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Son'a Destroyer

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Son'a
Class Name : Son'a Destroyer
Type : Destroyer
Unit Run : 40 built in total.
Commissioned : 2360 - present
Dimensions : Length : 438 m1
Beam : 325 m2
Height : 58 m2
Decks : 15
Mass : 2,142,000 metric tons
Crew : 100
Armament : 8 x Phaser banks, total output 15,000 TeraWatts
2 x torpedo tubes equivalent to Starfleet standard photon torpedo tube
1 x Isolytic subspace weapon launcher3 with 110 rounds
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 945,000 TeraJoules
Standard Duranium / Tritanium Single hull plus 2 cm High density armour.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 8
Maximum Cruise : 9
Maximum Rated : 9.6 for 10 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 300
Torpedo Firepower : 750
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 350
Shield Strength : 350
Hull Armour : 250
Speed : 1,000
Combat Manoeuvrability : 3,180
Overall Strength Index : 494
Diplomatic Capability : Unknown, but believed to be equivalent to Starfleet Grade 3
Expected Hull Life : 50
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 1 years
Major : 10 years


The Son'a operate both a large Battleship-type vessel and this smaller ship.3 The Destroyer is designed for general purpose combat duties. The ship has an armament comparable to Federation designs of the same size, except in its use of subspace weaponry. The Destroyer mounts a single launcher for Isolitic devices, of which it carries twenty in all.

The Federation gathered considerable information on this vessel during the brief alliance with the Son'a, and this proved to be highly useful when they allied themselves with the Dominion in the latter stages of the war. Starfleet was able to take a heavy toll on the Destroyers, accounting for almost half the total number.

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 Production drawing Shown scaled against the 680 metre Enterprise-E
2 Production drawing
3 Star Trek : Insurrection
Source : Production drawing
Comment : Shown scaled against the 680 metre Enterprise-E
Source : Production drawing
Film: Star Trek : Insurrection


Most of this entry is speculative. The length and beam come from a production drawing showing the ship next to the Enterprise-E. I don't know for sure that this ship is fitted with subspace weapons, but I assume that all Son'a ships are. The idea that the Son'a become Dominion allies is something I don't know for sure, but I recall somebody saying it was mentioned in a late DS9 episode.

The stats are designed to make the ship much weaker than the Enterprise, since the Sovereign class ship was able to inflict significant damage with just a few shots. It's not official that the ship is actually classed as a Destroyer - even production drawings just call it "Ru'afo's ship"

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