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Cruisers are by far the most numerous and varied craft in most space navies, and come in many sizes and varieties including  Heavy, Medium, Light, Research, Medical,  Supplemental and Battle Cruisers  Cruiser types amongst others. One of the oldest designations, the term Cruiser refers to a large array of vessel types and sizes. Cruisers can be both general purpose and mission specific, with many capable of autonomously switching between the two extremes when needed. Cruisers are not as large or powerful as Battleships or Dreadnoughts, but can often be as effective in military conflict. Cruiser are also highly varied in their abilities to explore and expand the boundaries of established governments. First contacts, stellar and planetary research as well as diplomatic negotiations are all well within the purveyance of Cruiser class vessels. Cruisers can also easily switch to medical emergency mode, search and rescue and evacuation when needed. Most cruisers have a large science base, consisting of numerous sensor system, independent science labs and numerous on-board departments that specialize in a wide variety of space and planetary science. 

Cruisers often have a large engineering contingent, giving a cruiser unique forward capabilities while in deep space. Cruisers can maintain lengthy patrols and explore well beyond the boundaries of established boarder space. Cruisers are often well armed and very capable of defence and combat when necessary. Cruisers are the mainstay of the Romulan Navy, and an expansive part of the Federation and Klingon Navies.

Uniquely, the Romulans do not distinguish their Cruisers in Heavy, Light and Battle, they are all referred to as Cruisers, and are designated in the U or V sequence of designations.


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U-4 Class Cruiser (2130)

U-7 Class Cruiser (2140)

U-9 Class Cruiser (2144)
U-4 vasímaklaram Class (2130)

U-7 vastari sanalam Class (2140)

U-9 vasírosvlai Class (2144)
U-11 Class Cruiser (2144) U-13 Class Cruiser (2146) U-15 Class Cruiser (2150)
U-11 "Greater Bird" Class (2144) U-13 vastagor vastarum Class (2146) U-15 stelalídeletham Class (2150)
U-19 Class Cruiser (2152) U-20 Class Battle Cruiser (2152) U-21 Class Cruiser (2155)
U-19 "Warbird" Class (2152) U-20 "Juggernaut" Class (2152) U-21 stelalídeletham Class (2155)
U-22 Class Cruiser (2156) U-24 Class Cruiser (2158) U-25 Class Cruiser (2160)
U-22 Sabinus Class (2156) U-24 Veronus Class (2158) U-25 Tyrannus  Class (2160)
U-28 Class Cruiser (2175) U-29 Class Cruiser (2201) U-32 Class Cruiser (2225)
U-28 Class (2175) U-29 Class (2201) U-32 Class (2225)
V4A Class Cruiser V4B Class Cruiser V-8 Class Cruiser (2260)
V4A Class V4B Class V-8 "Bird of Prey" Class (2260)
V-11A Class Cruiser (2266) V-11B Class Cruiser (2267)
V-11A Class (2266) V-11B Class (2267)

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