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The D'deridex-class (or B-type or Warbird-class) battle cruiser was the pride of the Romulan fleet in the mid-to-late 24th century.

They were registered as a class 5 vessel. (DS9 video game: Dominion Wars)

The class was named after Romulan Praetor D'deridex, who held office during the late 22nd century. (ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru)

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History

The D'deridex-class was the successor to the Amarcan-class warbird of the 2340s and the War Eagle-class, enlarging its double-hull design and correcting some weaknesses which had become evident in the older vessels. The class was designed to be larger than any Federation or Klingon starship of the time, and contain twice the armaments of either power's vessels. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Heart, ST reference: Star Trek: Starship Spotter)

The class was extremely successful and soon found its self making up the bulk the Imperial Romulan Fleet. D'Deridex-class vessels have represented the Romulan Star Empire in numerous incidents and historical events and the class participated in many engagements in the Dominion War.

The D'deridex Advanced was a variant of the basic D'deridex-class starship. These ships were upgraded at Orias III by the Tal Shiar and joined with Cardassian Keldon-class ships for an invasion of Dominion territory in 2371. The IRW Belak was an example of this variant. (ST:CCG: The Dominion)

Vessels of the class were still being constructed in the late 2370s, before being phased out in favour of the more powerful Mogai-class warbirds in the 2380s. (TTN novel: Taking Wing)

Features

Like most Romulan vessels of the 24th century, the D'deridex class is powered utilising an artificial quantum singularity and is fitted with a cloaking device.

The D'deridex class's large size makes the vessels more intimidating, but also makes the class highly adaptable. The vessels are primarily meant for military purposes but can just as easily take on role of a science vessel or supply ship. (ST reference: Star Trek: Starship Spotter)

This class of ships were known to possess research labs, reverse engineering terminals and intelligence gathering equipment making them capable of a wide variety of operations; both in the fields of combat and covert missions. (TNG video game: Starfleet Command III)

At one time, it was believed these vessels only carried a crew of 622 Romulans. (TNG video game: Echoes From The Past)

Known vessels

A pair of D'deridex class vessels presiding over the wreckage of a Klingon Bird-of-Prey (Away Team)
The IRW Terix witnessing the Enterprise-D de-cloaking in 2370
The Enterprise-D is confronted by a D'deridex class warbird (The Neutral Zone).
Parenthesis indicates human translation.
  • The 62nd Rule (renamed under Ferengi control in 2366)
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Romulan starship classes
Romulan language names AmarcanAmosarrAye MosaramBaydronCaladanComiliusD'delithamD'deridexD'dredarDelithamDelon VastamDeresusD'KazanakDraconariusD'renetD'retexD'ridrenD'valekD'virinD'VorixGalan StelriGolgarothGrafflerHathosIvarixLanoraLlaiir'DhaelMeretMogai ~ NorexanMoorabbinMandukamMorlasasi StelamMularrNarvasam'alNarvasam StelasNei'hrrN'renixOcala SindariPraexRalaaram OcalaRanajmarRas LovahR'daranR'derexReemeaRevastalR'tanShirekralS'ten VastamTakara MorlattaTalas MosarumTemar VastaramTemar VastariT'LissT'rasusUstalam StelasVadaso StelriVas HathamVas Hatham (scout) • Vas'calanamVas'delethamVas'kalabamVastagor LattamVastam Cl'vangasVelesVenatorVentarixVerelan VastarumVereleusVespin Emblem of the Romulan Star Empire.
Translated names (Akif) • AviaryBattlehawk • "Bird of Paradise" • Bird of PreyBird of Prey (scout) • CenturianCenturionBright OneComet of DestructionDeath TalonExecutionerFalconFree FlightFire SwarmGallant WingGraceful FlyerGreat DefenderGriffinGryphonHarpyHawkHeavy DefenderHunterImperial HawkImperium • (Kalath) • Kestrel • (K'hanakh) • (K't'inga) • LegionLittle NestNestarNight FlyerNightwingNovaPhoenixPraetorProtectorRaptorScimitarScorpionSenatorShadowShrikeShrike (fighter)SkyfireStar SeekerStargliderStarlifterStormbirdSwarmSwift Wing • (Taj) • Talon ~ ThetaVengeanceVigilant OneWar EagleWarhawkWhitewind ~ WhitewingWind CarrierWing of VengeanceWinged DefenderWings of Justice
Alphanumeric names B-type warbirdCS2 • (D7D7 AkifD7M) • E5F2H4H5I4I7J3J4J8 • (K3) • M4M8N8P2P3P12Q1Q4R4S3S4S-9S11T2T5T10ThetaV1V2V4V5V6V7V8V9V11 (D7)V20V27V30 ~ V31X3Z1
By time period or type 22nd century bird-of-prey2150s bird-of-prey23rd century bird-of-prey • Late 23rd century bird-of-prey • 2370s bird-of-prey • attack raptor • cargo ship • colony ship • construction ship • mining freighter • repair ship • science vessel

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The D'deridex-class (also known as the B-type warbird) was a type of warbird fielded by the Romulan Star Empire during the 24th century.

According to the Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 5: Starships of the Romulan Star Empire the D'deridex is classified as a heavy warbird.

The classes evacuation limit was 10,000. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 5: Starships of the Romulan Star Empire)

When duly refitted, its maximum evacuation capacity was 30,000. (RIS Bouteina: "Gogmagog")

Also, many ships of that class had two swimming pools, one forward and one aft. (RIS Bouteina: "Relief and Refuge")


D'deridex class warbirds
Avatar of Tomed - Bloodied Talon - Chironsala - Imperial Fist - Khellian - Notarak - Sakti - Tarketh - Thrai

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