounted below the primary hull. This modification improved reliability of the deflector system, but did not affect combat performance.

  • Class:VI
  • Year:2247
  • Ship Source:Starfleet Technical Manual
  • Ship Datasheet:Download PDF

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2245 – Saladin

The Saladin was the Destroyer version of the Hermes class scout. The class was 50% more powerful than the similarly sized Larson class. The Saladin was often deployed in Destroyer groups to hunt down enemy shipping. These groups were frequently led by a Cygnus class command ship.

  • Class:VII
  • Year:2245
  • Ship Source:Starfleet Technical Manual
  • Ship Datasheet:Download PDF

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2247 – V4A Vastam cl’Vangas (Wing of Vengeance)

The V-4 class has, by far, the most unusual design to come from Romulan engineers; fashioned like a giant wing, it was created not only for aesthetics but for combat.  When the vessels were first introduced, they were intended to lead an expansion effort, but the war between the Klingons and Federation caused them to be sent to patrol the Klingon border.  The Type 2 mounted a more powerful impulse drive system and improved disruptors, which accounted for its greater combat efficiency.

The V-4s were painted by crewmembers in a variety of patterns.  These ships, though popular with their crews, were removed from service sometime after Stardate 2/16 for more powerful designs.  Of the approximately 135 built, about 65 are in reserve fleets.  Six are reported to be used as training vessels, and two are used as spaceborn museums, one each stationed at Remus and at Corill.  Eighteen are known to be operating in the civil sector.

On Stardate 1/9611, nine of these vessels are known to have been sent into the Triangle to liberate a small system from the Klingons.  The Romulans pressed the attack against the three D-7s protecting the system, immediately destroying two and driving the other away.  Flushed with victory, the Romulan commander sent five of his group after the fleeing enemy, but they encountered nine D-7s and three D-10s arriving to reinforce the area.  The Romulans flew into a classic trap laid by the Klingon battlegroup, and three were destroyed before getting off one shot.  The remaining Romulans miraculously crippled four of the Klingon vessels before one was crippled itself and the remaining vessel fled.  The Klingons abandoned the effort and withdrew from the area.

This battle caused a stir in the Klingon High Command, as the ship had never before been encountered.  Because the stories told of its abilities were inflated to make the Klingon fleet commander look good, the V-4s enjoyed an undeserved notoriety amongst the Klingons for many years.

The class is named from the Romulan vastam cl’vangas (wing of vengeance), in reference to the vessel’s combat capabilities.

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Ship Source: FASA Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

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