E-5 (Little Nest) Class VII Repair Tender

«Last Updated – November 29, 2017»

From Romulan 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: Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The E-5 repair tenders, which came into service in 2261, are fleet service and support ships that extend war vessels’time-on-station and that facilitate front-line repair during war. All Romulan fleets contain several of these useful vessels so that in-transit repairs are possible for individual ships. It remains a common sight at all border outposts that maintain an F-2 Repair and Construction facility.

The E-5 uses its two retractable arms to position large components and place them in their mountings. Once placed, the components can be fitted properly by the small work pods listed as shuttlecraft in the tender’s statistics. These small pods also have retractable arms that are used for final fitting or positioning. The pods are also capable of completing most external repair jobs with the wide array of attachments for their little arms. If more detailed work than the pod can perform is required, specially-suited engineers will finish the job.

With the deterioration of relations with the Federation and the continued conflict with the Klingon Empire, planners began arming the E-5 to better supplement front-line combat repairs. Upgrades to the main warp nacelle and power system further extended the usefulness of the E-5. First fielded in 2291, the Type-2 continued in service until the late 2330’s when the Type-3 was commissioned.

The Type-3 saw the first upgrade to the main computer, with refits issued the fourth generation of the R-4m computer. Damage to several E-5s during repair operations along the Klingon boarder prompted designers to increase the number of weapons, giving the Type-3 more defensive firepower.

Although long since out of production, estimates showed about nine of these vessels were built per year. Of the 360 built, about 229 Type-3s remain in service. Records indicate that 2 Type-1s and 1 Type-3 have been reported as missing. 12 Type-1s, 18 Type-2s and 6 Type-3s are know to have been destroyed. 4 Type-2s and 1 Type-3 have been scrapped due to damage. 10 older Type-1s were scrapped due to age. 5 Type-3s are used as training vessels. About 30 Type-1s have been sold to the private sector, four of which are still operated in conjunction with the independent F-2 facility orbiting Freeman’s Port in the Triangle. 50 Type-2s and 25 Type-3s have also been sold. 5 Type-1s, 10 Type-2s and 50 Type-3s are in reserve fleets.

The class is named from the Romulan narvasam’al (little nest).


Construction Data:
Model – Type 1 Type 2 Type 3
Ship Class – V V V
Date Entering Service – 2261 2291 2337
Number Constructed – 290 170 Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 10 12 12
Damage Chart – B B B
Size:
Length – 102 m 102 m 102 m
Width – 110 m 110 m 110 m
Height – 50 m 50 m 50 m
Weight – 47,383 mt 52,548 mt 56,720 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 110 SCU 110 SCU 110 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-3M R-3M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 1 1 1
Emergency 20-person – 1 1 1
Cargo – 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew – 114 116 119
Shuttlecraft – 12 12 12
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 20 23 30
Movement Point Ratio – 2/1 2/1 2/1
Warp Engine Type – RWD-1 RWD-2 RWD-2
Number – 1 1 1
Power Units Available – 15 18 18
Stress Chart – N/O O/Q O/Q
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed – Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type – RIB-3 RIB-3 RID-3
Power Units Available – 5 5 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-9 RB-9
Number – 3 6
Firing Arcs – 1 p/f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a 2 p/f/s, 2 p/a, 2 s/a
Firing Chart – W W
Maximum Power – 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-8) (1-8)
+2 (9-16) (9-16)
+1 (17-20) (17-20)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSD RSE RSX
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power – 8 8 25
Combat Efficiency:
D – 40.3 62.2 96.2
WDF – 0 19.5 39