- For other uses, see D'deridex.
The D'deridex-class was the successor to the Amarcan-class warbird of the 2340s decade and the War Eagle-class, enlarging its double-hull design and correcting some weaknesses which had become evident in the older vessels. The class was designed to be larger than any Federation or Klingon starship of the time. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Heart, ST reference: Star Trek: Starship Spotter)
The class was extremely successful and soon found itself making up the bulk the Imperial Romulan Fleet. D'Deridex-class vessels represented the Romulan Star Empire in numerous incidents and historical events and the class participated in many engagements in the Dominion War. (DS9 episodes: "Tears of the Prophets", "What You Leave Behind")
The D'deridex Advanced was a variant of the basic D'deridex-class starship. These ships were upgraded at Orias III by the Tal Shiar and joined with Cardassian Keldon-class ships for an invasion of Dominion territory in the year 2371. The IRW Belak was an example of this variant. (ST:CCG: The Dominion)
The D'deridex-class's large size makes these vessels more intimidating, but also makes the class highly adaptable. The vessels were primarily meant for military purposes but could just as easily take on the role of a science vessel or supply ship. (ST reference: Star Trek: Starship Spotter; WizKids module: Attack Wing)
This class of ships were known to possess research labs, reverse engineering terminals and intelligence gathering equipment making them capable of a wide variety of operations, both in the fields of combat and covert missions. (TNG video game: Starfleet Command III)
At one time, it was believed these vessels only carried a crew of 622 Romulans, however the actual crew complement was 1,500 officers and crew, plus troops. (TNG video game: Echoes from the Past, DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||D'deridex class starships|
|Starship classes of the Romulan Republic|
|subclass groups||Ar'Kif (Ar'Kala • Jhu'ael) • Aves (Caprimul • Harpia • Tyton) • Baratan (Deihu • Vastam) • D'deridex (D'ridthau • D'Khellra) • Daeinos (Dinaes) • Dhelan (Dhael) • Scimitar (Falchion • Tulwar) • Ha'apax (Haakona) • Khaiell (Jaeih • Ohkala) • Mogai (Valdore • Morrigu)|
|other named classes||Aelahl • Faeht • Ha'feh • Ha'nom • T'liss • T'varo|
|small craft||Jarok • Kestrel • Scorpion • Talon • Tiercel|
References and notesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual
- ↑ TNG video games: Armada, Armada II
- D'deridex class article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- D'deridex Battlecruiser article at The Star Trek Online Wiki.