The B'rel-class was a type of Klingon bird-of-prey scout starship in Imperial Defense Force service in the 23rd century. By the 24th century, these vessels were considered surplus, and were often sold or traded to other powers. (TNG episode: "Rascals"; Decipher RPG module: Starships; CCG set: Rules of Acquisition)

They were classified as a class 1 vessel. (DS9 video game: Dominion Wars)

History[edit | edit source]

The B’rel class, first developed in 2270, is the second known Bird-of-Prey operated by the Klingon Empire, it builds directly on the successful design on the earlier birds-of-prey but includes ideas and technology taken from Romulan designs obtained in the short lived Klingon-Romulan alliance of the 23rd century, most notably a cloaking device (ST reference: Starship Spotter)

The B'rel class not only remained in service well into the 24th century but also inspired a larger variation, the K'vort-class.

Features[edit | edit source]

The B'rel class bird-of-prey features adjustable wings, which can take on different positions to optimize the class for battle, warp speed, atmospheric flight and even landing. (TOS movie & novelizations: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

A modified B'rel class firing a photon torpedo whilst cloaked

In 2293 one B'rel class ship, the IKS Dakronh, was modified to fire its weaponry while cloaked. Despite its advantages, this vessel was destroyed after only a few months of operation by the Federation Starfleet starships USS Enterprise-A and USS Excelsior. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Another feature present in recent versions of these craft, which may not be standard, was the introduction of gravity mines that would latch on to and slow down enemy ships. (TNG video games: Armada, Armada II)

Known vessels[edit | edit source]

Klingon bird-of-prey vessels
E4-class (Adamant) • (Adept) • (Conqueror) • (Darkness) • (Defender) • (Defiant) • (Determined) • (Devoted) • (Focus) • (Guardian) • (Hidden) • (Insolent) • (Invisible) • (Keeper) • (Obdurate) • (Procession) • (Raid) • (Return) • (Safeguard) • (Seeker) • (Shadow) • (Shieldbearer) • (Strike) • (Stubborn) • (Swatter) • (Trustworthy) • (Unbreakable) • (Viking) Emblem of the Klingon Empire.
E6-class (Battle) • (War) • (Conflict) • (Attack) Z'gavva-class (D32) Falchion D12-class Cha'Joh
G2-class G2C-295G2C-871G2C-913G2-2983G2-5213G2-9178 • (Catcher) • (Fencer) • (Fetcher) • (Fighter) • (Hunter) • (Stalker) • (Watcher)
B'rel-class (K22B) BaHwil' Begh'poQBImoqu' BInepBI'ngo' BIQ'a'ngo' BllughBowie'eB'rel/Qel'Poh (aka Bounty)BurukChong'poghCh'TangDakh'yi'DILDakronh ~ Kla'DIyuSDeb'choSDoh' Do'Ha' Dom'SISDughDuyDughjupDughla' DughQu' Dughro' DughwoQDughyaSDun'wo' Duy'HubEm'reeEtam • (Fury) • Ghar'QotlhGho'be' Ghoch'raghGhoH'SotGhungDolGhunglomGhungQa' GhungQoghGon'devGrerrguhMohHegh'QeDpHegh'taHembu' HemDuyHemgholHemlomHijol'pengHob'DISHovpengHuj'a'SIpHurgh'raghHuS'ngebJib'lalDanJiyajbe' Jol ylchu' JorJuS'mungKad'nraKahless RoKhichKorinarKorothKrogshatKrugeK'ti'sukaLoS'maHLuq'arghMajQa'be' MalparaMav'jopMaw'HeSwI' M'CharMich'paghMok'talNaSbutlhNaSDolNaSDupNaSghoNaSghongNaS'puchpa' NaStajNay'parNing'tao ~ Ning'tauN'KgharNukmayOkrona ~ ChontayOranthoPiqaD'nemPlathQap'gharghQo' QovinQugh'tungQuHvaj'QobQul'bIQQuoc'TruongQup'SoHQut'SuchRanKufRaQpo'juSRotarranSap'lengSID'ghomSlivinTaD'moHTajHu' Tar'be' TargTazhatTIH'HichTIQ'IwSevTlhIH'HuTrayorTu'a'ropVIghajbe' VorkaVornVut'bolWo'bortasWuv'a'temYaj'a' YijatlhQo' Ylje' Y'tem
K'vort-class AktuhAzetburBegh'poQB'iJikBurukChangChong'poghDeb'choSDivokDuy'HubFek'lhrGho'be' GhoH'SotGi'ralGorkonGro'kanHegh'taHob'DISHurgh'raghJ'DdanKahlessKangK'EhleyrKi'tangKlagK'mpecK'neraKolothKonmelKoordKorKoragaKormagKorrisK'RatakKreltekKrugeK'TemocKurnK'vortL'KorLorghLukaraLuq'arghMajQa'be' MaltzMelotaMorathNaS'puchpa' Nay'parNu'DaqPaghPiqaD'nemQugh'tungQup'SoHQut'SuchTaD'moHTagakTajTajHuTar'beVornWuv'a'tem
Various bird-of-prey series BoqratBotkaB'RelChemvaHG'gtahKorK'raiykhLIngta' MIl'oD • ("Naprem") • Ning'taoNorghQa'HomQajQuundarStorm LordSung puq LodSuy' TeghbatTo'bajToppa' VIghro' unnamed Klingon birds-of-prey
(translated names in parentheses)

