J-8 (Moorabbin) Class IV 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:  A for Type-1, C for Type-2 & Type-3
Major Data Source:  Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The J-8, which tows cargo pods similar to but smaller than those towed by the J-3, entered service about Stardate 2/00 and has not been changed or modified since. Of the approximately 200 ships built for the navy, more than 160 remain in service.

This vessel has been so successful that the manufacturer began placing them in the civil sector shortly after their introduction, and they are probably the most common small transport vessels built by the Romulans to date. It is estimated that over 250 ships of this type have been manufactured and sold to private industry. Several of these are known to be owned and operated out of the Triangle. With current production capacity estimated at 15 per year for the navy and 20 per year for the civil sector, these ships will be a common sight for many years to come.

The class takes its name from Moorabbin, a well-known trade center on Gorwah.


Construction Data:
Model – Type-1 Type-2 Type-3
Ship Class – IV IV IV
Date Entering Service – 2258 2292 2295
Number Constructed – 262 90 75
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 10 9 9
Damage Chart – C C C
Size:
Length – 201 m 201 m 201 m
Width – 152 m 152 m 152 m
Height – 52 m 52 m 52 m
Weight – 37,725 mt 39,913 mt 39,713 mt
Cargo:
Internal Cargo:
Total SCU – 10 SCU 10 SCU 10 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt
External Cargo:
Total SCU – 3,000 SCU 3,000 SCU 3,000 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 150,000 mt 150,000 mt 150,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R3M R4M R4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 2 2 2
Cargo – 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew – 67 69 71
Shuttlecraft – 3 3 3
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 16 19 19
Movement Point Ratio –
unloaded – 2/1 2/1 2/1
loaded – 4/1 4/1 4/1
Warp Engine Type – RWC-1 RWC-2 RWC-2
Number – 1 1 1
Power Units Available – 12 14 14
Stress Chart – K/O L/P L/P
Max Safe Cruising Speed –
unloaded – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
loaded- Warp 5 Warp 5 Warp 5
Emergency Speed –
unloaded – Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
loaded – Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Impulse Engine Type – RIC-2 RIB-3 RIB-3
Power Units Available – 4 5 5
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-4 RB-8
Number – 4 4
Firing Arcs – 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 p, 1 s 2 p, 2 s
Firing Chart – J N
Maximum Power – 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-2) (1-4)
+2 (3-6) (5-9)
+1 (7-10) (10-13)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSJ RSK RSK
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power – 15 15 15
Combat Efficiency:
D –
unloaded – 47.3 61.9 61.9
loaded – 41.3 68.9 68.9
WDF – 0.0 12.8 16