G-5 (Tugboat) Class VIII Cargo Transport

«Last Updated – November 14, 2017»

From Klingon Ship Recognition Manual, 2nd Edition, FASA, Design by Forest G. Brown, Graphics by Dana Knutson

Known sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide Use, Triangle
Data Reliability: B for G-5A, C for G-5B, G-5C and G-5D
Major Data Source: lingon Sector intelligence, Triangle Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
Of the 386 G-5As built, 281 were converted to G-5Bs and 54 were converted to G-5Cs; 21 have been destroyed, 2 have been captured by private interests in the Triangle, 13 are listed as missing, 3 have been scrapped, and 12 have been traded to the Romulans.
A total of 261 G-5Bs were built, bringing the total commissioned to 542. 33 have been destroyed, 5 have been captured (1 by Star Fleet, 3 by Romulans and 1 by Cardassians), 7 are listed as missing, 6 have been scrapped and 25 have been traded to Naussicann interests. 466 were converted to G-5Ds.
The G-5C was the last production model, ending production of the G-5 in 2318. A total of 110 new hulls were built, bring the number commissioned to 164, 9 have been destroyed, 4 have been scrapped, 3 have been captured (1 by the Romulans, 1 by Tzenkethi and 1 by Cardassians), 5 were sold to various Orion interests. Only 1 is listed as missing. 142 were converted to G-5Ds.
The G-5D, the final model to be fielded, saw 608 total vessels commissioned. While no G-5 had no original parts or equipment, the 100+ year old design was chosen to be used extensively during the Dominion War. Many a ship commander found themselves dropping their cargo pods and engaging Jem-Hadar combat craft, often to the death. Despite being a favorite target, the G-5 proved invaluable to the war effort. A total of 291 were destroyed, 55 were scrapped and 11 are listed as missing. 17 were captured, including 13 by Jem Hadar, 3 by Breen and 1 by Cardassians. Following the war, the decision was made to sell the remaining ships, many to the Cardassians to aid in rebuilding their homeworld. A total of 212 were sold, with a further 17 traded.
The G-5 was manufactured at the facilities of Gnuu Re’ and Taamar. Annual production rate peaked at 30. The name, an obvious reference to its function, is a translation of the Klingon qexa.


Construction Data:
Model – a b c d
Ship Class – VIII VIII VIII VIII
Date Entering Service – 2246 2289 2307 2340
Number Constructed – 386 261 110 Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 11 16 18 20
Damage Chart – C C C C
Size:
Length – 110 m 110 m 110 m 110 m
Width – 80 m 80 m 80 m 80 m
Height – 40 m 40 m 40 m 40 m
Weight – 101,305 mt 114,425 mt 116,585 mt 118,515 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 5,000 SCU 5,000 SCU 5,000 SCU 5,000 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 250,000 mt 250,000 mt 250,000 mt 250,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – ZD-4 ZD-5 ZD-5 ZI-1
Transporters:
Standard 6-person – 1 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew – 20 29 33 38
Passengers – 2 2 2 2
Shuttlecraft – 2 2 2 2
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 26 34 40 45
Movement Point Ratio –
unloaded – 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1
loaded – 7/1 7/1 7/1 7/1
Warp Engine Type – KWE-1 KWE-1 KWE-1 KWE-1
Number – 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 11 ea. 11 ea. 11 ea. 11 ea.
Stress Chart – I/L I/L I/L I/L
Max Safe Cruising Speed –
unloaded – Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
loaded- Warp 4 Warp 4 Warp 4 Warp 4
Emergency Speed –
unloaded – Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
loaded – Warp 5 Warp 5 Warp 5 Warp 5
Impulse Engine Type – KID-2 KIE-2 KIE-3 KIF-2
Power Units Available – 4 12 18 23
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – KD-12 KD-17 KD-17
Number – 3 3 6
Firing Arcs – 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 p/a/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 p/a/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s, 2 p/a/s
Firing Chart – H X X
Maximum Power – 9 9 9
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-3) (1-12) (1-12)
+2 (4-8) (13-17) (13-17)
+1 (9-10) (18-22) (18-22)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – KSD KSK KSK KST
Shield Point Ratio – 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/3
Maximum Shield Power – 8 12 12 32
Combat Efficiency:
D –
unloaded – 51.7 70.9 79.7 136.6
loaded – 38.7 53.9 58.7 100.6
WDF – 0 11.1 27.3 54.6