I-2 (Chula) Class VII Freighter

«Last Updated – December 15, 2020»

Romulan-I2

design by Morgan Donivan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use
Data Reliability:  B
Major Data Source:  Project Grey Ghost; Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
Well liked for it’s ruggedness and similarities to the popular V-8 cruiser, the I-2 has been in production and continuous service for nearly 30 years, and remains one of the most well-liked support service postings in the Romulan Empire.

The basic hull design is based on the V-8 cruiser, with and extended hull to allow for a massive amount of internal cargo. Six separate large cargo bays can each hold up to 500 SCU apiece with it’s own environmental supports and dedicate cargo transporter. This allows for quick loading and unloading of various types of cargoes.

Incredibly, the I-2 is equipped with a plasma torpedo system, with Romulan designers somehow able to incorporate the massive weapon into the freighters hull without interfering with the ships primary mission. When unloaded or in larger groups, the I-2 can be a significant danger to would-be attackers. When fully loaded, though, the ships become unmaneuverable and have reduced overall speed.

The Type-1, all of which have been upgraded, was equipped with a single RB-7. The Type-2 was an unarmed version sold exclusively to civilian concerns. The Type-3 and Type-4 both saw incremental increases to the primary weapon system. The Type-5 is an unarmed version of the Type-4 and is still in production. The Type-5 is sold to a wide range of clients both within and outside Romulan territory.

The Type-6, which is still in production, is equipped with the RB-6. Reports indicate that the ship’s defensive system may also have been upgraded.

Over 650 I-2s have been built for the Romulan Star Navy, with nearly 600 still in active service. All Type-1s were converted to either Type-3s or Type-4s. There are no report of Type-3s or Type-4s being refit. It is estimated that as many as 10 Type-6s are produced per year. Civilian production of the Type-5 is estimated at 10 new hulls per year as well.
The class is name for the famed Valley of Chula on Romulus.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 3 Type 4 Type 6
Ship Class — VII VII VII VII
Date Entering Service — 2258 2261 2265 2267
Number Constructed — 100 145 210 200
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 12 12 12 12
Damage Chart — B B B B
Size:
Length — 173.9 m 173.9 m 173.9 m 173.9 m
Width — 195.9 m 195.9 m 195.9 m 195.9 m
Height — 45.3 m 45.3 m 45.3 m 45.3 m
Weight — 82,725 mt 83,660 mt 83,510 mt 83,670 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 3,100 SCU 3,100 SCU 3,100 SCU 3,100 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 155,000 mt 155,000 mt 155,000 mt 155,000 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-4M R-4M R-4M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 2 2 2 2
Emergency 20-person — 2 2 2 2
Cargo:
Small Cargo — 5 5 5 5
Medium Cargo — 3 3 3 3
Other Data:
Crew — 33 38 44 48
Passengers — 40 40 40 40
Shuttlecraft – 6 6 6 6
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 36 36 36 36
Movement Point Ratio:
Unloaded — 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1
Loaded — 5/1 5/1 5/1 5/1
Warp Engine Type — RWD-1 RWD-1 RWD-1 RWD-1
Number — 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available — 16 ea. 16 ea. 16 ea. 16 ea.
Stress Charts — O/O O/O O/O O/O
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 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Loaded — Warp 5 Warp 5 Warp 5 Warp 5
Impulse Engine Type — RID-1 RID-1 RID-1 RID-1
Power Units Available — 4 4 4 4
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-7 RB-7a RB-8 RB-6
Number — 1 2 2 2
Firing Arcs — 1 p/f/s 2 p/f/s 2 p/f/s 2 p/f/s
Firing Chart — J M N T
Maximum Power — 4 4 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (1-3) (1-4) (-)
+2 (1-6) (4-9) (5-9) (1-18)
+1 (7-10) (10-14) (10-13) (-)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RPL-1 RPL-1 RPL-1 RPL-1
Number — 1 1 1 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f 1 f 1 f 1 f
Firing Chart — E E E E
Power to Arm — 10 10 10 10
Damage — RL-1 RL-1 RL-1 RL-1
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSE RSH RSH RSK
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 7 10 10 14
Combat Efficiency:
D —
Unloaded — 61.2 65.2 65.2 71.2
Loaded — 47.2 51.2 51.2 57.2
WDF — 6.1 9.5 11.9 14.1