P-38 (Nightfall) Class III Cutter

«Last Updated – December 15, 2020»

Romulan-P38

design by Morgan Donivan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use
Data Reliability:  C
Major Data Source:  Project Grey Ghost; Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
One of the largest cutters in use by the Romulan Navy, the P-38 is nearly as powerful as many destroyers or even light cruisers currently in use. The vessels operating mission parameters are clearly that of a cutter, though, with most seemingly posted at established ports of call and trading posts.
The P-38 is used in squadrons of three rather than the more traditional five unit formations used with other cutters. The P-38 can easily intercept and inspect multiple cargo vessels while maintaining its vigilance just outside their assigned home port.
The Type-1 and Type-2 are equipped with the RIB-1 impulse drive, while the Type-4 is equipped with the larger RIB-2. The Type-1 was equipped with the RP-1, the Type-2 using the RP-2. The Type-3 is believed to have been mounted with a plasma torpedo. However, indications are that the internal configuration was so ineffective that only two prototypes were ever built. The Type-4 returned to a traditional torpedo by installing the RP-3. The Type-2 increased the shielding power and replaced several sensor systems found on the vessels large sweeping wings.
Production of the Type-1 and Type-2 has ended. Production of the Type-4 is estimated at 10 new hulls per year. Although the P-38 does not have the capabilities of other ships it’s size, it’s heavier firepower and excellent military capability ensure that it will be in use for many years.
Of the nearly 300 built, 4 Type-1s, 6 Type-2s and 3 Type-3s are known to have been destroyed. 1 Type-3 is listed as missing. 10 Type-1s have been sold to the IKS. 3 of unknown model have been spotted operating independently in the Triangle. Star Fleet does not yet know if these ships were sold or are operating under the Romulan flag.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2 Type 4
Ship Class — III III III
Date Entering Service — 2268 2271 2280
Number Constructed — 80 120 80
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 8 8 8
Damage Chart — A A A
Size:
Length — 91.6 m 91.6 m 91.6 m
Width — 39.3 m 39.3 m 39.3 m
Height — 28.1 m 28.1 m 28.1 m
Weight — 22,853 mt 22,928 mt 22,973 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 5 SCU 5 SCU 5 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 2,250 mt 2,250 mt 2,250 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-3m R-3m R-3m
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 2 2 2
Cloaking Device Type — RCA RCA RCA
Power Requirements — 8 8 8
Other Data:
Crew — 11 13 15
Troops — 9 9 9
Passengers — 0 0 0
Shuttlecraft – 0 0 0
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 20 20 21
Movement Point Ratio — 1/1 1/1 1/1
Warp Engine Type — RWA-2 RWA-2 RWA-2
Number — 2 2 2
Power Units Available — 9 ea. 9 ea. 9 ea.
Stress Charts — J/M J/M J/M
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed — Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type — RIB-1 RIB-1 RIB-2
Power Units Available — 2 2 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-7a RB-7a RB-7a
Number — 4 4 4
Firing Arcs — 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s
Firing Chart — M M M
Maximum Power — 4 4 4
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-3) (1-3) (1-3)
+2 (4-9) (4-9) (4-9)
+1 (10-14) (10-14) (10-14)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-1 RP-2 RP-3
Number — 1 1 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f 1 f 1 f
Firing Chart — F H Q
Power to Arm — 1 1 1
Damage — 6 8 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSC RSE RSE
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 8 12 12
Combat Efficiency:
D — 81.4 86.4 88.4
WDF — 12.7 13.6 16.7