For other uses, see Gladius class.

The Gladius-class was a type of starship operated by the Romulan Star Empire as a fighter in the 2250s[1] of the Kelvin timeline.


The class featured several forward facing protruding elements; a central cone was surrounded by three large arms, and several smaller protrusions. The Gladius-class was armed with both directed energy weapons and missiles

Like its contemporaries, the Centurion-class, Cetratus-class, Patronus-class, and Securis-class, the Gladius-class could, in addition to its standard systems, be armed with the repulsion charge and holo-mines, and could be equipped with a cloaking device and energy flux. Also in common with other classes, the Cetratus-class had at least one escape pod[2].

In the 2250s members of the Gladius-class were part of the Romulan force that battled starships of the Federation. (TOS video game: D-A-C)

Known vesselsEdit



  • The name is derived from a the gladius, a sword used by the Romans.
  1. 1.0 1.1 D-A-C gives no date, but as it features the USS Enterprise it is presumably set after the events of Star Trek, which featured the launch of the Enterprise in 2258.
  2. 2.0 2.1 D-A-C includes a feature allowing a player to launch an "escape pod" when their ship is about to be destroyed, permitting them to respawn and continue playing quicker.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 In D-A-C starship names are selected and allocated at random. The game features eleven Romulan starship names which are assigned randomly to all classes of ships in the game. All Gladius-class names from D-A-C are therefore also known as the names of vessels of the four other Romulan classes in the game.


Romulan Star Empire starship classes (Kelvin timeline)
Romulan logo alternate CenturionCetratusdemolition droneescape podGladiusPatronusramming droneSecuris Romulan logo alternate
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