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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)

In the mirror universe, Kumari-class ships were widely used by rebels against the Terran Empire. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly", Mirror Universe - Glass Empires novel: Age of the Empress)

The Kumari-class would continue its service in the Federation for many years to come, receiving various refits and upgrades. (STO mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")

In 2381, two different variations of the Kumari-class were docked at Starbase 25. (LD episode: "An Embarrassment Of Dooplers")

By 2409, the Kumari had been redesignated an escort vessel. The class had also spawned two variant classes, the Charal and Khyzon-classes. (STO mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")



Telev's battlecruiser

The Kumari-class battlecruiser was 360 meters long and had a standard crew complement of 86. The ship was heavily armed, featuring particle cannons, but it lacked torpedo launchers.

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.

Because the empire was on the brink of war with the Tellarites and Vulcans, the battlecruiser was designed for war as part of a strategy of deterrence.

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)

This efficient bridge design was mirrored in new designs after the founding of Federation Starfleet. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)

Andorian technology was partially based on Vulcan technology. As a result, Andorian ships were vulnerable to the Romulan telecapture system. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

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.

Off to the bridge was a ready room. In the case of emergency, the crew could avail itself to the Andorian escape pods. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection)

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)

The upper speed limit was below warp 8. (ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)


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)

Class variations

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")


Early service

The Kumari-class replaced an older type of battlecruiser, which remained in service for colony defense. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)

The class was launched with the prototype IGS Kumari in 2142. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection)

The ship was named for the first ice cutter to circumnavigate Andoria. (ENT episode: "Babel One")

Subsequently, the Kumari-class warship saw widespread use in the Andorian Imperial Guard in the 22nd century. (ST reference: The Official Starships Collection)

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")

In December 2153 and February 2154, the Kumari assisted Enterprise during the Xindi crisis. (ENT episodes: "Proving Ground", "Zero Hour")

Kumari-class starships were part of the Imperial Guard fleet participating in the Battle of Andoria against invading Vulcans. (ENT episode: "Kir'Shara")

When the Romulans worked to destabilize local space, a telepresence drone ship disguised as Tellarite vessel destroyed the Kumari. (ENT episode: "Babel One")

Andorian battlecruisers were part of the multi-species fleet to unmask the Romulans. (ENT episodes: "United", "The Aenar")

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)

In the 23rd century, some Kumari-class starships were assigned to the Andorian Engineering Corps, based on Starbase 17. (TOS - Burden of Knowledge comic: "A Matter of Perspective")

The Kumari line

The Kumari-line escorts: Charal-, Kumari- and Khyzon-class

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")

Following the severe attack on Earth Spacedock by the Undine in early 2410, the IGV Kyzon was stationed at Earth. (STO video game: Delta Rising)

Mirror universe

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)

Alternate timelines

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)

Known vessels

22nd century variant

Imperial Guard

Federation Starfleet

Mirror universe

25th century variant



Andorian starship classes
By name AtliraAtlirithCharalChimesh • (D3) • IlthirinKhyzonKumariKutharOmtilShranSevaijenSpiritTaholsinTanathooefThofsinThozynThrisUmarevYravas Emblem of the Andorian Empire.
By type attack shipcourierescape podescort (2370s-80s)escort (2400s onwards, Charal-class)cruiserdestroyerescort (2400s onwards, Khyzon-class)escort (2400s onwards,Kumari-class)battlecruiser (2140s-2260s)battlecruiser (Interstellar Union, 2290s)battlecruiser (2380s)fighterfreighterfrigatelight cruiser (2150s-2160s)light escort (2400s)pilot escort (engineering variant)pilot escort (science variant)pilot escort (tactical variant)science vesselshuttlesurveyorwarship (2140s-2150s)warship (2360s)
translated names in parentheses
Starship classes of the Coalition of Planets
ArrowAssistCavalryChristopherCosmosDaedalusDegbaxisDiscoveryDjartannaDoppler (scout)EdisonGalliantG'buqoffHopkinsHorizonIntrepid (22nd century)LongMarshallMercury (scout)MessierMinutemanNXPoseidonStriderTaholsinTanathooefThofsinToj LolVanguard (starship)VerneYorktownZeusZoenamy Seal of United Earth. Emblem of Alpha Centauri. Emblem of Alpha Centauri. Emblem of Tellar. Andorian emblem.
Starship classes of the Earth-Romulan War
United Earth, Starfleet ArrowAssistCavalryChristopherCosmosDaedalusDiscoveryDoppler (scout)EdisonGalliantGangesHopkinsHorizonIntrepid (22nd century)Liberty (picket cruiser)LongMarshallMercury (scout)MessierMinutemanNXPoseidonStriderVerneVanguard (starship)YorktownZeus Emblem of United Earth. Seal of the Earth Starfleet.

Emblem of Alpha Centauri. Andorian emblem. Emblem of Tellar. Emblem of Vulcan.

Coalition of Planets allies Alpha Centauri Concordium of Planets: DjartannaZoenamy Andorian Empire: KumariTaholsinTanathooefThofsin
United Planets of Tellar: DegbaxisG'buqoffPhinda Confederacy of Vulcan: D'KyrSuurokToj Lol
Romulan Star Empire, Imperial Fleet 22nd century bird-of-prey2150s bird-of-preylate-2150s bird-of-prey22nd century cargo shipbiogenic transportAlocalaBattlehawkHathosKlivai Vang'radaiMorlasam Cl'vangasRe'ravsamSkyhawkStelai'delethamS'ten TalasamSwarmSwiftwingTakaanT'LissVas'maklaramVas'rosvlaiVastagor VastarumVastari Sanalam Emblem of the Romulan Star Empire.
Starship classes of the Federation Starfleet
subclass groups

