Genser Class IV Escort

«Last Updated – March 6, 2019»

from Ship Recognition Manual-The Federation (2nd Edition), FASA

NOTES:
The Genser Class escort is not only the newest ship in Materiel Command’s fleet of escorts, it is also the smallest. Like all escorts, it is inexpensive to build, maintain, and operate. The Genser is even cheaper to build and operate than earlier escorts because of its size and design simplicity. Because the maneuverability of the Mk I was unacceptable for escort duties, the design was modified and FWA-2 warp engines were installed on four test models before being approved for installation on all Gensers. In addition, the weapon systems were upgraded from the FH-6 to the FH-7 phaser, creating the Mk 11. All Genser Class ships will be converted to this design no later than Stardate 2/2404. On Stardate 2/1912, the USS Genser, along with five other escorts, was accompanying a convoy of neutronic fuel carriers to the rimward frontier when sensors scanned a small object traveling on a parallel course. The object could not be identified through computer search nor would it respond to any radio communications. The Genser broke away from the convoy to investigate the object and, as the other ships watched, disappeared. After several minutes, the Genser reappeared, maintaining its last course and speed, though it did not respond to radio calls; the small, mysterious object was nowhere to be found. Sensor scan revealed that the entire crew of the Genser had disappeared. The convoy was halted and searches were made, but nothing was found that would help solve the mystery. The connection between the unidentified object and the disappearance of the ship remains clouded in mystery and may never be solved. The USS Genser is on active duty and operates in the rimward frontier areas. Of the 259 Genser Class escorts built, 226 Mk Is and 12 Mk Ils remain in active service. One Mk I is used by Star Fleet Training Command, 16 have been destroyed; 2 are listed as missing; 1 has been scrapped; and 14 have been sold. The Genser is produced at the Cait facility at a rate of 30 per year.


Construction Data:
Model – Mk I Mk II Mk III Mk IV
Ship Class – IV IV IV IV
Date Entering Service – 2273 2286 2299 2356
Number Constructed – 251 12 Refit Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 13 14 18 18
Damage Chart – C C C C
Size:
Length – 180 m 180 m 180 m 180 m
Width – 120 m 120 m 120 m 120 m
Height – 45 m 45 m 45 m 45 m
Weight – 33,235 mt 32,335 mt 38,735 mt 37,522 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 50 SCU 50 SCU 70 SCU 70 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 2,500 mt 2,500 mt 3,500 mt 3,500 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – M-1 M-1 M-1 I-2
Transporters:
Standard 6-person – 2 2 2 2
Emergency 22-person – 2 2 1 1
Cargo – 1 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew – 82 80 80 80
Passengers – 10 10 10 10
Shuttlecraft – 1 1 4 4
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 24 22 22 22
Movement Point Ratio – 3/1 2/1 2/1 2/1
Warp Engine Type – FWH-1 FWA-2 FWA-2 FWA-2
Number – 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 10 ea. 8 ea. 8 ea. 8 ea.
Stress Chart – Q/R J/M J/M J/M
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 5 Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed – Warp 6 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type – FIB-2 FIB-3 FIB-3 FIB-3
Power Units Available – 4 6 6 6
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – FH-6 FH-7 FH-8 FNH-2
Number – 8 8 4 4
Firing Arcs – 2 f/p, 2 f/s, 2 f/p, 2 f/s, 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s
2 p/a, 2 s/a 2 p/a, 2 s/a
Firing Chart – N Q T Y
Maximum Power – 3 4 5 5
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-) (-) (1-9)
+2 (1-7) (1-8) (1-10) (10-17)
+1 (8-13) (9-14) (11-18) (18-24)
Beam Weapon Type – FH-7 FH-8
Number – 4 4
Firing Arcs – 2 p/a, 2 s/a 2 p/a, 2 s/a
Firing Chart – Q T
Maximum Power – 4 5
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-)
+2 (1-8) (1-10)
+1 (9-14) (11-18)
Torpedo Weapon Type – FP-25
Number – 1
Firing Arcs – 1 f
Firing Chart – R
Power to Arm – 1
Damage – 14
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – FSF FSF FSF FNSE
Shield Point Ratio – 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/3
Maximum Shield Power – 13 13 13 18
Combat Efficiency:
D – 58.6 69 74.7 97.7
WDF – 18.4 25.6 30 49.9