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Romulan bird-of-prey

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Romulan bird-of-prey (22nd century)

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Ferrax class

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Romulan bird-of-prey (25th century)

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Akif class

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Aves class

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Battlehawk class

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  • Bird of Prey class (Romulan cruiser)

Romulan bird-of-prey (Kelvin timeline)

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Centurion class (cruiser)

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Deihu class

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D'gerok class

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Draconarius class

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D'ridren class

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Dynnasia class

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Faeht class

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Ganum class

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Graffler class

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Gryphon class

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Harpy class

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Kelkarrum class

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Nelvek class

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Ocala Sindari class

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Prelar class

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Romulan cargo ship (22nd century)

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Sehin Morlatta class

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Shrike class

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Skyhawk class

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Swarm class

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Tal Shiar adapted starship

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Telepresence drone ship

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list of star trek romulan ships


list of star trek romulan ships


Starfleet's first and only "battleship", the Yorktowns began construction in secret at the Ganymede Yards in the wake of the Xindi assault on Earth in 2154. There were seven ships in the class and all were capable of warp 7. Major innovations included deflector screens, pulsed-phase cannons, and a point-defense and x-ray laser grid to thwart the Romulans' atomic munitions. The new duo-analog systems made the Yorktowns immune to Romulan stealth and telecapture technologies.

Notable Ships of the Line :

Yorktown, Missouri, Potemkin, Yamato, Constitution

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NX-class starships served as the flagships for Starfleet Command's joint task forces throughout the Earth-Romulan War. By the end of the conflict, only two out of seven NX's had survived. The most famous NX-class ship, Enterprise, underwent a refit in 2159 after its near destruction at Galorndon Core. The NX refit reached warp 6 and its design inspired the short-lived Columbia-class, which was named after Enterprise's sister ship which was lost with all hands that same year.

Notable Ships of the Line: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour

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The Daedalus class had been a workhorse in the United Earth Space Probe Agency for nearly two decades before the war began, primarily delivering supplies and terraforming equipment to Earth colonies. Their simple, modular design allowed Earth to build them at nearly triple the speed of an NX class ship. After Alpha Centauri, nine Daedalus-class vessels were refit with IPBM tubes to deliver nuclear payloads.

Essex, Hornet, Tennessee, Wasp, Arizona, Archon

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Before the war, Intrepid-class light cruisers typically ran picket duty in the Sol system or were assigned to escort convoys on the Terra Nova or Tau Ceti routes. The outbreak  of  war brought much-needed upgrades to the ships' weapon packages, but by the end of the conflict, only three Intrepids had survived. While the class was retired in 2162, its legacy was honored with a relaunch in the late 24th century.

Notable Ships of the Line : Intrepid, Pioneer, Sirius, Republic

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After breaking the Warp 4 barrier, Freedom-class light cruisers were manufactured exclusively for MACO's training and special operations divisions. When war broke out, they were conscripted for Starfleet service and designated as "courier ships" which carried troops, intelligence operatives, and field commanders. The "Freedom Fighters" also pioneered the use of phased-pulse cannons which were improved upon for use by the Yorktown-class battleships.

Franklin, Kennedy, Armstrong, Yeager, Copernicus

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DELTA class

The Delta-class has the distinction of being the only Starfleet ship to serve in two wars. In addition to their role as an escort ship during the Romulan conflict, the Deltas first served during the Kzinti Wars when United Earth Starfleet Command was chartered. While unable to hit the higher warp speeds of the rest of the fleet, the Deltas are maneuverable and pack a punch.

Jupiter, Achilles, Thor, Hera, Perseus, Crusader

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Before the war, Einstein-class ships were science vessels running experiments or charting stellar phenomena. During wartime, the Einsteins ran escort duty on the Alpha Centauri and Deneva routes. The Einsteins were slow, easy targets for Romulan destroyers and Admiral Black reassigned them to deploy communication relays and as mobile field hospitals.

Notable Ships of the Line : Einstein, Kelvin, Fahrenheit, Hawking, Magellan, Fontana

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After the attack on Salem Station, when the Intrepid and Delta class ships were deployed to the front lines, the Poseidon Design Team had to quickly design a new class of ship for picket defense of the Sol System. A "kit bash" of components from other ships resulted in the Poseidon design which, while slow, was heavily armed with photonic torpedoes. Due to their limited speed (max wf 3.5), the Poseidons saw little action, though they did participate with Red Squadron on the attack of the Forge in the winter of 2157.

Ajax, Zeus, Poseidon, Coto, Athena, Miranda

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The Pioneer-class transports were brought out of mothballs for service in the war effort. These massive behemoths were over 70 years old and were former colony ships from the famed Cochrane Expedition. Only five Pioneers were able to pass a preliminary inspection before they were refitted with new warp engines and hull plating. In the evacuation of Alpha Centauri, the unarmed Pioneer-class hospital ship  Nightingale was spotted by a Romulan patrol and destroyed, killing over 2,200 refuge es.

Nightingale, Midway, Kitty Hawk, Olympus Mons, John Carter

The History Of The Romulans, And Their Place In The Star Trek Universe

Eric Bana as Nero in Star Trek (2009)

"Star Trek" is home to countless alien races, but few have as enduring a presence in the franchise as the Romulans. They're the most persistent adversaries of the Federation, so much so that blue-tinted Romulan Ale remains under trade embargo. This hostility makes it all the more ironic that they resemble humanity's first alien allies, the Vulcans , sharing their pointed ears and arched eyebrows.

The in-universe origin of the Romulans is that they were Vulcans, millennia ago. In that distant past, the Vulcans were a warlike people, far from the cold logicians that fans know. That changed when (in Earth's 4th century), the philosopher Surak taught his people to embrace logic and master their emotions. Not all Vulcans accepted Surak's teachings; "Those Who March Beneath The Raptor's Wings" were eventually exiled from Vulcan. These dissident Vulcans settled on the twin planets Romulus and Remus, evolving into the Romulans and personifying a violent path not taken by their Vulcan cousins.

"Star Trek" is big on allegory — the interstellar powers represent the geopolitics of the 20th century. The Federation is the United States of America, a democracy of many member states. As the Federation's most pressing rival, the Klingon Empire is the Soviet Union. The Romulan Star Empire is China, a "sleeping dragon" superpower.

So, why have the Romulans endured as a crucial part of "Star Trek" history — and what does their role in that history look like?

Romulans in the Original Series

The Romulans were created by writer Paul Schneider, debuting in the season 1 episode "Balance of Terror." The episode features the Enterprise reacting to the destruction of outposts along the Romulan Neutral Zone; the culprit is a Romulan ship armed with a cloaking device. The Romulans flee back home while the Enterprise pursues its invisible quarry in a cat-and-mouse game.

