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ESCORTS
DefiantBrendan


  • Type: Small Escort
  • Production Base:
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 124.5 meters
    • Beam: 67.85 meters
    • Height: 16 meters
  • Commissioned: 2392
  • Decks: 2
  • Mass: 175,500 metric tonnes
  • Accommodation: 15 officers and crew; 25 personal evacuation limit
  • Power Plant: One 1,500+ Cochrane warp core feeding two nacelles; two impulse modules
  • Performance: Warp 5.0/8.0/9.6 for 8 hours
  • Armament: Two Type VI pulse phaser cannons; Five Type V phaser arrays
  • Defensive: Heavy Shielding system

The Brendan class Small Escort is the first Federation starship completely designed and constructed in the Par'tha Expanse. Begun as an idea many years ago, Admiral Krieger had often toyed with the concept of putting his ideas into practice. Once the USS Vandenburg was scrapped and he was assigned to Deep Space 26, and in 2392 appointed Tactical Advisor to the Star League, he had an opportunity to see one of his ideas come to fruition. Named after the Admiral's only son, who was killed in the Breen attack of Earth during the Dominion War, the Brendan class ships were built to supplement the ships of the Star League with the growing threat of hostilities between the League and the Valcarian Imperial Republic. Intended for combat and covert tactical operations, the Brendan class of ship is reasonably well armed. It has two pulse phaser cannons, five phaser arrays, and two tractor beam emitters. Its small crew and size allow for a rapid move from production to active status. Like runabouts, shuttles, and the Talon class scouts, the Brendan class escorts are assigned crew on a mission-by-mission basis.

The Brendan class ship's warp engine has an unusual horizontal feature, like the Danube class Runabouts, but instead runs along the ventral spine. While theoretically this makes it more vulnerable to attack, in practice it has proved only slightly more vulnerable than traditional ship-center-based warp engines. Like the Danube class, the proximity of the warp engines to the shield generators makes it easier to strengthen the shields by running them directly from warp power.

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Black-and-white ship illustrations by Tim Davies. Used with permission.
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