2250 -D7B ‘ugh (Heavy)

The Heavy Cruiser variant of the D7, the D7B was produced for some of the more militant of the Klingon houses. Compared to the standard D7 the ship was far more effective in combat efficiency terms, although more costly and time consuming to build. Some 280 ships were built between 2250 and 2252, when production was switched to the more capable still D10 class.

Although highly capable and successful, production of the ‘ugh (heavy) version of the D7 was limited as it was viewed as an interim counter to the Federation Heavy Cruisers program prior to the D10 entering service in large numbers.

Class: X Year: 2250
Ship Source: Paramount Pictures/ The Starfleet Museum Ship Datasheet: Download PDF

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2241 – D7A ‘Painbringer’ Class

The Immortal D7 cruiser, which became an enduring symbol of Klingon military power in the second half of the 23rd century, was rushed into service in the early 2250s to fulfil roles of offense, defense, and diplomacy. The design was a scaled up version of the D-1 cruiser of almost 100 years earlier. The D-7A was the first of the lighter more agile family of D-7 variants that ultimately led to the D-7M k’t’inga.

  • Class:VIII
  • Year:2241
  • Ship Source:Paramount Pictures/ FASA
  • Ship Datasheet:Coming Soon

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2269 – V11B Thevas’kalabam (Stormbird B)

Because of the Romulan-Klingon technological exchange treaties, the Klingons agreed to exchange their D-7A Class cruisers for Romulan plasma weapons and several old-style cloaking devices.  These vessels, delivered Stardate 2/09, 2/12, and 2/17 became the V-11 Class.

The 80 vessels in the initial shipment were stripped of their weapons, but the Klingon engines were retained to form the Type 1.  The 42 in the second shipment were delivered without engines, shields, or weapons; these were fitted as the Type 2 with a plasma weapon and more efficient shielding.  The 50 vessels in the final shipment also were delivered completely stripped, and these were fitted as the Type 5, with fore and aft-mounted photon torpedoes reminiscent of the Klingon D- 7M Class.  Types 3 and 4 are modified Type 1s.

Although 172 of these ships have entered Romulan service, they are not liked by their commanders or crews, many of whom consider them to be enemy vessels.  In recent years, the Romulans have begun deploying many of the approximately 160 remaining in active service along the Klingon borders in direct violation of the signed accords.  The class is named for thevas’kalabam (bird of storms), a small, flying predator of Remus.  These nocturnal avians are often seen gliding on the rising winds before a storm and it is said they are capable of traveling hundreds of miles in the vanguard of a storm.

Class: VIII Year: 2269
Ship Source: FASA/Paramount  Pictures Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

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2266 – V11A Thevas’kalabam (Stormbird)

Because of the Romulan-Klingon technological exchange treaties, the Klingons agreed to exchange their D-7A Class cruisers for Romulan plasma weapons and several old-style cloaking devices.  These vessels, delivered Stardate 2/09, 2/12, and 2/17 became the V-11 Class.
The 80 vessels in the initial shipment were stripped of their weapons, but the Klingon engines were retained to form the Type 1.  The 42 in the second shipment were delivered without engines, shields, or weapons; these were fitted as the Type 2 with a plasma weapon and more efficient shielding.  The 50 vessels in the final shipment also were delivered completely stripped, and these were fitted as the Type 5, with fore and aft-mounted photon torpedoes reminiscent of the Klingon D- 7M Class.  Types 3 and 4 are modified Type 1s.
Although 172 of these ships have entered Romulan service, they are not liked by their commanders or crews, many of whom consider them to be enemy vessels.  In recent years, the Romulans have begun deploying many of the approximately 160 remaining in active service along the Klingon borders in direct violation of the signed accords.  The class is named for thevas’kalabam (bird of storms), a small, flying predator of Remus.  These nocturnal avians are often seen gliding on the rising winds before a storm and it is said they are capable of traveling hundreds of miles in the vanguard of a storm.

