V-1 (Starglider) Class V Cruiser

«Last Updated – December 8, 2017»

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

Known sphere Of Operation: Romulan interior
Data Reliability: D
Major Data Source: Project Grey Ghost

NOTES:
Soon after its introduction into exploratory service, the V-1 vessels were found to be unsuitable for their mission. The cramped quarters and work areas would not permit extensive on-board research and testing, which meant that the ships were compelled to land on most worlds to carry out their studies. Not only were such atmospheric operations difficult, but the exposure of the entire ship to unknown environments put them in constant danger. These risks were unacceptable to the Romulan High Command, so the class was reassigned as cruisers to supplement the fleets. It evidently saw no greater success in this role, for it was removed from active service some time in 2268. The Type 2 mounted better, bank-mounted weaponry and a more powerful impulse drive.

Of the approximately 100 built, half are assigned to reserve fleets. Eighteen have been sold to the civil sector, where they are used as private research vessels; two operate exclusively within the Triangle.

The class is named for Vadaso Stelri (glider in the stars), an asteroid in the Romulan home system. Ancient legend is reported to state that this glider was a returning message from the gods, directing the Romulans to follow it on its road through the stars.


Construction Data:
Model – Type 1 Type 2
Ship Class – V V
Date Entering Service – 2245 2255
Number Constructed – 70 40
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 14 14
Damage Chart – B B
Size:
Length – 60 m 60 m
Width – 162 m 162 m
Height – 40 m 40 m
Weight – 40,733 mt 42,443 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 120 SCU 120 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 6,000 mt 6,000 mt
Landing Capacity – Yes Yes
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-3M R-3M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 1 1
Emergency 20-person – 1 1
Cargo – 2 2
Other Data:
Crew – 135 135
Passengers – 16 16
Shuttlecraft – 0 0
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 22 25
Movement Point Ratio – 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type – RWB-1 RWB-1
Number – 2 2
Power Units Available – 10 ea. 10 ea.
Stress Chart – M/P M/P
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type – RIB-1 RIB-3
Power Units Available – 2 5
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-2 RB-7
Number – 6 6
Firing Arcs – 4 f, 1 p/a, 1 s/a 4 f, 1 p/a, 1 s/a
Firing Chart – K J
Maximum Power – 2 4
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-)
+2 (-) (1-6)
+1 (-) (7-10)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSD RSG
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/1
Maximum Shield Power – 8 13
Combat Efficiency:
D – 41.5 50
WDF – 4.8 13.8