S-14 (Hidden Sword) Class V Scout

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design by Morgan Donovan

NOTES:
Known Sphere Of Operation:  Klingon border
Data Reliability:  D
Major Data Source:  Romulan Sector Intelligence

The S-14 scout was specifically designed to hunt down and destroy what many considered the greatest insult to the Romulan people, the K-22 Bird of Prey. Like the V-24, the S-14’s only mission was to seek out and engage their targets, avoiding nearly all other targets of opportunitie.

Unlike the original S-11, which was designed as a scout and not a raiding vessel, the S-14’s systems are dedicated to combat. Multiple redundancies and bypasses ensured that the S-14 could continued the battle even if it was significantly damaged. Although the S-11 did have sufficient internal space to include some of these systems, it was felt that a new class could better accomplish the requirements. The resulting S-14 design would go on to be the bane of many a Klingon commander.

The Type 1 was specifically designed to outgun the latest model of Klingon K-22. With heavier firepower and superior shields, the S-14 was credited with a number of kills by the early 2300’s. The Type 1’s superior torpedo and heavier distruptors allowed it to easily engage Klingon ships in single combat. This type of “hunting” became very popular with Romulan Commanders who wished to strike at the Klingons to avenge national pride.

The Type 2 would be launched in 2338 in anticipation of the launch of a new K-22F. The Type 2 was launched nearly 8 years before it’s intended target, and easily outgunned older K-22s in battle. However, the K-22F that was eventually fielded was larger and equally as capable as the S-14. The two variants would clash often throughout the Triangle and in areas where the Kligons were expanding. By 2355, it was decided to end the primary mission of the S-14 in favor of traditional scouting operations.

The S-14 would go on to serve in the Dominion War where it was used exclusively as a combat scout. It was credited with gathering greater amounts of accurate data on Cardassian and Jem’ Hadar activities during the war than any other single class of vessel. The destruction of the Romulan home world finally ended the S-14’s illustrious career.

Records indicate that a total of 62 S-14s were built. Of those, 10 Type 1s and 3 Type 2s are in reserve fleets with the Romulan Free State. 1 Type 1 and 2 Type 2s were destroyed. 1 Type 2 is listed as missing. 2 Type 1s and 3 Type 2s have been scrapped. 40 Type 2 were sold after the destruction of Romulus.
 

Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2
Ship Class — V V
Date Entering Service — 2295 2338
Number Constructed — 62 Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 15 15
Damage Chart — C C
Size:
Length — 133.5 m 133.5 m
Width — 197.5 m 197.5 m
Height — 45.4 m 45.4 m
Weight — 59,010 mt 59,704 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 17 SCU 17 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 8,850 mt 8,850 mt
Landing Capacity — Yes Yes
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-4M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 1 1
Emergency 20-person — 1 1
Cargo — 1 1
Cloaking Device Type — RCB RCB
Power Requirements — 10 10
Other Data:
Crew — 23 23
Passengers — 4 4
Shuttlecraft — 0 0
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 30 30
Movement Point Ratio — 2/1 2/1
Warp Engine Type — RWD-2 RWD-2
Number — 1 1
Power Units Available — 18 18
Stress Charts — O/Q O/Q
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed — Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type — RID-3 RID-3
Power Units Available — 12 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-11 RB-11
Number — 2 2
Firing Arcs — 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s
Firing Chart — V V
Maximum Power — 9 9
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10) (1-10)
+2 (11-16) (11-16)
+1 (17-21) (17-21)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-7 RP-10
Number — 2 2
Firing Arcs — 1 f 1 f
Firing Chart — R M
Power to Arm — 1 1
Damage — 20 34
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSK RSX
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 14 25
Combat Efficiency:
D — 84.5 100.5
WDF — 39.6 48.0