P-81 (Nightcrest) Class III Cutter

«Last Updated – December 15, 2020»

Romulan-P81

design by Morgan Donivan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use
Data Reliability:  C for Type-1, D for Type-2
Major Data Source:  Project Grey Ghost; Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The P-81 was one of several designs put forward in an attempt to create a small, fast and dangerous patrol vessel that could be produced in significant numbers to deter agression from a number of sources. The P-81 was one of the more successful light combat platforms, and became a favorite among border security units along the Triangle and Klingon boundry.
The Type-1, launched in 2277, relied heavily on it’s twin forward torpedo launchers to supplement it’s main disruptors. It’s excelent manueverability and acceleration meant the P-81 could quickly close with an enemy en-mass and overwhelm thier defenses. After-action reports showed that groups of 5 or more P-81 easily engaged enemy cruisers, inflicting significant damage on their targets.
Some time in late 2281, a more powerful Type-2 was believed to have been fielded. This variant has the more powerful RP-2 torpedo, giving the P-81 even greater firepower. Reports also indicate that the main disruptors may have been upgraded as well.
The production facility for the P-81 is not known, although Gorwah and Kalabestasz are suspected. The vessel is named for a Reman night bird that uses infra-red vision to hunt for insects on the dark side of the planet. The avian has a 98% success rate while hunting.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2
Ship Class — III III
Date Entering Service — 2277 2281
Number Constructed — 65 45
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 9 9
Damage Chart — C C
Size:
Length — 45.5 m 45.5 m
Width — 32.8 m 32.8 m
Height — 10.7 m 10.7 m
Weight — 24,098 mt 23,813 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 8 SCU 8 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 4,400 mt 4,400 mt
Landing Capacity — Yes Yes
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-3M R-3M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 1 1
Cloaking Device Type — RCA RCA
Power Requirements — 8 8
Other Data:
Crew — 9 9
Passengers — 3 3
Shuttlecraft – 0 0
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 21 21
Movement Point Ratio — 1/1 1/1
Warp Engine Type — RWA-2 RWA-2
Number — 2 2
Power Units Available — 9 ea. 9 ea.
Stress Charts — J/M J/M
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type — RIA-3 RIA-3
Power Units Available — 3 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-3a RB-8
Number — 3 3
Firing Arcs — 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 p/a/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 p/a/s
Firing Chart — L N
Maximum Power — 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-3) (1-4)
+2 (4-8) (5-9)
+1 (9-12) (10-13)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-1 RP-2
Number — 3 3
Firing Arcs — 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a
Firing Chart — F H
Power to Arm — 1 1
Damage — 6 8
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSC RSE
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 8 12
Combat Efficiency:
D — 84.9 89.9
WDF — 15.3 19.2