Tangent-class vessels crewed 119 officers and men, with room for up to 12 passengers. Additionally, the Tangent could carry 15,000 metric tons of cargo, rated at 300 SCU (standard cargo units). The vessels weighed 118,029 metric tons, measured 290 meters in length, 112 meters in width and 59 meters in height. The Tangent vessels used warp engines of the FWE-2 type, rated to cruise at warp factor 7 and max out at warp factor 9. The Tangent impulse engines were of the FIF-1 type. The Tangent weapons had three FH-6 dual-emitter phaser banks, a total of six phaser emitters, with forward, aft, port and starboard firing arcs. The vessels had four FP-2 photon torpedo launcher with forward, port and starboard firing arcs and was defended by FSH model deflector shields.