This episode established the Romulan Star Empire had fought humanity in a devastating war a century ago. The war ended with a Neutral Zone established between the two parties' territories. Notably, no human had ever seen a Romulan in this time (or at least, no human who survived to tell about it). That means the Enterprise crew is stunned when they discover their adversaries are identical to Vulcans. The Romulans' exact backstory isn't spelled out, but Spock (Leonard Nimoy) speculates they are a Vulcan offshoot who retained his ancestors' warlike ways.

Schneider modeled the Romulans on the Romans; their twin homeworlds are named for the mythical founders of Rome and they employ ranks like "Centurion." Interviewed for "The Captains' Logs" by authors Edward Gross and Mark Altman , Schneider explained: "I came up with the concept of the Romulans which was an extension of the Roman civilization to the point of space travel, and it turned out quite well."

The Romulans' ship, dubbed a "Bird of Prey" due to the hawk painted on its underbelly, also created an association between the Romulans and birds. By "Star Trek: The Next Generation," their imperial insignia had evolved into a stylized raptor. Their ancestors' moniker, "Those Who March Beneath The Raptor's Wings," was probably extrapolated from this connection too by writer André Bormanis (the name first appears in "Star Trek: Enterprise" episode, "Awakening," written by Bormanis).

Further appearances

"Balance of Terror" is one of the most acclaimed episodes of "Star Trek: The Original Series." It was even semi-remade for the season 1 finale of "Strange New Worlds," titled "A Quality of Mercy." The unnamed Romulan Commander (played by Mark Lenard, who would go on to play Spock's father, Sarek) is an especially well-remembered villain, predating Khan Noonien Singh as the first worthy adversary of Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and the Enterprise. Even with his last words, he retains dignity and honor: "I regret that we meet in this way. You and I are of a kind. In a different reality, I could have called you friend."

Despite this dynamite debut, the Romulans made only two more appearances in "The Original Series." They are the antagonists of the season 2 episode "The Deadly Years," about the Enterprise crew succumbing to premature aging. However, only their ships are seen, not the Romulans themselves. They make a second and final onscreen appearance in season 3's "The Enterprise Incident" ( written by the legendary D.C. Fontana ). In this episode, Spock seduces a Romulan commander (Joanne Linville) while Kirk poses as a Romulan officer to steal her ship's cloaking device.

According to "The Art of Star Trek" by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, "Romulans were originally intended to be more of an ongoing threat to the crew of the Enterprise, but the make-up requirements proved too expensive. Klingons were cheaper." Note how, in "Balance of Terror" and "The Enterprise Incident," Romulan extras often wear ear-concealing helmets — an easy way to bypass make-up expenses.

The Romulans had only minor roles in the six theatrical "Star Trek" films featuring the original cast. They were rejected as villains of the third film, "The Search for Spock," again in favor of the Klingons (this is why the Klingons in that film have a cloaked ship called a Bird of Prey).

The Rihannsu

During the 1980s, the Romulans took center-stage in "Rihannsu," a five-novel series written primarily by Diane Duane (Peter Morwood co-authored the second, "The Romulan Way.") Published from 1984 to 2006, the novels invented a culture and language for the Romulans wholesale; they are technically not "Trek" canon but remain acclaimed for their world-building.

"Rihannsu" ("The Declared") is the Romulans' native name for themselves, akin to how German people call their nation "Deutschland," the Japanese call theirs "Nippon," etc. They are driven by "D'era," an expansionist impulse akin to Manifest Destiny, and "Mnhei'sahe" (ruling passion), a complex code of conduct that is foremost a rejection of the Vulcan system of logic.

"Mnhei'sahe" is weighed by one's personal strength and devotion to the Empire. Romulans seek power not for personal benefit per se, but because greater power serves the Empire. Selflessness is an alien concept to the Romulans; do things for the sake of your own Mnhei'sahe and others will benefit in the process. "Mnhei'sahe" spreads its claws even into simple Romulan social interactions, where the ideal outcome is for both parties to depart with their honor intact.

Much of Duane's other additions are inferences based on "Balance of Terror" and "The Enterprise Incident." Akin to Rome, the Romulans are an Oligarchic Republic; a Praetor is elected by the Senate itself, not the people at large. "The Enterprise Incident" showed a Romulan woman with a high military rank. So, "Rihannsu" gave the Romulan society a matriarchial tilt; a Romulan's family lineage is derived from their mother, not their father.

Much of "Rihannsu" is a holdover from the suggestion in "Star Trek: The Original Series" that Romulans were a warrior culture. For instance, their society has a semi-feudal system with a strong emphasis on family affiliation. Canon material would take a different path, showing Romulans as militant but not exactly honorable.

The Next Generation

In "Star Trek: The Next Generation," the Klingons were now good guys (mostly). They also became the go-to warrior race of "Star Trek"; Klingon society took on Viking and Samurai characteristics, where war, personal honor, and feudal affiliation were everything.

The Romulans became less and less the noble Roman-esque adversaries that Schneider had conceived of, with "TNG" instead highlighting their duplicity (with the cloaking devices) and isolationism. Thus, the stereotypical traits of Romulans became paranoia, deception, and xenophobia.

The Romulans were reintroduced in "TNG" season 1 finale, "The Neutral Zone," where it's said they had stayed out of galactic affairs for much of the 24th century. The episode (where several of their colonies are destroyed by the to-be-revealed Borg) awakens them. Creator Gene Roddenberry had initially not wanted to use the Romulans, but poor reception to the Ferengi meant the Federation needed a new adversary. Thus, the Romulans became the most frequent alien antagonist in the series; the Federation and Klingons were united as their enemies. Recurring Romulan villains included Tomalak (Andreas Katsulas) and Sela (Denise Crosby).

The most notable additions to the Romulans in "TNG" included V-shaped forehead ridges (dimorphic evolution from their Vulcan cousins), the D'deridex Class (enormous green warships descended from the Birds-of-Prey from "The Original Series"), and the Tal Shiar, Romulus' secret police.

Romulan highlights in "TNG" include "The Defector" (a Romulan military officer defects to the Federation) and "Reunification" (where Ambassador Spock has begun a push on Romulus for the two peoples to be one again).

The Next Generation (cont'd)

The Romulans weren't as prominent in "Deep Space Nine" as in "The Next Generation," but that series featured them finally uniting with the Federation. While the Federation and Klingons fight a losing war with the expansionist Dominion, the Romulans initially stay on the sidelines.

