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Scout / technology test bed ship
Unit Run
Believed to be approximately 1,050 in service as of the end of the Dominion war; at least 750 were lost to the Dominion. 
2358 - present
Length : 98 m
Width : 94 m 
Height : 15 m 
Decks : 2
350 tons
up to 73, depending on subtype
2 x Light disrupter cannon, total output 2,000 TeraWatts
1 x Probe/photon torpedo tube + 12 probes/torpedoes
Defence Systems
Shield system, total capacity 67,500 TeraJoules 
Standard Duranium/Tritanium single hull plus 2.0 cm High Density armour. 
Standard level structural integrity field
Warp Speeds
(TNG Scale)
Normal Cruise : Warp Factor 6 
Maximum Cruise : Warp Factor 7.8 
Maximum Rated : Warp Factor 8.6 for twelve hours
Strength Indices
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 40
Torpedo Firepower : 62.5
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 20
Shield Strength : 25
Hull Armour : 212.5
Speed : 680
Combat Manoeuvrability : 14,600
Overall Strength Index
Expected Hull Life
30 years
Refit Cycle
Minor : 1 year 
Standard : 2 years 
Major : 5 years

Notes : Very little is known about these ships; they appear to be light scout vessels, but have also been used as test beds for technology research projects. Admiral Jarok used a scoutship to cross the Neutral Zone during his defection in 2366; the Admiral set the ship to self-destruct before Federation personnel could board and inspect it, in order to prevent the Federation from learning about Romulan technology. Another scoutship was used by the Romulans to develop their phased cloaking device. This vessel suffered a catastrophic accident in  2368, killing many of the crew and initiating a warp core overload. The Enterprise-D rendered assistance to the ship, managing to eject its warp core in time to save the remaining crew and ship.

Last updated : 26th October 1999.
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