R-5 (Ll’hianna) Class VII Escort

«Last Updated on December 18, 2023 »


design by Morgan Donovan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Triangle & Klingon borders
Data Reliability:  D
Major Data Source:  Project Grey Ghost; Romulan Sector Intelligence

The R-5 Ll’hianna is best described as a “scrappy” class VII light warbird. The Star Empire seems to be deploying the R-5 primarily as an escort vessel; however, a number of these ships have also been observed in service as heavy scouts.

The R-5 is considered more than capable of dealing with the increase in raiding parties in the Triangle, where it is most often seen. Six long range RB-5 distruptors and an RP-3 torpedo are considered sufficient to send most pirate vessels packing. The high-powered RSK shield generator and reasonably well-armored hull give the R-5 sufficient combat capability to engage larger ships when called for.

The R-5 does have drawbacks, however. It appears to suffer from the same problems faced by many current Romulan designs in it’s lack of speed. While it’s cruising speed of warp six is sufficient for it’s escort duties, it is somewhat underwhelming in it’s scouting duties. Scans indicate that it’s cargo hold is also smaller than would be normally found on a vessel with either the mission profile or crew size. This had made the R-5 somewhat unpopular with their crews.

Despite these issues, the R-5 does represent an improvement over the older R-4 Mularr, it’s immediate predecessor. Star Fleet Intelligence believes that the R-5 will remain in service for a number of years and most likely will be improved as technology progresses.

To date, 22 R-5s have been produced at the Naval Construction Yard 7 and the Nivla’shak Industries yards at Mandukaham. 2 have been destroyed and 20 were eventually sold.

Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1
Ship Class — VII
Date Entering Service — 2275
Number Constructed — 22
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 20
Damage Chart — C
Length — 82.4 m
Width — 105.3 m
Height — 23.8 m
Weight — 98,538 mt
Cargo Units — 85 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 4,250 mt
Landing Capacity — None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R4M
Standard 9-person — 2
Combat 20-person — 1
Emergency 20-person — 1
Cargo — 1
Cloaking Device Type — RCC
Power Requirements — 15
Other Data:
Crew — 181
Troops — 16
Passengers — 10
Shuttlecraft – 2
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 37
Movement Point Ratio — 3/1
Warp Engine Type — RWD-1
Number — 2
Power Units Available — 16 ea.
Stress Charts — O/O
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type — RIB-3
Power Units Available — 5
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-5
Number — 6
Firing Arcs — 2 f/p, 2 f/s, 2 a
Firing Chart — V
Maximum Power — 5
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10)
+2 (11-16)
+1 (17-21)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-3
Number — 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f
Firing Chart — Q
Power to Arm — 1
Damage — 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSK
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 14
Combat Efficiency:
D — 83.6
WDF — 36.1