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A D'deridex class warbird

Warbird is a starship classification for Romulan warships, the nomenclature originates with a ship named Warbird, one of the vessels lost among the fleet that colonized Romulus. (TOS novel: The Romulan Way)

The Romulan practice of decorating their warships with the images of large predatory avians may also stem from, or be responsible, for this terminology.

The term has been applied to various ship classes at different times, usually the Romulans' dominant ship type of the period. For much of the 24th century, "warbird" referred to the D'deridex class. Other warbird classes include:

An unusual hybrid starship encountered by the USS Enterprise-D in 2370 included components of a Romulan warbird. (TNG comic: Strategy)

From it's presentation in the comic the ship was most likely made from part of a D'deridex class vessel.


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ST Expanded

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In starship classification, a warbird is a large battle cruiser. Generally they resemble large predatory birds.

Three cultures are known to operate warbirds:


  • Prior to Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek Nemesis, "warbird" or "Romulan warbird" referred exclusively to D'deridex-class starships. Brannon Braga mentioned that use of the term "warbird" to describe Klingon ships in "Broken Bow" was a mistake, implying that the production team only wished Romulan ships to be identified as warbirds.
  • The Romulan word for "warbird" is D'Deridex, as established by dialogue in "The Defector" and "Tin Man".
  • In Star Trek: Arcadia, some Romulan warbirds were reclassified as "starbirds" after the formation of the Romulan Republic (2382), reflecting the republic's less aggressive political posture (compared to the empire previously).
starship classification
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