|Affiliation:||Andorian Empire, Andorian Imperial Guard (Coalition of Planets/Federation)|
|Service period:||22nd - 23rd centuries|
|Speed:||between warp factor 5 and 8|
|Maximum speed:||below warp 8|
|Armaments:||5 particle cannons|
|Auxiliary craft:||Andorian escape pods|
|Affiliation:||Federation, Starfleet/Andorian Empire|
|Service period:||25th century|
|Maximum speed:||transwarp and quantum slipstream velocities|
|Cruising speed:||warp factor 9.9+|
|Armaments:||Kumari phaser wing cannons, Andorian dual heavy phaser cannons, 2x quantum torpedo launchers, Andorian dual phaser beam bank, Andorian dual phaser cannons, Andorian phaser turret|
|Defences:||deflector shields, phaser dispersal array|
|Systems:||wing cannon platforms, tachyon induction relay|
|Auxiliary craft:||Federation shuttlecraft|
The Kumari-class was a type of Andorian Empire starship, a battlecruiser in the Andorian Imperial Guard service in the 22nd century. The Kumari vessels were combatant vessels on the side of the Coalition of Planets allies during the Earth-Romulan War. The Kumari-class were equipped with tractor beams and particle beam weapons, and had a maximum speed exceeding warp 5. Ships of the class carried the prefix I.G.S. (Imperial Guard Ship). (ENT episodes: "Cease Fire", "Proving Ground"; ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
Following the creation of the United Federation of Planets the Andorian Imperial Guard fleet was absorbed into the newly established Federation Starfleet. While the ships retained their names, was given the prefix of USS before the name and registry number. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
The Kumari-class was still in service, though considerably upgraded, by the early 25th century, and by 2409 had been redesignated an escort vessel. The class had also spawned two variant classes, the Charal and Khyzon-classes. (STO mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
The hull was made of duranium alloy. The deflector shields were strong for ships of the era, but the hull was weaker and particularly vulnerable when the shields were down because it lacked hull plating that could be polarized.
The Kumari-class was technologically advanced and a match for a Vulcan D'Kyr-class warship. Five particle cannon emitters were positioned on the fore, port, starboard, ventral and dorsal hulls. Each of the emitters had a 180 degree firing arc. The cannons could be fired as continuous beams and projectile-like bursts. Andorian energy weapons were blue.
The main bridge was crewed by five officers. The commanding officer sat in a command chair. The officer's stations were visible to the commander. The officers included the executive officer, navigators and flight controllers. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection)
The hull consisted of an engineering section with two weapon/engine pods mounted on wing-like pylons. shuttle- and cargo bays were placed on the central hull. A dart-like saucer section housed additional crew decks and the main bridge.
The propulsion system was a matter-antimatter reactor warp core. It allowed the ship to exceed warp 5. In the 2150s, the Kumari-class battlecruisers could travel at high warp. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection)
In 2409, the Andorians produced the Kumari Line, a series of three starship classes based around a heavily redesigned Kumari-class. The Kumari-class escort and the two related designs, Charal and Khyzon, were offered to Starfleet to help defend the Federation.
The standard crew complement of the escort was 85. Due to modular design, ships of the class were customizable. Starbases with designated shipyards could improve the design based on the commanding officer's wishes. This included changing hull colors and switching components between the three sister classes.
The standard weapon equipment was phaser-based but modified by the Andorians. These phasers emitted blue energy beams. The standard complement included dual beam banks, cannon and turrets. In addition, Kumari-line starships were outfitted with quantum torpedo launchers. The hull was defended with deflector shields and deflector arrays. The standard equipment of a Kumari-line starship had a mark X rating. The equipment was customizable, however.
These escorts were tier 5 starships and a match for most opponents, including some dreadnoughts. They had a standardized Starfleet interior, although the bridge could be modified to look like the one from the original Kumari-class battlecruiser. Kumari-line escorts could carry any Federation shuttlecraft and were equipped with escape pods.
