«Last Updated – December 10, 2020»
design by Morgan Donivan
Known Sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: D
Major Data Source: Romulan Sector Intelligence
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.
|Model Number —||Type 1||Type 2||Type 4|
|Ship Class —||IV||IV||IV|
|Date Entering Service —||2259||2268||2271|
|Number Constructed —||40||20||25|
|Superstructure Points —||11||11||11|
|Damage Chart —||B||B||B|
|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 Units —||15 SCU||15 SCU||15 SCU|
|Cargo Capacity —||7,750 mt||7,750 mt||7,750 mt|
|Landing Capacity —||None||None||None|
|Control Computer Type —||R-3M||R-4M||R-4M|
|Standard 9-person —||1||1||1|
|Cloaking Device Type —||None||RCB||RCB|
|Power Requirements —||0||10||10|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|+1||(-)||(10-14)||(17-21)||RP-1||RP-3||1||1||1 f||1 f||F||Q||1||1||6||10|
|Deflector Shield Type —||RSE||RSH||RSK|
|Shield Point Ratio —||1/2||1/2||1/2|
|Maximum Shield Power —||10||13||15|