The Deresus-class was a type of Romulan starship, a heavy scout used by the Romulan Star Empire's Imperial Fleet in the late 24th century.

History and specifications[edit | edit source]

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)

Known vessels[edit | edit source]

Deresus-class heavy scouts
AverekD'jarekDeresusSuretakT'varianTorelanV'tirexVurin Emblem of the Romulan Star Empire.

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Romulan starship classes
Romulan language names AlocalaAmarcanAmosarrAye MosaramBaydronCaladanComiliusD'delithamD'deridexD'dredarDelithamDelon VastamDeresusD'gerokD'KazanakDraconariusD'renetD'retexD'ridrenD'seraD'serenD'tavanD'therosD'valekD'vangaD'viretD'virinD'VorixDhelanGalan StelriGanumGolgarothGrafflerHathosHorosIvarixKelkarrumKhnialKlivai Vang'radaiLanoraLlaihrLlaiir'DhaelMandukamMeretMogai ~ NorexanMoorabbinMorlasam Cl'vangasMorlasasi StelamMularrNarvasam'alNarvasam StelasNei'hrrNelvekNir'atN'renixOcala SindariPhaerosPraexPrelarRalaaram OcalaRalekRanajmarRas LovahR'daranR'derexRe'ravsamReemeaRevastalR'tanSerexSethenShirekralStelai'delethamS'ten VastamT'varoS'ten TalasamTakaanTakara MorlattaTalas MosarumTemar VastaramTemar VastariThalanTheronTirethiT'kairinT'kassanT'korexT'LissT'rasusT'varoUstalam StelasVadakVadaso StelriVas HathamVas Hatham (scout)Vas'delethamVas'kalabamVas'maklaramVas'rosvlaiVastagor LattamVastagor VastarumVastam Cl'vangasVastari SanalamVastemeVelesVenatorVentarixVeranalVercaalVerelan VastarumVereleusVespinVidianVithrelV'gerenV'gurinV'tanaV'tirValdore Emblem of the Romulan Star Empire.
Translated names (Akif) • Battlehawk • "Bird of Paradise" • Bird of PreyBird of Prey (scout)Centurion (cruiser)Bright OneComet of DestructionDeath TalonDeath FlyerDefender of StarsDreadnaughtEnhanced FireExecutionerExplosive AvengerFalconFree FlightFire SwarmGallant CarrierGallant WingGraceful FlyerGreat DefenderGriffinGryphonHarpyHawkHeavy DefenderHunterImperial HawkImperium • (Kalath) • Kestrel • (K'hanakh) • (K't'inga) • LegionLittle NestNestarNight FlyerNightwingNovaPhoenixPraetorPraetorianProtectorRaptorScimitarSenatorShadowShrieking BirdShrikeSilver BirdSkyfireSnipeStar SeekerStargliderStarlifterStormbirdSwarmSwift WingTalon ~ ThetaTraitorous EnemyUnbound BrotherVengeanceVigilant OneWar EagleWhitewind ~ WhitewingWind CarrierWing of DoomWing of VengeanceWinged DefenderWings of Justice
Alphanumeric names B-type warbirdCS2 • (D7D7 AkifD7M) • E5F2H4H5I4I7J2J3J4J8 • (K3) • M4M8N1N2N5N8P2P3P12Q1Q4R1R4S3S4S9S11T2T5T10ThetaU4U7U9U13U15U21V1V2V4V5V6V7V8V9V11 (D7)V20V27V30 ~ V31Z1
By time period or type biogenic transport22nd century bird-of-prey2150s bird-of-preylate-2150s bird-of-prey23rd century bird-of-preylate 23rd century bird-of-prey2370s bird-of-prey25th century bird-of-preyattack raptorbattlecruiser22nd century cargo ship24th century cargo shipcolony shipconstruction shipmining freighterrepair shipscience vessel

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