2266 – Andor Class Pathfinders

The five Andor Class Pathfinders entered service in 2266, and were intended to demonstrate the viability of a modern photon torpedo armed missile cruiser following concerns about the performance of earlier missile armed ships.

All five ships were built at the Andor shipyards and commissioned into Military Operations Command, and were the subject of intense scrutiny prior to the production order being placed for the linear warp drive equipped Andor class.

The five pathfinders were used as training ships to support the build up of the Andor class following the end of their short active service careers, all five ships were sold on, three joining the Andorian Planetary Guard, and the other two to the AOFW.

Commissioned Ships

  • Andor’s Pride – Commissioned 2266, Training Ship 2273, Sold to Andor 2280
  • Andor’s Vengeance – Commissioned 2266, Training Ship 2273, Sold to Andor 2280
  • Andor’s Courage Commissioned 2267, Training Ship 2273, Sold to Andor 2280
  • Andor’s Retribution Commissioned 2267, Training Ship 2274, Sold to AOFW 2284
  • Andor’s Bravery Commissioned 2267, Training Ship 2274, Sold to AOFW 2284
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2148 – Thofsin

The Thofsin class battlecruiser was 360 meters long and had a standard crew complement of 86. The ship was heavily armed, featuring particle cannons, but it lacked torpedo launchers. In total some 415 ships of this class were built.

The hull was made of duranium alloy. The deflector shields were strong for ships of the era, but the hull was weaker and particularly vulnerable when the shields were down because it lacked hull plating that could be polarized.

Because prior to the advent of the Federation, the Andorian empire was on the brink of war with the Tellarites and Vulcans, the battlecruiser was designed for war as part of a strategy of deterrence.

The Thofsin class was the equivalent of the Vulcan D’Kyr class warship. Five particle cannon emitters were positioned on the fore, port, starboard, ventral and dorsal hulls. Each of the emitters had a 180 degree firing arc. The cannons could be fired as continuous beams and projectile-like bursts.

The main bridge was crewed by five officers. The commanding officer sat in a command chair. The officer’s stations were visible to the commander, this highly efficient bridge design was mirrored in new designs after the founding of Federation Starfleet.

The hull consisted of an engineering section with two weapon/engine pods mounted on wing-like pylon structures. Shuttle and cargo bays were housed in the central hull. A The forward hull section  housed crew areas and the main bridge.

The Kumari was one of the most notable members of this class, under Commander Thy’lek Shran.

Design from Star Trek Enterprise, Class name and some details from FASA.

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2144 – Djartanna

The Djartanna class Destroyer was the mainstay of the Alpha Centauri space navy during the Romulan War, almost a thousand ships were built in total with 316 entering service with the Earth Starfleet.

Effectively a scaled up Zoenamy, the class was quick to build and highly manoeuvrable. Compared to contemporary Earth classes it was shorter ranged, which led to the odd situation of these ‘alien’ built vessels being used to defend colonies and the Terran system while the longer ranged Earth vessels performed fleet duties at longer ranges.

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2143 – Zoenamy

With the outbreak of the Romulan War the Earth Starfleet was in desperate need of ships to supplement the fleet, and the shipyards of Alpha Centauri offered the cheap mass produced Zoenamy as a solution. The design had been developed to meet Alpha Centauri Space Navy requirements for a patrol vessel, and the long range of the design due to it’s efficient propulsion system meant that the design was well suited for adoption by the Earth Starfleet as an escort Corvette. The design was notable as being the first ‘alien’ design adopted by the Earth Starfleet in large numbers to act as an armed picket patrol vessel, some forty of the 119 ships built in total saw service in Earth Starfleet.

The Alpha Centauri Zoenamy class was the basis of the later of the highly successful Djartanna Class Destroyer.

Class: III Year: 2156
Ship Source: FASA (Romulan War Page 13) Ship Datasheet:

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2247 – L6 (Defender)

 

The first encounters with the L-6 frigate came during the Four Years War. Though few of them were met in actual battle, those that did were usually victorious; none was ever captured and only three were destroyed.

