I-4 (Graffler) Class VII-IX Freighter

«Last Updated – December 21, 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: B
Major Data Source: Triangle Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
Introduced about Stardate 1/98, the Type-1 was considered to be state-of-the-art in freighter design at the time but it was soon realized that it was underpowered for the cargo it could carry in its internal cargo bays. The Type 3, introduced about Stardate 2/0801, mounted a more powerful drive system that was capable of maintaining higher warp speeds. There was a trade-off in this increased performance and that was the slight loss of maneuverability and available shielding. By Stardate 2/12, all Type-1s in the Military and Exploration Divisions were refitted to Type-3s. Of the approximately 250 built, only about 150 remain in active service; about 60 each are assigned to the Colonization and Military Divisions, and about 30 to the Exploration Division.

Although the navy has stopped contracting for the Type-1, it is still in production and being sold to the civil sector. The current production rate for the navy is estimated to be 10 Type-3s per year and for the civil sector a total of about 15 per year, of which ten are Type 3s and five are Type-1s. Like other Romulan commercial vessels, some of these ships are owned and operated within the Triangle.

The class is named for the graffler, an amphibian native to Perhonies. These small creatures have pouches that line their undersides and have an uncanny flap device that allows them to carry food and young underwater without becoming wet.


Construction Data:
Model – Type 1 Type 3 Type 4 Type 7
Ship Class – VII IX IX IX
Date Entering Service – 2255 2267 2290 2342
Number Constructed – 80 140 180 Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 15 15 18 18
Damage Chart – B B B B
Size:
Length – 240 m 240 m 240 m 240 m
Width – 180 m 180 m 180 m 180 m
Height – 60 m 60 m 60 m 60 m
Weight – 86,163 mt 126,600 mt 134,920 mt 137,187 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 8000 SCU 9,400 SCU 9,400 SCU 9,400 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 400,000 mt 470,000 mt 470,000 mt 470,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-4M R-4M R-5M R-5M-1
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 2 2 2 2
Cargo – 6 6 6 6
Other Data:
Crew – 40 40 44 48
Shuttlecraft – 4 4 4 4
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 35 44 44 48
Movement Point Ratio –
unloaded – 3/1 4/1 4/1 4/1
loaded – 5/1 7/1 7/1 7/1
Warp Engine Type – RWD-1 RWF-1 RWF-1 RWF-1
Number – 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 16 ea. 18 ea. 18 ea. 18 ea.
Stress Chart – O/O G/L G/L G/L
Max Safe Cruising Speed –
unloaded – Warp 6 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
loaded- Warp 4 Warp 4 Warp 4 Warp 4
Emergency Speed –
unloaded – Warp 7 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9
loaded – Warp 5 Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Impulse Engine Type – RIB-2 RID-2 RID-2 RID-3
Power Units Available – 3 8 8 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-12 RB-12
Number – 3 5
Firing Arcs – 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 a 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 f/p/a, 1 f/s/a, 1 a
Firing Chart – W W
Maximum Power – 9 9
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10) (1-10)
+2 (11-15) (11-15)
+1 (16-20) (16-20)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSG RSG RSN RSY
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/3
Maximum Shield Power – 12 10 15 27
Combat Efficiency:
D –
unloaded – 55.0 51.5 79.7 115.7
loaded – 48.5 44.5 65.7 94.7
WDF – 0 0 26.4 44.0