- For other uses, see Kumari.
The Kumari-class was a type of Andorian Empire starship, a battlecruiser in the Andorian Imperial Guard service in the 22nd century. The Kumari vessels were combatant vessels on the side of the Coalition of Planets allies during the Earth-Romulan War. The Kumari-class were equipped with tractor beams and particle beam weapons, and had a maximum speed exceeding warp 5. Ships of the class carried the prefix I.G.S. (Imperial Guard Ship). (ENT episodes: "Cease Fire", "Proving Ground"; ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
Following the creation of the United Federation of Planets the Andorian Imperial Guard fleet was absorbed into the newly established Federation Starfleet. While the ships retained their names, they get the prefix of USS before the name and registry number. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
- 1 Specifications
- 2 History
- 3 Known vessels
- 4 Appendices
The hull was made of duranium alloy. The deflector shields were strong for ships of the era, but the hull was weaker and particularly vulnerable when the shields were down because it lacked hull plating that could be polarized.
The Kumari-class was technologically advanced and a match for a Vulcan D'Kyr-class warship. Five particle cannon emitters were positioned on the fore, port, starboard, ventral and dorsal hulls. Each of the emitters had a 180 degree firing arc. The cannons could be fired as continuous beams and projectile-like bursts. Andorian energy weapons were blue.
The main bridge was crewed by five officers. The commanding officer sat in a command chair. The officer's stations were visible to the commander. The officers included the executive officer, navigators and flight controllers. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection)
The hull consisted of an engineering section with two weapon/engine pods mounted on wing-like pylons. shuttle- and cargo bays were placed on the central hull. A dart-like saucer section housed additional crew decks and the main bridge.
The propulsion system was a matter-antimatter reactor warp core. It allowed the ship to exceed warp 5. In the 2150s, the Kumari-class battlecruisers could travel at high warp. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection)
In 2409, the Andorians produced the Kumari Line, a series of three starship classes based around a heavily redesigned Kumari-class. The Kumari-class escort and the two related designs, Charal and Khyzon, were offered to Starfleet to help defend the Federation.
The standard crew complement of the escort was 85. Due to modular design, ships of the class were customizable. Starbases with designated shipyards could improve the design based on the commanding officer's wishes. This included changing hull colors and switching components between the three sister classes.
The standard weapon equipment was phaser-based but modified by the Andorians. These phasers emitted blue energy beams. The standard complement included dual beam banks, cannon and turrets. In addition, Kumari-line starships were outfitted with quantum torpedo launchers. The hull was defended with deflector shields and deflector arrays. The standard equipment of a Kumari-line starship had a mark X rating. The equipment was customizable, however.
These escorts were tier 5 starships and a match for most opponents, including some dreadnoughts. They had a standardized Starfleet interior, although the bridge could be modified to look like the one from the original Kumari-class battlecruiser. Kumari-line escorts could carry any Federation shuttlecraft and were equipped with escape pods.
