J-4 (Baydron) Class V Transport

«Last Updated – May 17, 2022»

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:
The J-4, which transports cargo in pods that are pushed from behind, entered service about Stardate 1/96 and has not been modified. These vessels are extremely reliable and easy to maintain, which makes them very cost effective. It carries slightly more cargo and is more maneuverable than the J-8 but is not as fast; it requires fewer crewmembers and has facilities for 40 passengers. Of the more than 240 built for the navy, about 180 remain in service.

So popular is this ship that its manufacturer began selling it to private industry within six months after its delivery to the navy. It is estimated that over 250 of these vessels have been sold to private industry, and several of these are owned and operated by private concerns located in the Triangle. Production capacity of this vessel is estimated at ten per year for the navy and 20 per year for private industry.

The class is named to honor Senator Baydron, the senator from Messala, who was instrumental in establishing the current trade accords.


Construction Data:
Model – Type-1 Type-2
Ship Class – V V
Date Entering Service – 2253 2292
Number Constructed – 310 70
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 8 8
Damage Chart – C C
Size:
Length – 200 m 200 m
Width – 150 m 150 m
Height – 35 m 35 m
Weight – 55,603 mt 57,270 mt
Cargo:
Internal Cargo:
Total SCU – 60 SCU 60 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 3,000 mt 3,000 mt
External Cargo:
Total SCU – 3,200 SCU 3,200 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 160,000 mt 160,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R4M R4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 1 1
Cargo – 1 1
Other Data:
Crew – 32 32
Passengers – 40 40
Shuttlecraft – 1 1
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 35 42
Movement Point Ratio –
unloaded – 2/1 2/1
loaded – 4/1 4/1
Warp Engine Type – RWC-2 RWC-2
Number – 2 2
Power Units Available – 15 ea. 15 ea.
Stress Chart – N/Q N/Q
Max Safe Cruising Speed –
unloaded – Warp 6 Warp 6
loaded- Warp 4 Warp 4
Emergency Speed –
unloaded – Warp 8 Warp 8
loaded – Warp 6 Warp 6
Impulse Engine Type – RIB-3 RID-3
Power Units Available – 5 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-12
Number – 2
Firing Arcs – 1 f/p/a, 1 f/s/a
Firing Chart – W
Maximum Power – 9
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10)
+2 (11-15)
+1 (16-20)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSD RSK
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/2
Maximum Shield Power – 8 14
Combat Efficiency:
D –
unloaded – 47.9 91.4
loaded – 35.9 61.4
WDF – 0.0 17.6