D-20 (Death Rite) Class VII Cruiser

«Last Updated – September 24, 2017»

A, C and D models from Klingon Ship Recognition Manual, 2nd Edition, FASA
Design by Forest G. Brown
Graphics by Dana Knutson

Known sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: C
Major Data Source: Klingon Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The D-20 was commissioned on Stardate 1/9606 and immediately rushed into the Four Years War, where they were used much like the famed D-7. Though the class suffered from lack of maneuver power and a relatively weak superstructure, it seemed to make up-for these deficiencies in its weapons, and shielding. Mounting the KWC-1 engines, the D-20A was able to attain higher warp speeds than the D-7, but was less maneuverable. Eighty-six have been converted to the D-20C.

This fault was corrected with the introduction of the D- 20C on Stardate 2/1202. This model is far more maneuverable and has more power, as well as a more efficient shielding system and stronger superstructure. Because of its extra power, KD-6 disruptors were added, increasing firepower by 50%. This model is still in production even though the D-20D has entered service on Stardate 2/1701, mounting KD-8 disruptors, which deliver 16% more destructive power over a greater distance.

Of the 634 D-20s built, 224 Cs and 80 Ds remain in active service; 292 As, 19 Cs, and 1 D have been destroyed; 2 As, 4 Cs, and 1 D are listed as missing; 1 C and 1 D have been scrapped; and 2 As, 28 Cs, and 4 Ds are in the service of ranking and prominent families of the Empire. The class is being produced at Gnuu Re’ and at H’rez. These facilities were originally set up to refit A models to C models, but when orders were issued for the production of the D model, Imperial Command re-designated both bases as production facilities. They began producing new ships as soon as the last of the older models had been refit. Both facilities combined produce a total of 13 ships per year.

The class is named from “the death of honor”, a traditional death rite involving a silver dagger. In this rite, a captive who has fought well is killed with a silver dagger handed down through the family lines. When a family line is broken, the dagger is destroyed after it has been used to eliminate the last family member.


Construction Data:
Model – a c d e f g
Ship Class – VII VII VII VII VII VII
Date Entering Service – 2254 2269 2271 2288 2302 2346
Number Constructed – 382 271 87 182 200 Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 16 18 20 22 23 24
Damage Chart – C C C C C C
Size:
Length – 160 m 160 m 160 m 160 m 160 m 160 m
Width – 110 m 110 m 110 m 110 m 110 m 110 m
Height – 22 m 24 m 24 m 24 m 24 m 24 m
Weight – 85,418 mt 91,343 mt 95,638 mt 99,143 mt 98,255 mt 99,050 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 200 SCU 200 SCU 200 SCU 200 SCU 200 SCU 200 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 10,000 mt 10,000 mt 10,000 mt 10,000 mt 10,000 mt 10,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – ZD-5 ZD-6 ZD-6 ZD-6 ZD-6 ZI-2
Transporters:
Standard 6-person – 3 3 3 3 3 3
Combat-22 person – 4 4 4 4 4 4
Emergency 18-person – 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cargo – 2 2 2 2 2 2
Cloaking Device Type: None None None KCC KCC KCC
Power Requirements: 0 0 0 32 32 32
Other Data:
Crew – 330 340 340 340 340 350
Troops – 180 200 200 200 200 200
Passengers – 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuttlecraft – 4 4 4 4 4 4
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 32 40 40 40 52 64
Movement Point Ratio – 4/1 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type – KWC-1 KWC-2 KWC-2 KWC-2 KWC-3 KWC-3
Number – 2 2 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 14 ea. 18 ea. 18 ea. 18 ea. 23 ea. 23 ea.
Stress Chart – L/O L/O L/O L/O L/O L/O
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 7 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
Emergency Speed – Warp 8 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9
Impulse Engine Type – KIC-2 KIC-2 KIC-2 KIC-2 KID-1 KIE-3
Power Units Available – 4 4 4 4 6 18
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – KD-5 KD-6 KD-8 KD-8 KD-16 KD-17
Number – 6 6 6 6 6 6
Firing Arcs – 2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a 2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a 2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a 2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a 2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a 2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a
Firing Chart – P T U U Y X
Maximum Power – 4 6 7 7 6 9
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-) (1-7) (1-7) (1-9) (1-12)
+2 (1-10) (1-18) (8-15) (8-15) (10-17) (13-17)
+1 (11-18) (-) (16-20) (16-20) (18-22) (18-22)
Torpedo Weapon Type – KP-6 KP-10 KP-19
Number – 1 1 2
Firing Arcs – 1 f 1 f 1 f, 1 a
Firing Chart – R Q Q
Power to Arm – 2 1 2
Damage – 20 22 32
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – KSF KSK KSO KSH KSP KSU
Shield Point Ratio – 2/3 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/3 1/4
Maximum Shield Power – 10 13 15 13 15 32
Combat Efficiency:
D – 54.4 81.7 88.6 106.5 127.4 200.3
WDF – 18.6 30.6 36.6 48.4 56.4 89.6