The IKS Maht-H'a (IKC-11574), also known as the IKC Maht-H'a, was a Vor'cha-class attack cruiser (or battle cruiser) starship in the Klingon Empire's Defense Force in the 24th century. Maht-H'a was commanded by Captain Nu'Daq. (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia; CCG set: Q-Continuum; Decipher RPG module: Starships; WizKids modules: Tactics, Attack Wing) The ship's name is derived from the tlhIngan Hol word matHa’, meaning "gunner".
History and specificationsEdit
In 2369, under the command of Nu'Daq, the Maht-H'a was collecting DNA samples to decipher a four-billion-year-old genetic program left by the ancient humanoids. The ship was responsible for the eradication of all life on Indri VIII, to prevent any other parties from collecting samples, and later met the USS Enterprise-D and two Galor-class Cardassian warships at Loren III. The Maht-H'a was slightly damaged by a Cardassian attack despite advance warning, and so was unable to follow the Enterprise to Vilmor II for the final piece of the program. (TNG episode: "The Chase")
- Although most other Vor'cha-class starships are referred to as attack cruisers in canon, the Maht-H'a and other Vor'cha-class vessels listed by the Decipher RPG as battle cruisers. It is not clear if this is because they are outfitted differently or if the two cruiser terms had become somewhat synonymous.