«Last Updated – December 15, 2020»
design by Morgan Donivan
Known Sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: B
Major Data Source: Project Grey Ghost; Romulan Sector Intelligence
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.
|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|
|Superstructure Points —||12||12||12||12|
|Damage Chart —||B||B||B||B|
|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 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|
|Control Computer Type —||R-4M||R-4M||R-4M||R-4M|
|Standard 9-person —||2||2||2||2|
|Emergency 20-person —||2||2||2||2|
|Small Cargo —||5||5||5||5|
|Medium Cargo —||3||3||3||3|
|Engines And Power Data:|
|Total Power Units Available —||36||36||36||36|
|Movement Point Ratio:|
|Warp Engine Type —||RWD-1||RWD-1||RWD-1||RWD-1|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Torpedo Weapon Type —||RPL-1||RPL-1||RPL-1||RPL-1|
|Firing Arcs —||1 f||1 f||1 f||1 f|
|Firing Chart —||E||E||E||E|
|Power to Arm —||10||10||10||10|
|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|