P-3 (Caladan) Class II Cutter

«Last Updated – January 26, 2021»

From Romulan Ship Recognition Manual, 2nd Edition, FASA, Design by Forest G. Brown, Graphics by Dana Knutson

Known Sphere Of Operation:  REmpire-wide use
Data Reliability:  C
Major Data Source:  Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
Built to supplement the P-2s, the P-3s are used in groups of two or three in the more hostile areas of the Empire. Unlike the P-2s, however, the P-3s have no warp drive capability, but rely on a powerful impulse engine for their maneuver power. These ships are transferred from one system to another by a special carrier designed to carry up to nine at one time, which can be transported freely.

The Type-1 was found to be under gunned. This fault was corrected by adding slightly more powerful weapons in the Type-3. By Stardate 2/0612, all Type-1s and Type-2s in service were refitted with the newer weapons. By 2287, it was felt that the Type-3 could be further upgraded and the Type-4 was lunched in early 2288. The Type-5 was launched with a computer update in 2292, but did little to improve the combat capability of the P-3. The Final production variant – the Type-6, was lunched in 2303. It was the most radical change to the sub-light vessel in 50 years. The addition of a powerful torpedo system allowed the P-3 to remain active and effective will into the 2340’s.

Of the approximately 1,500 P-3s built, about 1,250 are in active service, about 150 are in reserve fleets, and about 175 have been lost or destroyed. Intelligence estimates show about 100 Type-1/Type-2s and 30 Type 3s in use in the civil sector; of these, two Type-1s, two Type-2s, and one Type-3 are based in the Triangle.

The class is reportedly named for the Caladan Mountains of Remus, which are reputed to protect the city-states on their leeward sides from the constant and violent winds and also from marauders.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type-1 Type-3 Type-4 Type-6
Ship Class — II II II II
Date Entering Service — 2252 2262 2288 2303
Number Constructed — 210 665 525 175
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 3 4 4 7
Damage Chart — B B B B
Size:
Length — 45 m 45 m 45 m 45 m
Width — 32 m 32 m 32 m 32 m
Height — 12 m 12 m 12 m 12 m
Weight — 5,603 mt 8,183 mt 8,683 mt 14,748 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 20 SCU 20 SCU 20 SCU 10 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 1,000 mt 1,000 mt 1,000 mt 500 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-1M R-2M R-2M R-3M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 1 1 1 1
Cargo — 1 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew — 12 12 12 12
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 11 11 12 13
Movement Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Warp Engine Type — RSLA RSLA RSLA RSLA
Number — 1 1 1 1
Power Units Available — 10 10 10 10
Impulse Engine Type — RIA-1 RIA-1 RIA-2 RIA-3
Power Units Available — 1 1 2 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-2 RB-2a RB-4 RB-6
Number — 2 2 2 2
Firing Arcs — 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s
Firing Chart — K K J T
Maximum Power — 2 3 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (1-4) (1-2) (-)
+2 (-) (5-9) (3-6) (1-18)
+1 (-) (10-14) (7-10) (-)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-5
Number — 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f
Firing Chart — R
Power to Arm — 1
Damage — 15
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSA RSC RSC RSE
Shield Point Ratio — 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 5 10 10 13
Combat Efficiency:
D — 42.8 82.7 87.7 102
WDF — 1.6 4.2 6.4 19.1