P-12 (Comilus) Class II Cutter

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from FASA Star Trek© Starship Tactical Combat Simulator – Romulan Ship Recognition Manual (1st Edition)

Known Sphere Of Operation: Federation & Triangle borders
Data Reliability: B for all models
Major Data Source: Romulan Sector Intelligence

These Klingon vessels were traded to the Romulans beginning in 2270, largely because of pressure on the Klingons to replace the structurally-weak N-8 (Klingon K-3) vessels. The P-12s also were altered to mount Romulan engines, weapons systems, and shields, but the modifications actually made the ships more structurally sound, probably because of the added support required for the tandem warp engines.

As of 2287, only one type was believed to be in service. It obviously had proven effective in its gunboat/systems patrol role, and it was being used along Federation borders and those of the Triangle. Of the 220 acquired in the exchange, about 200 were believed to be in active service at that time. Six had been been seen in the Triangle operating in the civil sector.

Some time after 2288, the Empire took the extraordinary action of reducing the initial equipment design of the P-12. Field engineers and support personnel all indicated that the computer an main warp drive were overpowered and unnecessarily difficult to maintain for a ship of this size and mission scope. The Type 2 incorporated the R-2m, which was easier to repair after combat and yet was sufficient to power the weapons and main drive. The Type 2 also removed the aft beam weapons, replacing them with a forward firing photon torpedo system. This nearly doubled the overall firepower of the small vessel.

The P-12 remained in active service until the late 2320’s

The class is said to have been named for the famous Praetor Comilius, who, after suffering several serious defeats at the hands of his enemies, withdrew to his capital city to hold out for six years against the massive armies that each had assembled. He negotiated an alliance with one of his adversaries and broke the siege, later conquered his remaining enemies, and brought peace to his people that lasted a century.

Construction Data:
Model Number — Type-1 Type-2
Ship Class — II II
Date Entering Service — 2270 2291
Number Constructed — 176 Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 4 4
Damage Chart — C C
Length — 54 m 54 m
Width — 23 m 23 m
Height — 10 m 10 m
Weight — 14,843 mt 14,263 mt
Cargo Units — 20 SCU 20 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 1,000 mt 1,000 mt
Landing Capacity — None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R3M R2M
Other Data:
Crew — 16 16
Passengers — 0 0
Shuttlecraft —
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 20 15
Movement Point Ratio — 1/1 1/2
Warp Engine Type — RWA-2 RWA-1
Number — 2 2
Power Units Available — 9 ea. 6 ea.
Stress Charts — J/M M/O
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6 Warp 7
Emergency Speed — Warp 7 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type — RIA-2 RIA-3
Power Units Available — 2 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-2 RB-7
Number — 4 2
Firing Arcs — 2 p/f/s, 2 p/a/s 2 p/f/s
Firing Chart — K J
Maximum Power — 2 4
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-)
+2 (-) (1-6)
+1 (-) (7-10)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-2
Number — 1
Firing Arcs —
Firing Chart — H
Power to Arm — 1
Damage — 8
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSC RSC
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 10 10
Combat Efficiency:
D — 77.7 104.7
WDF — 3.2 6.8