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Borg Probe

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Borg
Class Name : Borg Probe
Type : Manned Probe1
Unit Run : Unknown 10,000 built in total. 328 have been lost in all.
Commissioned : Unknown
Dimensions : Length : 360 m
Beam : 100 m
Height : 60 m
Mass : 3,490 metric tons
Crew : Unknown
Armament : Beam weapons1, total output 8,000 TeraWatts
Defence Systems : Adaptive shield system, total capacity 500,000 TeraJoules
Light Automatic regeneration matrix Single hull.
High level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale / Transwarp) :
Equipped with transwarp drive, top speed unknown1
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 160
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : -
Shield Strength : 185.19
Hull Armour : 68,000
Speed : -
Combat Manoeuvrability : 13,750
Overall Strength Index : 4,749
Diplomatic Capability : Generally none - specialized facilities can be constructed if required
Expected Hull Life : Unknown


Little is known about this craft; Voyager encountered one in 2375 and found it to be a relatively small and poorly armed ship apparently designed to act as a manned probe vessel. Scans indicated that the probes armament was significantly weaker than Voyagers, and when it attempted to assimilate the Starship Captain Janeway beamed a photon torpedo onto the probe to disable it. Unfortunately, the torpedo detonated near the probes power system and it was destroyed.

Voyager recovered eight thousand metric tons of wreckage from the probe, and although most of it was too badly damaged to be of use some important tactical data was recovered. This allowed Voyager to mount an attack on a Borg scoutship, recovering a transwarp coil which ultimately allowed them to cut another twenty thousand lightyears from their journey home.1

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 VOY 5 Dark Frontier, Part 1
Series : VOY Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : Dark Frontier, Part 1


Little is known about the Borg Probe - we saw it fairly briefly at the start of "Dark Frontier", and it was established that it was less powerful than Voyager. Voyager was apparently able to punch a hole in its shields and beam a photon torpedo on board, which destroyed the probe because it exploded near to the power system. The size of the probe is hard to judge, but it seems to be approximately equal to Voyager.
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