|Jem'Hadar battle cruiser|
|Armament:||Directed energy weapons, torpedoes|
A group of these warships formed part of the first wave of Dominion ships to pass through the Bajoran wormhole, following their annexation of the Cardassian Union in 2373. (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow", "By Inferno's Light")
Gul Dukat would command one of these vessels during his year-long reign as leader of Cardassia. (DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water", "Call to Arms") Its first notable appearance in battle against the Federation was at the outbreak of the Dominion War in late 2373, where it served as a command ship of the combined Dominion and Cardassian fleet. (DS9: "Call to Arms")
The forward torpedo launcher was the primary utilized in a majority of engagements with the Federation during the Dominion War. (DS9: "Call to Arms", "Sacrifice of Angels", "What You Leave Behind") This torpedo launcher was capable of firing multiple bursts in a single volley. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels") They were also equipped with a forward beam emitter. (DS9: "Call to Arms")
Ships of the class
- VOY: (all appearances on LCARS display)
The designation of this class was identified verbally in "Ties of Blood and Water" as a "battleship", as well as in the script for "Call to Arms", however, this designation was evidently superseded by the Jem'Hadar battleship that later appeared in "Valiant".
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia, this class was referred to, simply as a "warship," a term that also appeared in an okudagram taken from the Encyclopedia, which appeared in several episodes. The designation of "battle cruiser", as used here, was the name described in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual.
The following information of specifications and defenses comes exclusively from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual:
- Production Base: Unknown; Gamma Quadrant.
- Type: Heavy Cruiser.
- Accommodation: 2,500 plus flight crew, and troops (est.).
- Power Plant: One and possibly two M/A warp system; two or more impulse systems.
- Dimensions: Length, 639.75 meters; beam, 568.44 meters; height, 204.97 meters.
- Mass: 4,215,000 metric tonnes (est.).
- Speed: Warp 9.6 (observed)
- Armaments: Six or more phased polaron beam weapons; possibly other weapons.