D-20 (Death Rite) Class VII Cruiser

A, C and D models from Klingon Ship Recognition Manual, 2nd Edition, FASA
Design by Forest G. Brown
Graphics by Dana Knutson

NOTES - circa 2288:

Known sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: C
Major Data Source: Klingon Sector Intelligence
 
     The D-20 was commissioned on Stardate 1/9606 and immediately rushed into the Four Years War, where they were used much like the famed D-7. Though the class suffered from lack of maneuver power and a relatively weak superstructure, it seemed to make up-for these deficiencies in its weapons, and shielding. Mounting the KWC-1 engines, the D-20A was able to attain higher warp speeds than the D-7, but was less maneuverable. Eighty-six have been converted to the D-20C.
     This fault was corrected with the introduction of the D- 20C on Stardate2/1202. This model is far more maneuverable and has more power, as well as a more efficient shielding system and stronger superstructure. Because of its extra power, KD-6 disruptors were added, increasing firepower by 50%. This model is still in production even though the D-20D has entered service on Stardate 2/1701, mounting KD-8 disruptors, which deliver 16% more destructive power over a greater distance.
     Of the 634 D-20s built, 224 Cs and 80 Ds remain in active service; 292 As, 19 Cs, and 1 D have been destroyed; 2 As, 4 Cs, and 1 D are listed as missing; 1 C and 1 D have been scrapped; and 2 As, 28 Cs, and 4 Ds are in the service of ranking and prominent families of the Empire. The class is being produced at Gnuu Re' and at H'rez. These facilities were originally set up to refit A models to C models, but when orders were issued for the production of the D model, Imperial Command redesignated both bases as production facilities. They began producing new ships as soon as the last of the older models had been refit. Both facilities combined produce a total of 13 ships per year.
     The class is named from "the death of honor", a traditional death rite involving a silver dagger. In this rite, a captive who has fought well is killed with a silver dagger handed down through the family lines. When a family line is broken, the dagger is destroyed after it has been used to eliminate the last family member.

 

Construction Data:                        
     Model-    a    c    d    e    f    g
     Class-    VII    VII    VII    VII    VII    VII
     Class Commission Date-    2253    2269    2271    2288    2302    2346
     Number Produced-    382    271    87    182    200    363 refit
Hull Data:                        
     Superstructure-    16    18    20    22    24    24
     Damage Chart-    C    C    C    C    C    C
     Size:                        
          Length-    160 m    160 m    160 m    160 m    160 m    160 m
          Width-    110 m    110 m    110 m    110 m    110 m    110 m
          Height-    22 m    24 m    24 m    24 m    24 m    24 m
          Displacement-    85,418 mt    91,343 mt    95,638 mt    99,188 mt    99,880 mt    99,670 mt
Cargo:                        
     Total SCU-    270 SCU    290 SCU    300 SCU    300 SCU    320 SCU    320 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    13,500 mt    14,500 mt    15,000 mt    15,000 mt    16,000 mt    16,000 mt
Equipment Data:                        
     Computer Type-    ZD-5    ZD-6    ZD-6    ZD-6    ZD-6    ZI-2
     Transporters-                        
          Standard 6-person-    3    3    3    3    3    3
          Combat 22-person-    4    4    4    4    4    4
          Emergency 18-person-    1    1    1    1    1    1
          Cargo-    2    2    2    2    2    2
     Cloaking Device Type-    -    -    -    KCC    KCC    KCC
          Power to Engage-    -    -    -    32    32    32
Other Data:                        
     Crew-    330    340    340    357    357    262
     Troops-    180    200    200    200    200    200
     Shuttlecraft-    4    4    4    4    4    4
Engines and Power Data:                        
     Total Power Available-    32    40    40    40    52    64
     Movement Point Ratio-    4/1    3/1    3/1    3/1    3/1    3/1
     Warp Engine Type-    KWC-1    KWC-2    KWC-2    KWC-2    KWC-3    KWC-3
          Number-    2    2    2    2    2    2
          Power-    14 ea.    18 ea.    18 ea.    18 ea.    23 ea.    23 ea.
          Stress Chart-    L/O    L/O    L/O    L/O    L/O    L/O
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 7    Warp 8    Warp 8    Warp 8    Warp 8    Warp 8
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 8    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 9
     Impulse Engine Type-    KIC-2    KIC-2    KIC-2    KIC-2    KID-1    KIE-3
          Power Units-    4    4    4    4    6    18
Weapons and Firing Data:                        
     Beam Weapon Type-    KD-5    KD-6    KD-8    KD-8    KD-16    KD-17
          Number-    6    6    6    6    6    6
          Firing Arcs-    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 a
          Firing Chart-    P    T    U    U    Y    X
          Maximum Power-    4    6    7    7    6    9
          Damage Modifiers                        
               +3    (-)    (-)    (1-7)    (1-7)    (1-9)    (1-12)
               +2    (1-10)    (1-18)    (8-15)    (8-15)    (10-17)    (13-17)
               +1    (11-18)    (-)    (16-20)    (16-20)    (18-22)    (18-22)
     Torpedo Type-    -    -    -    KP-6    KP-10    KP-19
          Number-    -    -    -    1    1    2
          Firing Arcs-    -    -    -    1 f    1 f    1 f, 1 a
          Firing Chart-    -    -    -    R    Q    Q
          Power To Arm-    -    -    -    2    1    2
          Damage-    -    -    -    20    22    32
Shield Data:                        
     Shield Type-    KSF    KSK    KSO    KSH    KSH    KSU
          Shield Point Ratio-    2/3    1/2    1/2    1/3    1/3    1/4
          Maximum Shield-    10    13    15    13    13    32
Combat Efficiency:                        
     D-    54.4    82.7    87.6    106.4    124.3    198.3
     WDF-    18.6    30.6    36.6    48.4    56.4    89.6

 

NOTES:

Model A - D- factor corrected.
Model C - D- factor corrected.
Model D - Weight increased. D- factor corrected. WDF - corrected.