In the season 6 episode, "In The Pale Moonlight," Captain Sisko (Avery Brooks) and Garak (Andrew Robinson) falsify evidence of the Dominion's plans to invade Romulus and try to sway Senator Vreenak (Stephen McHattie). When their deception is revealed, Garak (with Sisko none the wiser until it's done) pulls a move the Romulans would be proud of: he assassinates Vreenak and frames the Dominion. Thus, the Romulans join the war as allies, and remain so until the series' end.

The Romulans finally got a silver screen spotlight in "Star Trek: Nemesis," the final "TNG" theatrical film. The Romulan Senate is assassinated by a bio-weapon and a new Praetor, Shinzon (Tom Hardy), seizes power. It turns out Shinzon is a failed clone of Picard, the product of an aborted spying operation. The biggest wrinkle "Nemesis" introduces to the Romulans is the Remans. Playing on the pre-established twin planets Romulus and Remus, the grey-skinned Remans are a slave race, toiling as forced laborers and shock troops.

The film skimps on the details of Reman history, so viewers can surmise they evolved on Remus and were subjugated by the Romulans. However, the novel trilogy "Vulcan's Soul" by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz builds on the Remans displaying telepathy like the Vulcans (which the Romulans have always lacked). In this telling, the Remans were Vulcan exiles who refused to give up their telepathy and so were oppressed by the future Romulans; their appearance stems from the poor living conditions on Remus.

Looking to the past

"Star Trek: Enterprise" was a prequel set in the 22nd century, beginning before first contact between humans and Romulans. That event was depicted in the season 2 episode "Minefield," when the Enterprise stumbles into Romulan territory and is disabled by a cloaked minefield. True to canon, only the Romulans' ships are seen in the episode.

The Romulans finally took a larger role in season 4. The three-parter, "The Forge/Awakening/Kir'Shara" was about a Vulcan conspiracy to invade the Andorians. The ending revealed that Vulcan Administrator V'Las (Robert Foxworth) was in league with the Romulans and secretly working towards reunification. A subsequent three-parter, "Babel One/United/The Aenar," featured the Romulans as the explicit villains. A Romulan drone-ship, equipped with a holographic projector and controlled by Admiral Valore (Brian Thompson), attacked ships throughout the Alpha Quadrant to ferment dissent (the story begins with it destroying an Andorian ship while disguised as a Tellarite one, it later destroys a Rigellian freighter while disguised as Enterprise, etc.). However, the attacks only wind up bringing the targeted races together.

"Enterprise" established a firm timeframe for the Earth-Romulan War: 2156 to 2160. Moreover, the war was revealed as the event that brought the Federation together; Humans, Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites united in a military alliance against Romulan expansionism and never broke apart. The Romulans' increased presence in season 4 was building up to the war, but unfortunately, "Enterprise" was canceled before subsequent seasons could depict it. Thus, the Earth-Romulan War remains undepicted onscreen, confined to novels "Beneath The Raptor's Wings" and "To Brave The Storm" (both by Michael A. Martin).

The home world destroyed

Romulans were again the villains of a "Star Trek" film in director JJ Abrams' eponymous reboot. In the year 2387, Romulus and Remus are destroyed when their star goes supernova, shattering the Empire. Spock manages to contain the explosion with the substance Red Matter, opening a wormhole that sends him back in time to the 23rd century. Following him is the Romulan mining vessel the Narada, captained by vengeful Captain Nero (Eric Bana) — his name is another allusion to ancient Rome . 

The Narada's presence creates an alternate timeline; Nero and his men destroy Vulcan with Red Matter before being defeated themselves. Nero and the Narada's crew stand out from other Romulans thanks to their shaved heads and tattoos; the admittedly non-canon comic "Star Trek: Countdown" suggests this is part of a mourning ritual. Normally the tattoos would fade, but Nero and his crew burnt them into their skin to ensure they'd never forget the loss of their home.

"Star Trek" returned to the "TNG" era with "Picard" and followed on from this point. It turns out that Starfleet offered to help evacuate Romulus, but after an attack on Mars, reneged on the plan; Picard himself resigned in disgust. The Romulans are far from extinct though. The Empire has collapsed into warring factions, one of which is the Romulan Free State. According to "Star Trek: Discovery," Vulcan/Romulan reunification will have become a reality by the 31st century. The groups remain culturally divided, but they again exist on the same planet, renamed from Vulcan to "Ni'var" (meaning two combined into one).

Romulan worldbuilding

Michael Chabon, showrunner of "Picard" season 1, also shared (via Medium) worldbuilding notes on the Romulans . These presumably influenced his onscreen depiction of them. Chabon writes that the Romulans are such secretive people that there is nothing more intimate to them than the truth; marriages have three participants because there must be third-party verification in everything.

The Romulan government is organized like an espionage network, with multiple competing cells, while Romulans all have four names: the common name (used for familiarity), imperial name (the state-recognized name), open name (for outsiders), and their true name (used only for close intimacy). Chabon suggests that a rumored reason for the Romulans' secrecy is the abundance of camouflaged predators on their adopted homeworld; their cloaked warbirds are modeled on a raptor whose plumage blends into the horizon.

Not all depictions of the Romulans totally align — compare Duane's Rihannsu to Chabon's Romulans. However, they all draw upon "The Original Series" and make inferences from there. "Star Trek" writers and fans aren't much different; they both take canon material and expand on it with some imagination.

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Romulan Republic starship types

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This category contains all starships usable by Romulan Republic players. The majority of them are Warbirds , and the majority of them are cross-faction.


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The following 108 pages are in this category, out of 108 total.

