Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Gur'net Warship


Cardassian Union
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2317
Out of Service n/a
Source none
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated December 17, 2002
Gur'net Warship

The Gur'net Warship was the first Cardassian warship to employ the medium phaser prototype. A small warship, the Gur'net was literally built around the two medium phasers it carried, one mounted above and another below the primary hull engineering section. The incredible amount of power the weapons required necessitated the shortest possible link between the weapon mounts and the ship's reactor. The spinal nature of the weapons greatly limited their firing arcs but this was seen as of little consequence to the Cardassians.

The Gur'net was the standard Cardassian warship for nearly two decades. Advances in compressor beam technology eventually supplanted phaser technology as a priority for the Cardassian Union. Without further research the medium phaser could not be miniaturized anymore than it had already been, so the weapon was eventually phased out of the fleet. When the first Galor Cruiser left the shipyards in orbit of Cardassia Prime the age of the Gur'net was over.

Since that time the Gur'net warships have been transitioning into a new role as second line support ships. Most received upgrades in order to extend their useful lives. Many Gur'nets now serve in a logistics role.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Gur'net Warship - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Hepta Escort Warship - SCS
 Uncommon Variant
Goltak Logistics Cruiser - SCS
 Common Variant
Related Entries:
Goltak Logistics Cruiser
Hepta Escort Warship
Design Notes:

The Gur'net is my own design. When designing the Cardassians I felt that there needed to be a demonstrative example of why the Cardassians don't use traditional phaser technology, instead of using their compressor beams. The Gur'net shows why that is. With the choice between the new compressor beams that can be put in good arcs or the medium phaser that has very constricted arcs the Cardassians chose the compressors.

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