Due to the technological advancement of the early 25th century, high warp velocities and transwarp speeds were attainable. Starfleet installed quantum slipstream drives on all vessels commanded by an officer ranked Vice Admiral or higher. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
The design of the Kumari-class escort allowed its commanding officer to choose from four different designs of livery, which could be modified further. The four options were designated Andorian, Charal, Khyzon and Kumari. In addition to the standard hull patterns available for Starfleet ships, the escort's components could be patterned in Kumari A and Kumari B. (STO - "The Klingon War" mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
Furthermore, the installation of deflector shields from specific factions modified the hull appearance, including shields from the Reman Resistance, the Breen Confederacy and the Dominion. (STO missions: "Coliseum", "Cold Storage", "Boldly They Rode")
United Earth first encountered Kumari-class starships during a Andorian-Vulcan standoff at the terraformed planetoid Weytahn (named Paan Mokar by the Vulcans), in 2152. The Earth Starfleet vessel Enterprise (NX-01) was called in to assist in the negotations between Commander Shran and Ambassador Soval. Three Kumari-class ships, serving as troop carriers, participated in the standoff. One of these was Telev's battlecruiser. (ENT episode: "Cease Fire")
The repeated cooperation between Commander Shran and Captain Jonathan Archer from Enterprise helped pave they way for the founding of the Coalition of Planets, (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do; ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)
Kumari-class ships, including the IGS Ka'Thelan Krotus, participated in the Earth-Romulan War until the Confederacy of Vulcan convinced the Andorian Empire to drop out of the war. The Coalition of Planets was dissolved. ENT - The Romulan War novels: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
Kumari-class starships were the mainstay of the Andorian Guard, the Federation Starfleet arm for defense from 2161 onward. In 2163, a task force led by the USS Vinakthen and the Malurian starship Rivgor included several Federation battlecruisers. The task force was formed to deter Vertians from attacking non-Vertian vessels and colonies. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
The Kumari lineEdit
In the early 25th century, Starfleet produced various new starship classes to defend the Federation against various threat. During the Federation-Klingon War of 2405-2410, the Andorian Empire supplied Starfleet with three escort classes, based on a heavily redesigned Kumari-class. These classes were launched in 2409 and included a more powerful Kumari-class escort, and two subclasses, Charal and Khyzon. All three escort types were modular, allowing for sharing pieces among them. (STO mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
In the mirror universe, species oppressed by the Terran Empire formed a rebellion. The Andorians participating in the rebellion supplied Kumari-class battlecruisers. In 2155, a Constitution-class starship from the future was captured by the Terrans and used to destroy a rebel fleet. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")
Andorian, Vulcan and Tellarite ships formed the bulk of the rebel fleet. Other ships, like the Kumari, were loyal to General Thy'lek Shran, who sided with the Empire after the USS Defiant had been acquired by the Terrans. (ENT novel: Age of the Empress)
In an alternate timeline where the Vulcans had remained a violent and emotional species, the Andorians went on to form the Interstellar Union. The Imperial Guard relied on military strength to subdue its enemies, including the Xindi and Tellarites. The Kumari's configuration was the basis for the Excelsior-class battlecruiser of the 2290s. The Interstellar Guard's flagship was the IUES Kumari II. (Myriad Universes - Shattered Light novel: The Tears of Eridanus)
In a timeline where the Human civilization fell in the 1960s, the Andorians allied with the Klingons after Andoria was conquered by the Vulcans in the 2150s. Future battlecruisers, like the Klingon-Andorian Compact warship Thorn of Justice from the late 24th century, were Andorian ship designs with strong Klingon influence. (DTI novel: Forgotten History)
Ships of the classEdit
- Kumari-class battlecruisers:
- IGS Docana (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
- IGS Ka'Thelan Krotus (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
- IGS Kumari (ENT episode: "Proving Ground")
- USS Vinakthen (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
- Kumari-class escorts:
|Starship classes of the Andorian Empire|
|Atlira • Atlirith • Charal • D3 • freighter • Ilthirin • Khyzon • Kumari • Omtil • Shran • Sevaijen • Spirit • Taholsin • Tanathooef • Thofsin • Thris • Umarev • Yravas|
|Starship classes of the Coalition of Planets|
|Arrow • Assist • Cavalry • Christopher • Cosmos • Daedalus • Degbaxis • Discovery • Djartanna • Doppler (scout) • Edison • Galliant • G'buqoff • Hopkins • Horizon • Intrepid (22nd century) • Long • Marshall • Mercury (scout) • Messier • Minuteman • NX • Poseidon • Strider • Taholsin • Tanathooef • Thofsin • Toj Lol • Vanguard (starship) • Verne • Yorktown • Zeus • Zoenamy|
|Starship classes of the Earth-Romulan War|
|United Earth, Starfleet||Arrow • Assist • Cavalry • Christopher • Cosmos • Daedalus • Discovery • Doppler (scout) • Edison • Galliant • Ganges • Hopkins • Horizon • Intrepid (22nd century) • Liberty (picket cruiser) • Long • Marshall • Mercury (scout) • Messier • Minuteman • NX • Poseidon • Strider • Verne • Vanguard (starship) • Yorktown • Zeus|
|Coalition of Planets allies||Alpha Centauri Concordium of Planets: Djartanna • Zoenamy||Andorian Empire: Kumari • Taholsin • Tanathooef • Thofsin|
|United Planets of Tellar: Degbaxis • G'buqoff • Phinda||Confederacy of Vulcan: D'Kyr • Suurok • Toj Lol|
|Romulan Star Empire, Imperial Fleet||22nd century bird-of-prey • 2150s bird-of-prey • late-2150s bird-of-prey • Alocala • Battlehawk • Hathos • Klivai Vang'radai • Morlasam Cl'vangas • Re'ravsam • Skyhawk • Stelai'deletham • S'ten Talasam • Swarm • Swiftwing • Takaan • T'Liss • Vas'maklaram • Vas'rosvlai • Vastagor Vastarum • Vastari Sanalam|