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Torsk-Class Destroyers

Overview


Orthographic views

Deck plans
created by Allen Rolfes (see notes)

 

Scenes


3D model
created by Fabio Passaro
3D Gladiators

3D scene
created by Dvid Metlesits
 

3D scene
created by Mike Moreau

Buddies with Conqueror
created by Arcas
   

3D scene
created by Thomas Pemberton

3D scene
created by Thomas Pemberton
 

UES Stingray on patrol
created by Thomas Pemberton

Eat this!
created by Thomas Pemberton
 

Screenshot from Bridge Commander
created by Chris Harris

3D model for SF Command
created by Chris Harris
 

UES Torsk
created by Rob Willson

UES Torsk in orbit
created by Rob Willson
 

UES Stingray
created by Dragonpyper

 

History

At the start of the war, the Admiralty recognized a need for a large number of small, fast ships to patrol the extensive frontier areas between UE and Romulan space. Although a system of automated sentry buoys was in service, automated sentries can never act with the judgement and flexibility of manned ships. Furthermore, these robot sentries could not take any defensive actions against border violations as it was thought unwise to give them any weaponry. They were only able to fire a warp message torpedo towards the nearest starbase. Such sentry buoys had been placed at the point where the Romulan invasion fleet crossed into UE Alliance space in September 2157, but they apparently had been destroyed or incapacitated before they could send any warning.

           

           

The Torsk-class cruisers (CEM-1) were designed with two distinct missions in mind: to gather intelligence along border areas and to hunt and destroy enemy scoutships. Torsk was the first to carry the improved SSWR-II-C warp reactor, which was 30% smaller but only 5% less powerful than the SSWR-II-B carried by the Krechet class. Because of the narrowly-defined roles Torsks were to play, they were much less expensive to build and operate than were Krechets. They carried fewer weapons, had a 35% smaller crew, and were 25% lighter despite having two main warp nacelles to Krechet's one. Fourteen Torsk-class cruisers entered service from February through December 2158. However, they saw little action in their intended roles as Romulan forces withdrew and consolidated in anticipation of a UE offensive. Instead, they were used as sensor pickets and scouts when UE task forces pushed into Romulan territories in the final 2 years of the war. Torsks did well in these limited roles, but were eventually superseded by the significantly more capable Powhatan class.

The Torsk-class escort UES Stingray (CEM-6) is on display at the Starfleet Museum.

 

Commissioned Ships

UES Torsk CEM-1
UES Nautilus CEM-2
UES Holland CEM-3
UES Dolphin CEM-4
UES Navaga CEM-5
UES Stingray CEM-6
UES Porpoise CEM-7
UES Seawolf CEM-8
UES Han CEM-9
UES Rickover CEM-10
UES Shalki CEM-11
UES Borei CEM-12
UES Haifa CEM-13
UES Hai Lung CEM-14

 

Specifications

Standard displacement: 97,610 t

  Overall 1 Hull 2 Hull Nacelles
Length [m] 147.74 70.44 44.77 66.87
Beam [m] 84.77 42.13 22.36 15.51
Draft [m] 42.15 42.13 22.36 15.51

Crew complement: 236 (38 officers + 198 crew)
Weapons: 2 missile launchers with 16 Firestorm antiship missiles, 10 Viper area-defense missiles, 2 Type VII laser cannons (fixed mounts)
Embarked craft: 5 transatmospheric sublight shuttlecraft
Warp drive: SSWR-II-C spherical cavity M/AM reactor with 2 Jaguar I nacelles
Velocity: wf3.1, cruise; wf3.7, supercruise; wf3.8, maximum
Units commissioned: 14

 

Last modified: 16.08.14