It is designed to engage enemies in short-range fights; it is designed with less ranged firepower than other frigates and equipped instead with short-range broadsides, assault boats and complements of troops for boardings. In order to get near to the enemy ships without suffering much damage, its prow is triple-armoured and its plasma drives are boosted.
- Dimensions: 1.5 km long, 0.4 km abeam at fins approx.
- Mass: 6.1 megatonnes approx.
- Crew: 30,500 crew; approx.
- Accel: 4.7 gravities max sustainable acceleration.