Captain Pierce: thanks for the info on the design
Pepperman and MP: I have already desided to stay true to the concept, but going to do a refit also
FANSHIP DESIGN & STATS: Brad R. Torgersen, 1997
P'vael Class Destroyer
Known sphere of operation: Empire-wide, with heavy concentrations along Klingon border.
Data Reliability: B
Major Data source: Starfleet encounter scans, Romulan Sector Intelligence
Brief history: The P'vael class is named after a small, extremely strong avian predator native to the Romulan planet Remus. Constructed as a direct response to the union of the Federation with the Klingon Empire, P'vael class vessels soon became notorious amongst both Klingon and Starfleet personnel as an unusually rugged and effective combat ship. Operating in squadrons of three to six ships and using a mixed bag of plasma bolt and disruptor beam technology, the P'vael did much to harass the Klingon Defense Force and Starfleet during the little ship's prime years. By 2365, with over half the total production run of P'vael vessels having been lost in combat, and their spaceframes proving increasingly small and vulnerable when compared to the larger and much more advanced Klingon and Starfleet ship designs, the Romulan Star Navy began mothballing these old destroyers. That changed, however, with the advent of the Jem'Hadar and the Dominion. Seeing the immediate threat posed by the small and agile Jern'Hadar attack craft, and suffering from the loss of numerous Warbird class ships during the failed Romulan-Cardassian invasion of the Gamma Quadrant, the Star Navy began a rapid reintegration program that brought all available P'vael ships back into service. Sporting improved technology on nearly every level, the P'vael is once again taking its toll on the varied foes of the Romulan Empire.