Scimitar class

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Scimitar-class
Class Information
Role:

Dreadnought

Status:

Active

Date Entered Service:

2378

Basic Stats
Decks:

35

Cruising Speed:

Warp 7

Total Complement:

1000

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

52

Torpedo Launchers:

27

Shields:

Dual Layered Shields

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Class Description

Produced by the Remans, the Scimitar was first encountered by the USS Enterprise-E, which traveled to Romulus in 2378 at the invite of the new Praetor, Shinzon. The ship is a large vessel, nearly the size of the D'deridex in terms of volume. It was classified by Captain Picard as a predator, and this is certainly an accurate description. The ship carries very heavy armament and shielding, enabling it to remain in a battle for prolonged periods under heavy fire.

Like most Romulan ships the, Scimitar is fitted with a cloaking device, but this is of a new type which is undetectable to the current generation of Federation sensor systems. There were no detectable tachyon emissions or residual anti-protons from the cloak, making accurate targeting impossible. Still worse was the fact that the Scimitar could fire all weapons whilst cloaked, much as the Klingon prototype Bird of Prey which Captain Kirk faced at Khitomer could in 2296.

When Shinzon attempted to invade the Federation, Captain Picard took the Enterprise-E into battle with the Scimitar. The results were shocking. Whereas General Chang's ship was unshielded and lost its cloak when the Enterprise-A scored a single hit, the Scimitar retained its cloak and was undamaged throughout numerous weapon impacts. The difficulty in scoring hits on the ship made an already lopsided battle a hopeless affair for the Enterprise.

Although two Valdore type warbrids joined the Enterprise in battle, the Scimitar was easily able to defeat these ships in a matter of minutes before turning its attention back to the Enterprise, mostly because of Shinzons previous experience with the Valdores. Captain Picard did give a good account of his ship, fighting until all weapons were exhausted before ramming the Scimitar rather than surrendering. The Enterprise's hull did appear to be rather stronger than the Scimitar's, yet although the impact did inflict considerable damage on the Reman ship even this did not stop it. Only a last desperate boarding action by Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data was able to stop the enemy vessel.

The USS Enterprise approaching the Scimitar above Romulus.

Perhaps most worrying of all, the Scimitar was designed to house a Thalaron radiation emitter system which could engulf ships or even whole planets. As a weapon of mass destruction the Scimitar would be horrendously effective, able to exterminate planetary populations with ease.

The Romulans seem unlikely to proceed with class production of the Scimitar as the design stands. The employment of a Thalaron system would likely provoke a quadrant-wide armaments race of horrific scale and scope. However, the Romulans did finish an incomplete hull found at the Reman Starbase the Scimitar was produced at. This ship was a modified design with only conventional weaponry, with planetary disruptor banks installed where the Thalaron weapons were. This ship was taken over by the Tal'Shiar, and subsequently defeated by the Pegasus-B, Yorktown-E, and three Romulan vessels.

No further ships are known to be building, however rumor has it that the Tal'Shiar are building two. Should this prove to be the case, the Romulan military as well as Starfleet have much thinking to do.

Ship Specifications

Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Dreadnought
  • Dimensions: 890 meters (L) x 1350 meters (W) x 372 meters (H)
  • Decks: 35
  • Expected Duration: 90 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 2 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew: 1000
    • 50 Officers
    • 750 Enlisted


  • Emergency Capacity: 1985
Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thruster packs
  • Sublight Speed: 2/3 the speed of light
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 7
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 8
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 9.8 (for 4 hours)
  • Slipstream Capable?:
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS

  • 52 disruptor banks

TORPEDO LAUNCHERS

  • 27 Torpedo Tubes

PAYLOAD 1350

Defensive Systems
  • Shields: Dual Layered Shields
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:
    • Isolinear Computer system
  • Transporters:
    • 6 six-person transporter
    • 4 fifteen troop transfer transporters
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 kilometers
  • Sensor Range: 10 light years
  • Communications Range: 10 light years
Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 2

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 10


  • Fighters: 40
Other Notes

STARSHIP FEATURES:

  • Advanced Cloaking Device
  • When cloaked the Scimitar is able to fire its weapons and travel at high Warp speeds. Further it leaves no tell tale anti-photon residue nor emitted tachyons when in use.
  • The Telaron Radiation device which was present in the Prototype Scimitar is absent in the subsequent versions. it required a shift in the positioning of the 'wings' to operate which could take several minutes during which time the rediation would build. The weapon was capable of eliminating all life on a planet in seconds.
  • The Scimitar was built to fight in the Dominion War, but did not enter service in time. The design has since been used notably by the Empress of the Romulan Star Empire as a flagship and by the Remans. The original Scimitar Prototype was attempted to be used to free the Reman people from the oppression of the Romulans as well as fight the Federation by Shinzon of Remus. It was confronted and ultimately destroyed by the Enterprise E in conjunction with several Romulan vessels. For the most part the Scimitar was able to hold it's own against these challenges.
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