  • Aelahl Light Warbird Battlecruiser
  • Fleet Aelahl Light Warbird Battlecruiser
  • Ar'kala Tactical Warbird
  • Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
  • Ar'kif Tactical Warbird
  • Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird
  • Fleet Ar'kif Tactical Carrier Warbird Retrofit
  • Aves Dyson Science Destroyer
  • Baratan Operations Command Warbird
  • Caprimul Surveillance Science Destroyer Warbird
  • Commander's Gig
  • D'deridex Warbird Battlecruiser
  • D'deridex Warbird Battlecruiser Retrofit
  • Fleet D'deridex Warbird Battlecruiser Retrofit
  • Legendary D'deridex Miracle Worker Warbird Battlecruiser
  • D'Khellra Warbird Battlecruiser
  • Fleet D'Khellra Warbird Battlecruiser
  • D'ridthau Warbird Battlecruiser
  • Daeinos Warbird Destroyer
  • Fleet Daeinos Warbird Destroyer
  • Deihu Science Command Warbird
  • Deleth Advanced Light Warbird Battlecruiser
  • Fleet Deleth Advanced Light Warbird Battlecruiser
  • Dhael Warbird
  • Dhailkhina Command Strike Wing Warbird
  • Dhelan Warbird
  • Dhelan Warbird Retrofit
  • Fleet Dhelan Warbird
  • Fleet Dhelan Warbird Retrofit
  • Mirror Dhelan Warbird Retrofit
  • Dinaes Warbird Destroyer
  • Fleet Dinaes Warbird Destroyer
  • Dewan Dynnasia Pilot Escort
  • Faeht Intel Warbird
  • Fleet Faeht Intel Warbird
  • Falchion Dreadnought Warbird
  • Flambard Science Dreadnought Warbird
  • Galas Surveillance Explorer Warbird
  • Fleet Ha'apax Advanced Warbird (T5)
  • Fleet Ha'apax Advanced Warbird (T6)
  • Ha'apax Advanced Warbird
  • Mirror Ha'apax Advanced Warbird
  • Fleet Ha'feh Assault Warbird
  • Ha'feh Assault Warbird
  • Mirror Ha'feh Assault Warbird
  • Fleet Ha'nom Guardian Warbird
  • Ha'nom Guardian Warbird
  • Mirror Ha'nom Guardian Warbird
  • Haakona Advanced Warbird
  • Harpia Reconnaissance Science Destroyer Warbird
  • Hathos Warbird
  • Dewan Ikkabar Pilot Escort
  • Jaeih Science Pilot Warbird
  • Jhu'ael Tactical Carrier Warbird
  • Kara Advanced Warbird
  • Kestrel Runabout
  • Khaiell Engineering Pilot Warbird
  • Fleet Kholhr Temporal Warbird
  • Kholhr Temporal Warbird
  • Khopesh Tactical Dreadnought Warbird
  • Fleet Laeosa Research Warbird
  • Laeosa Research Warbird
  • Malem Light Warbird
  • Fleet Mogai Heavy Warbird
  • Fleet Mogai Heavy Warbird Retrofit
  • Mirror Mogai Heavy Warbird Retrofit
  • Mogai Heavy Warbird
  • Mogai Heavy Warbird Retrofit
  • Morrigu Heavy Warbird
  • Nijil Operations Miracle Worker Warbird
  • Okhala Tactical Pilot Warbird
  • Praetor Command Warbird Battlecruiser
  • R'Mor Temporal Science Vessel
  • Fleet Ra'nodaire Support Carrier Warbird
  • Ra'nodaire Support Carrier Warbird
  • Fleet Rahhae Recon Warbird
  • Rahhae Recon Warbird
  • Legendary Scimitar Intel Dreadnought Warbird
  • Scimitar Dreadnought Warbird
  • Scorpion Fighter
  • Shamshir Operations Dreadnought Warbird
  • Fleet Suliban Silik Flight Deck Assault Carrier
  • Suliban Silik Flight Deck Assault Carrier
  • Sui'Mor Temporal Science Vessel
  • Surhuelh Reconnaissance Explorer Warbird
  • Kelvin T'laru Intel Carrier Warbird
  • Legendary T'liss Light Intel Warbird
  • T'liss Light Warbird
  • T'liss Temporal Warbird
  • Fleet T'varo Light Warbird
  • Fleet T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit
  • Mirror T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit
  • T'varo Light Warbird
  • T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit
  • Taenen Strategic Explorer Warbird
  • Tal'aura Temporal Destroyer
  • Talvath Temporal Destroyer
  • Tebok Tactical Miracle Worker Warbird
  • Thrai Dreadnought Warbird
  • Tiercel Shuttle
  • Tulwar Dreadnought Warbird
  • Tyton Strategic Science Destroyer Warbird
  • Valdore Heavy Warbird
  • Valkis Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Warbird
  • Dewan Vandros Pilot Escort
  • Varel Science Miracle Worker Warbird
  • Vastam Tactical Command Warbird

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Romulan Star Empire starships .

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Star Trek Minutiae: Exploring the Details of Science Fiction

Ships of the United Earth Stellar Navy, 2152-2163

The following is a list of all United Earth Stellar Navy (UESN) ships which were in service between 2152 and 2163. This list includes all deep-space combatants, short-range patrol cruisers, mine warfare ships, transports, cargo ships, other auxiliaries, and landing transports. This list does not include ships which served with the auxiliary services, such as the Planetary Patrol and Transport Command.

Please note that ships are listed in order of their hull numbers, not launching order. Some ships were built under accelerated programs in order to get them in service faster, while others were delayed by various production holdups.

To find a ship, select the ship type from the list below:

  • Heavy Cruisers (CH, CHM)
  • Cruisers (CC, CCM)
  • Fighter Carriers (CV, CVM)
  • Escort Cruisers (CEM)
  • Light Cruisers (CL, CLM)
  • Exploration Cruisers (CX)
  • Survey Cruisers (CS)
  • Fleet Monitors (FMM)
  • System Patrol Cruisers (PC)
  • System Patrol Destroyers (PD)
  • System Patrol Interceptors (PI)
  • Orbital Monitors (PM)
  • Minelayers (ML, MLM)
  • Minehunters (MH, MHM)
  • Combat Transports (AP, APM)
  • Deuterium Tankers (AO, AOM)
  • Munitions Ships (AE, AEM)
  • Cargo Ships (AK)
  • Light Cargo Ships (AKL)
  • Fleet Tenders (AT, ATM)
  • Replenishment Ships (AM, AMM)
  • Repair and Salvage Ships (ARS)
  • Hospital Ships (AH, AHM)
  • Couriers (AC, ACM)
  • Subspace Communications Relay Ships (ACR, ACRM)
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  • Hull numbers CH-47 through CH-54 were assigned for ships of a proposed class of “escort” heavy cruiser, tentatively designated the Man-o’-War class. However, the project was scrapped in favor of the faster and more powerful Tannhäuser -class cruisers.
  • On October 11, 2161, UES Daedalus (CLM-127) was struck from the UESN roster and immediately recommissioned into the Federation Starfleet. A total of 155 front-line starships were subsequently transferred over the next five years, in three major batches. The UESN officially ceased operations on February 4, 2166, and all remaining ships were decommissioned and sold to private interests, or dismantled.
  • The Torsk -class escort cruisers UES Dolphin (CEM-4) and UES Han (CEM-9) were sold to the Andorian Defense Forces and the Tellarite Home Guard respectively, where they were dismantled for information concerning their antimatter reactors and associated technology.
  • Hull numbers AK-259 and AK-260 were assigned, but the spaceframes were scrapped prior to completion due to a construction accident at the Copernicus Assembly Yards.
  • Some planetary assault and landing craft were never officially commissioned into the UESN, and thus were never given an official name.

