“In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.” – Sallust (from the dedication plaque)
Wanting to make a good impression on the Federation’s new allies, President Aennik Okeg asked Starfleet Command to name one of the new Odyssey-class starships to honor the Romulan Republic. The USS Denver, a tactical variant, was only weeks away from leaving the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards at that time and was renamed the USS Deletham, meaning “Defender” in Romulan. The starship officially left space dock on Stardate 83787.52 (3 October 2409). Due to his good relations with Republic leaders, Vice Admiral Sysary was given command of the Deletham and the vessel was assigned to the Ktarn Fleet embassy on New Romulus.
Through Admiral Sysary’s close friendship with Commander Tzenek of the Republic Fleet, the Deletham also became a test bed for new Romulan technologies. At the beginning of Operation Delta Rising, Vice Admiral Sysary was reassigned to the Delta Quadrant where he took command of the USS Sakakida. Command of the Deletham was then transferred to Captain R’Mala.
Technical InformationWhen first launched on Stardate 83787.52 (3 October 2409) as a Block I/T star cruiser, the Deletham was 1062 meters in length, 374 meters wide, and 148 meters high.The Deletham's crew consisted of members of the Human, Trill, Vulcan, Klingon, Bolian, Gorn, Saurian, Bajoran, Rigelian, Andorian, Romulan, and Reman species, as well as androids and photonics. Standard crew complement of the vessel was 2,100.
As an Odyssey-class star cruiser, the vessel carried ten shuttlecraft and six workbees. The USS Rampart, an Aquarius-class light escort, was also docked in the aft of the vessel.
- Commanding Officer
- Executive Officer
- USS Rampart (NCC-97032), Aquarius-class light escort
- Navaratnas (NCC-96994), Delta-class shuttle
- Samsa (NCC-96980), Delta-class shuttle
- Concord (NCC-96333), Argo-type shuttlecraft
- Abettor (NCC-96397), Argo-type shuttlecraft
- Chanakya (NCC-96857), Yellowstone-class runabout
- Runnymede (NCC-96818), Yellowstone-class runabout
- 4 Type-11 shuttlecraft
- 6 Workbees