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Last Updated June 24, 2007
T'Pau Defense Cruiser


United Federation of Planets
Class Medium Ship
Availability Common Variant
In Service 2331
Out of Service n/a
Source none
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated January 29, 2003
T'Pau Defense Cruiser

The Apollo Light Cruiser was a Vulcan design, so it is no surprise that the Vulcan science and defense forces would operate an inordinate amount of this type of hull for system patrols and exploratory missions

It is only natural that the defensive minded Vulcans would modify the Apollo to fit their own needs. In fact, they operate several uprated Apollo models. One such model, the T'Pau Defense Cruiser, removes all troop carrying capacity in order to increase the ship's offensive capabilities and increase shield output levels.

The T'Pau Defense Cruiser is still weak compared to mainline warships, but for the Vulcans needs the T'Pau is more than enough to police the spacelanes around their holdings. Despite the fact that the model had begun to be retired with the rest of the Apollo Light Cruisers, many T'Pau cruisers were destroyed during the Dominion War when Dominion forces breached Federation borders and cut deep into the home territories of the Federation. The T'Paus found themselves unable to out manuever or out gun the Jem'Hadar attack ships and were cut to ribbons without taking down a single ship in most cases.

The T'Pau, the first Vulcan ship of this sub-class, was decommissioned and pieces of it purchased by the Romulans for their attempted invasion of Vulcan.

[1-29-03] Incorrectly listed as a heavy combat vessel in database.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Apollo Light Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
T'Pau Defense Cruiser - SCS
 Common Variant
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Design Notes:

A vessel of my own design using some other notes I have gathered along the way. The vessel is more combat worthy and
fits my general design of what Vulcan ships are supposed to operate, with the point defense phaser being an integral part
of their weapons loadouts and supported by heavy shielding.

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