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The violent conflict of the alliance of United Earth (UE) and the Andorian Hegemony against the Romulan Star Empire, known today as the Earth-Romulan War (2156-2160), arose from an antagonistic first contact between the sides and a subsequent invasion of known space by Romulan forces. Until the conflicts with the Borg and the Dominion in the late 24th century, the war was the most destructive interstellar conflict involving Federation members.

Before hostilities started, the UE had enjoyed more than 50 years of economic growth and peaceful expansion and had established colonies on worlds up to 6 pc away from Sol. Humans had established friendly relations with the Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites. The only known threat was from Orion raiders, who had launched sporadic attacks against UE and Andorian colonies in the Libra Sector since the 2120s. When unidentified alien scout ships were detected near the Utopia, Mohannak, and Tlolu colonies starting in 2152, the United Earth Stellar Navy (UESN) responded with intensive surveys of neighboring systems to establish contact with the unknown race. Few people anticipated that these events would lead in March 2156 to a Romulan attack on UESN Stations Shen-shu and Yu-lei in the First Battle of Hell's Gate, which launched 4 years of war. After withstanding a furious assault against the UE's outer colonies, the UESN turned the tide in October 2157 by destroying a Romulan invasion fleet in the Battle of the Vela Gap. The UESN then launched a counterattack against Romulan-held systems, advanced deep into enemy territory, and forced the Romulans to sue for peace with the decisive Battle of Cheron in August 2160.

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The effects of the war continue to be felt to this day. The victorious alliance became the basis of the United Federation of Planets, which was founded in 2161. The UESN became the nucleus of Starfleet, the Federation's exploratory and defensive organization. New technologies developed during the war allowed the confident young Federation to rapidly expand its influence across this part of the galaxy. After their defeat, the Romulans cut off all contact with the Federation and would remain in isolation for the coming century.

This Starfleet Museum history focuses on the starships in service with the UESN before and during the Earth-Romulan War. By today's standards, these ships were extremely primitive: many warships were massive, 500,000-ton dreadnoughts that required crews of over 1,000, took months to cross the average 5-ly gap between star systems, and were armed with laser cannons and warp-capable nuclear missiles. All ships were powered by deuterium fusion reactors until matter/antimatter reactors were introduced in 2157. Interstellar ship-to-ship communication was slow, with subspace transmitters and active sensors carried by only specially designed ships. Despite their limitations, the ships of the UESN were instrumental in defending Earth's colonies and defeating an implacable alien foe. These ships paved the way for a new era of interstellar peace and heralded a renaissance in starship design in the Federation.

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IRW stands for Imperial Romulan Warbird.  This designation seems to be applied to pre Deep Space Nine warships.

RIS stands for Romulan Imperial Ship.  This designation appears to be applied to non warships.

PWB stands for Praetorial Warbird.  This designation seems to be applied to warships starting with Deep Space Nine.

IRW Praetus - Romulan Bird-of-Prey (Cost 14)

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IRW Gal Gath'Thong - Romulan Bird-of-Prey (Cost 18)

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  • The Romulan and Klingon empires are the major forces in the Beta Quadrant and have a long history of complex relations with the Federation and each other.
  • Both empires utilize cloaking technology, and this is vital to understanding their interactions, alliances, and military strategies.
  • While there have been many skirmishes between Romulan and Klingon ships, hardly any conflicts have been depicted on screen.

Fans of Star Trek who grew up with The Next Generation or later series may think they know the relationship between Romulans and Klingons inside out. It’s not good, with the two species even called “blood enemies.” That phrase was painfully illustrated in the third season TNG episode, ‘The Enemy,’ in which Lieutenant Worf refused to grant a life-saving blood transfusion to a Romulan, and the dying Romulan wasn’t willing to accept it. Things were bad, but that’s not the whole story of two alien races who have been a significant part of Star Trek since the beginning.

The Federation sits precisely between the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, with the Romulans and Klingons their dominant neighbors on the Beta Quadrant . History suggests that relations between the two are influenced by how either gets on with the Federation. Still, details of conflict and alliances are surprisingly rare. As Star Trek has jumped periods, the canon has scooted around the issue at impulse power, filling in but also contradicting events. However, what evidence there is that a link exists between the two is mainly found in the two empires’ space fleets.

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Fans first encountered the Romulans in a thrilling early episode of the Original Serie s. ‘Balance of Terror’ referenced a devastating Human-Romulan War in the 22nd century, but this was the first time the races had ever seen each other. The explanation was a lack of viewscreen technology during the war, an idea prequels have struggled with in the decades since.

The episode was a memorably taut game of cat and mouse between the Enterprise and a Romulan Bird of Prey that would heavily influence Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and even be replayed in a parallel timeline in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds . One of the most memorable parts was the Romulan ship , which sported a stunning full mural of a bird on its ventral hull. Its threat wasn’t in doubt, having destroyed several Federation outposts, and its markings and agility immediately associated the Roman Star Empire with predatory birds.

Star Trek: Most Powerful Klingon Starships, Ranked

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Klingons wouldn’t appear for another 12 episodes, and their ships weren’t seen until Season 3’s ‘Day of the Dove’ (although recent remasters have added them to earlier episodes). However, the eye-catching D7 battlecruiser featured a long neck and wings, becoming a design classic and earning an origin in Star Trek: Discovery .

While the D7 design resembled a bird, it was still a surprise when the Romulans were shown to be using the ships in the third season of the Original Series . As Spock quickly explains in ‘The Enterprise Incident,’ “Intelligence reports Romulans now using a Klingon design.” The giveaway on the Romulan variants of the D7 was red and yellow feather motifs on the grey hull.

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After the leap to movie theaters, a new design of Klingon ship debuted in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock before it took a vital role in the classic time-traveling installment that followed. Commanded by Kruge, it was a new green Bird of Prey, but it wasn’t Romulan. This iconic new design was to become the Klingon Empire’s most ubiquitous ship well into the 24th century of The Next Generation .

When the Romulans roared back at the end of TNG ’s first season, it was hard not to see their new ship as a statement. By the time of ‘The Neutral Zone,’ the Romulans had been in isolation for over 50 years, but they hadn’t stopped working on their fleet. When it uncloaked, the gigantic Romulan D'deridex-class Warbird dwarfed the Enterprise-D and would become the intimidating lynchpin of their space fleet over the following decade.

