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The following is a list of unnamed Romulan starships classified as Birds-of-Prey in the 22nd and 23rd centuries.

22nd century

Encounter with Enterprise (NX-01)

Romulan bird-of-prey, ENT-aft, duet

Aft view

In 2152, two unnamed Romulan Birds-of-Prey chased the Earth Starfleet starship Enterprise from their territory after the Earth ship mistakenly entered one of their minefields. (ENT: "Minefield")

The novel The Good That Men Do gives the name of one of these vessels as the Praetor Pontilus (ChR Praetor Pontilus (β)). The prototype cloaking device used by the ship was eventually proven unsuccessful when its use caused an antimatter containment failure and the destruction of the ship later on.


23rd century

Praetor's flagship

Romulan bird-of-prey, TOS-firing torpedo

Firing a plasma torpedo

In 2266, the Praetor's flagship was involved in the Neutral Zone Incursion with the Federation. The ship attacked several border outposts, destroying them utterly. The USS Enterprise responded to the alert and engaged in a tense game of cat-and-mouse with the intruder for more than ten hours, before the Bird-of-Prey was destroyed. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

The Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives this ships name as Gal Gath'thong (ChR Gal Gath'thong (β)), named after the Gal Gath'thong mountain range on Romulus.
The Decipher RPG calls this vessel the Tellus. It has also been called the Nhorazz.
The reference book Star Trek: Federation - The First 150 Years identifies the Preator's Bird-of-Prey as the Algeron.


Border patrol

Romulan bird-of-prey, TOS-profile

In pursuit

In 2267, ten unnamed Romulan Birds-of-Prey engaged the USS Enterprise after it entered the Romulan Neutral Zone. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

The original footage of these vessels was recycled from "Balance of Terror".


Capture of the Enterprise

Romulan bird-of-prey enters, TEI remastered

Two Romulan D7s, and a Bird-of-Prey, surround the Enterprise.

In 2268, an unnamed Bird-of-Prey and two unnamed Romulan battle cruisers participated in the capture of the USS Enterprise after it crossed Romulan Neutral Zone.

They would eventually be outmaneuvered by the Enterprise after it engaged a cloaking device stolen from the Romulan flagship. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

This vessel originally appeared as a D7 class. It was replaced as a Bird-of-Prey in the remastered version of the episode.


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