For other uses, see Vandros.

The Vandros-class was a Romulan Republic starship type, a Dewan tier 6-rated pilot escort in Romulan Republican Force service from the 2410s decade. The prototype RRW Vandros was developed at the New Romulus Shipyard in conjunction with eight other Alpha Quadrant Alliance pilot escort classes. (STO - Emergence mission: "Explore the Flotilla", STO websites: The Allied Pilot Escort Mega Bundle!, Stats of the Allied Pilot Escort Bundle!)

History and specificationsEdit

In 2411, the Alpha Quadrant Alliance cooperated to launch nine more pilot escort starship classes. The original set had been based on Starfleet, Klingon and Romulan designs. The AQA called on its members to contribute the new pilot escorts. The Romulans and Remans launched three prototypes together. (STO - Tour of Duty mission: "Promotion Vice Admiral")

The idea for Dewan-based ships was conceived by the Romulan Callius and the Reman Vrosik during a war game between the pilot escort RRW Reuvhnen and the Obelisk 1 swarmers. (STO - Emergence short story: "Lingua Iconia")

The standard weapon equipment was plasma-based. The standard complement included dual beam banks, cannon and turrets. In addition, starships were outfitted with quantum torpedo launchers. The hull was defended with deflector shields and deflector arrays. The standard equipment carried a Mark X rating. The equipment was customizable, however.

These escorts were tier 6 starships and a match for most opponents, including some dreadnoughts. They had a standardized RRF interior. The new pilot escorts could carry any Republican shuttlecraft and were equipped with escape pods. (STO websites: The Allied Pilot Escort Mega Bundle!, Stats of the Allied Pilot Escort Bundle!)

Due to the technological advancement of the early 25th century, high warp velocities and transwarp speeds were attainable. The RRF installed quantum slipstream drives on all vessels commanded by an officer ranked Vice Admiral or higher. Like any tier 6 vessel, the commanding officer had to carry a minimum rank of vice admiral. (STO - Tour of Duty mission: "Promotion Vice Admiral")

Compared to the other Dewan pilot escorts, the Vandros class was tactical-centric. The class shared its capabilities with the Thozyn- and Xechas-classes of Starfleet and the Klingon Defense Force, repsectively.

This variant reflected the Andorian military heritage and philosophies of overwhelming firepower and strategic superiority, and allowed for additional tactical bridge officer seating and consoles as a result.

Such a pilot escort carried five weapons in the bow and two in the aft. With an additional console, it could be fitted with wing torpedo platforms. Its experimental weapon slot was pre-equipped with the purposely made Alliance hypercannon. The pilot maneuvers mechanic allowed it to use thrusters for tactical purposed in combat. With combat experience gained, a ship of the class, and its crew, benefitted from precise weapon systems which improved accuracy, tactical maneuvering improving defense, enhanced weapon systems increasing damage dealt, and devastating weaponry to improve critical chance. The tier-6 starship trait of the tactical-centric pilot escort was 'promise of ferocity'. (STO websites: The Allied Pilot Escort Mega Bundle!, Stats of the Allied Pilot Escort Bundle!)

Class variationsEdit

The design of the Vandros-class pilot escort allowed its commanding officer to choose from different hull liveries, which could be modified further. Due to the ship's modular design, hull components were easily exchangebale with those of other Lethean pilot escorts and pilot escorts. (STO - From the Ashes mission: "Explore the Flotilla")

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



spacecraft classes of the Dewans
original Dewan spacecraft colony shipspacecraftstarshipunmanned probe Iconia Logo Romulan Republic
legacy spacecraft Dewan pilot escortDynnasiaIkkabarVandroswing torpedo platform
Starship classes of the Romulan Republic
subclass groups Ar'Kif (Ar'KalaJhu'ael) • Aves (CaprimulHarpiaTyton) • Baratan (DeihuVastam) • D'deridex (D'ridthauD'Khellra) • Daeinos (Dinaes) • Dhelan (Dhael) • Scimitar (FalchionTulwar) • Ha'apax (Haakona) • Khaiell (JaeihOhkala) • Mogai (ValdoreMorrigu) Faction Romulan Republic
other named classes AelahlFaehtHa'fehHa'nomT'lissT'varo
small craft JarokKestrelScorpionTalonTiercel


  • All three Dewan prototypes may be named after planets influenced by the Iconians. In this case, Vandros IV.

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