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Romulan Drone Ship
Class Information
Role:

Remote / Stealth Operations

Status:

Retired

Date Entered Service:

2152

Basic Stats
Decks:

2

Cruising Speed:

Warp 4

Total Complement:

None

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

8

Torpedo Launchers:

1

Shields:

Deflector Screens

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Class Information

Side Elevation of a Drone Ship

The Romulan Drone ship was used by the Romulan Star Empire during the early 2150s to attack ships belonging to various species of the Alpha Quadrant in an attempt to destabilize relations between those species. The first two known examples of this ship class was encountered by the crew of the NX-Class Enterprise in 2154.

These ships were remotely operated by Aenar, a subspecies of Andorian, via telepathy. There were other Drone ships that were encountered during the Earth/Romulan War that had been modified to operate via subspace communications. When operated via telepathy like the first two Drone Ships they could be operated from the Romulan Home world but when operated via subspace communications the operates needed to be within 25 light years due to limitations of subspace communications technology in use at that time. The operator could be further away if the signal was relayed through subspace comm relays but this would cause a delay between a command being issued by the operator and the drone ship carrying out that command. This delay would increase in length as the distance between the operator and the Drone ship increased.

Studying the data gathered on the Drone Ship encountered has show that there is a high probability that the design was meant to carry a crew at some point in the development of the Drone Ship. With no crew the Drone ship was not equipped with internal dampers and has proven to be extremely maneuverable during combat operations.

The Drone Ship is equipped with multiple Tri-Phasic Disrupter Emitters that could simulate the weapons fire of other alien species and a single forward facing torpedo tube. The Drone Ship was also equipped with Deflector Shields for protection from enemy weapons fire.

In an impressive technological feat the Drone Ship was equipped with self repair systems that could repair damage the ship sustained during combat. This allowed the ship to operate for greater periods of time away from Romulan space with out the need to return for repairs.

Another unique system used by the Drone Ship was its Holographic Camouflage System. This system employed an array of multispectral emitters that would allow the Drone Ship to assume the appearance of any other known ship class.


Ship Specifications

Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Remote / Stealth Operations
  • Dimensions: 35 meters (L) x 5 meters (W) x 12 meters (H)
  • Decks: 2
  • Expected Duration: 30 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 year
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 3 years
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew: None



Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thruster Packs
  • Sublight Speed: 1/3 the speed of light
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 4
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 5
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 5.5 (for 3 hours)
  • Slipstream Capable?:
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS

  • 2 forward facing triphasic disrupter cannons
  • 2 aft facing triphasic disrupter cannons
  • 1 dorsally mounted triphasic disrupter cannon
  • 1 ventrally mounted triphasic disrupter cannon
  • 1 triphasic disrupter cannon mounted on the port side amidships
  • 1 triphasic disrupter cannon mounted on the starboard side amidships

TORPEDO LAUNCHERS

  • 1 forward facing torpedo launcher

PAYLOAD 25

Defensive Systems
  • Shields: Deflector Screens
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:
    • Standard Computer Systems


  • Sensor Range: 15 light years
  • Communications Range: 25 light years
Auxiliary Craft



Other Notes

STARSHIP FEATURES:

  • Multispectral emitter system
  • The Drone ship is designed to piloted from a remote location. To facilitate this the ship is equaled with a powerful subspace transceiver system to facilitate control of the ship over a greater range than standard communications systems found on ships of a similar size.
  • There was one know example of this ship encountered by the crew of Enterprise NX-01 that had been modified to recede control commands via telepathy. Under control in this way the ship was able to travel further from the control station than other remote drone ships.
  • The outer hull of the drone ship is studded with multispectral emitters that allow the drone to camouflage itself as a ship of another design. This system has been observed to create images of ships from a wide variety of cultures.
  • The triphasic disrupters could mimic the weapons signature of the same wide variety of cultures as the multispectral emitter system
Official Romulan Starship Specifications
Heavy Warbird Classes D'deridex classKhellian classScimitar class
Medium Warbird Classes 22nd Century Bird Of PreyValdore class
Light Warbird Classes Bird Of PreyD'renet classDrone ShipLaehval classLanora II classPreax classShrike classVentarix class
Shuttle Classes Vreenak classShalimar class
Fighter Classes Aen'rhien classScorpion class