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Bird-of-prey classes
Romulan birds-of-prey 2150slate-2150s bird-of-prey22nd century23rd century (Kelvin timeline)24th centuryT'varoT'LissVas HathamTemar Vastaram Romulan insignia image.
Reman birds-of-prey T'varo Romulan insignia image.
Klingon birds-of-prey 22nd century2260s23rd century (Kelvin timeline)M'ChlaB'relChuq'BehD12D'GavamaE4E6G2KhitomerK'vortQuDZ'gavastaZ'gavvaQulDunNorghKi'tangHegh'ta Klingon insignia image.
Klingon starship classes
Klingonese names AkifAn'quatBaSro'BatlhBre'elB'relB'RotlhBaka Re'Ber'taaBesz Ra'te'BirokBortasBortaS bIrBortasqu'Ch'TangCharghCharghwI'Chava'KalChontayChunDabChuq'BehChutokDaSpuD'akaD'amaDath D'lanD'esta KarD'GavamaDujHodEakin K'nallFek'lhrFer'JaiH'ban PavHaqtajHegh'taHoH'SuSJachJach'EngJfolokhKlinzhaiK'mirraK'nallK'nelK't'aggaK't'allaK't'ingaK't'karaK't'maraK't'rikaK'TancoK'vortK'vort ChaKalathKarasKas MaalK'el Ri'andaKh'exrilinK'hanakhKamaragKhitomer (bird-of-prey)Kl'arKlolodeKl'sarzaKl'xenovaKolothKom Ka'desKomo ValKorathKorebaKoro't'ingaKronosK'tochL'rexaLar'halLara'atanLI'wI'Mas To GalMat'HaMay'DujM'ChlaMoghMoQMortum HestaNa Ra'denNegh'VarNemosinNing'taoNorghNovNuQ'DujOnirosPachPeghqu'PIHPlen ZhaPumwI'Puyjaqqa'HoSQangQaw'DunQeh'RalQexaQeylIS BetleHQibQinQojQorghQuDQughRiskadhSechSivistaSomrawSuQ'jaghSuQobSuvwI'QehT'h'larTa'SubTajtiqTalat Kh'exestaTor'KahtTy'GokorV'al'konV'kar ZadanV's'taloTas'estaVakkVo'QuvVoDleHVoodiehVor'chaVor'KangXechasZ'galZ'gavastaZ'gavvaZ'mortamaZha Mortas Emblem of the Klingon Empire.
Translated names AccuserAdministratorAllianceBattle CruiserBird of PreyBringer of AgonyBringer of DestinyBringer of DestructionBringer of JusticeCarrier of DoomCatapultChancellorDeath BootDeath RiteDeath StalkerDefenderEmperorEnforcerEver VictoriousFat ManFierce RevengeGreat BirdGrim Reaper • (Gull) • HealerInsurrectionLittle KillerLucklessMenderMover • (Murph) • One WingPainbringerPathmakerPredator • (Raptor) • RavenousRelentlessRevengeSaberSeekerShadowSpeedstarStalkerStarStingerStingtongueStrong VictorStronger BirdSuspiciousSwiftwindSword of KahlessThrone SeekerTrader's GameTruthbringerTugboatUnseen CreeperWarrior's AngerWatcherWinner
Alphanumeric names B5D2D3D4D4xD5D6D7 • (D7/D5 KlolodeD7 AkifD7AD7CD7GD7MD7RD7SD7 Koloth) • D9D10 (bird of prey)D10 (cruiser)D11D12 (bird of prey)D12 (cruiser)D14D16D18D20D32E4E6F5F5BF5CF5GF5GBF5KF5LF5WF5YF6FWKFWLFWCG2G3G4G5G6G8K3K4K5K6K14K15K17K18K22 • (K22B) • K23K24K26K27K30K32L6L9L13L24L42S4S5S8T3T5T12
By time period or type Birds-of-prey (22nd century bird of prey2260s bird of prey) • 23rd century scout vesselmobile battle basebattleshipcargo shipcolony shipconstruction shipdropshipmining freighterprison bargerepair shipscout ship

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