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Hirogen Ship

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Hirogen
Class Name : Hirogen Ship
Type : Hunter vessel1
Unit Run : Unknown
Commissioned : Unknown
Dimensions : Length : 65 m2
Beam : 39 m
Height : 17 m
Decks : 3
Mass : 5,000 metric tons
Crew : Maximum complement unknown. Generally seem to be piloted by only one or two individuals.1
Armament : No beam weapons2 x torpedo tubes equivalent to Starfleet standard photon torpedo tube
Defence Systems : StandardStandard Monotanium1 Single hull.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Unknown, but capable of high warp speeds
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : -
Torpedo Firepower : 250
Weapon Range and Accuracy : -
Shield Strength : -
Hull Armour : 5
Speed : -
Combat Manoeuvrability : 13,750
Overall Strength Index : 92
Diplomatic Capability : Unknown, but low
Expected Hull Life : Unknown


The Hirogen use these vessels for hunting their prey,3 and Voyager has encountered them several times.4 They are relatively small for the distances they cover, and usually seem to carry a crew of only one or two Hirogen.3 Although apparently not warships as such, the vessels are well armed and armoured. They are not a match for the Intrepid class unless at least two or three join forces.5

Voyager has established that these vessels use monotanium in their hull construction, and have a dicyclic warp system.6 Their layout is fairly conventional, with an engineering hull flanked by two nacelles and a primary hull in front. There is a sublight impeller at the rear of the engineering hull and secondary impellers at the rear of each nacelle. The nacelles themselves have six warp coils each, with a bussard-style matter collector at the forward end. They are protected by an armoured carapace. The primary hull has a combination sensor and weapon array in the bow. Aft of this is a bridge unit located on the dorsal surface, flanked by structural hull reinforcements. The aft of the primary hull mounts weapon turrets, while the short connecting neck between primary and engineering hull has a sensor array and defensive shield emitters on it.7

The overall design is relatively compact, presumably to make it robust in the face of enemy fire.

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 VOY 4 Prey
2 Speculative Guestimated from the shot of Hirogen ships surrounding Voyager in 'The Killing Game, Part I'
3 VOY 4 Hunters
4 Various Voyager episodes
5 VOY 4 The Killing Game, Part 1
6 Generic canonical information
7 Production drawing
Series : VOY Season 4 (Disc 4)
Episode : Prey
Source : Speculative
Comment : Guestimated from the shot of Hirogen ships surrounding Voyager in 'The Killing Game, Part I'
Series : VOY Season 4 (Disc 4)
Episode : Hunters
Series : VOY Season (Disc )
Episode : Various Voyager episodes
Series : VOY Season 4 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Killing Game, Part 1
Source : Generic canonical information
Source : Production drawing


The Hirogen ship was seen in several of the Voyager episodes featuring this species, and seems to be an all-purpose armed spacecraft. Relatively few details are canon, but in "Prey" Tuvok confirms that their ships have monotanium armour and a dicyclic warp system. Since the Hirogen communications array is powered by a a quantum singularity, it's possible that their ships have the same power source. However, this seems unlikely to me and personally I would bet on some form of Matter/Antimatter or other total conversion power system.

All of the 'backstage' details of the design come from schematic views of the ship published in "Star Trek : The Magazine". This source is generally based on material from the creators of the show and can be regarded as fairly reliable.

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