Danube Class Runabout

Development Project Started: 2363

Production Start Date: 2368

Production End Date: Still in Production

Current Status: In Service
Locations of Nova-Class Construction:
Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, Mars
Current Starship Identification and Registration Numbers:

The Danube-Class Runabout was designed to complete four general mission types.

Short Notice and/or Emergency Response Transportation for Scientific Expeditions or Medical Personnel.
Act as a Base of Operations (orbital or landed) for Scientific Expeditions or Medical Response.
Transport personnel, intact experiment and/or cargo modules.
Perform tactical missions such as intelligence gathering (scouting), covert insertion/extraction of personnel, act as a deterrent of threatening situations, etc.

Length: 23.1 meters
Width: 13.7 meters
Height: 5.4 meters
Mass: 158.7 metric tons

Hull: Duranium-Tritanium composite
Number of Decks: 1 Total

Requirement of a warp capable shuttlecraft was issued in the 2340s. The development of such a warp capable shuttle was to be capable of short and medium range missions and assignments. The original Type-10 runabouts were created, but soon we found to be limited in their size. The development of the Danube-Class runabouts began in 2363. They were first introduced in 2368. The Danube-Class runabouts feature a front cabin for four. The pilot, co-pilot/operations, and two mission specialists. There is also a two person transporter in the rear of the front cabin. Aft of the front cabin are the mission specific modules. Based on the nature of the modular design, the runabout can be converted to other mission-type specific requirements such as personnel transporter, cargo transporter, scientific expeditions, tactical assignments, prison transports, medical transports, etc. There is also an optional photon torpedo module on the top of the Danube-Class runabout.The Danube-Class runabout is highly customizable and for extended travel, the rear of the craft can be configured as a large cabin with sleeping (bunk beds) and dining areas. In normal cases, this rear area is generally used as a cargo bay.

The impulse engines are constructed from eight fusion reactors divided into two sets, space-time impulse drive coils, and vectored exhaust directors. The engines also include intake vents for atmosphere or interstellar travel. When maintenance is required, the impulse drive assembly can be removed.

The Danube-Class computer core, which measures 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.3 meters, is located under the cockpit. The core is a standard isolinear unit with 186 isolinear banks and 53 command pre-processors. Sub nodes are installed throughout the runabout and are connected to the core by standard optical data network relays.


Officers and Crew: 12-15
Evacuation Limit: 40


Overall Length: 23.1 meters
Overall Draft: 5.4 meters
Overall Beam: 13.7. meters


Full Impulse: .25c
Cruise Speed: Warp 4
Maximum Velocity Warp 4.7 (for twelve hours)


Standard - 6 Type V phaser arrays + 1 torpedo launcher (optional)



One standard 2-personnel

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