In 2252, in an engagement that was to typify all subsequent encounters with these vessels in the war, two Larson class destroyers and a Loknar class frigate were bludgeoned by a single L-6. The destroyers Eylau and Jutland were patrolling the outer fringes of the Falgor system, left behind with the frigate Proxima when the main body of the Federation fleet withdrew to reform and ready itself for the inevitable Klingon thrust. The destroyers encountered the L-6 as it entered the area, readied themselves for combat, and dispatched a message to the Proxima requesting assistance. The Jutland called for the Klingon vessel to surrender as it approached. The L-6 responded by firing on the Eylau, damaging its impulse drive system. The Jutland closed to extreme range and opened fire, but the damage it inflicted was negligible. While the Klingon ship was concentrating on the incoming Jutland, the Eylau managed to damage a warp engine, causing the L-6 to turn on the Eylau with a withering barrage, destroying the Eylau’s warp drive controls and causing it to go dead in space. Once again, the Jutland fired to minimal effect, and the L-6 renewed its fire on the Jutland, which was no match for the Klingon frigate either in terms of firepower or range. The Jutland received one damaging blow after another, all from extreme range for its weapons. When the L-6 eventually closed for the kill, it was frustrated by the arrival of the Proxima. Approaching the Klingon from the rear, the Proxima closed rapidly and delivered a devastating blow to the engineering section, only to be surprised by the Klingon’s aft-firing disruptors, which delivered a volley into the bridge and forced it to withdraw. Luckily for the Federation vessels, the moderately-damaged L-6 decided to withdraw, leaving the Eylau damaged beyond repair, the Jutland severely damaged, and the Proxima lightly damaged.

The L-6 went through an interesting change around 2268, when the warp engines were changed from the KWD-1 to the KWE-1, and the impulse system was upgraded to the more powerful KIE-2. The warp engines delivered less power than the earlier designs but were more efficient. The impulse system increased its power output over the earlier system by 600%. The overall output of power decreased, however the maneuverability increased. Further changes included the addition of more troops and shuttlecraft as well as improved weaponry and shields. This modification did not alter the basic weakness in the L-6 design, its amidships warp engines.

Of the approximately 300 L-6s built, about 230 remain in active service and about 50 have been destroyed; the disposition of the remainder is unknown. Operation Dixie reports indicate that the L-6 is produced at the Kodal facility. The class name is translated from the Klingon th’lar.

Class: VIII Year: 2247
Ship Source: FASA Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

 

 

 

2245 – D16 (Swiftwind)

Of the 192 D-16s built, 27 are in reserve fleets, 123 have been destroyed, 11 have been captured (6 by Star Fleet, 4 by Romulans and 1 by Orions), 8 are listed as missing, 3 have been scrapped, 16 have been sold to ranking and prominent families in the Empire, and 4 have been sold to private interests within the Triangle. The D-16, named from the Klingon kisarza, was produced at losia.


Class: VI Year: 2245
Ship Source: FASA Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

 

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2239 – D4 (Predator)

The D-4, predecessor to the famed D-7 class, pioneered the modern iteration of the command pod forward design that has become the standard for most modern Klingon warships. The class was introduced in 2239 with the commissioning of eight ships, which had been produced at the alarming rate of one per month at facilities operating as if under wartime production orders. This was a clear signal that the Klingons were either preparing for a war with either Romulan or Federation forces or were involved in a conflict along an unknown border. Only recently, because of intelligence gained from Operation Dixie, has it come to light that the Klingons were in fact being attacked by an unknown enemy along their coreward border. During this conflic the D-4 saw extensive action and went through several different modifications, many of which were never brought into production. This conflict ended somewhere around 2241, slowing further development.

In 2249, the D-4E was tested and proclaimed successful. Production was converted over to this newer model, and, by Stardate 1/9203, the first vessels were commissioned. By 2253, the D-4A was no longer being produced, and most of the D-4A’s in service were being converted to D- 4E’s, which mounted a more powerful impulse drive system.

The major improvement was the replacement of the KD-2 by the KD-3, with a range of 120,000 km, extending the offensive capability of the D-4 by 20,000 km. The shielding system was also upgraded, with the new KSE system giving the ship 65% more protection from incoming fire. The superstructure was strengthened to handle the uprated equipment. Even though the D-4 proved to be valuable in combat, witnessed by its class name of “Predator” from the Klingon “d’ama”, its days were numbered. The D-7, with its higher firepower and more powerful engines, would replace it by 2266.

Of the 814 D-4’s built, 277 are in reserve fleets (48 A’s and 229 E’s), 462 were destroyed, 14 have been captured (3 A’s and 6 E’s by Star Fleet and 2 A’s and 3 E’s by the Romulans), 6 reported as missing, 16 were scrapped, 11 sold to the Orions (4 A’s and 7 E’s), and 28 sold to prominent families of the Empire (10 A’s and 18 E’s).

Class: VII Year: 2239
Ship Source: FASA Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

 

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