Class: VIII Year: 2266
Ship Source: FASA/Paramount  Pictures Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

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2257 – V8 Vas Hatham (Bird of Prey) (“Cricket”)

On Stardate 2/0710 (2266), a V-8 was encountered by a Star Fleet cruiser patrolling the Neutral Zone, the first such contact in over 100 years and the very first visual contact with a Romulan war vessel.  The incursion into Federation space obviously was intended to test UFP defenses, and the V-8 destroyed several listening posts and bases before being heavily damaged by the Federation vessel and self-destructing to avoid capture.  Because of this incident, and because these ships were encountered in increasing numbers afterward, this vessel, more than any other, has been identified with Romulan military actions.  For many years, these vessels were believed to be the mainstay of the Romulan fleet, but improved intelligence reveals that this was a misconception.

The vessel was designed to carry the RPL-2 plasma weapon; because of its size and bulk, the Type 1 ships–136 meters long–actually were built around the 110-foot-Iong weapon.  The other major feature of the Type 1 was the use of new shielding technology.  The Type 4, with upgraded disruptors, was introduced to overcome the inadequate firepower of earlier models.

Of the approximately 100 ships built, about 40 are assigned to reserve fleets.  Six have been modified and sold to the civil sector, including two Type 1s, one each of Type 2 and Type 3, and two Type 4s, all of which operate in and out of the Triangle.

The class is named for the Romulan vas hatham (bird of prey), in reference to a huge, flying predator reportedly native to Romulus, but so revered that they have been transplanted to several of the conquered worlds in the empire.  Living for nearly 100 years, these avians can reach nearly giant proportions, some having wingspans as wide as 50 feet and weighing as much as 400 pounds.

Class: IX Year: 2257
Ship Source: The Starfleet Museum FASA Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

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2245 – Constitution

 

The Legendary Constitution class needs no real introduction. However the class did not become the dominant force it later was until the introduction of the Phaser equipped Mark 2. The earlier Mark 1 was lightly armed compared to the best ships of the Klingon empire largely as a result of mass constraints. As such the Mark 1 was incrementally upgraded as new technology became available in an effort to make the class as capable as possible.

The Constitution class cruisers are the most renowned vessels of their time. Serving as both a research vessel and a cruiser, these ships have performed their duties to perfection for the last 50 years. The Constitution class ships were an integral part of the buildup during “The Great Awakening,” from the outset the most versatile of all ships built for the expansion efforts.

The original construction contract called for 13 vessels to be built that would serve as cruisers, have complete research facilities, and be capable of operating on 5-year research and exploration missions. In January of 2245 (1/8801), the first of these vessels, the USS Constitution, was commissioned, followed by one more each month for five months. As soon as these vessels were completed and commissioned, they were sent on 2-year shakedown cruises. Over the next five years, the remaining 7 cruisers were built. As scheduling allowed, the ships were upgraded with new technology, particularly with binary shield generators, which led to the Mk Ib and Ic. The construction program came to a halt with the commissioning of the USS Defiant.

When the Four Years War broke out, Starfleet decided to produce warships instead of the dual-purpose cruisers that devoted large areas of their space to research and laboratories. Even though the Constitution class was not put into production for the war effort, four of the ships- in the form of the Mk Id- saw action. Each distinguished itself in battle time and again, soon gaining the nickname “The Queens of Starfleet.” After-action reports continued to show the combat ability of this ship to be superior to any other ship in the fleets, save for the combat-dedicated Heston class, and so the decision to produce more of them was finally issued in November of 2254 (1/9611).

The ship that would be produced was the Mk II version, mounting the new phaser weaponry and photon torpedoes. Because of these modifications to the original design, construction did not begin until September of 2255 (1/9709) and the first ship did not come off the line until January of 2257 (1/9901), 7 months after the end of the war. Starfleet decided to continue the production of the Constitution class cruisers and expanded the proposed total number to 42 vessels.

In April of 2258 (2/0104), the FWF-1 warp drive engine was brought into the inventory and all Constitution class ships were recalled to be refit as Mk IIIs. By October of 2263 (2/0510), the refitting was complete and the Constitution class remained the most advanced starship of its time. One Mk III, the USS Ark Royal, still serves in Starfleet, exploring the rimward areas and acting as ongoing proof of this class’ successful record. Duty on the Ark Royal is awarded as a special training tour to Starfleet cadets. It is the only Constitution class vessel still in active service.