Due to the technological advancement of the early 25th century, high warp velocities and transwarp speeds were attainable. Starfleet installed quantum slipstream drives on all vessels commanded by an officer ranked Vice Admiral or higher. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
The hull of the Kumari-class escort allowed its commanding officer to choose from different designs of livery, which could be modified further. The options were designated Andorian, Andorian Type 2, Khyzon, Khyzon and Kumari. In addition to the standard hull patterns available for Starfleet ships, the escort's components could be patterned in Kumari A and Kumari B, for example. (STO - The Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
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")
United Earth first encountered Kumari-class starships during a Andorian-Vulcan standoff at the terraformed planetoid Weytahn (named Paan Mokar by the Vulcans), in 2152. The Earth Starfleet vessel Enterprise (NX-01) was called in to assist in the negotations between Commander Shran and Ambassador Soval. Three Kumari-class ships, serving as troop carriers, participated in the standoff. One of these was Telev's battlecruiser. (ENT episode: "Cease Fire")
The repeated cooperation between Commander Shran and Captain Jonathan Archer from Enterprise helped pave they way for the founding of the Coalition of Planets, (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do; ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)
Kumari-class ships participated in the Earth-Romulan War until the Confederacy of Vulcan convinced the Andorian Empire to drop out of the war. The Coalition of Planets was dissolved. ENT - The Romulan War novels: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
Kumari-class starships were the mainstay of the Andorian Guard, the Federation Starfleet arm for defense from 2161 onward. In 2163, a task force led by the USS Vinakthen and the Malurian starship Rivgor included several Federation battlecruisers. The task force was formed to deter Vertians from attacking non-Vertian vessels and colonies. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
The Kumari line
In the early 25th century, Starfleet produced various new starship classes to defend the Federation against various threat. During the Federation-Klingon War of 2405-2410, the Andorian Empire supplied Starfleet with three escort classes, based on a heavily redesigned Kumari-class. These classes were launched in 2409 and included a more powerful Kumari-class escort, and two subclasses, Charal and Khyzon. All three escort types were modular, allowing for sharing pieces among them. (STO mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
In the mirror universe, species oppressed by the Terran Empire formed a rebellion. The Andorians participating in the rebellion supplied Kumari-class battlecruisers. In 2155, a Constitution-class starship from the future was captured by the Terrans and used to destroy a rebel fleet. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")
Andorian, Vulcan and Tellarite ships formed the bulk of the rebel fleet. Other ships, like the Kumari, were loyal to General Thy'lek Shran, who sided with the Empire after the USS Defiant had been acquired by the Terrans. (ENT novel: Age of the Empress)
In an alternate timeline where the Vulcans had remained a violent and emotional species, the Andorians went on to form the Interstellar Union. The Imperial Guard relied on military strength to subdue its enemies, including the Xindi and Tellarites. The Kumari's configuration was the basis for the Excelsior-class battlecruiser of the 2290s. The Interstellar Guard's flagship was the IUES Kumari II. (Myriad Universes - Shattered Light novel: The Tears of Eridanus)
In a timeline where the Human civilization fell in the 1960s, the Andorians allied with the Klingons after Andoria was conquered by the Vulcans in the 2150s. Future battlecruisers, like the Klingon-Andorian Compact warship Thorn of Justice from the late 24th century, were Andorian ship designs with strong Klingon influence. (DTI novel: Forgotten History)
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||Kumari class starships|
22nd century variant
- USS Atlirith (AGC-7-45)
- USS Docana (AGC-7-19)
- USS Thelasa-vei (AGC-7-48)
- USS Vinakthen
- USS Vol'Rala (AGC-7-10)
25th century variant
|Andorian starship classes|
|By name||Atlira • Atlirith • Charal • Chimesh • (D3) • Ilthirin • Khyzon • Kumari • Kuthar • Omtil • Shran • Sevaijen • Spirit • Taholsin • Tanathooef • Thofsin • Thozyn • Thris • Umarev • Yravas|
|By type||attack ship • courier • escape pod • escort (2370s-80s) • escort (2400s onwards, Charal-class) • cruiser • destroyer • escort (2400s onwards, Khyzon-class) • escort (2400s onwards,Kumari-class) • battlecruiser (2140s-2260s) • battlecruiser (Interstellar Union, 2290s) • battlecruiser (2380s) • fighter • freighter • frigate • light cruiser (2150s-2160s) • light escort (2400s) • pilot escort (engineering variant) • pilot escort (science variant) • pilot escort (tactical variant) • science vessel • shuttle • surveyor • warship (2140s-2150s) • warship (2360s)|
|translated names in parentheses|
|Starship classes of the Coalition of Planets|
|Arrow • Assist • Cavalry • Christopher • Cosmos • Daedalus • Degbaxis • Discovery • Djartanna • Doppler (scout) • Edison • Galliant • G'buqoff • Hopkins • Horizon • Intrepid (22nd century) • Long • Marshall • Mercury (scout) • Messier • Minuteman • NX • Poseidon • Strider • Taholsin • Tanathooef • Thofsin • Toj Lol • Vanguard (starship) • Verne • Yorktown • Zeus • Zoenamy|