S-71 (Black Star) Class VI Scout

«Last Updated – December 10, 2020»

Romulan-s71

design by Morgan Donivan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Romulan-Gorn border
Data Reliability:  D
Major Data Source:  Romulan Sector Intelligence; Gorn Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The S-71 is a recent addition to the Romulan fleet and appears to be used primarily along the Gorn border. Limited interaction with the Black Star indicates an extremely powerful and dangerous vessel that has become a significant focus for Star Fleet Intelligence.

The S-71 is as powerful as most destroyer and even medium cruisers, and the class was originally identified as a destroyer for several years. The class’ heavy disruptors and reliance on multiple torpedoes furthered the belief that this vessel may be a full combat ship. However, all observations of the class reveal that it (so far) operates alone and in a scouting role, rather than a patrol or exploration role. It’s extensive firepower and over-powered nature may indicate that the Romulans as uncertain of the capabilities of their new enemy to their northern borders. Star Fleet remain concerned that this high-firepower trend may continue in the near future.

All three known variants utilize the same power systems as well as the same shield systems. However, each is uniquely armed. The Type-1, which is now believed to be out of production, is equipped with the long-range RB-5 and the RP-2 torpedo. They Type-2, which is by far the most dangerous, is one of only a few Romulan vessels to have a forward and aft plasma torpedo. The Type-3, which now appears to be the preferred production model, returned to the twin forward torpedo configuration.

The class appears to be named for one of several Romulan words used to designate a quantum singularity.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2 Type 3
Ship Class — VI VI VI
Date Entering Service — 2278 2280 2283
Number Constructed — 30 40 25
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 19 19 19
Damage Chart — C C C
Size:
Length — 198.1 m 198.1 m 198.1 m
Width — 80 m 80 m 80 m
Height — 34.1 m 34.1 m 34.1 m
Weight — 77,790 mt 79,030 mt 79,705 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 140 SCU 140 SCU 140 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 7,000 mt 7,000 mt 7,000 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-4m R-5M R-5M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 2 2 2
Emergency 20-person — 1 1 1
Cargo — 2 2 2
Cloaking Device Type — RCC RCC RCC
Power Requirements — 15 15 15
Other Data:
Crew — 168 173 179
Passengers — 30 30 30
Shuttlecraft – 4 4 4
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 42 42 42
Movement Point Ratio — 3/1 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type — RWC-2 RWC-2 RWC-2
Number — 2 2 2
Power Units Available — 15 ea. 15 ea. 15 ea.
Stress Charts — N/Q N/Q N/Q
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type — RID-3 RID-3 RID-3
Power Units Available — 12 12 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-5 RB-6 RB-9
Number — 6 6 6
Firing Arcs — 1 f/p, 2 f, 1 f/s, 2 p/a/s 1 f/p, 2 f, 1 f/s, 2 p/a/s 1 f/p, 2 f, 1 f/s, 2 p/a/s
Firing Chart — V T W
Maximum Power — 5 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10) (-) (1-8)
+2 (11-16) (1-18) (9-16)
+1 (17-21) (-) (17-20)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-2 RPL-3 RP-3
Number — 3 2 3
Firing Arcs — 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a
Firing Chart — H T Q
Power to Arm — 1 8 1
Damage — 8 RL-3 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSK RSK RSK
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 14 14 14
Combat Efficiency:
D — 86.2 86.2 86.2
WDF — 37.8 58 54.9