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The Vor'cha-class (or Vor'Cha-class) was a type of Klingon attack cruiser (or battle cruiser) starship in Imperial Defense Force service in the 24th century. (TNG episode: "Reunion"; RPG reference: Starships)

The Vor'Cha was similarly used as the backbone of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance fleet in the mirror universe, although the ships were known to have poor targeting performance, frequently chasing after warp shadows. (DS9 episode: "?"; CCG: Mirror, Mirror)


History and Features

The Vor'cha class attack cruisers were created as a more modern type warship that would replace the aging K't'inga-class cruisers. The Vor'cha-class provided the Klingon Empire's fleet formations with a vital support and transport element. They were quite successful in the role of long range pursuit making them excellent patrol ships.

Initially developed in the mid-24th century in an attempt to gain superiority over the newer Federation starships that were entering service, they soon became one of the largest and most powerful vessels in service in the Klingon Defense Force. Vor'cha-class vessels were armed with disruptors, heavy disruptors and photon torpedoes. The forward port also served as a "massive, detachable disruptor." (TNG video games: Bridge Commander, Armada & Armada II, Echoes from the Past)

Despite the introduction of the more larger and more powerful Negh'Var-class and Chancellor-class in the early 2370s, the Vor'cha class continued to be a powerful vessel and were often used as command ships during the Dominion War and beyond. In 2376, General Talak commanded the Klingon fleet assigned to the Kavrot sector aboard the Vor'cha-class cruiser, IKS Akua. (TNG video game: Bridge Commander; GKN novels: A Good Day to Die & Honor Bound)

Vor'cha-class vessels were also used as command vessels during the battle against the Borg invasion of the Alpha Quadrant of 2376, and later used effectively in the battle against the Cardassian uprising of 2377. (TNG video games: Armada & Armada II)

Known vessels


Mirror universe


Klingon starship classes
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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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The Vor'cha-class attack cruiser was a major warship fielded by the Klingon Defense Force during the latter half of the 24th century.

They were featured heavily in the Klingon-Cardassian War,the Second Federation-Klingon War and the Dominion War.

In the mirror universe the Vor'cha-class is used by the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. (DS9: "Crossover", "Through the Looking Glass")

Because of the Klingon Empire's need for prisons, Klingons built a Vor'cha variant that was made to operate like a prison ship with a capacity of 7,000 prisoners. The lead ship of the prison ship variant was the IKV B'Err. (RIS Bouteina: "Fury of the Prison Ships")

Vor'cha class attack cruisers
Primary universe: B'Chnah - B'Err - Ch'groth - Che'tha - K'tar - Var'tang
Mirror universe: B'Chnah (mirror)

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