Canon Facts Backstage Info  Speculation
Super Battleship
Unit Run
Unknown, but at least several in service by the end of the war
Unknown, but in service by late 2375
Length : 4,800 m
Beam : 3,235 m
Height : 1,393 m
Decks : Unknown, but approximately 206 excluding nacelles
Unknown, but probably several thousand crew plus 100,000+ troops
6 x Heavy duty pulse polaron cannon
152 x Phased Polaron Beam emitters, total beam output 1,000,000 TeraWatts
48 x Torpedo tubes
Defence Systems
Unknown : Starfleet estimates :
Shield system, total capacity 16,740,000 TeraJoules 
Heavy Varethiel double hull plus 93.6 cm High Density armour. 
High level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Unknown : Starfleet estimates top speed equal to Dominion Battleship
Strength Indices
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 20,000
Torpedo Firepower : 11,200
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 1,500
Shield Strength : 6,200
Hull Armour : 9,800
Speed : 1,752
Combat Manoeuvrability : 220
Overall Strength Index
Expected Hull Life
Refit Cycle

Notes : Information regarding the Dominions shipbuilding activities during the war is never likely to be complete, but some facts are known. In 2374 the Dominion was rumoured to be working on a large Battleship design, and this was confirmed when the USS Valiant was destroyed while engaging such a ship. It was feared that this vessel would go into series production, but in fact this vessel remains the only known example of its kind.

However, the Dominion was not finished with Battleship production. When the Allied fleet advanced on Cardassia at the end of the war, the fleet which gathered to meet them included several examples of a new and much larger vessel, the Dreadnought. These ships are amongst the largest known at almost five kilometres; in design they are an almost direct scale up of the Battleship prototype, to which they are externally identical in every respect except that of scale. Internal details are unknown, but it can be expected that three or four decks have been substituted for each one, with the deck height increased or reduced as needed to fit the design. Comparisons between the Klingon K'Vort and B'Rel classes are inevitable, and much of Starfleets more conjectural data on the class is based on assumptions derived from the Klingon model.

The Dominion forces surrendered before the Allies had to engage these ships, and as a result little is known for certain regarding their capabilities. Starfleet has published estimated figures in some fields, notably weaponry and defensive systems, based on known Dominion technology and practices.

The Dreadnoughts returned to Dominion space via the wormhole with the rest of the Dominion fleet.

Last updated : 9th April 2000.
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