- For the person, see Khazara.
The IRW Khazara (IRC-1958) was a D'deridex-class battlecruiser (or battleship) in service in the late 24th century for the Romulan Star Empire. It was named for Khazara, a revered military hero in the Empire.
Khazara was an unwilling participant in the defection of Vice-Proconsul M'ret to the Federation in 2369. Counselor Deanna Troi also became an unwilling, but somewhat more reliable, participant and she used her "authority" to order Toreth to proceed to a Federation solar system, due to the Kovallen freighter unwilling to keep their end of the bargain. However, before they could proceed, the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D entered the area and began searching for the freighter. Toreth wanted to attack the Enterprise, but Troi, using her "Tal Shiar" authority and not wanting to see her ship attacked, ordered Toreth to stand down and "watch and learn" how to truly attack the Federation starship. The Khazara concealed a transporter beam inside a disruptor and the defectors were beamed straight to the bridge of the Enterprise. Troi soon followed and the Enterprise retreated at maximum warp before the warbird could realize what had really happened. (TNG episode: "Face of the Enemy")
- The ship's type is from TNG episode: "Contagion" (battlecruiser) and the book Starships (battleship).