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Ferengi Ship Classes

Starships, Shuttles & Probes - Unknown Ferengi Class

 

Starships, Shuttles & Probes


Bird-of-Prey
General description
Two surplus Birds-of-Prey of the B'rel class were acquired by renegade Ferengi and used to attack the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D in 2367.
Article: The Bird-of-Prey Size Paradox
Klingon Bird-of-Prey Gallery
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
1) The BoP is included here only in case someone should miss it. It is not a regular starship of the Ferengi. For more about the BoP, see Klingon Ships.
2) The episode "Rascals" where the two Birds-of-Prey appear, leaves out no opportunity to annoy the viewers. It calls for allegedly smaller and weaker Birds-of-Prey (to explain how the Ferengi could purchase them), but actually shows stock footage of the large BoPs from TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise". Even worse, these outdated ships, manned with a bunch of intellectually challenged Ferengi, overpower the mighty Enterprise-D with ease. What an incredibly stupid script!
Class specifications
B'rel class
Length: 110m
Max. speed: Warp 8

 


Bok's probe
General description
This is a small probe whose general purpose is unknown.

Gallery: Ferengi Starships
Known probes
No name given
  Annotations
1) DaiMon Bok's probe from TNG: "Bloodlines" is just stock footage of the Angosian escape pod, only colored brownish.
2) We don't know if it is a standard Ferengi probe, although this seems very likely, considering that it accomplished nothing more than relaying holographic messages to Picard.
3) The model also appeared as an Yridian freight container in TNG: "Firstborn", but is not listed in this database.
Class specifications
None available

 


D'Kora
General description
The Ferengi Marauder is a combination of a freighter and a warship. As the latter, it is nearly a match to a Federation Galaxy class.

Gallery: Ferengi Starships
Known ships
Krayton
Kreechta
  Annotations
1) The Marauder of the D'Kora class, designed by Andrew Probert, first appeared in TNG: "The Last Outpost". Probert intended the vessel to have an extendable neck and weapon platforms. The ship actually changed into this this configuration in "The Last Outpost". The model was not only tilted to suggest that the neck was extended. The weapon platforms are definitely visible on the last of the three screen caps (left picture), and they match the configuration as it can be seen on the studio miniature. In all other appearances the D'Kora remained in the standard configuration. Probert explains the extended configuration as a posture of surrender.
2) There was supposedly an auxiliary craft like a captain's yacht embedded into the Marauder's ventral hull too, which never saw action either.
3) As it is probably with Romulan warbirds too, the term "Marauder" may be a collective name for large Ferengi starship types (if there are any more). D'Kora (so called in TNG: "Force of Nature" where the crew complement of 450 was mentioned too) denotes a specific class.
Class specifications
Length: 366m
Crew complement: 450

 


Early Ferengi ship
General description
This small type of vessel is in use by the Ferengi in the 22nd century.
Gallery: Cardassian Starships
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The early ship from ENT: "Acquisition" has some reasonable retro-engineering and sports already elements of the later crab-like structure and the flat bottom of the D'Kora and the shuttles. This ship, with its configuration and technology, should have allowed Starfleet to identify the Ferengi in later encounters, most notably the Battle of Maxia, but the writers want to make us believe that the Ferengi will stay completely out of Starfleet's way and will remain a total mystery for over 200 years.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 55m
Crew complement: 4

 


Large shuttle
General description
This is a considerably larger version of the small Ferengi shuttlepod.
Article: Variations of the Ferengi Shuttle
Known shuttles
"Quark's Treasure"
  Annotations
There is no way that "Quark's Treasure" as seen in DS9: "Little Green Men" and other DS9 shuttles could be the same size as the standard Ferengi shuttlepod of 6m. Quark's ship had a real bridge and not only a small cockpit, and there was supposed to be a cargo bay at the rear end, plus sleeping quarters, as one U.S. Air Force officer said. Also, Quark himself stated in the beginning of the episode that he would need a large ship. We get the impression that the ship is considerably larger than a jeep when it is hovering above Hangar 18. Its absolute minimum length is 11m, and evidence from other episodes puts it to about 18m. The most significant difference to the small shuttle is the additional pod. Maybe the proportions are somewhat different too, owing to the larger size. Much more evidence in an extensive article.
Class specifications
Length: 18m

 


Shuttlepod
General description
This is a two-seated shuttlepod, equipped with warp drive.
Article: Variations of the Ferengi Shuttle
Gallery: Ferengi Starships
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
The size of the shuttle becomes obvious when the pod appears next to a 3.5m long Federation Type-15 shuttle in TNG: "The Price".
Class specifications
Length: 6m

 

Unknown Ferengi Class

Sepulo, Grand Nagus Zek's ship, mentioned in DS9: "The Nagus"

 


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