The Perikian-class, or Interceptor-class, was a type of sublight interceptors deployed by the Bajoran Militia in the 24th century. By the early 25th century, this type was called Denorios-class, and rated a tier 6 interceptor, capable of traveling at warp, transwarp and quantum slipstream velocities. (ST:CCG: Deep Space Nine, ST:CCG: Second Edition; STO - Emergence mission: "Omega Molecule Stabilization")

Service historyEdit

In 2370, several Perikian-class vessels were acquired by the Alliance for Global Unity. Two of these vessels were used to pursue a Bajoran raider that was being piloted by Major Kira Nerys and Lieutenant Jadzia Dax, and prevent them from reaching the Bajoran Provisional Government to reveal the truth behind the Alliance's coup d'etat. (ST:CCG: Deep Space Nine, ST:CCG: Second Edition; DS9 episode: "The Siege")

In 2375, several Perikian-class vessels participated in the blockade surrounding Derna, with the aim of preventing the Romulans from arming the moon with plasma torpedoes. (DS9 episode: "Shadows and Symbols")

Technical specificationsEdit

Constructed on Bajor, these interceptors were able to hold over 200 troops and were equipped with at least six phased polaron beam weapons. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual; ST:CCG: Deep Space Nine)

The interceptors were designed to operate in a planet's atmosphere as well as being operable in space, meaning that they were the primary vessels which were used to protect Bajor from unwelcome vessels. Because of their benefits, the Maquis also utilized Perikian-class vessels to protect their colonial interests. DS9 episode: "Sanctuary"; TNG episode: "Preemptive Strike")

By the early 25th century, the class was called Denorios-class and had been retrofitted with warp drives to allow patrols on both sides of the Bajoran wormhole, known to the Bajorans as Celestial Temple. Because they were gradually phased out of service, the Bajoran Militia made the vessel available to commanding officers of Federation Starfleet, the Klingon Defense Force and the Romulan Republic. Upgraded with quantum slipstream drive and the latest Alpha Quadrant Alliance and Bajoran technology, the interceptor-type was rated a tier 6 escort. Allied officers with a rank comparable to rear admiral, lower half or higher were eligible to command a Bajoran interceptor. An interceptor was equipped with mark X weaponry, the Voice of the Prophets experimental weapon, and a special console for the D.O.M.I.N.O. system. (STO - Emergence mission: "Omega Molecule Stabilization")


In the 25th century, the design of the Denorios-class interceptor allowed its commanding officer to choose from different designs of livery, which could be modified further at starbases. These were the Bajoran Type 1 and Type 2 options. (STO - The Klingon War missions: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", "Omega Molecule Stabilization")

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")

Known vesselsEdit



Starship classes of Bajor
By name AntaresAssault classBestriDenoriosJanitzaInterceptorOrnathiaPerikianScoutShabren BajoranEmblem
By type assault vessel (2370's assault vessel) • freighterinterceptorlightshipraiderscoutshuttleprison shuttlewarship
Starship classes of the Dominion War
Federation Alliance
Federation, Starfleet
(and civilian auxiliaries)
AkiraCentaurDefiantGalaxyExcelsiorMirandaNebulaNorwayRaging QueenSaberSovereignFederation light cruiser (Constitution variant)Federation light cruiser (Intrepid variant)Federation medium cruiser (Excelsior variant)Federation medium cruiser (Intrepid/Constitution variant) UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Klingon Empire, Klingon Defense Force B'relK't'ingaK'vortNegh'VarVor'cha Klingon Empire Romulan Star Empire, Imperial Fleet D'DeridexRomulan shuttle RomulanEmblem
Dominion forces
Dominion and Jem'Hadar Jem'Hadar battleshipJem'Hadar battlecruiserJem'Hadar fighterJem'Hadar strike cruiserJem'Hadar super carrierJem'Hadar warship DominionEmblem
Cardassian Union, Cardassian Guard (and Obsidian Order) GalorGroumallHidekiKeldon CardassianUnion Breen Confederacy Breen battlecruiserBreen destroyerBreen fighter BreenConfederacy
Other combatants and neutral parties
Bajoran Provisional Government, Bajoran Militia Bajoran starshipJanitzaPerikianBajoran raiderBajoran transport BajoranEmblem

References and notesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual

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