N-37 (Night Creeper) Class IV Light Scout

«Last Updated on May 5, 2024 »

design by Morgan Donovan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Triangle, Romulan Border, Federation Border
Data Reliability:  D for all models
Major Data Source:  Triangle Sector Intelligence

The N-37, one of the last mainline production vessels of the IKS, was considered by many to be little more than a glorified frontline transport. However, it’s light mass and excellent speed did make it an effective part of the IKS fleet when utilized properly. The scout was capable of outrunning all but the fastest of known starships and could deliver a moderately powerful blow with it’s KP-18 torpedo system.

The N-37 was used for reconnaissance and light harassment raids against Imperial Klingon colonies and patrols within the Triangle. The very large crew quarters and spacious interior, unusual in Klingon designs, endeared these craft to high-ranking officers who were rumored to use these ships as a personal transports when other ships of the line were imprudent or unavailable. Despite this, only a handful of these ships were ever fielded.

Of the 47 N-37s built, 6 were destroyed, 3 were captured, 8 were scrapped and 29 were eventually repatriated. Of those, 19 are in service to ranking imperial families and 10 are believed to be in reserve fleets. 1 is reported missing and is believed to have taken by a crew who did not wish to rejoin the Empire following the Dominion War. It’s location remain unknown.

The vessel is named for a small nocturnal insect native to Kernevel, notorious for finding it’s way into even the most carefully sealed areas.

Construction Data:
Model Number — Variant-1
Ship Class — IV
Date Entering Service — 2355
Number Constructed — 47
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 9
Damage Chart — B
Length — 129.2 m
Width — 88.3 m
Height — 37.4 m
Weight — 39,940 mt
Cargo Units — 12 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 6,600 mt
Landing Capacity — None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — ZI-1
Standard 6-person — 2
Cargo — 1
Cloaking Device Type — KCB
Power Requirements — 22
Other Data:
Crew — 12
Passengers — 3
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 29
Movement Point Ratio — 2/1
Warp Engine Type — KWB-3
Number — 2
Power Units Available — 13 ea.
Stress Charts — Q/Q
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 8
Emergency Speed — Warp 9
Impulse Engine Type — KIB-1
Power Units Available — 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — KD-16
Number — 2
Firing Arcs — 2 p/f/s
Firing Chart — Y
Maximum Power — 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-9)
+2 (10-17)
+1 (18-22)
Torpedo Weapon Type — KP-18
Number — 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f
Firing Chart — S
Power to Arm — 1
Damage — 25
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — KSM
Shield Point Ratio — 1/1
Maximum Shield Power — 15
Combat Efficiency:
D — 54.9
WDF — 29.8