V-87 (Phantom) Class IV Light Cruiser

«Last Updated on December 15, 2023 »


design by Morgan Donovan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Klingon & Triangle borders
Data Reliability:  E
Major Data Source:  Romulan & Triangle Sector Intelligence

Very little is known about the raiding vessel that was dubbed the “Phantom Cruiser” by an Intelligence analyst after an obscure Terran historical reference. Despite the name, the ship does not display the characteristics of a typical Romulan cruiser design, though the hull platform does bear some similarities to a scaled-down version of the V-2 Hunter class.

Many of the details about the Phantom are cobbled together from scattered encounter reports and Triangle “spacer gossip” and is considered tentative at best. What is known about the ship is that it is small, fast, and astonishingly maneuverable. It is also heavily armed for a ship its size with four RB-6 disruptors and at least two RP-2 photon torpedo tube.

When first encountered, the V-87 was thought to be one of the armada of Orion-built one-offs or small-run ship classes. Further analysis suggests however, that the ship is of purely Romulan construction, with everything from hull materials to power distribution patterns consistent with military-grade Romulan components. The tactics employed by the crew of the V-87 also seem to bear this out.

The Phantom has been reported operating along the entire length of the Romulan/Klingon border, as well as scattered reports of the vessel being spotted in the Triangle. There were no confirmed sightings of this ship along the Federation border or within the Orion Colonies. Only one Phantom has been positively identified. The wide ranging distance between encounters indicate that as few as five or as many as ten may have been in service.

Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1
Ship Class — IV
Date Entering Service — 2284
Number Constructed — 8
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 11
Damage Chart — B
Length — 131.4 m
Width — 99 m
Height — 41 m
Weight — 39,548 mt
Cargo Units — 30 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 1,500 mt
Landing Capacity — Yes
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R4M
Standard 9-person — 2
Emergency 20-person — 1
Cargo — 1
Cloaking Device Type — RCB
Power Requirements — 10
Other Data:
Crew — 22
Troops — 8
Shuttlecraft – 1
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 25
Movement Point Ratio — 1/1
Warp Engine Type — RWB-2
Number — 2
Power Units Available — 11 ea.
Stress Charts — N/P
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp
Emergency Speed — Warp
Impulse Engine Type — RIA-3
Power Units Available — 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-6
Number — 4
Firing Arcs — 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 2 a
Firing Chart — T
Maximum Power — 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-)
+2 (1-18)
+1 (-)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-2
Number — 2
Firing Arcs — 2 f
Firing Chart — H
Power to Arm — 1
Damage — 8
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSF
Shield Point Ratio — 1/3
Maximum Shield Power — 10
Combat Efficiency:
D — 137.2
WDF — 25.2