S-11 (Bird of Prey) Class V Scout

«Last Updated – December 21, 2017»

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

Known sphere Of Operation: C
Data Reliability: C
Major Data Source: Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The improved S-11 (Bird of Prey) is probably the most formidable of all enemy scout ships facing the Federation. It is the first blending of Klingon and Romulan technologies to come from the exchange agreements between these powers. The improved power plant is housed in a Klingon-designed compartment made for survivability during combat; the addition of the photon torpedo tube is a direct result of Klingon influence.

The S-11 is believed to be the first scout ship to use the cloaking device for deep-space penetrations of UFP and Klingon territories, which theretofore have been performed only by larger capital ships. The Romulan High Command apparently now feels that the survival potential of the S-11 is just as great as for larger vessels, probably because of the scout’s size and cloaking ability.

As of this date, only the Type 1 is known to exist. Consistent with Romulan methods, other types probably are in the making, if not already coming on line. None of these vessels have passed into the private sector at this time; 82 are known to actively patrol both the Klingon and Federation borders. The Klingon version of this vessel is in Star Fleet possession, captured by Admiral James T. Kirk.

This design so intrigued the Klingons that, as part of the treaties of Stardate 2/1801, they insisted that a small number of these vessels be exchanged for plans of improved Klingon weaponry. At the signing of the treaty, seven of these vessels (named Strong Bird by the Klingons) were given to the Klingons, along with a modified version of the famed cloaking device. Within a year, several larger prototypes of this design appeared in the Klingon inventory, a mimicry the Romulans do not find flattering. As the relationship between the Klingons and Romulans has become more strained, Romulan commanders are reported to be increasingly nervous at the fact of having to someday face these giant clones.

The class takes its name from the famed V-8 Class cruiser, because of the similarity in the designs of the two vessels. It is proving to be worthy of replacing the cruiser’s notoriety as a hit-and-run vessel.


Construction Data:
Model – Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5
Ship Class – V V V V V
Date Entering Service – 2271 2288 2299 2337 2362
Number Constructed – 84 90 78 Refit Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 12 18 20 20 22
Damage Chart – C C C C C
Size:
Length – 88 m 88 m 88 m 88 m 88 m
Width – 130 m 130 m 130 m 130 m 130 m
Height – 16 m 16 m 16 m 16 m 16 m
Weight – 41,255 mt 50,465 mt 53,530 mt 54,280 mt 58,011 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 20 SCU 20 SCU 20 SCU 20 SCU 20 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 1,000 mt 1,000 mt 1,000 mt 1,000 mt 1,000 mt
Landing Capacity – Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-4M R-4M R-4M R-4M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 1 1 1 1 1
Emergency 20-person – 1 1 1 1 1
Cargo – 1 1 1 1 1
Cloaking Device Type: RCB RCB RCB RCB RCB
Power Requirements: 10 10 10 10 10
Other Data:
Crew – 14 15 18 19 21
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 34 34 34 34 34
Movement Point Ratio – 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1 2/1
Warp Engine Type – RWB-2 RWB-2 RWB-2 RWB-2 RWB-2
Number – 2 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 11 ea. 11 ea. 11 ea. 11 ea. 11 ea.
Stress Chart – N/P N/P N/P N/P N/P
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type – RID-3 RID-3 RID-3 RID-3 RID-3
Power Units Available – 12 12 12 12 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-4 RB-4 RB-6 RB-10 RB-11
Number – 4 4 4 4 4
Firing Arcs – 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s
Firing Chart – J J T U V
Maximum Power – 6 6 6 8 9
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-2) (1-2) (-) (1-8) (1-10)
+2 (3-6) (3-6) (1-18) (9-16) (11-16)
+1 (7-10) (7-10) (-) (17-20) (17-21)
Torpedo Weapon Type – RP-2 RP-5 RP-7 RP-9 RP-19
Number – 1 1 1 1 1
Firing Arcs – 1 f 1 f 1 f 1 f 1 f
Firing Chart – H R R Q R
Power to Arm – 1 1 1 1 1
Damage – 8 15 20 25 29
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSC RSH RSK RSX RNSE
Shield Point Ratio – 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/3
Maximum Shield Power – 6 11 14 25 20
Combat Efficiency:
D – 73.2 89.7 96.6 112.6 132
WDF – 15.2 21.7 32.3 41.2 48.8