SFENG - COMBATA UPDATE: SD110310
Class Name : Deletham-class Light Cruiser (Approximate
Classification : Warship
Typical Roles : Strategic Front Line Attack
SFE Designation : CL (Light Cruiser)
Introduced : 2375
Model Number : V3
Number in service : 153 (Intelligence Estimate)
Known Registries :
Length : 350 m
Span : 285 m
Draft : 60 m
Displacement : 2,200,000 mt
Total Standard : 430
Officers : 30
Crew : 300
Troops : 100 (200 Maximum)
Warp Propulsion System
Drive Type : Deltham-Class Grade 5
Number : 2
Main Reactor : Deltham-Class Quantum Singularity, Grade 10
Drive Type : Multiple-Vent Vector Impulse Drive, Grade 3
Number : 2
Secondary Reactor : Grosh-Class Generic Reactor, Grade 8
Velocity (V3 Refit only)
Standard Cruise Speed : 7.0
Maximum Cruise Speed : 9.2
Sustainable for 12 hours : 9.5
Maximum Emergency Speed : 9.7
Core Failure Imminent : 9.90
Standard Cruise Speed (Cloaked) : 5.0
Maximum Cruise Speed (Cloaked) : 8.5
Phasers, Omnidirectional Crystal Type XrL-3, Class 9.
Number : 6 banks.
Range : 280,000 km
Arcs : 2 each forward port/starboard leading edge arrays'
2 aft arrays
Phasers, Pulse Type XrL-4p, Class 10.
Number : 3 banks.
Range : 220,000 km
Arcs : 2 Forward bow mounted turret (chin array)
1 Aft turret
Photon Torpedo Launchers - Mark XLI-m
Number : 3 tubes, 150 torpedoes.
Range : Falcon-Class Photon-Type : 3,900,000 km
Hawk-Class Flux-Type : 3,200,000 km
Arcs : 2 forward, 1 aft
Deflector System : Hedgehog-Class Conformal Multiphasic type, Grade 11
Cloaking Device : Shadow-Class Plasma Matrix Strategic type.
6-person, small cargo : 6
25-person, Troop movement : 2
Cargo, recovery : 2
1, ventral access.
Travelpod, 4 man : 6
20 man Troop Carrier : 4
Cargo Shuttle : 2
The Deltham (Falcon) Class Light Cruiser is the direct descendant of the
Bird-of-Prey (BOP) design that the Romulans shared with the Klingons in
the early 2300's. While the Klingons were content with upgrading the
internal systems, the Romulans have made vast improvements in the
structure of the design as well. The Deltham is significantly larger
than the old BOP while maintaining a very similar form. The Deltham is
much better armed, owing to her 2 plasma torpedo launchers.
Romulan ships enclose a smaller volume than their Federation
counterparts, and the Deltham-Class is no exception. The primary reason
for this lies in the basic differences at the heart of the power source
for Federation and Romulan ships. The quantum singularity used by the
Romulans requires significantly less physical space than the Federation
M/A reaction chamber, storage tanks, and injectors. The quantum
singularity is also somewhat harder to control, and is more likely to
fail catastrophically if it is damaged in combat. For this reason, main
engineering is located at the heart of a Romulan ship within an armored
One very interesting feature of this ship is the location of the
bridge. It is set back from the bow about 75 meters along the upper
spine of the ship. This was done to allow more room for weapons at the
bow. The Deltham has port and starboard bow mounted plasma torpedo
launchers. Two phaser banks located high along the centerline of the
bow. A pulse phaser mounted in a turret on the underside of the bow.
The low elevation of this turret gives it a wide firing arc, including
targets aft of the ship. The forward photon torpedo tubes are located
about 20 meters above the chin arrar on the centerline of the bow.
Intelligence reports have indicated that some of the newer members of
this class use the XrL-4 phaser rather than the older XrL-3. Both
systems have similar power output, however the newer array is somewhat
more efficient. The increase in efficiency results in less burden on
the ship's power distribution grid. Some reports speculte that these
ships are armed with 3 bow mounted XrL-4 phaser banks due to more
efficient use of internal volume.
Alton J. Reich
CAPT Jacob Miller
SFENG, COMBATA - Engineering Liason