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Salvage Ship

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Suliban
Class Name : Salvage Ship
Type : Salvage vessel1
Unit Run : Unknown, but at least one existed in 2152.
Commissioned : Unknown; in service since at least 21521
Dimensions : Length : 150 m
Beam : 100 m
Height : 100 m
Armament : 1 x particle beam cannon, total output 100 TeraWatts
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 24,300 TeraJoules
Light Duranium / Tritanium Single hull plus 0.2 cm High density armour.
Low level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TOS scale) :
Unknown, but top speed in excess of Warp Factor 5
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 2
Torpedo Firepower : -
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 10
Shield Strength : 9
Hull Armour : 23.13
Speed : -
Combat Manoeuvrability : 2,000
Overall Strength Index : 17
Diplomatic Capability : Unknown
Expected Hull Life : Unknown


This vessel was encountered by the NX class Enterprise in 2152. The vessel is composed of a central axis with at least twelve docking ports for smaller Suliban vessels. The one Enterprise met had twelve Module ships attached, but it seems likely that Cell ships could also dock to the spine. It is not known if this particular vessel and configuration was common amongst the Suliban.1

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# Series Season Source Comment
1 ENT 2 Future Tense
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 4)
Episode : Future Tense


The Suliban Salvage ship was seen in Enterprise : "Future Tense". It appears to be a composed of a dozen Module ships grouped around a central "spine" which has further hardware at the head and tail - presumably a command centre and engine system respectively.

We know little about the ship beyond this. It didn't seem to have much in the way of firepower - certainly not as much as you would expect from a dozen Module ships. So perhaps the Module ship weapons are disabled whilst they are combined like this, or perhaps the Module ships themselves are not very heavily armed? We can't really know.

We can fairly safely assume that this ship is capable of Warp 5+ and that it has at least one tractor beam. It may or may not have a cloaking device.

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