Star Trek: Romulan Neutral Zone, Explained

The Romulan Neutral Zone has always been a point of conflict within Star Trek, so what was the purpose of creating it in the first place?

The Romulan Warbird gained a fascinating new perspective when Enterprise introduced a previously unknown Klingon Warbirds in the 22nd century. These appeared during the pilot ‘Broken Bow,’ which recounted the problematic first contact with the Klingon Empire and would appear in the Kobayashi Maru scenario of the Kelvin timeline.

By the 24th century, when Deep Space Nine showed us more of the Romulan and Klingon fleets than ever, the two species were sworn enemies, and the strange crossover in technology and ship naming conventions remained unexplained. However, in the rich fabric of Star Trek , there are plenty of answers to be found.

During Deep Space Nine , the threat of the Dominion forced an alliance between the Federation, Klingons, and Romulans. However, it doesn’t appear to be the first time the great powers of the Beta Quadrant found an advantage in working together. Aside from the designs and names of their ships, the two were united by their use of cloaking devices. While Klingons often dismiss the Romulans as untrustworthy, that technology is too good to overlook and allows the warrior race to pounce on its prey.

Fans saw cloaking technology firsthand through the Klingons thanks to the Bird of Prey that Kirk and crew commandeered when they time-traveled back to 1986 in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home .

For years, it was generally accepted that Romulans pioneered cloaking technology. ‘Balance of Terror’ was considered Starfleet’s first proper encounter with cloaking technology, but prequel series haven’t been able to avoid diluting or contradicting this. The reputation stood in the 24th century when the Romulans allowed the USS Defiant to be kitted with a cloaking device from Deep Space Nine ’s third season.

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Enterprise revealed several enemies had used cloaking technology during Starfleet’s formative years. The shows’ creators have expressed regret they let the tech creep into the Romulan arsenal in the 22nd century, but Star Trek Discovery also raised questions when it showed Klingons using cloaking technology as early as 2256.

There has been plenty of evidence that Klingon and Romulan cloaking technology differs. That’s covered perceived Romulan superiority with the technology, the level of imperfection when cloaks are active, and even, as mentioned in Deep Space Nine , the weight of the device. Still, it’s central to any idea of a Romulan-Klingon pact. It was an infiltration mission to gain access to the Romulans’s powerful new and improved cloaking technology in ‘The Enterprise Incident’ that first revealed Romulans using ships of Klingon design. Expanded universe information has been keen to reinforce that link.

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In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier , it’s revealed that the Klingons, Romulans, and Federation established a joint colony on Nimbus III in the spirit of “galactic peace" in 2267. It clearly worked out better for two of the parties, given that this was just one year before ‘The Enterprise Incident.’

The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Journal states that the Romulans traded a cloaking device with the Klingons in exchange for several D7 cruisers. The Klingon Bird-of-Prey Owner's Workshop Manual expands on that, suggesting that cloaking was rolled out through the Klingon fleet after the exchange (explaining why Klingons don’t demonstrate the ability during the Original Series ), but that the technology diverged after the alliance collapsed.

We saw that Klingons had solved the power problems that prevented firing under cloak by the time of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (2293). The Romulans wouldn’t demonstrate the same ability until the Reman takeover of the Romulan Star Empire revealed the gigantic warbird Scimitar in Star Trek: Nemesis (2379).

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If there was a deal before the third season of the Original Series , it seemed stacked in the Klingon empire’s favor. However, prequel series suggest it was unlikely to be the first time the technology was shared. As the Romulan Star Empire’s primary goal has always been to disrupt and delay the expansion of the Federation in the Beta Quadrant, it’s understandable they would have explored all options since humanity achieved warp flight and drew links to the Vulcans.

The real reasons behind similarities and gaps in explanation were far more prosaic. There’s some suggestion that any fourth season of the Original Series would have explored the idea of a Klingon and Romulan alliance, and when that didn’t happen fans were just left with heavy hints.

On the big screen, the similarity was down to a last-minute change of villain. The Search For Spock seemed readymade for the Romulans, as the movie saw the rescue of the most famous Vulcan, and it would have been a great precursor to later storylines about reunification between the two races in TNG and Discovery . However, director Leonard Nimoy, the first cast member to direct Star Trek , favored the more theatrical Klingons as the film’s threat. It was to be a starring moment for the warrior race after their new aesthetic and forehead ridges were introduced in a cameo at the beginning of Star Trek: The Motion Picture .

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The film seized the chance to add a new dimension to its villains. The new-look Klingons were set in stone by Christopher Lloyd’s Commander Kruge, and the Romulans were forgotten. The Klingon Bird of Prey remained. Decked in green with swooping wings, it was well-named but a leftover from earlier scripts that set up the Romulans as foes.Writer Harve Bennett suggested he deliberately kept the ship’s name after picking up on the plot point of technology sharing in the Original Series .

The writers can take the blame for the Klingon Warbird that appeared early in Enterprise, too. Braga confirmed to Star Trek magazine that it was a writer mix-up, where Bird of Prey had been intended, but Warbird made it to the shooting script.

The show has never shown us a war between the empires on the scale or reputation of the Human-Romulan or Federation-Klingon war. But skirmishes have been mentioned. In the Deep Space Nine episode ‘Blood Oath,’ Kor recalls a memorable victory over the Romulans at the Battle of Klach D'kel Brakt in 2271, suggesting any Romulan-Klingon pact during the Original Series can’t have lasted long. The subsequent inconsistent mentions of conflict are most easily explained by a series of on-off alliances.

In the TNG episode ‘Reunion,’ Geordi La Forge mentions that the Romulans and Klingons saw each other as "blood enemies" by 2292. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country , set a year after that date, saw the Romulans attempt to sabotage the Khitomer Accords between the Federation and Klingon Empire that would lead to the alliance of the 24th century. That was another failed plot by the Romulans that only helped Earth form alliances against them.

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Subsequent skirmishes recorded in canon include the Romulan attack on a Klingon colony on Khitomer that killed Worf’s parents. The Enterprise’s Security Officer suggests that the attack went some way to painting Romulans as traitors as they were still considered allies in 2346. Three decades later, TNG ’s season 5 revealed that the Romulans were purposefully seeking to influence the Klingon civil war.

Star Trek history would throw disaster at both the Klingons and Romulans, forever changing their role in the galaxy. The destabilization caused by the destruction of the moon Praxis forged the way for an alliance between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. A century later, the destruction of Romulus would inadvertently create the Kelvin timeline and set up the galaxy for the time of Star Trek: Picard . The galaxy remains unpredictable, including the relationship between the two great empires of the Beta Quadrant.

