V-69 (Bird of Wisdom) Class VII Intelligence Cruiser

«Last Updated on December 15, 2023 »


design by Morgan Donovan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use
Data Reliability:  D
Major Data Source:  Romulan Sector Intelligence

Very little is known definitively about this class of vessel. Reports indicate that these ships are operated exclusively by the mysterious and lethal Tal’Shiar.

The first known long-range scans of this ship were logged in the mid-2270’s near the Triangle. Since that time, the V-69 was encountered only on rare occasions, and never at close range. Technical analysis indicate similarities with the V-20 class of light cruiser. This may indicate the use of “off the shelf” hull components or a deliberate attempt at misdirection as the differences only become apparent at close range or with visual examination.

The V-69’s combat capability is also thought to be on-par with the V-20. Only a handful of after-action reports are available concerning these ships. Analysis shows that commanders of these ships seem reluctant to enter direct combat, preferring to cloak and disengage rather than fight a prolonged battle. This may be due to the under-sized crew complement or the inclusion of delicate or specialized equipment found throughout the ship.

To date, only 9 of these cruisers have been positively confirmed, with 4 more having been scanned at extreme range. It is unknown if this is the extent of the class or if more vessels were in service but were never scanned at this time. The location of the construction facility for these ships was never positively identified, although it is believed that the ships were being built at Romulus or Remus.

The exact disposition of these ships remain unknown, although 8 to 10 of them are believed to be in reserve fleets. 1 is reportedly missing and 1 was scrapped.

Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1
Ship Class — VII
Date Entering Service — 2273
Number Constructed — 13
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 18
Damage Chart — C
Length — 121.7 m
Width — 161.3 m
Height — 21.4 m
Weight — 97,428 mt
Cargo Units — 190 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 9,500 mt
Landing Capacity — None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R5M
Standard 9-person — 2
Emergency 20-person — 1
Cargo — 1
Cloaking Device Type — RCC
Power Requirements — 15
Other Data:
Crew — 128
Passengers — 40
Shuttlecraft – 3
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 50
Movement Point Ratio — 4/1
Warp Engine Type — RWD-2
Number — 2
Power Units Available — 20 ea.
Stress Charts — O/Q
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type — RIE-1
Power Units Available — 10
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-9
Number — 5
Firing Arcs — 2 f/p, 2 f/s, 1 p/a/s
Firing Chart — W
Maximum Power — 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-8)
+2 (9-16)
+1 (17-20)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-3
Number — 2
Firing Arcs — 1 f, 1 a
Firing Chart — Q
Power to Arm — 1
Damage — 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSN
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 15
Combat Efficiency:
D — 82.7
WDF — 43.0