CLASSIFICATION: Long Range Explorer
More than ten years after the maiden voyage of one of the largest Starships ever constructed, a variant of the Galaxy class vessels emerged to reinvest valuable existing components salvaged from decommissioned vessels into a starship that returns to the cutting edge of design and technology.
The decade since the Galaxy class was commissioned has seen more technological and scientific advances in starship design that in most of the history of warp travel. The Rogue class integrates these advances into a juggernaut of a vessel. Neural gel pack bio-components have been added to the ship’s central and library computer systems. Nacelle geometry that reduces damage to subspace at high warp has been integrated. Impressive tactical armaments developed during the Defiant class development have been installed and the extensive scientific and research labs and sensor facilities have been expanded and improved. Ablative armor and multi-phasic shields have greatly improved the vessel’s defensive capabilities. All while decreasing the profile and bulk of the vessel to a streamline organic design.
At a time when powerful, versatile starships are in shortage, Starfleet engineering solution to resurrect an aging class of vessel into a sleeker, more advanced ship was intended to maintain the balance of power in the Dominion conflict. Tragically, the U.S.S. Tzen-Tza was lost in a conflict at Utopia Planitia before she was officially commissioned. The vessel, manned only with a skeleton crew pulled from the shipyards senior staff and field consultants, valiantly and single-handedly defended the shipyards from a major offensive by the Jem’Hadar. The Rogue class held off the attack for twelve hours, eventually driving off the Jem’Hadar before suffering a catastrophic warp core breach and being lost with all hands. Due to the sacrifice of Captain Marcus and her crew, the shipyard was held with a minimum of loss to the ships under construction.
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