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Star Trek: Why The Romulans Were Bald In The J.J. Abrams Movies

A s J.J. Abrams took the helm of the "Star Trek" franchise, there were plenty of twists and tweaks he applied to the point in the timeline when James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) met his green-blooded BFF-to-be, Spock (Zachary Quinto). One detail involved Romulans, the biological cousins of Vulcans, who shared similar eyebrow styles and pointy ears. In Abrams' "Star Trek," the species have a considerably different appearance from what we had seen in the shows previously. Led by Eric Bana's Nero, any Romulan on-screen was bald, bearing facial and head tattoos. While it might appear like a subtle and interesting detail applied to the Kelvin timeline of "Star Trek ," the truth is that the design was so that audiences could tell them apart from Vulcans.

It is certainly a logical approach to making it easier for casual audiences to decipher which pointy-eared alien to keep an eye on. According to , back when they were trying to snag any rumor they could in their tractor beam before the film's release, it was confirmed that all actors playing Romulans -- whether Bana, his on-screen number two played by Clifton Collins Jr., or background performances -- had to give themselves a trim. It was slightly before the film's release that a reason was also established for the Romulan's tattoos, which were backed up by a heartbreaking expansion on events set before the film.

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A Clear-Cut Explanation Revealed The Romulans New Look

Before the 2009 film's release, IDW Publishing released a four-issue comic book series called "Star Trek: Countdown," exploring the events that led Nero to get his revenge on the original Spock (Leonard Nimoy). As explained in "Star Trek," Nero's blind rage for the legendary Vulcan is born out of the destruction of Romulus, for which he holds Spock responsible. As captain of the mining vessel, the Narada, Nero and the rest of his crew shaved their heads and inked themselves as a sign of mourning for losing their home planet.

As explained in "Star Trek: Countdown #3," a Romulan tradition during a time of loss saw mourners paint symbols onto their skin, and their gradual fading would signify the passing of the sorrow felt as their own life carried on without those who were lost. Nero and his crew, however, made the tattoos permanent, believing that their lives were over when they lost their home and family. As a result, the ink would never fade.

It's an excellent little detail that "Trek" fans may only have been aware of if they snatched up the books before the film's release. Also, along with "Star Trek: Picard," which expanded on  the untold truth of "Star Trek's" Romulans  and the failure of the planet being saved, it certainly paints an even stronger argument as to  why Eric Bana's Nero is the most dangerous villain in "Star Trek" history . 

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WARNING: Contains SPOILERS for Star Trek: Discovery, season 5, episode 7, "Erigah".

  • Star Trek: Discovery season 5 returns to the Badlands, a crucial location from DS9 and Voyager after 25 years.
  • The next clue to the Progenitors' technology is hidden in the Eternal Gallery and Archive inside the Badlands.
  • The Badlands pose a dangerous journey for the USS Discovery as they navigate plasma storms to find the final treasure piece.

The Star Trek franchise is returning to a very important location from both Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager for the first time in 25 years. In Star Trek: Discovery season 5, episode 7, "Erigah", written by M. Raven Metzner and directed by Jon Dudkowski, the final clue to the location of the Progenitors' technology is contained within The Eternal Gallery and Archive , an ancient library with the ability to change locations. It's current position during Discovery 's period of the Star Trek timeline is in a location that is well known to fans of DS9 and Voyager .

Star Trek: Discovery season 5 has contained multiple references to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from the USS Discovery's Ferengi bartender, to the Trill zhian'tara ritual, and Breen villains. Now, the ending of Discovery season 5, episode 7 sets up a return to the very region of space in which Star Trek 's Deep Space Nine station was located. With their treasure hunt almost at an end, the USS Discovery is setting course for the Badlands, a location of vital importance to DS9 and to Star Trek: Voyager , for the first time in 25 years .

As Burnham seeks the universe's greatest treasure in Star Trek: Discovery season 5, she'll need help from a host of new and returning characters.

Star Trek: Discovery Is Returning To An Important DS9 & Voyager Location

Working to decipher the clue left by Star Trek: Discovery 's Betazoid scientist Marina Derex , Lt. Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) and Ensign Adira Tal (Blu del Barrio) are pointed in the direction of The Eternal Gallery and Archive by Commander Jett Reno (Tig Notaro), an expert in rare books. To narrow down the Archive's location, Commander Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) enlisted the help of the empathic Cleveland Booker (David Ajala), who was able to see violent plasma storms while holding Derex's library card. It was plasma storms such as these that aided Maquis activities during both Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager .

Judging by the visions of Book in Star Trek: Discovery season 5, episode 7, the Badlands are still beset by the same intense plasma storms that caused trouble for the Cardassians, the Maquis, and the USS Voyager . While the USS Discovery has a spore drive that can drop them in and out of a location quickly, they could still find themselves victims to the punishing plasma storms while an away team explores the Eternal Archive. This means that the road for the final piece of the map to the Progenitors' treasure could be a very rocky one in Discovery season 5, episode 8, "Labyrinths".

Star Trek's Badlands And Missing Ships Explained

The Badlands were introduced thirty years ago, when it was revealed as a major staging ground for the Maquis terrorist organization in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 2 . The introduction of the Badlands was part of a larger plan for DS9 to set up Star Trek: Voyager a year in advance of its 1995 premiere. In the Voyager pilot, "Caretaker", Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) and the crew of the USS Voyager were lost in the Badlands after trying to trace a missing Maquis ship, containing her closest friend, Lt. Tuvok (Tim Russ). Voyager was then caught in the Caretaker's array and sent to the Delta Quadrant.

In the 24th century, the Badlands were located along the border between Federation space and the Cardassian Union. It's currently unclear how these borders have shifted in Star Trek: Discovery 's 32nd century.

The USS Discovery won't have to contend with the Caretaker's array when they visit the Badlands, but they'll still have to account for the plasma storms and spatial anomalies . Many ships were lost in the Badlands during Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , including the Valjean, commanded by Chakotay (Robert Beltran), and the IKS Koraga, aboard which Lt. Commander Worf (Michael Dorn) had served during the Dominion War. The Eternal Gallery and Archive being located in Star Trek 's Badlands means that Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) shouldn't expect a quiet trip to the library as Star Trek: Discovery 's treasure hunt continues.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, also known as DS9, is the fourth series in the long-running Sci-Fi franchise, Star Trek. DS9 was created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller, and stars Avery Brooks, René Auberjonois, Terry Farrell, and Cirroc Lofton. This particular series follows a group of individuals in a space station near a planet called Bajor.

