The Venatrix class is an upgraded design based on the Klingon D7 cruisers. The Romulan Star Empire received all specs, designs, and plans for the ship under the terms of a brief alliance between the two powers in 2268. The Klingons received Romulan cloaking technology in trade. Like the Klingon K'tinga class vessels, the Venatrix class is a vast improvement over it's predecessor. Minor differences between it and its Klingon counterparts include plasma torpedoes instead of photons and warp power provided by an artificial singularity.
The Romulan Venatrix class is still a prominent vessel in the Romulan Military despite it's age. Although not as powerful as the much larger D'deridex warbird, it is still a force to be reckoned with. Slowly these ships are being decommissioned for materials to make the newer Valdore's and D'deridex's, but are still many in number.
|Official Romulan Starship Specifications|
|Heavy Warbird Classes||D'deridex class • Khellian class • Scimitar class • Valdore class|
|Light Warbird Classes||D'renet class • Laehval class • Lanora II class • Preax class • Shrike class • Ventarix class|
|Shuttle Classes||Vreenak class • Shalimar class|
|Fighter Classes||Aen'rhien class • Scorpion class|