After the first successful test firing of the FP-5 photon torpedo, Starfleet ordered that 12 Constitution class ships be modified to fire it. In February of 2269 (2/1202), the USS Discovery, USS Saratoga, USS El Dorado and USS Kitty Hawk were sent into service as Mk IVs, mounting not only the new torpedo system, but also more powerful impulse engine and shield generators.

The Mk IV was the last version of the Constitution class to be built, but not the last to use that particular hull style. The Enterprise class cruiser was originally built from older Constitution hulls and retains its general appearance. Constitution class ships were constructed at the Sol IV shipyards.

Class: XI Year: 2245
Ship Source: Paramount Pictures Ship Datasheet: Download PDF

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Commissioned Ships (FASA)

  •  Constellation NCC-1017
  •  Republic NCC-1371
  •  Intrepid NCC-1631
  •  Farragut NCC-1647
  •  Excalibur NCC-1664
  •  Exeter NCC-1672
  •  Constitution NCC-1700
  •  Enterprise NCC-1701
  •  Potemkin NCC-1702
  •  Hood NCC-1703
  •  Bismark NCC-1704
  •  Yamato NCC-1705
  •  Lexington NCC-1709
  •  Valiant NCC-1709
  •  Kongo NCC-1710
  •  Challenger NCC-1715
  •  Yorktown NCC-1717
  •  Valiant NCC-1718
  •  Essex NCC-1719
  •  Saratoga NCC-1720
  •  El Dorado NCC-1724
  •  Kent  NCC-1725
  •  Littorio NCC-1727
  •  Ticonderoga  NCC-1736
  •  Eagle NCC-1738
  •  Santissima Trinidad NCC-1742
  •  Marseille NCC-1744
  •  Langley NCC-1749
  •  Richelieu NCC-1750
  •  Forrestal NCC-1751
  •  Kitty Hawk NCC-1754
  •  Chikuma NCC-1759
  •  Victory NCC-1760
  •  Defiant NCC-1764
  •  Rivoli NCC-1765
  •  Bonhomme Richard NCC-1776
  •  Endeavour NCC-1777
  •  Hornet NCC-1778
  •  Akagi NCC-1779
  •  Kaga NCC-1780
  •  Ark Royal NCC-1791
  •  Radetsky NCC-1792
  •  Discovery NCC-1798

Commissioned Ships (Starfleet Museum)

USS Constitution NCC-1700
USS Enterprise NCC-1701
USS Potemkin NCC-1702
USS Hood NCC-1703
USS Yorktown NCC-1704
USS Excalibur NCC-1705
USS Exeter NCC-1706
USS Valiant NCC-1707
USS Intrepid NCC-1708
USS Lexington NCC-1709
USS Constellation NCC-1710
USS Farragut NCC-1711
USS Bonhomme Richard NCC-1712
USS Monitor NCC-1713
USS Hornet NCC-1714
USS Virginia NCC-1715
USS Kongo NCC-1716
USS Defiant NCC-1717
USS Endeavour NCC-1718
USS Eagle NCC-1719
USS LaFayette NCC-1720
USS Wasp NCC-1721
USS El Dorado NCC-1722
USS Ari NCC-1723
USS Saratoga NCC-1724 USS Tori NCC-1725
USS Krieger NCC-1726
USS Essex NCC-1727
USS Ranger NCC-1728
USS Bunker Hill NCC-1729
USS Lion NCC-1730
USS Implacable NCC-1731
USS Glory NCC-1732
USS Theseus NCC-1733
USS Triumph NCC-1734
USS Ark Royal NCC-1735
USS Warrior NCC-1736
USS Magnificent NCC-1737
USS Argus NCC-1738
USS Bonaventure NCC-1739
USS Clemenceau NCC-1740
USS De Gaulle NCC-1741
USS Foch NCC-1742
USS Arromanches NCC-1743
USS Jeanne D’Arc NCC-1744
USS Vikrant NCC-1745
USS Zuikaku NCC-1746
USS Shokaku NCC-1747
USS Kiev NCC-1748
USS Minsk NCC-1749