History and specifications
First launched in 2321, the Deresus-class heavy scouts were originally intended to replace the T'varak-class of near-space scouts. While the new Deresus class accomplished this goal, its long-range capabilities surprised even its designers. Small, versatile, and capable of extended mission profiles, many Deresus-class vessels were subsequently outfitted for long-range survey and observation duties.
Deresus-class scouts have served as fleet workhorses, utilizing a space frame descended in part from older 23rd century cruiser designs. Their compact profiles remain familiar sights along every Imperial frontier, and fifty years of active service has solidified the class’ reputation as one of the foremost exploratory vessels in the Star Navy.
As a result of the infamous Praetorian Edict of 2348 (known outside the Empire as the Expansion Directive), the Exploration Command initiated an extensive quantum drive upgrade program, with the Deresus class always at the vanguard of the new developments and refits. This expansionist period saw the establishment of numerous outposts along the Empire’s core ward borders, as well as colonization and occupation efforts throughout vast reaches of the Empty Frontier. Coreward and spin ward expansions reached a fevered level in the wake of these experiments, and hundreds of the upgraded Deresus- and Nir'at-class (a slightly larger version of the Deresus-class) vessels were commissioned during the 2350s. (Last Unicorn RPG - The Way of Dera module: The Romulans)
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||Deresus class starships|
|Deresus-class heavy scouts|
|Averek • D'jarek • Deresus • Suretak • T'varian • Torelan • V'tirex • Vurin|