The Ranol class colony ships were a type of starship employed by the Cardassian Union.
These ships were equipped with a large variety of equipment which were necessary in making planets habitable to the Cardassian people. The hull of the ship was also made to be easily reconfigured to serve as basic habitation structures when the ship landed on a planet. Considering its role in the Cardassian fleet, these ships were very poor in combat situations and would not survive battle without an escort.
A Type II of these vessels were later produced which contained more up to date technology along with improved armour and shields.
|Starship classes of the Cardassian Union|
|Named classes||Akril • Bok'Nor • Brinok • Bruja • Damar • Galor • Groumall • Gul Vystan • Hideki • Hutet • Hybrid • Janissary • Keldon • Kulinor • Legate • Liburnian • Nerok • Netel • Neterok • Norin • Ranol • Rasilak • Sartan • Selek • Telok • Tonga • Toran • Vasad • Vinca • Yrcan • Zhoden|
|Unnamed classes by type/description||colony ship • construction ship • cruiser • dreadnought missile • mining freighter • repair ship • survey vessel • fighter • shuttlecraft|