Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
D'ridren Disruption Destroyer


Romulan Star Empire
Class Medium Ship
Availability Rare Variant
In Service 2368
Out of Service n/a
Source none
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated November 25, 2002
D'ridren Disruption Destroyer
One of the few ships other than the D'deridex Advanced Warbird to be outfitted with the bleeding edge disruption bolt, the D'ridren Destroyer was seen as an acceptable platform on which to mount the new weapon, both because of its speed and manueverability but also because of the space available for installing new hardware.

The D'ridren Disruption Destroyer entered service in 2368 and was quickly pressed into battle in a support role, helping to police the borders of Romulan space and assist in large fleet actions against the Dominion during that war. It was in the field during times of crisis that a problem was discovered with the new disruption bolt. It was found that, though the weapons themselves were not prone to the power surges and catastrophic failures of those onbard D'deridex Advanced Warbirds, they were extremely maintenance intensive and constant repairs were being needed post-battle in order to keep them operational. This logistical strain proved that the disruption bolt was not an acceptable weapon to retrofit onto such a small hull that simply cannot store the required supplies to reliably maintain the weapons on the field (Historical Note: many of the components used within the disruption bolt, and the ones that tended to fail more than others, could not be replicated by shipboard replicators because of their use of trilithium and trilithium resin as a catalyst agent. It was, in fact, some of the trilithium from the disruptor bolt project that Dr. Soran stole from the Romulans during his attempt to redirect the Nexus).

Ship Control Sheet(s):
D'ridren Destroyer - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
D'ridren Disruption Destroyer - SCS
 Rare Variant
Related Entries:
D'deridex Advanced Warbird
D'ridren Destroyer
Design Notes:

Just a variant of the D'ridren mounting the disruptor bolts. You should realize that the above is all fluff, too, but sounds like a good
reason why the weapon would not have proliferated too far as of yet.

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