Akira (AlitaArmitageThunderchild) • Ambassador (AlaskaNarendraYamaguchi) • Apollo (Akula frigate / light cruiser) • Cardenas (Buran) • Chesapeake (Mongrel) • Cheyenne (DakotaStargazer) • Concorde (Geneva battlecruiserPresidio) • Constellation (Challenger deep space explorer) • Chimera heavy destroyer (Manticore) • Constitution (AchernarBonhomme RichardTikopaiEnterpriseExeterExcaliburVesperKirkCrossfield (Glenn32nd century refit) • Danube (Yellowstone) • Decatur (Dreadnought) • Defiant (GallantIncursionNachthexenSao PauloValiantVigilant escort) • Dervish (GryphonHermes escortMaelstromTempest) • Destiny (NimbusOracleTrident) • Engle (Earhart) • Excelsior (BismarckCurryKirovNew JerseyResolute) • Galaxy (Andromeda (25th century)CelestialEnvoyGalaxy XMonarch cruiserRossVenture cruiserYamato dreadnought) • Hermes scout (CygnusMonoceros) • Inquiry (Avenger battlecruiserArbiter) • Hoover (Edison) • Intrepid (BellerophonCochrane science vesselDiscovery (science vessel)JanewayPathfinderTrailblazerYeager) • Kumari (CharalKhyzon) • Luna (CometPolarisSolTitan) • Magee (Shran (escort)) • Malachowski (Helios (tug)) • Miranda (AntonReliantSoyuz) • Merian (Merian (dreadnought)) • Nebula (Magellan) • New Orleans (Lafayette) • Nimitz (Europa) • Norway (Oslo) • Nova (AuroraQuasarRhode Island) • NX (ColumbiaPoseidon) • Oberth (ClarkeGagarin (23rd century)GrissomSagan) • Odyssey (VerityYorktown (cruiser)) • Olympic (HopeHorizon science vessel) • Prometheus (CerberusHephaestusHestiaPhoenix) • Ptolemy (DollondDopplerKeppler) • Remora (Charger) • Saladin (CochiseSiva) • Santa Fe (Newport) • Saber (GladiusRapierUshaan) • Sentinel (EmissaryNomad cruiserVanguard) • Shepard (Gagarin (25th century)) • Solanae (HeliosMontgomeryOmega) • Sovereign (ArchonImperialMajesticNoble cruiserRegent) • Steamrunner (AppalachiaZephyr) • Vesta (AventineRademaker) • Walker (GeorgiouShenzhou ) • Wells (EternalOuroborosVerne)

Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
other named classes

AA classAakennAchillesAdvanceAegianAeolusAerieAkula destroyer / escortAmbassador HardinAndesAndorAndromeda (24th century)AngelouAntaresApacheAquariusArcherArchimedesArk RoyalArielAscendantAtroxAvenger (scout)BabcockBaderBakerBaton RougeBerenaBodeBolarusBonaventureBradburyBrentonCaliforniaCanadaCanopusCapellaCastorCentaurCentaurusCeresCestusChallengerChandleyChariotChimerChimera fast frigateChristopherClarke (25th century)Cle DanCochrane transportColumbiaCondor (raider)ContinentContortrixCopernicusCourageDaedalusDauntlessDeckerDefenderDeltaD'KyrDenevaDerfDrexlerDurrettEagleEclipseEdwardEinsteinEisenbergEl Doradofuture EnterpriseEpochEpsilonErewonEternalFederationFenlonFermiFijiFreedomFriendshipFrontierGagarin (24th century)GalenGallantGangesGenevaGenserGracefulGraysonGriffonGuardianGeminiHaleHermes fast cruiserHestonHoganHokule'aHorizon cruiserIcarusIlthirinIndomitableIntrepid (light cruiser)IowaIstanbulIwo JimaClass JJupiterKarekhKeithKethkinKievK'KmarakKolm-AnKorolevLarsonLauroLaweyaLegacyLenthalLexingtonLibertyLokiLoknarLondonMadisonMakinMannMarklinMarsMarshallM'BengaMediterraneanMercedMercury (courier)Mercury (escort)MerianMerian (dreadnought)MessierMeteorMidwayMissionMissouriMobulaiMoKalMoscowMulciberNarcineNautilusNelsonNiagaraNoble laboratory vesselNomad escortNorthamptonOberonOdinOdysseusOkinawaOppenheimerOrionOsakaOverfieldPaladin battlecruiserPaladin destroyerParliamentPaladin (24th century)PerseusPioneerPhalanxPhantomPhiladelphiaPinnaclePiperPolluxPortsmithPralimPremonitionProximaPyotr VelikiyPyreneesRakotaRanger battlecruiserRanger explorerRanger scoutRenaissanceRickenbackerRigelRochesterRoyal SovereignSagittariusSamsonSaturnSawyerScorpioScryerScyllaSequoiaSevaijenShiKahrSierraSolarSpringfieldSulekSurakSydneyTangentTheophrastusThomas PaineThucydidesThufirTiberiusTiconderogaUniverseTheseusTripperTritiumTyphonTyphoonUkoraUlyssesUralUtahVenture scoutVigilant scoutVoyagerWallenbergWambunduWei-FaWellingtonWilkersonWizardYamatoYorkshireYorktownZodiacunnamed

general type

Defiant pathfinderRaging QueenSun TzuValley ForgeFederation assault shipFederation cargo shipFederation colony shipFederation construction shipFederation cruiserdeep galaxy shipFederation freighterFederation frigateFederation galaxy shipFederation holoshipFederation heavy cruiser (2380s heavy cruiser) • Federation light cruiser (Constitution-variant light cruiserIntrepid-variant light cruiser) • Federation medium cruiser (Excelsior-variant medium cruiser) • Federation mining freighterFederation repair shipStarfleet tanker

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