The Balaur-class dreadnought was a Gorn Hegemony starship in service in the early 25th century. It was equipped with disruptor beam arrays, dual disruptor cannons and photon torpedo launchers. Balaur-class dreadnoughts outmatched Vishap-class frigates and Tuatara-class cruisers in terms of size and armament. The class was also used by the Gorn rebels in their struggle against the Klingon Empire. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
In the year 2409, the Balaur-class was part of several fleet engagements. As a Klingon vassal state, the Gorn had five dreadnoughts each lead a fleet to raid Federation starbases in the Eta Eridani sector block. Acting as siege dreadnoughts, ships of the Balaur-class participated in sieges of those starbases. The Gorn rebels also utilized ships of this class in sieges against KDF starbases. (STO missions: "Fleet Alert", "Starbase Fleet Defense").
|Starship classes of the Gorn Hegemony|
|named classes||Anaconda (HDD • HDC • CDD • CM • CS • MCC) • Balaur • Euromastyx (CL • CLF • COM • CMF • CA • BC • CC • CCF • CCH • BCH • BF • TCC) • Grendel (DN • DNF • DNH • BB) • King Snake (DD • DDF • DDG • DDL • BDD • BDG • BDL • FF) • Kulshedra • Makar • Tuatara • Vishap|
|alphanumeric designations||BH2 • CS6 • MA12 • MD8 • SS3||others||Lath ship • warship|