Chel Grett-class ships (also referred to as Breen battlecruisers, Breen warships, Warship-class, and Gor Taan-class) were a type of warship/battlecruiser starship used by the Breen Confederacy during the Dominion War and into the 25th century. They were equipped with energy dampening weapons and stochastic field emitters which made them a dangerous and powerful starship class. Parts of this ship also had organic components. (DS9 episode: "Penumbra", CCG set: The Trouble with Tribbles; Decipher RPG module: Starships; ST video game: STO; VOY episode: "Scorpion")
By the end of the 24th century, the Breen tended to operate them typically alone with their weapons matching those of Orion Brigand-class cruisers and Gorn Draguas-class cruisers. They were armed with polaron weapons and transphasic torpedos. (ST video game: STO)
Specifications[edit | edit source]
Class variations[edit | edit source]
Furthermore, the installation of deflector shields from specific factions modified the hull appearance, including shields from the Reman Resistance, the Breen Confederacy and the Dominion. (STO missions: "Coliseum", "Cold Storage", "Boldly They Rode")
History[edit | edit source]
After negotiating with the Female Changeling to join the Dominion, the Breen brought many warships to the Cardassian Union. This included Gor's Tykk, which captured Worf and Ezri Dax in the Goralis system. After being held aboard for several days, they were brought aboard a Jem'Hadar fighter and handed over to Weyoun. (DS9 episodes: "Penumbra", "'Til Death Do Us Part", "Strange Bedfellows")
The ships later joined a Dominion and Cardassian fleet at the Second Battle of Chin'toka. While their allies held back, the Breen warships engaged the Federation Alliance fleet, disabling more than three hundred Allied ships. The warships then attacked the fleet with conventional torpedoes, destroying the USS Defiant and other ships. The IKC Ki'tang was not affected by the dissipators, allowing it to withdraw and be studied by Allied engineers. (DS9 episodes: "The Changing Face of Evil", "When It Rains..."; STO website: Temporal Lock Box)
After the Dominion destroyed Lakarian City and began to destroy several more, the Cardassian fleet, turned on their allies and destroyed several of the Breen warships. The warships later fell back with the Dominion forces to Cardassia, forming part of the large defense perimeter there. (DS9 episode: "What You Leave Behind")
Later in a battle closer to Cardassia, Odo discovered that the ships had a weakness in their aft impulse manifolds. The Defiant found a warship and destroyed it using the method. Benjamin Sisko then informed the fleet of the weakness in a priority one message. The Breen later fled from the Cardassian system. (DS9 novelization: What You Leave Behind)
2400s[edit | edit source]
Breen warships identified as Chel Grett-class were involved in many engagements in the early 25th century. In one incident in the Sanek system in 2409 a number of these ships were part of a Breen battle group commanded by Thot Mer that attacked the flagship of Klingon Emperor Kahless. (STO mission: "Destiny")
Later that year Chel Grett-class vessels attacked Deferi forces in the Orellius sector block at such locations as the Kelvani Belt and Deferi Outpost 3. Another was intercepted by a ship from one of the Alpha Quadrant superpowers, which rescued Deferi hostages being held aboard. (STO missions: "Aiding the Deferi", "Rescue Deferi Captives")
Ships[edit | edit source]
- Braaktak Gaal
- Gor Korus
- Gor Nivik
- Gor Portas
- Gor Tevik
- Megal Taan
- Nistaan Bur
- Rav Laerst
- Reel Gorvaal
- Reel Tivaan
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- DS9 episode: "Penumbra"
- DS9 episode: "'Til Death Do Us Part"
- DS9 episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
- DS9 episode: "The Changing Face of Evil"
- DS9 episode: "The Dogs of War"
- DS9 episode: "What You Leave Behind"
- DS9 novelization: What You Leave Behind
- DS9 video game: Dominion Wars
- TNG video game: Armada
- ST video game: Conquest
- Decipher RPG module: Starships
- Last Unicorn RPG Sourcebook: Dominion War: The Fires of Armageddon
- ST video game: STO
Connections[edit | edit source]
|Starship classes of the Breen Confederacy|
|By name||Bleth Choas • Chel Boalg • Chel Grett ~ Gor Taan • Plesh Brek • Plesh Tral • Sarr Theln • Reikin • Rezreth|
|By type||Breen battlecruiser • Breen destroyer • Breen fighter • recon ship|
[edit | edit source]
- Chel Grett class article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- Chel Grett Cruiser article at The Star Trek Online Wiki.