Last Update: 07/23/2005
In this document, the term "Captain" generally refers to the designated Commanding Officer of the vessel. If the Commanding Officer is incapacitated, not on duty or otherwise unavailable, the duties and responsibilities of the "Commanding Officer" fall to the one designated "Executive Officer", then downward through the chain of command until the Captain or another higher-ranking command officer assumes duty.
The Vor'Cha-DaH'HoS variant has a two-part function. While acting as a testbed for various weapons systems under development it also serves in an active-duty capacity. It acts as either an independent-action vessel or a capitol ship in a task force. This vessel would focus its efforts on the engagement of enemy capitol ships and heavily fortified spaceborne and planetary-based installations where its significantly increased firepower would be most effective in the defeat of enemy forces. Excluding the J-75 phaser cannon, the Vor'Cha-DaH'HoS variant is equal to or superior in firepower to the Negh'Var-class battleships now entering into the service of the Klingon Empire.
The Vor'Cha-DaH'HoS offensive capabilities are primarily used to enforce the Empire's dictatorship.
This vessel has limited accommodations for the crew since it is first and foremost an assault weapon of the Empire. Cargo spaces can be converted to hypothermia capsule/bunk areas for additional Marine forces if and as necessary.
In an emergency the Bridge Module may separate from the secondary hull at the order of the Commanding Officer. The secondary hull can operate independently in this variant; the standard Vor'Cha secondary hull cannot operate independently. The Forward Weapon Module does also possess a limited ability to operate on its own. The emergency impulse engines permit flight operations up to one-half impulse power and will operate all systems contained in the module except the phaser cannon. Fuel supplies will support continued engine operation for a maximum of three weeks. Limiting impulse engine operation will extend the fuel supply.
The auxiliary power reactors can provide minimal sublight propulsion and power in the event of impulse engine failure. Normally they provide supplementary power.
Hydrogen and other interstellar gases are collected and processed for use as fuel in the auxiliary power reactors and impulse engines.
The weapon systems are modular units that can be removed for servicing by a field repair unit or planetary-based repair center.
Except when berthed, the Vor'Cha-DaH'HoS is manned at all times. For this purpose, the ship's compliment is divided into three watches of eight hours. Because ghop qeylIs patrols its assigned area virtually alone and without expectation of support, it was decided to change the normal Imperial Navy practice of two 12-hour shifts to help insure that those crewmembers on duty at any time are able to react with maximum efficiency and not have to overcome growing fatigue by the end of a standard 12-hour duty shift.
All decks have built-in gravity generators, antiacceleration field generators, and antiradiation containment fields.
Environmental zero-gravity suits are fully adjustable and stored in various strategic locations throughout the cruiser.
The Vor'Cha-DaH'HoS is equipped with the latest reactive armor plates and deflector shield grids, designed to better dissipate the effects of energy against the hull.
The Vor'Cha-DaH'HoS can accept multiple hull violations. All automatic doors and sectional bulkheads are airtight and capable of withstanding the force of explosive decompression. The containment fields are used to seal off sections of the vessel open to vacuum, preventing progressive decompression throughout the cruiser. The containment fields are inactive during normal operations, but will automatically engage when all battle stations have been secured or when the hull has been violated. Containment fields protecting evacuated areas can only be overridden by damage control parties or the Commanding Officer. Similar containment fields also seal off all gangways, cargo bays, and service ports.