Star Trek: Voyager

The fifth entry in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Voyager, is a sci-fi series that sees the crew of the USS Voyager on a long journey back to their home after finding themselves stranded at the far ends of the Milky Way Galaxy. Led by Captain Kathryn Janeway, the series follows the crew as they embark through truly uncharted areas of space, with new species, friends, foes, and mysteries to solve as they wrestle with the politics of a crew in a situation they've never faced before. 

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  1. Category:Romulan starship classes

    Romulan ship classes at Ex Astris Scientia. Star Trek Ships: Expanded - Romulan Star Empire at The STArchive. B. Romulan Bird-of-Prey (22nd century) Romulan Bird-of-Prey. D. D'deridex class. D7 class. Romulan drone ship.

  2. Romulan playable starship

    There is a variety of Romulan playable starships currently available in Star Trek Online. Although Warbirds form the backbone of the Romulan military, there are other ships which behave more like their Federation and Klingon Defense Force counterparts. Romulan players can also fly almost any ship of their respective ally - the Federation or the Klingon Empire. Players of other factions can ...

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    A friendly reminder regarding spoilers!At present the expanded Trek universe is in a period of major upheaval with the continuations of Discovery and Prodigy, the advent of new eras in gaming with the Star Trek Adventures RPG, Star Trek: Infinite and Star Trek Online, as well as other post-57th Anniversary publications such as the ongoing IDW Star Trek comic and spin-off Star Trek: Defiant.

  4. Romulan

    The Romulans ( / ˈrɒmjʊlənz, - jə -/) are an extraterrestrial race in the American science fiction franchise Star Trek. Their adopted home world is Romulus, and within the same star system they have settled a sister planet Remus. Their original home world, Vulcan, was renamed Ni'Var later in canon. They first appeared in the series Star ...

  5. The Ships of The Romulan War

    In the evacuation of Alpha Centauri, the unarmed Pioneer-class hospital ship Nightingale was spotted by a Romulan patrol and destroyed, killing over 2,200 refugees. Notable Ships of the Line: Nightingale, Midway, Kitty Hawk, Olympus Mons, John Carter. While the Romulans posess a vast fleet of warships, Starfleet and UESPA struggle to transition ...

  6. Ex Astris Scientia

    Starship Database. The database lists all canon starships and other spaceborne constructions of the Star Trek Universe by races and classes. Schematic side views and technical specs are included where available. The data is mainly based on the very episodes and on official sources. In some cases, however, obvious errors had to be corrected.

  7. The History Of The Romulans, And Their Place In The Star Trek ...

    A Romulan drone-ship, equipped with a holographic projector and controlled by Admiral Valore (Brian Thompson), attacked ships throughout the Alpha Quadrant to ferment dissent (the story begins ...

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  9. Romulan Ships during the Earth-Romulan War

    created by Christopher Griggs. History. Although the United Earth (UE)-Andor Alliance was at war with the Romulan Star Empire from 2156 through 2160, they knew very little about the ships of their enemies. The Romulans' standard practice of self-destruction with fusion weapons before possible capture meant that no reasonably intact Romulan ship ...

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  11. History of the Earth-Romulan War, Ships of the UESN

    Footnotes. Hull numbers CH-47 through CH-54 were assigned for ships of a proposed class of "escort" heavy cruiser, tentatively designated the Man-o'-War class. However, the project was scrapped in favor of the faster and more powerful Tannhäuser -class cruisers. On October 11, 2161, UES Daedalus (CLM-127) was struck from the UESN roster ...

  12. Romulan Episodes of Star Trek

    2001-2005 43m TV-PG. 7.4 (1.8K) Rate. TV Episode. The safety of Enterprise rests on Reed's shoulders when the ship becomes trapped in a Romulan minefield and Romulan ships are closing in on them. Director James A. Contner Stars Scott Bakula John Billingsley Jolene Blalock. 2.

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    See Also. Romulan Ship Classes - from all eras . Appearances of the Romulan Warbird - complete investigation of all shots with the miniatures and the CG model. Warp Drive and Romulan History - how a throwaway line from TOS continues to cause unwarranted confusion. Credits. The PDF archive of the Eaglemoss Official Starships Collection is hosted at the Starship Schematics Database.

  14. Star Trek Shipyard

    Star Trek Shipyard is your ultimate resource for exploring the incredible starships that have graced the vast expanse of the Star Trek universe. ... Romulan Warbird. D'deridex class. Length 1,041.65 m. Beam 772.43 m.

  15. PDF Romulan Empire Hawk Series (Post-smarba Romulan Construction)

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  16. The Starfleet Museum

    Ships of the Earth-Romulan War. The violent conflict of the alliance of United Earth (UE) and the Andorian Hegemony against the Romulan Star Empire, known today as the Earth-Romulan War (2156-2160), arose from an antagonistic first contact between the sides and a subsequent invasion of known space by Romulan forces. Until the conflicts with the ...

  17. STFC Database

    The largest Star Trek Fleet Command (STFC) information site, featuring ... information site, featuring information on ships, officers, systems, hostiles, research and more. / Ships. Filter Ships Reset Filters. Basic. Name: Faction: All Federation Romulan Klingon Grade: All G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 Rarity: All Common Uncommon Rare Epic. Previous First ...

  18. Category:Romulan Ships

    RIS stands for Romulan Imperial Ship. This designation appears to be applied to non warships. PWB stands for Praetorial Warbird. This designation seems to be applied to warships starting with Deep Space Nine. G. Category:Generic Reman Attack Squadron. Category:Generic Reman Ships. Category:Generic Romulan Ships.

  19. Best Romulan t6 ships?

    All but one of my captains focuses on EPG. Top two are both promo ships: 1. T'liss temporal warbird - fun little ship that is great for a stealth science EPG build because BOFF skills don't break cloak. 2. Valkis dread - a very good temporal ship with a radiation lance that scales off EPG.

  20. Star Trek: Why Are Romulan and Klingon Starships So Similar?

    After the leap to movie theaters, a new design of Klingon ship debuted in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock before it took a vital role in the classic time-traveling installment that followed ...

  21. Star Trek: Why The Romulans Were Bald In The J.J. Abrams Movies

    In Abrams' "Star Trek," the species have a considerably different appearance from what we had seen in the shows previously. Led by Eric Bana's Nero, any Romulan on-screen was bald, bearing facial ...

  22. Star Trek Returns To A DS9 & Voyager Location For The First Time In 25

    The Star Trek franchise is returning to a very important location from both Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager for the first time in 25 years. In Star Trek: Discovery season 5, episode 7, "Erigah", written by M. Raven Metzner and directed by Jon Dudkowski, the final clue to the location of the Progenitors' technology is contained within The Eternal Gallery and Archive, an ...