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The D4 class battle cruiser was a type of warship designed and built by the Klingon Empire during the mid 22nd through mid 23rd centuries. The distinctive silhouette became as much a symbol of the Empire as the Imperial Trefoil itself, and was carried forward into the D6 and D7 classes.

History

The D4 class entered service in the 22nd century, and by the early 23rd century was the mainstay of the Klingon fleet, though it was eventually supplanted by the D5 class. (TOS novel: The Final Reflection)

Some D4s served into the 2260s; Starfleet included them in Klingon tactical simulations, where they fought alongside the later D7 class against Constitution class vessels. (ST reference: Ships of the Line)

Due to cropping the D4 class does not actually appear in the image describing these events in the book, but was in the same image, "It Would Have Been Glorious!" by Robert Bonchune, in the original calendar publication.

Known vessels

IKS Begh'poQIKV Blue Fire • IKS Chong'poghIKV Death Hand • IKS Deb'choS • IKS Duy'HubIKV FencerIKV Fury • IKS Gho'be' • IKS GhoH'Sot • IKS Hob'DIS • IKS Hurgh'ragh • IKS Luq'argh • IKS MajQa'be' • IKS NaS'puchpa' • IKS Nay'par • IKS PiqaD'nem • IKS Qugh'tung • IKS Qup'SoH • IKS Qut'Such • IKS TaD'moH • IKS TajHu • IKS Tar'beIKV Two Fingers • IKS Wuv'a'tem

Background

The primary design this page refers to as D4 has so far only appeared in the 2006 Ships of the Line Calendar and Ships of the Line book. The design was created by Robert Bonchune, intended to be used in the Enterprise episode Unexpected, unfortunately as the production team had been over worked on the earliest Enterprise episodes they did not have time to make the model and a K't'inga class was used instead. Later appearances by the Klingons only featured specifically Enterprise era designs and Bonchune did eventually make a model of the D4, but it did not make an appearance on screen.

Before Enterprise even existed the D4 class had been referred to in the novel The Final Reflection where until the early 23rd century it made up most of the Klingon fleet, unlike in Enterprise the D5 class was not contemporaneous of the D4 but was a new 23rd century design which eventually supplanted the D4.

The game Legacy also features a D4 class, an Enterprise era vessel but not the Bonchune design, this type of D4 is also known as the Predator class in the game.

Klingon starship classes
Klingonese names AkifB'relBaka Re'Ber'taaBesz Ra'te'BirokCharghwI'Chava'KalChunDabChuq'BehChutokD'akaD'amaDath D'lanD'esta KarD'GavamaEakin K'nallFek'lhrHaqtajH'ban PavJach'EngJfolokhKalathKarasKas MaalK'el Ri'andaKh'exrilinK'hanakhKhitomerKlolodeKl'sarzaKl'xenovaK'mirraK'nallK'nelKolothKom Ka'desKomo ValKorebaKronosK't'aggaK't'allaK't'ingaK't'karaK't'maraK't'rikaK'vortK'vort ChaL'rexaLar'halLara'atanLI'wI'Mas To GalMay'DujMortum HestaNa Ra'denNegh'VarNuQ'DujPIHPlen ZhaPumwI'qa'HosQangQeh'RalQexaqeylIS betleHQuDRiskadhSivistaSuQ'jaghSuvwI'QehT'h'larTalat Kh'exestaTas'estaVakkV'al'konV'kar ZadanV's'taloVoDleHVoodiehVor'chaZ'galZ'gavastaZ'gavvaZ'mortamaZha Mortas Emblem of the Klingon Empire
Translated names AccuserAdministratorAllianceBattle CruiserBird of PreyBringer of AgonyBringer of DestinyBringer of DestructionBringer of JusticeCarrier of DoomCatapultChancellorDeath BootDeath RiteDeath StalkerDefenderEmperorEnforcerEver VictoriousFat ManGreat BirdGrim Reaper • (Gull) • HealerInsurrectionLittle KillerLucklessMenderMover • (Murph) • One WingPainbringerPathmakerPredator • (Raptor) • RavenousRelentlessSaberSeekerSpeedstarStalkerStarStingerStingtongueStrong VictorStronger BirdSuspiciousSwiftwindSword of KahlessThrone SeekerTrader's GameTruthbringerTugboatUnseen CreeperWarrior's AngerWatcherWinner
Alphanumeric names D2D3D4D5D6D7 • (D7/D5 KlolodeD7 AkifD7AD7CD7GD7MD7RD7SD7 Koloth) • D9D10 (bird of prey)D10 (cruiser) • D11D12 (bird of prey)D12 (cruiser) • D14D16D18D20D32G3G4G5G6G8K3K4K5K6K14K15K17K18K22 • (K22B) • K23K24K26K27K30K32L6L9L13L24L42S4S5S8T3T5T12
By time period or type Birds-of-prey (22nd century bird of prey) • 23rd century scout vesselmobile battle basecargo shipcolony shipconstruction ship • mining freighter • prison barge • repair ship
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