D-10D (Stolen Vengeance) Class X Heavy Cruiser

«Last Updated on December 12, 2023 »


from Klingon Ship Recognition Manual, 2nd Edition, FASA, design by Forest G. Brown, graphics by Dana Knutson, re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Triangle
Data Reliability:  C
Major Data Source:  Triangle Sector Intelligence

One of the more recent acquisitions for the IKS, the Stolen Vengeance has seen its fair share of combat since joining the outlaw Klingons on K’Linsann. Now the center piece of the IKS’s Second Attack Squadron, the Stolen Vengeance began its career in a much less venerable way.

Originally commissioned as the Giver of Swiftness in 2270, the heavy cruiser was immediately detailed to an exploration mission along the Klingon/Romulan boarder. It’s first four years of service saw no combat, little returns on its exploration mission, and almost no chance for glory for captain and crew. On board rivalry with marine troops and frustration with the lack of missions soon lead many of the crew to consider removing their captain, himself frustrated with the lack of glory. When Captain Krisk committed suicide the following year, the First Officer assumed command and hoped for reassignment. But the Swiftness would see no action that year, or the following. By 2277 all those crew members who could had used their family or personal influence to transfer off the ship.

In early 2278, after the captain, first officer and second officer all secured transfers, Berek sutai Klinmar, one of the few original remaining crewmen, was given command of the dejected ship and crew. Despite conflicts all around, the Swiftness seemed to always be just a step behind other forces within their region. In late 2279, after being contacted by a relative within the IKS, Klinmar and the other officers of the Swiftness unanimously decided to break from the empire and join allegiance with the IKS.

Imperial Intelligence did attempt to eliminate Klinmar, but with both the naval and marine contingent behind the decision to leave, a battlecruiser was sent to intercept the Swiftness and destroy it. The resulting battle, ironically the first combat that the Swiftness saw since its launch, was short and violent. The D-7 that intercepted the Swiftness did manage to damage several disruptors as well as the main deflector shields. Despite the damage, the Swiftness was able to destroy one of the D-7’s warp nacelles and eventually outpace the pursuing forces. Six weeks later the Giver of Swiftness arrived at K’Linsann and Berek was quickly promoted to Admiral of the IKS.

The Giver of Swiftness was immediately rechristened Stolen Vengeance and transferred to Mattarra for repairs. During it escape, three of the cruiser original KD-9 were destroyed. Two of those emplacements were replaced with the more powerful KD-8 taken from a vessel too damaged to be repaired. The third emplacement was so damaged that Klinmar agreed to forgo repair in favor of a swift deployment. The KSK shield system replaced the damage KSO system. Although not as powerful, the KSK was easier to repair and maintain in the field.

Variant 1 has remained unchanged since being re-launched in 2280. Klinmar has quickly earned his reputation as a successful raiding commander. The Vengeance has participated in nearly two dozen raids and captured significant resources for the fledgling IKS. The Vengeance is on the list to have its remaining weapons upgraded to KD-8s, but production of other components has taken precedence as the IKS continues to construct is shipbuilding and repair facilities. The Vengeance is the command cruiser for the Second Attack Squadron and is rarely seen without its escort vessels, the Slave of Justice and Revenge. Currently, the squadron is operating along the Romulan boarder, raiding independent merchants and other targets of opportunity.

Construction Data:
     Model – Variant 1
     Ship Class – X
     Date Entering Service – 2280
     Number Constructed – 1
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points – 24
     Damage Chart – C
           Length – 262 m
          Width – 157 m
          Height – 32 m
          Weight – 142,060 mt
          Total SCU – 240 SCU
          Cargo Capacity – 12000 mt
     Landing Capacity – None
Equipment Date:
     Control Computer Type – ZD-6
          Standard 6-person – 2
          Combat 22-person – 8
          Emergency 18-person – 4
          Cargo – 4
Other Data:
     Crew – 500
     Troops – 320
     Passengers – 0
     Shuttlecraft – 10
Engines And Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available – 40
     Movement Point Ratio – 4/1
     Warp Engine Type – KWE-2
          Number – 2
          Power Units Available – 18 ea.
          Stress Chart – J/M
          Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 7
          Emergency Speed – Warp 8
     Impulse Engine Type – KID-2
          Power Units Available – 4
Weapons And Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type – KD-9
          Number – 3
          Firing Arcs – 1  f, 2 f/s
          Firing Chart – W
          Maximum Power – 5
          Damage Modifiers:
               +3 (1-7)
               +2 (8-15)
               +1 (16-20)
     Beam Weapon Type – KD-3
          Number – 2
           Firing Arcs – 2 a
          Firing Chart – I
          Maximum Power – 5
          Damage Modifiers:
               +3 (-)
               +2 (-)
               +1 (1-12)
     Beam Weapon Type – KD-8
          Number – 2
          Firing Arcs – 1 f/p, 1 f
          Firing Chart – U
          Maximum Power – 7
           Damage Modifiers
               +3 (1-7)
               +2 (8-15)
               +1 (8-15)
     Torpedo Weapon Type – KP-4
          Number – 2
          Firing Arcs – 1 f, 1 a
           Firing Chart – Q
          Power to Arm – 2
          Damage – 18
Shield Data:
     Deflector Shield Type – KSK
     Shield Point Ratio – 1/2
     Maximum Shield Power – 11
Combat Efficiency:
     D – 79.4
     WDF – 52.7