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Canon Facts Backstage Info  Speculation
Type
General purpose cargo carrier
Unit Run
Groumal
Estimated 650 built. 437 were lost during the war, with 213 remaining in service.
Commissioned
2341 - 2371
Dimensions
Length : 124 - 241 m, depending on cargo pods carried. 
Beam : 37 m 
Height : 61 m
Decks : 4
Mass
150,000 tons
Crew
12
Armament
1 x Low power disrupter bank, total output 50 TeraWatts
Defence Systems
Shield system, total capacity 13,500 TeraJoules 
Light Monotanium double hull
Low level structural integrity field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Normal Cruise : Warp Factor 5 
Maximum Cruise : Warp Factor 6 
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 6.2 for four hours
Strength Indices
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 1
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 5
Shield Strength : 5
Hull Armour : 0.625
Speed : 229
Combat Manoeuvrability : 2,300
Overall Strength Index
30
Approximately equivalent to Starfleet Grade 1 or less
Expected Hull Life
100 years
Refit Cycle
Minor : 5 years 
Standard : 10 years 
Major : 20 years

Notes : The Cardassians use these useful craft as general purpose cargo carriers. It is a modular design, with a power system and warp and impulse engines in a stern section and the crew quarters, computer systems and bridge in the bow section. Between the two is anything from one to five cargo sections, each of which carries six storage pods. The standard pod is capable of carrying normal cargo items, but pods designed for bulk ores, liquids, and frozen items are also available.

Although most cargo vessels are unarmed, the Cardassians chose to equip this ship with a single light disrupter cannon in order to defend against low intensity threats such as mercenaries and raiders. The ship has no shields or armour of any kind.

To date the most notable achievement of the cargo ship has been the capture of a Klingon bird of prey by the Groumall, under the command of Gul Dukat. Dukat, with the assistant of Major Kira of the Bajoran militia, mounted a system five disrupter cannon on his ship and waited for the Klingons to attempt to steal his cargo before firing on them. He beamed on board the Klingon ship while its shields where down, and used its own transporters to beam the Klingons onto his own ship, which he subsequently destroyed.

The cargo ship is now out of production, and although many were destroyed during the war over two hundred remain in service and it is likely to be a common sight until well into the next century.
 


Last updated : 27th October 1999.
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