The Imperial Hawk-class battleship was one of the largest and most powerful warships within the Romulan Imperial Fleet in the year 2293. They measured at 763 meters long and thus were smaller then future warbird designs. Like most Romulan starships, they were created to be elegant and beautiful to see but carried a powerful weapon payload that could destroy most opponents. They were known to possess four, or possibly six, warp nacelles.
Due to its role, the Imperial Hawk battleships were slow but compensated with its weapon systems. This included four heavy plasma torpedo tubes located at the front which could deal the equivalent amount of damage from twenty four Federation photon torpedoes or three Klingon Sword of Kahless-class battleships firing simulanteously. Despite the weaponry advantage, this Romulan ship relied on its cloaking device more to damage enemies before quickly retreating under cloak until the time was ready to strike the enemy again.