V-74 (Strong Shield) Class VI Battlecruiser

«Last Updated – December 10, 2020»

Romulan-V74

design by Morgan Donivan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Klingon & Federation borders, Triangle
Data Reliability:  C
Major Data Source:  Project Grey Ghost; Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The V-74 was intended to be a heavy combat version of the V-8, which was launched a year earlier. With limited scientific capabilities and reduced exploration facilities, the V-74 had sufficient room to include two RPL-1 plasma torpedo systems. Additional weapons and a more efficient shield system mad the V-74 a popular class along the Klingon border. The shortcomings of the class were notable, though. The small cargo hold and large crew forced the V-74 to operate near a home base to ensure it was sufficiently able to fulfill it’s mission parameters. Patrols longer than six months became uncomfortable and difficult for crews and officers alike.
The destruction of the Praetorian Flagship in 2266 by Federation forces in the Neutral Zone signaled a significant lack of capability within the Romulan fleet. The V-74, along with dozens of other classes of starship were immediately scheduled for updates. The Type-2, lunched in 2268 saw the inclusion of the RCC cloaking device. However, the Type-2 was fitted with a single plasma torpedo forward and, in an unusual move, four RP-2 torpedoes. With improved shield efficiency, the Type 2 became a capable warship that proved deadly against the Klingons.
Designers would follow up with the Type-3, removing the forward plasma torpedo and installing the heavier RP-3 torpedo. The additional space from the removal of the plasma torpedo allowed designers to enlarge crew quarters and include a second large lab, giving the Type-3 a more traditional cruiser capability. However, the class’ weak shields reduced the overall combat survivability. Production is believed to have been ended sometime in 2280, with only 20 Type-3s produced.
Initial reports indicate that 10 Type-1s have been sold to civilian concerns, including five that are in use in the Triangle. It is also believed that at least 1 is fully armed. Of the remaining 80 or so hulls built, 7 are known to have been destroyed and 3 are believed to have been scrapped.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2 Type 3
Ship Class — VI VI VI
Date Entering Service — 2259 2268 2269
Number Constructed — 40 30 20
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 20 20 20
Damage Chart — B B B
Size:
Length — 156.1 m 156.1 m 156.1 m
Width — 199 m 199 m 199 m
Height — 39.3 m 39.3 m 39.3 m
Weight — 76,908 mt 77,463 mt 77,988 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 68 SCU 72 SCU 72 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 3,400 mt 3,600 mt 3,600 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-4m R-4m R-4m
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 1 1 1
Emergency 20-person — 1 1 1
Cargo — 1 1 1
Cloaking Device Type — RCC RCC RCC
Power Requirements — 15 15 15
Other Data:
Crew — 174 176 176
Passengers — 6 6 6
Shuttlecraft – 1 1 1
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 35 35 40
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 4 Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 6 Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type — RIB-3 RIB-3 RIE-1
Power Units Available — 5 5 10
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-3a RB-9 RB-9
Number — 4 4 4
Firing Arcs — 2 p/f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a 2 p/f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a 2 p/f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a
Firing Chart — L W W
Maximum Power — 6 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-3) (1-8) (1-8)
+2 (4-8) (9-16) (9-16)
+1 (9-12) (17-20) (17-20)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RPL-1 RPL-2 RP-3
Number — 2 1 4
Firing Arcs — 1 f, 1 a 1 f 2 f, 2 a
Firing Chart — E M Q
Power to Arm — 10 15 1
Damage — RL-1 RL-2 10
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-2
Number — 4
Firing Arcs — 2 f, 2 a
Firing Chart — H
Power to Arm — 1
Damage — 8
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSE RSF RSF
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/3 1/3
Maximum Shield Power — 8 8 8
Combat Efficiency:
D — 73.6 90.1 97.6
WDF — 22.2 46.3 47.6