D-79 (Korotana) Class XII Command Cruiser

«Last Updated on May 3, 2024 »

design by Morgan Donovan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use
Data Reliability:  D
Major Data Source:  Klingon Sector Intelligence

With the L-24 still in the design phase, Klingon designers attempted to create a workable command ship by expanding the secondary hull of the basic D-7 class. This enlarged space included a large engineering space, large small-craft capacity, additional troops and larger cargo space. Additionally, extensive improvements to the sensors, communication and a dedicated CiC space was also included with dedicated berths for nearly 50 flag officer and staff. The resulting design was the D-79.

The class easily fulfilled it’s design requirements – a strong hull, powerful shields and a hefty weapon load. However, shortcoming soon became apparent. The additional mass made maneuverability less than ideal and reduced top speed compared to other command vessels. Despite this, many felt the D-79’s was capable of operating as a light battleship or dreadnought in fleet operations.

Unfortunately for protractors, the larger crew needed to successfully man the ship, as well as the extensive space dedicated to the residing flag officer and his staff, forced crew to “hot bunk”. Even crews used to the crowded barrack style accommodation found the sharing of bunks less than ideal. Further inflaming the issue, the D-79 was rarely assigned to front-line combat operations for fear of loosing the ship. Crews quickly realized that there was little chance of notable glory while serving aboard the D-79.

In early 2281, these cramped and difficult conditions lead to the inevitable. A dispute between two male members of the crew of the IKV Kaitain concerning a female crew member boiled over, quickly embroiling friends of both parties. When the Flag Admiral attempted intervened, the conflict nearly resulted in a full-scale mutiny. The ships captain was eventually forced to use the Marine contingent to quell the violence.

Along with high operating costs, this single incident force planners to reconsider the operational use of the D-79. By 2284, the D-79 was removed from general production with only five hulls complete and operational. The D-79 remained in operation until shortly after the destruction of Praxis.

Of the 5 D-79As built, 1 was destroyed. The remaining 4 were scrapped.

Construction Data:
Model Number — A
Ship Class — XII
Date Entering Service — 2279
Number Constructed — 5
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 36
Damage Chart — C
Length — 221 m
Width — 156 m
Height — 62 m
Weight — 209,360 mt
Cargo Units — 589 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 29,450 mt
Landing Capacity — None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — ZD-8
Standard 6-person — 5
Combat-22 person — 7
Emergency 18-person — 3
Cargo — 6
Other Data:
Crew — 722
Troops — 300
Passengers — 50
Shuttlecraft — 15
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 79
Movement Point Ratio — 5/1
Warp Engine Type — KWG-1
Number — 2
Power Units Available — 28 ea.
Stress Charts — I/M
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type — KIF-2
Power Units Available — 23
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — KD-15
Number — 6
Firing Arcs — 3 f/p, 3 f/s
Firing Chart — T
Maximum Power — 10
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-)
+2 (1-18)
+1 (-)
Beam Weapon Type — KD-6
Number — 2
Firing Arcs — 2 a
Firing Chart — T
Maximum Power — 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-)
+2 (1-18)
+1 (-)
Torpedo Weapon Type — KP-3
Number — 4
Firing Arcs — 2 f, 2 a
Firing Chart — R
Power to Arm — 2
Damage — 15
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — KSP
Shield Point Ratio — 1/3
Maximum Shield Power — 15
Combat Efficiency:
D — 140
WDF — 92.4