Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Smuggler Corvette


Orion Syndicate
Class Medium Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2236
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: The Original Series, "Journey to Babel"
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated January 16, 2003
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A common Orion medium ship, the Smuggler Corvette can best be described as a pirate ship. The Smuggler is, in its simplest application, designed for harassing enemy convoys and stealing their cargo. The Smuggler has two rear docking latches to which cargo pods can attach, allowing them to either come into combat with their own cargo pods already in tow or steal cargo pods from the wrecks of their victims.

In 2267, a group of Orion bandits illegally mining the Coridan system made heavy use of the Smuggler design, and one such ship initiated a hit and run attack against the U.S.S. Enterprise in an attempt to disrupt the Babel Conference. The attack did not have its intended result, and the Orion pirates were eventually dispersed.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Smuggler Corvette - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
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Design Notes:

The Orion ship in "Journey to Babel" was seen as just a ball of light firing at the Enterprise, but I thought that a design similar to an early Lightning using the interruption torpedo would be a good approximation of that ship. Making it a small smuggler ship also fit with what those Orions were doing in the Coridan system.

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