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Bajoran Ship Classes

Vessels - Stations - Unknown Bajoran Class

 

Vessels

Note During the Cardassian occupation, the Bajorans could use any starship they could get their hands on. Probably few of them are genuine Bajoran designs.


Assault vessel
General description
The Bajoran assault vessel with its characteristics bird-like wings is the most heavily armed Bajoran vessel we know of, but still far from being a match to a Cardassian Galor class.

Gallery: Bajoran Starships
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
1) The vessel first appeared as a physical miniature. Its cockpit windows used to be flat black. At some later date a CGI was constructed that closely followed the lines of the physical model. Curiously both versions appeared in nearly identical shots in DS9: "Shadows and Symbols". The color of both versions is gray or appeared to be at most pale ochre depending on the lighting. Only a take from DS9: "Image in the Sand" would support the reddish color of the depictions in reference publications.

2) Like most of the depicted smaller vessels, the assault vessel is significantly scaled up to 140m in the DS9TM. A size of about 100m would be supported by most visual evidence though. One notable exception is TNG: "Preemptive Strike" where the small ships (that must have at least two or three decks) are only shuttle-sized compared to a Galor class, just like the Maquis vessels that were mis-scaled likewise in the episode.
3) The Maquis and the Bajoran Militia were allies against the Cardassians. I assume that the assault vessels that participated in the Maquis attack in TNG: "Preemptive Strike" were indeed Bajoran.
Class specifications
Length: 93m

 


Lightship
General description
Solar sailing ships or lightships were operated by the Bajorans already many centuries ago. The solar wind is reflected from the large sails, thereby producing the propulsive effect.

Gallery: Bajoran Starships
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
Benjamin Sisko built a solar sailing ship from ancient plans in 2371 (DS9: "Explorers"). Unexpectedly, the ship was exposed to tachyon emissions in the Denorios Belt, hurling it to Cardassia at superluminal speed. Upon Sisko's arrival, Cardassian archeologists admitted that they had found ancient wreckage of such a ship on Cardassia. A lightship of apparently the same type was used by Bajoran poet Akorem Laan in 2172. That particular craft was a hundred years old at the time of his flight (DS9: "Accession").
Class specifications
None given

 


Sub-impulse raider
General description
This is a robust small craft for short-range tactical operations.

Gallery: Bajoran Starships
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
1) The Bajoran raider was designed by Jim Martin. The length of 33m given in the DS9TM is ridiculous, considering that we could see Jadzia and Nerys on the way to and inside the cockpit of this small vessel in DS9: "The Siege", and the two women are clearly not 6m tall.
2) A variant of this small vessel is used by the Maquis. It is possible that the Bajoran raider is originally a Federation ship type too.
Class specifications
Fighter
Length: approx. 8.5m

 


Unknown ship 1
General description
This type of freighter is used by the Bajorans as well as the Cardassians.

Gallery: Bajoran Starships
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
1) This ship type made several appearances throughout the whole series, most notably in the DS9 opening credits since season 4. The same ship design also appeared as Tahna Los' scout in DS9: "Past Prologue" where it was supposed to be a smaller ship with Tahna being the only crew member, but maybe we can simply claim it was a freighter with special equipment.
2) In DS9: "The Circle" and "The Siege" it appears that these ships are limited to sublight propulsion, because it takes them as long as seven hours from Bajor to the station.
Class specifications
Freighter
Length: 260m

 


Unknown ship 2
General description
This type of freighter is used by the Bajorans as well as the Cardassians.
Article: The Antares Class(es)

Gallery: Bajoran Starships
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
1) This Bajoran ship type showed up in several episodes, beginning with TNG: "Ensign Ro" where it was called "Antares class" and didn't have FTL propulsion. I assume that generally the vessels of this type have warp drive though.
2) The model is a redress of Kivas Fajo's Jovis from TNG: "The Most Toys", with a "hammerhead" and several details added. The modifications are extensive enough to believe that the ship designs have nothing in common. In DS9: "Shadows and Symbols" we can see a CGI version of the model.
Class specifications
Freighter
Length: 250m

 


Unknown ship 3
General description
This is another type of freighter used by the Bajorans.
Article: Redresses of the Wadi Ship
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
1) This Bajoran ship type is a re-use of the Wadi ship originally built for DS9: "Move Along Home". The model shows up as a Bajoran vessel in "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Indiscretion" and "Crossfire". Only "Indiscretion" has new shots of the miniature, the other two appearances are stock footage of the Wadi vessel.
2) It seems little likely that the Bajorans purchased ships from the exotic and somewhat hostile Gamma Quadrant species of the Wadi who were never heard of again after the first season. This is why we should rather ignore the exact appearance of the Wadi ship in favor of the now more prominent Bajoran design. On the other hand, the same design (albeit upside down) also served as the Xepolite freighter in DS9: "The Maquis" which is obviously more advanced than the Bajoran ship.
Class specifications
Freighter
Length: 250m

 


Unknown ship 4
General description
Here is yet another type of freighter used by the Bajorans.
Article: Redresses of the Karemma Ship

Gallery: Bajoran Starships
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
A modified Karemma design appeared in DS9: "Shadows and Symbols" as part of the Bajoran blockade fleet against the Romulans. We may either assume that the Bajorans took over a Karemma ship that was left behind in the Alpha Quadrant during the war, or ignore the similarity and pretend that it is no Karemma ship at all.
Class specifications
None given

 

Stations


Deep Space Nine
General description
The space station Terok Nor was put under common control of the Provisional Bajoran Government and Starfleet after the end of the Cardassian occupation in 2369.

Gallery: Cardassian Starships
Known stations
Deep Space Nine (formerly: Terok Nor)
  Annotations
See Cardassian Ships
Class specifications
Diameter: approx. 1km
Max. accommodation capacity: 7000

 

Unknown Bajoran Class

Shuttle 4709, Shakaar's transport back to Bajor, mentioned and docking hatch visible in DS9: "The Begotten"

 


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