D'deridex class

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D'deridex-class
Class Information
Expected Duration: 150 years
Resupply Interval: 5 years
Refit Interval: 10 years
Role: Battleship
In Service: Unknown
Length: 1280 meters
Width: 1000 meters
Height: 412 meters
Decks: 100
Warp Rating
Cruising Speed: Warp 5
Maximum Speed: Warp 9
Emergency Speed: Warp 9.5 for 12 hours
Personnel
Crew Compliment: 1316
Officers: 216
Enlisted: 850
Marines: 250
Civilians: 100-150
Auxiliary Craft
Shuttlebays:

2 Hangar Bays

Shuttles:

8

Fighters:

24

Tactical Systems
Phasers:
  • 1 Type 21 Disruptor
  • 18 Type 16 Disruptor Cannons
Torpedo Launchers:
  • 4 forward
  • 4 aft
Torpedo Compliment:

800 Plasma Torpedoes

Shields:

High Output Shielding System

Other Systems:
  • Class 8 Cloaking Device
  • 11cm Density Armor
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The D'deridex-class (or B-type or Warbird-class) battle cruiser is the pride of the Romulan Star Empire's Galae s'Shiar (Imperial Fleet) and the small Romulan Commonwealth.

The class was named after Romulan Praetor D'deridex, who held office during the late 22nd century.

History

The D'deridex-class was the successor to the Amarcan warbird of the 2340s and the War Eagle, enlarging its double-hull design and correcting some weaknesses which had become evident in the older vessels. The class was designed to be larger than any Federation or Klingon starship of the time, and contain twice the armaments of either power's vessels.

The class was extremely successful and soon found its self making up the bulk the Imperial Romulan Fleet. D'Deridex-class vessels have represented the Romulan Star Empire in numerous incidents and historical events and the class participated in many engagements in the Dominion War.

The D'deridex Advanced was a variant of the basic D'deridex-class starship. These ships were upgraded at Orias III by the Tal Shiar and joined with Cardassian Keldon-class ships for an invasion of Dominion territory in 2371. The IRW Belak was an example of this variant.

Vessels of the class were still being constructed in the late 2370s, before being phased out in favor of the more powerful Mogai-class warbirds in the 2380s.

Features

Like most Romulan vessels of the 24th century, the D'deridex class is powered utilizing an artificial quantum singularity and is fitted with a cloaking device.

The D'deridex class's large size makes the vessels more intimidating, but also makes the class highly adaptable. The vessels are primarily meant for military purposes but can just as easily take on role of a science vessel or supply ship.

This class of ships were known to possess research labs, reverse engineering terminals and intelligence gathering equipment making them capable of a wide variety of operations; both in the fields of combat and covert missions.

At one time, it was believed these vessels only carried a crew of 622 Romulans.