J-3 (Starlifter) Class VI-IX Freighter

«Last Updated – December 23, 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, Triangle Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
One of the oldest transport ships in known space, the J-3 Class tug was designed to tow cargo arranged in pods attached one to the other in a chain behind the ship.

About Stardate 1/90, the Type 2 was introduced into service; although it does not have the cargo towing capabilities of later models, it is still in production, because of its reliability and the need for a vessel to move cargos in its specific tonnage range. By Stardate 1/98, the class had undergone several unsuccessful modifications attempting to allow the design to use the RWD-1 warp engine to its fullest capacity; the Type 9 altered the hull configuration, relieving the problem. The Type 9 also had slightly more maneuvering power, greater superstructure strength, and the ability to tow twice as much cargo. The Type 14, capable of pulling 25% more cargo than the Type 9 at higher warp speeds, mounts more efficient shields and engines.
Current production estimates show about 15 of these vessels being produced a year. Of the approximately 700 vessels built, about 500 remain in service with the navy. Something over 100 have been sold to the civil sector. The class is named from the RomuIan ustalam stelas (lifter of stars), in reference to its towing capabilities.


Construction Data:
Model – Type 2 Type 9 Type 14 Type 15 Type 16 Type 18
Ship Class – VI VII IX VI VII IX
Date Entering Service – 2247 2256 2269 2292 2297 2337
Number Constructed – 365 295 145 Refit Refit Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 10 12 12 9 12 18
Damage Chart – A A A A A A
Size:
Length – 180 m 180 m 180 m 180 m 180 m 180 m
Width – 242 m 242 m 242 m 242 m 242 m 242 m
Height – 81 m 81 m 81 m 81 m 81 m 81 m
Weight – 78,663 mt 81,905 mt 122,250 mt 79,918 mt 86,518 mt 137,838 mt
Cargo:
Internal Cargo Units – 10 SCU 10 SCU 10 SCU 10 SCU 10 SCU 10 SCU
Internal Cargo Capacity – 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt
Cargo Transport Capacity – 200,000 mt 410,000 mt 500,000 mt 300,000 mt 430,000 mt 460,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-4M R-4M R-4M R-5M R-5M R-5M-1
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 1 1 1 1 1 1
Emergency 20-person – 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cargo – 1 1 1 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew – 34 36 32 35 39 37
Shuttlecraft – 1 1 1 1 1 1
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 34 36 44 42 50 55
Movement Point Ratio –
unloaded – 3/1 3/1 4/1 3/1 4/1 4/1
loaded – 5/1 5/1 7/1 5/1 6/1 7/1
Warp Engine Type – RWD-1 RWD-1 RWF-1 RWD-2 RWD-2 RWF-2
Number – 2 2 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 16 ea. 16 ea. 18 ea. 20 ea. 20 ea. 20 ea.
Stress Chart – O/O O/O G/L O/Q O/Q G/M
Max Safe Cruising Speed –
unloaded – Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 6 Warp 7
loaded- Warp 4 Warp 4 Warp 4 Warp 4 Warp 3 Warp 4
Emergency Speed –
unloaded – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 9 Warp 8 Warp 7 Warp 9
loaded – Warp 5 Warp 5 Warp 6 Warp 5 Warp 4 Warp 6
Impulse Engine Type – RIB-1 RIC-2 RID-2 RIB-1 RIE-1 RIE-2
Power Units Available – 2 4 8 2 10 15
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-7a RB-12 RB-13
Number – 1 4 4
Firing Arcs – 1 p/a/s 2 f/p/a, 2 f/s/a 2 f/p/a, 2 f/s/a
Firing Chart – M W V
Maximum Power – 4 9 11
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-3) (1-10) (1-10)
+2 (4-9) (11-15) (11-16)
+1 (10-14) (16-20) (17-21)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSG RSG RSK RSG RSN RSX
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/1 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power – 13 12 13 13 15 25
Combat Efficiency:
D –
unloaded – 48.8 51.2 67.2 51.4 74.2 101.7
loaded – 42.3 44.2 53.2 43.4 59.2 84.7
WDF – 0 0 0 3 35.2 37.6