K-27 (Grim Reeper) Class VI Escort

A and C 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: Romulan and coreward borders
Data Reliability: E
Major Data Source: Operation Dixie, Romulan Sector Intelligence
 
     The K-27, encountered by two of the ships from Operation Dixie, has never been reported by any other Star Fleet vessels. Sub-space radio transmissions, intercepted during Operation Dixie, and information gained from Project Grey Ghost have supplied all the information to date.
     The bridge section and boom of the K-27 is similar to that of the K-23, and much of this forward design appears to have been borrowed completely from the early models of the more-recognizable escort. As will be noticed in the data, the forward-mounted beam weapons are in the same locations and firing arcs as are those of the early K-23s. The most noticeable feature of the K-27 is the single warp engine. Mounted on a pylon at the rear of the vessel, it is capable of being jettisoned, leaving the ship mostly intact. As of this printing, it is unknown whether the bridge section can be detached.
     The introduction of a second model around Stardate 2/19 indicates possible unsatisfactory performance by the original model. The only change reported by Operation Dixie was the exchange of the forward-firing KD-8 disrupter for a KP-2 torpedo. Sub-space communications also indicate that some of these vessels are equipped with the KCB cloaking device. Please note that if the vessel is operating with the cloak activated, it will be considerably harder to detect, due to the single engine.
     Reports indicate 110 of these vessels in active service. Reports received from Project Grey Ghost suggest that some of these vessels may be operating on the Romulan border coreward. The manufacturing facility for these ships has not been located; however, the shipyard at Gerly is believed to be producing these vessels.
     The name derives from the Klingon mortum hesta, which translates to "the maker of the dead".

 

Construction Data:                    
     Model-    a    c    d    f    i
     Class-    VI    VI    VI    VI    VI
     Class Commission Date-    2271    2277    2288    2304    2343
     Number Produced-    100    40    80    15    0
Hull Data:                    
     Superstructure-    16    16    18    22    26
     Damage Chart-    C    C    C    C    C
     Size:                    
          Length-    160 m    160 m    160 m    160 m    160 m
          Width-    110 m    110 m    110 m    110 m    110 m
          Height-    55 m    55 m    55 m    55 m    55 m
          Displacement-    61,200 mt    60,775 mt    64,675 mt    70,875 mt    74,415 mt
Cargo:                    
     Total SCU-    110 SCU    110 SCU    110 SCU    110 SCU    110 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    5,500 mt    5,500 mt    5,500 mt    5,500 mt    5,500 mt
Equipment Data:                    
     Computer Type-    ZD-5    ZD-5    ZD-5    ZD-5    ZI-1
     Transporters-                    
          Standard 6-person-    2    2    2    2    2
          Emergency 18-person-    1    1    1    1    1
          Cargo-    1    1    2    2    2
     Cloaking Device Type-    -    KCB    KCB    KCB    KCB
          Power to Engage-    -    22    22    22    22
Other Data:                    
     Crew-    155    157    157    162    149
     Passengers-    20    20    20    20    20
     Shuttlecraft-    3    3    3    3    3
Engines and Power Data:                    
     Total Power Available-    36    36    40    40    40
     Movement Point Ratio-    3/1    3/1    3/1    3/1    3/1
     Warp Engine Type-    KWC-2    KWC-2    KWC-3    KWC-3    KWC-3
          Number-    1    1    1    1    1
          Power-    18    18    22    22    22
          Stress Chart-    L/N    L/N    L/M    L/M    L/M
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 6    Warp 6    Warp 6    Warp 6    Warp 6
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 7
     Impulse Engine Type-    KIE-3    KIE-3    KIE-3    KIE-3    KIE-3
          Power Units-    18    18    18    18    18
Weapons and Firing Data:                    
     Beam Weapon Type-    KD-8    KD-8    KD-8    KD-8    KD-18
          Number-    3    2    3    5    3
          Firing Arcs-    1 p, 1 f, 1 s    1 p, 1 s    1 f, 1 f/p, 1 f/s    1 f, 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 2 a    1 f, 1 f/p, 1 f/s
          Firing Chart-    U    U    U    U    U
          Maximum Power-    7    7    7    7    11
          Damage Modifiers                    
               +3    (1-7)    (1-7)    (1-7)    (1-7)    (1-7)
               +2    (8-15)    (8-15)    (8-15)    (8-15)    (8-15)
               +1    (16-20)    (16-20)    (16-20)    (16-20)    (16-20)
     Beam Weapon Type-    KD-12    KD-12    KD-12    -    KD-15
          Number-    2    2    2    -    2
          Firing Arcs-    2 a    2 a    2 a    -    2 a
          Firing Chart-    H    H    H    -    T
          Maximum Power-    9    9    9    -    10
          Damage Modifiers                    
               +3    (1-3)    (1-3)    (1-3)    -    (-)
               +2    (4-8)    (4-8)    (4-8)    -    (1-18)
               +1    (9-10)    (9-10)    (9-10)    -    (-)
     Torpedo Type-    -    KP-2    KP-3    KP-3    KP-6
          Number-    -    1    1    1    1
          Firing Arcs-    -    1 f    1 f    1 f    1 f
          Firing Chart-    -    H    R    R    R
          Power To Arm-    -    1    2    2    2
          Damage-    -    10    15    15    20
Shield Data:                    
     Shield Type-    KSN    KSN    KSK    KSK    KSS
          Shield Point Ratio-    2/3    2/3    1/2    1/2    1/3
          Maximum Shield-    15    15    13    13    26
Combat Efficiency:                    
     D-    70.1    70.1    82.74    88.46    131.6
     WDF-    25.7    22.9    34.7    39.5    53.7

 

NOTES:

Model A - Shield system corrected.
Model C - Shield system corrected.