Genser Class IV Escort

Genser Class IV Escort

 

From Ship Recognition Manual-The Federation (2nd Edition), FASA

Notes - circa 2400, text - circa 2286:

      The Genser Class escort is not only the newest ship in Materiel Command's fleet of escorts, it is also the smallest. Like all escorts, it is inexpensive to build, maintain, and operate. The Genser is even cheaper to build and operate than earlier escorts because of its size and design simplicity. Because the maneuverability of the Mk I was unacceptable for escort duties, the design was modified and FWA-2 warp engines were installed on four test models before being approved for installation on all Gensers. In addition, the weapon systems were upgraded from the FH-6 to the FH-7 phaser, creating the Mk 11. All Genser Class ships will be converted to this design no later than Stardate 2/2404. On Stardate 2/1912, the USS Genser, along with five other escorts, was accompanying a convoy of neutronic fuel carriers to the rimward frontier when sensors scanned a small object traveling on a parallel course. The object could not be identified through computer search nor would it respond to any radio communications. The Genser broke away from the convoy to investigate the object and, as the other ships watched, disappeared. After several minutes, the Genser reappeared, maintaining its last course and speed, though it did not respond to radio calls; the small, mysterious object was nowhere to be found. Sensor scan revealed that the entire crew of the Genser had disappeared. The convoy was halted and searches were made, but nothing was found that would help solve the mystery. The connection between the unidentified object and the disappearance of the ship remains clouded in mystery and may never be solved. The USS Genser is on active duty and operates in the rimward frontier areas. Of the 259 Genser Class escorts built, 226 Mk Is and 12 Mk Ils remain in active service. One Mk I is used by Star Fleet Training Command, 16 have been destroyed; 2 are listed as missing; 1 has been scrapped; and 14 have been sold. The Genser is produced at the Cait facility at a rate of 30 per year.

 

Construction Data:                
     Model-    Mk I    Mk II    Mk III    Mk IV
     Class-    IV    IV    IV    IV
     Class Commission Date-    2273    2286    2299    2351
     Number Produced-    251    12    173    0
Hull Data:                
     Superstructure-    13    14    18    18
     Damage Chart-    C    C    C    C
     Size:                
          Length-    180 m    120 m    45 m    180 m
          Width-    120 m    120 m    120 m    120 m
          Height-    45 m    45 m    45 m    45 m
          Displacement-    33,235 mt    32,335 mt    38,735 mt    37,792 mt
Cargo:                
     Total SCU-    60 SCU    60 SCU    70 SCU    70 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    3000 mt    3000 mt    3500 mt    3500 mt
Equipment Data:                
     Computer Type-    M-1    M-1    M-1    I-2
     Transporters-                
          Standard 6-person-    2    2    2    2
          Emergency 18-person-    1    1    1    1
          Cargo-    1    1    1    1
Other Data:                
     Crew-    82    82    82    82
     Passengers-    10    10    10    10
     Shuttlecraft-    4    4    4    4
Engines and Power Data:                
     Total Power Available-    24    22    22    22
     Movement Point Ratio-    3/1    2/1    2/1    2/1
     Warp Engine Type-    FWH-1    FWA-2    FWA-2    FWA-2
          Number-    2    2    2    2
          Power-    10    8    8    8
          Stress Chart-    Q/R    J/M    J/M    J/M
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 5    Warp 6    Warp 6    Warp 6
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 6    Warp 8    Warp 8    Warp 8
     Impulse Engine Type-    FIB-2    FIB-3    FIB-3    FIB-3
          Power Units-    4    6    6    6
Weapons and Firing Data:                
     Beam Weapon Type-    FH-6    FH-7    FH-8    FNH-2
          Number-    8    8    4    4
          Firing Arcs-    2 f/p, 2 f/s, 2 p/a, 2 s/a    2 f/p, 2 f/s, 2 p/a, 2 s/a    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s
          Firing Chart-    N    Q    T    Y
          Maximum Power-    3    4    5    5
          Damage Modifiers                
               +3    (-)    (-)    (-)    (1-9)
               +2    (1-7)    (1-8)    (1-10)    (10-17)
               +1    (8-13)    (9-14)    (11-18)    (18-24)
     Beam Weapon Type-    -    -    FH-7    FH-8
          Number-    -    -    4    4
          Firing Arcs-    -    -    2 p/a, 2 s/a    2 p/a, 2 s/a
          Firing Chart-    -    -    Q    T
          Maximum Power-    -    -    4    5
          Damage Modifiers                
               +3    -    -    (-)    (-)
               +2    -    -    (1-8)    (1-10)
               +1    -    -    (9-14)    (11-18)
     Torpedo Type-    -    -    -    FP-25
          Number-    -    -    -    1
          Firing Arcs-    -    -    -    1 f
          Firing Chart-    -    -    -    R
          Power To Arm-    -    -    -    1
          Damage-    -    -    -    14
Shield Data:                
     Shield Type-    FSF    FSF    FSF    FNSG
          Shield Point Ratio-    1/2    1/2    1/2    1/3
          Maximum Shield-    13    13    13    25
Combat Efficiency:                
     D-    60.6    71.1    76.8    109.8
     WDF-    18.4    25.6    30    49.9