MB-6 (S’sech) Class XII Battlecruiser

«Last Updated on November 4, 2023 »

design by David L. Kemper, Far & Away – April 1990

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Boarder Areas
Data Reliability:  C
Major Data Source:  Gorn Sector Intelligence

The S’sech class battlecruiser, while similar to the BH-2 battleship, appears to have a different mission set out for it by the Gorn Alliance commanders. The BH-2 was designed specifically as a full scale attach ship; the S’sech seems to be more of a defensive craft. These vessels have only been seen occasionally along the boarder areas between the Federation and the Gorns. They patrol individually and have been known to be in action at least once while subjugating a rebel planet within the Gorn sphere of influence.

This class represents the latest in Gorn technology that has become apparent to Star Fleet Intelligence. At least 50 of these vessels have been reliably confirmed as completed or fitting out, but it is not know how many more ships of this class are under construction.

The S’sech class is also designated for extended mission and tours of duty. Sources within the Gorn Alliance have confirmed that these vessels have underdone several deep space missions into the unknow regions of the galaxy away from the Federation and Romulan boarders. As an exploration ship and as a boarder patrol vessel, this class is the best that the Gorns have to offer.

The S’sech class Battlecruiser is compact, despite its size. The hull houses all but the warp engines, which are configured on massive horizontal wing struts. Along the center of the ship is the hangar bay, which houses four shuttlecraft. Interestingly, the Gorn have purposefully limited the number of emergency transporters to one so that it is virtually impossible for the large crew to leave the vessel in time to avoid any catastrophe. It is assumed that this is supposed to give the crew incentive to fight until the end, if it come to that. But since the only other vessel name that Intelligence knows about for this class is “Ugusthaa” which translates as “The Unconquerable One”, perhaps the lack of transporters is simple an alien version of the old “Titanic theory” of over-confidence.

A construction site for this class has not yet been confirmed, although it is believed that a total of 3 are added to the Gorn fleet per year. With over 20 “after-action reports” involving this class now on record, it is believed that none of the 50 so far fielded have been lost.

Construction Data:
Model Number — A
Ship Class — XII
Date Entering Service — 2281
Number Constructed — 50
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 38
Damage Chart — C
Length — 184 m
Width — 190 m
Height — 67 m
Weight — 191,590 mt
Cargo Units — 771 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 38,550 mt
Landing Capacity — None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — 1EG
Standard 9-person — 5
Emergency 25-person — 5
Cargo — 8
Other Data:
Crew — 547
Troops — 21
Passengers — 30
Shuttlecraft — 6
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 59
Movement Point Ratio — 5/1
Warp Engine Type — GWE-1
Number — 2
Power Units Available — 22 ea.
Stress Charts — Q/R
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 5
Emergency Speed — Warp 6
Impulse Engine Type — GIF-3
Power Units Available — 15
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — GBL-8
Number — 6
Firing Arcs — 2 f/p, 2 f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a
Firing Chart — W
Maximum Power — 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10)
+2 (11-15)
+1 (16-20)
Torpedo Weapon Type — GP-2
Number — 4
Firing Arcs — 2 f, 2 a
Firing Chart — K
Power to Arm — 2
Damage — 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — GSN
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 13
Combat Efficiency:
D — 105.3
WDF — 55.2