TACFLEET - COMBATA UPDATE: SD110312
Class Name : t'liss-class Battle Cruiser (Approximate
Classification : Warship
Typical Roles : Strategic Front Line Attack
SFE Designation : BC (Battle Cruiser)
Introduced : 2402
Model Number : V1
Number in service : 20 (Intelligence Estimate)
Known Registries : RSE T'LISS
Length : 614 m
Span : 421 m
Draft : 132 m
Displacement : 5,200,000 mt
Total Standard : 855
Officers : 65
Crew : 590
Marines : 200 (300 Maximum)
Passengers : 20 Maximum
Warp Propulsion System
Drive Type : T'liss-Class Grade 8
Number : 2
Main Reactor : 2x T'liss-Class Quantum Singularity, Grade 10
(each - see notes)
Drive Type : Multiple-Vent Vector Impulse Drive, Grade 4
Number : 3
Secondary Reactor : Nuvush-Class Generic Reactor, Grade 12
Standard Cruise Speed : 7.0
Maximum Cruise Speed : 9.4
Sustainable for 12 hours : 9.72
Maximum Emergency Speed : 9.86
Core Failure Imminent : 9.95
Standard Cruise Speed (Cloaked) : 6.0
Maximum Cruise Speed (Cloaked) : 9.0
Plasma Torpedo, Long Range, 7th Generation
Number : 2
Range : 350,000 km
Arcs : 2 forward on hull ventral surface
Phasers, Omnidirectional Crystal Type XrL-4, Class 9.
Number : 12 banks.
Range : 280,000 km
Arcs : 2 forward nose mounted
2 forward dorsal, 2 forward ventral
2 aft tail mounted, 2 aft dorsal, 2aft ventral
Phasers, Pulse Type XrL-4p, Class 10.
Number : 4 banks
Range : 220,000 km
Arcs : port and starboard forward turrets,
port and starboard aft turrets,
Photon Torpedo Launchers - Mark XLI-m
Number : 6 tubes, 250 torpedoes.
Range : Falcon-Class Photon-Type : 3,900,000 km
Hawk-Class Flux-Type : 3,200,000 km
Arcs : 2 forward/port, 2 forward/starboard, 2 aft
Note: Forward launchers are located about 50
meters aft of the bow.
Deflector System : Hedgehog-Class Conformal Multiphasic type,
Cloaking Device : Flickering Candle Plasma Matrix Strategic type.
6-person, small cargo : 12
25-person, Troop movement : 8
Cargo, recovery : 3
2, ventral access.
Travelpod, 4 man : 12
20 man Troop Carrier : 16
Cargo Shuttle : 4
According to a number of intelligence sources, the T'liss (WARHAWK)
Class battlecruiser appears to the primary reason the Romulans were
able to drive off recent Borg attacks. Despite the fact that she is
only about 25% larger than the Morgai-Class heavy cruiser, these ships
are much more heavily armed.
These ships are reminiscent of the flying wing design used by the
Romulans over 200 hundred years ago for their original warp capable
ships. This kind of design provides ample internal volume for sensors
and weapon systems. The warp nacelles are located outboard.
The T'liss-class power plant represents the culmination of a 30 year
long R&D effort on the part of the Romulans. She is powered by dual
quantum singularities. Early prototypes equipped with dual quantum
singularities were prone to resonance feedback between them.
According to intelligence reports, the initial failures were quite
spectacular. The projects first major success was about 15 years ago
with the commissioning of a single, unique light cruiser powered by
two destroyer rated quantum singularities.
The T'liss-class is powered by two quantum singularities that could
each provide enough power for a light cruiser, however, unlike the
prototype, they are specifically designed for her. The quantum
singularities are located along the centerline of the hull in a
forward and aft configuration. They are located as far apart as
practical to reduce the chances of subspace resonance between them.
Each quantum singularity produces enough power for normal ship
operation, and when both are operational the T'liss produces power
far in excess of her needs.
The effect of the abundance of power is evident in the design on the
ship. She is more heavily armed than any other ship in the Romulan
arsenal, and would be quite capable of tangling with a Federation
Dreadnought. Intelligence reports indicate that at relatively low
velocities she is able to fire while her cloaking device is
operational. Apparently this ability caused the Borg severe problems.
Federation vessels should be able to target such a ship by using the
weapon discharge point as a reference for the targeting scanners.
The T'liss-class are formidable warships for their size. Commanders
of lone Federation ships should carefully consider their alternatives
before engaging one in armed combat.
Alton J. Reich
CAPT Jacob Miller
COMBATA, TACFLEET - Engineering Liaison