S-15 (Rr’ni’hassalle) Class IV Scout

«Last Updated – December 10, 2020»

Romulan-S15

design by Morgan Donivan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use
Data Reliability:  D
Major Data Source:  Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The S-15 represented a major push in exploration by the Romulan Star Navy. The class appears to be a modification of the S-3 class. Using the S-3 as a basis of the design seems to have been a cost-saving measure. The Type-1 was launched in 2259 and was far more heavily armed than it’s predecessor. It is estimated that up to 40 of these ships were produced.

The Type-2 was the first improvement to the design in early 2268. An enlarged computer allowed for the use of a RCB cloaking device and the increase in the main armament. Although heavier beam weapons were available at the time, the decision to include a light torpedo gave the vessel excellent combat capability when needed during it’s light duties. Only 20 Type-2s are know to have been built, but most Type-1s are thought to have been converted before the launch of the Type-3.

The Type-3, launched in 2269, did not fare well. The removal of the aft weapons and including of the RPL-1 plasma torpedo did not prove effective. Only three were built and all three were later rebuilt as the Type-4.

The Type-4 was the first real increase in firepower, with the long-range RB-5 and heavier RP-3 torpedo used in the offensive package. The S-15 would remain in production until late 2279 when production officially ended. However, as the S-15 retains the positive attributes that characterized it’s parent class, namely good speed and maneuverability, the class is expected to remain in service for some time.

Some 75 S-15s are known to be in service. Reports indicate that 2 Type-1s and 1 Type-2 have been destroyed in engagements with the Klingons. 2 Type-2s are reported to be operating in the Triangle as independent traders.

The class is named for a crustaceans found in the warmer waters of ch-Rihan. The animal is known for it’s strong shell and razor sharp claws.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2 Type 4
Ship Class — IV IV IV
Date Entering Service — 2259 2268 2271
Number Constructed — 40 20 25
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 11 11 11
Damage Chart — B B B
Size:
Length — 100.3 m 100.3 m 100.3 m
Width — 132.1 m 132.1 m 132.1 m
Height — 30.5 m 30.5 m 30.5 m
Weight — 35,773 mt 38,313 mt 39,863 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 15 SCU 15 SCU 15 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 7,750 mt 7,750 mt 7,750 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-3M R-4M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 1 1 1
Cargo — 1 1 1
Cloaking Device Type — None RCB RCB
Power Requirements — 0 10 10
Other Data:
Crew — 17 19 21
Passengers — 5 5 5
Shuttlecraft – 0 0 0
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 23 25 25
Movement Point Ratio — 1/1 1/1 1/1
Warp Engine Type — RWB-1 RWB-2 RWB-2
Number — 2 2 2
Power Units Available — 10 ea. 11 ea. 11 ea.
Stress Charts — M/P N/P N/P
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed — Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type — RIA-3 RIA-3 RIA-3
Power Units Available — 3 3 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-2 RB-2a RB-5
Number — 4 4 4
Firing Arcs — 2 f, 1 p/a, 1 s/a 2 f, 1 p/a, 1 s/a 2 f, 1 p/a, 1 s/a
Firing Chart — K K V
Maximum Power — 2 3 5
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (1-4) (1-10)
+2 (-) (5-9) (11-16)
+1 (-) (10-14) (17-21)
RP-1 RP-3 1 1 1 f 1 f F Q 1 1 6 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSE RSH RSK
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 10 13 15
Combat Efficiency:
D — 94.7 104.7 108.7
WDF — 3.2 9.9 25.9