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|Name = ''Vahklas''
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|Class = [[Vulcan civilian transport]]
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The '''''Vahklas''''' was a [[Vulcan civilian transport]] commanded by [[Tavin]], the leader of its crew of [[V'tosh ka'tur]]. The vessel used a Vulcan frequency]] to [[hail]] other ships and was capable of visual communication. The ''Vahklas'' left the [[planet]] {{dis|Vulcan|planet}} in approximately [[2143]].
| class="even" | Unknown; retired
 
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| class="odd" | Propulsion Systems:
 
| class="even" | [[Impulse drive]], [[thruster]]s
 
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| class="odd" | Sensor Technology
 
| class="even" | [[Translinear sensor]]s, [[lateral sensor]]s
 
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| class="odd" | Launched:
 
| class="even" | [[2143]] (approximately)
 
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| class="odd" | Status:
 
| class="even" | Active (as of [[2151]])
 
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Vahklas elevated.jpg|200px|center|An elevated aft view of the ''Vahklas''.]]
 
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The '''''Vahklas''''' was a [[Vulcan]] civilian [[transport]] commanded by [[Tavin]], the leader of its crew of [[V'tosh ka'tur]]. The vessel used a Vulcan frequency to hail other ships and was capable of visual communication. The ''Vahklas'' left the [[planet]] [[Vulcan (planet)|Vulcan]] in approximately [[2143]].
 
   
Although the crew of the ''Vahklas'' disagreed with the common interpretation of [[Surak]]'s teachings, an ornament resembling the Vulcan philosopher was displayed in a room aboard the transport ship.
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Although the crew of the ''Vahklas'' disagreed with the common interpretation of [[Surak]]'s teachings, an ornament resembling the Vulcan philosopher was displayed in a room aboard the [[transport]] ship.
   
 
==Encounter with ''Enterprise''==
 
==Encounter with ''Enterprise''==
 
 
In [[2151]], the ''Vahklas'' encountered the [[Earth]] [[starship]] [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']], charting the nearby [[Arachnid Nebula]], far from the planet Vulcan. [[Captain]] [[Jonathan Archer]], [[commanding officer]] of ''Enterprise'', commented that he had never seen a Vulcan ship like the ''Vahklas'' before. [[Subcommander]] [[T'Pol]] revealed that the Vulcans had not used the class of ship the ''Vahklas'' belonged to for a long time.
 
In [[2151]], the ''Vahklas'' encountered the [[Earth]] [[starship]] [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']], charting the nearby [[Arachnid Nebula]], far from the planet Vulcan. [[Captain]] [[Jonathan Archer]], [[commanding officer]] of ''Enterprise'', commented that he had never seen a Vulcan ship like the ''Vahklas'' before. [[Subcommander]] [[T'Pol]] revealed that the Vulcans had not used the class of ship the ''Vahklas'' belonged to for a long time.
   
 
===Repair work===
 
===Repair work===
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The ''Vahklas'' was equipped with an [[impulse drive]], though the ship's propulsion and [[life support]] systems required several days of repair work when the vessel encountered ''Enterprise''. When Captain Archer agreed to provide assistance to the Vulcan crew, the ''Vahklas'' docked with the [[Starfleet]] vessel.
   
The ''Vahklas'' was equipped with an [[impulse drive]], though the ship's propulsion and [[life support]] systems required several days of repair work when the vessel encountered ''Enterprise''. When Captain Archer agreed to provide assistance to the Vulcan crew, the ''Vahklas'' docked with the [[Starfleet (Earth)|Starfleet]] vessel.
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In ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[main engineering]] department, [[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Charles Tucker]] claimed that he had never seen an engine as badly damaged as the one aboard the ''Vahklas''. He reported that every [[plasma relay]] in the damaged vessel's reactor would have to be changed.
   
In ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[main engineering]] department, [[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Charles Tucker]] claimed that he had never seen an engine as badly damaged as the one aboard the ''Vahklas''. He reported that every [[plasma relay]] in the damaged vessel's reactor would have to be changed.
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The Vulcan crew asked for medical supplies and 1,000 liters of [[plasma coolant]] from ''Enterprise'', a request which Captain Archer was happy to meet.
 
The Vulcan crew asked for medical supplies and 1,000 litres of [[plasma coolant]] from ''Enterprise'', a request which Captain Archer was happy to meet.
 
   
 
===Studying the Arachnid Nebula===
 
===Studying the Arachnid Nebula===
 
While still docked with ''Enterprise'', the ''Vahklas'' accompanied the starship to the Arachnid Nebula. Upon arrival, Tavin informed Captain Archer that the ''Vahklas'' was equipped with [[translinear sensor]]s. The Vulcan suggested using the advanced sensors to help ''Enterprise'' quickly complete a survey of the nebula. Archer, who was grateful for the assistance, ordered T'Pol to visit the ''Vahklas'' and monitor the data collected there.
 
While still docked with ''Enterprise'', the ''Vahklas'' accompanied the starship to the Arachnid Nebula. Upon arrival, Tavin informed Captain Archer that the ''Vahklas'' was equipped with [[translinear sensor]]s. The Vulcan suggested using the advanced sensors to help ''Enterprise'' quickly complete a survey of the nebula. Archer, who was grateful for the assistance, ordered T'Pol to visit the ''Vahklas'' and monitor the data collected there.
   
[[Image:Vahklas viewscreen.jpg|thumb|125px|left|One of the ''Vahklas''<nowiki>'</nowiki> viewscreens.]]
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[[File:Vahklas viewscreen.jpg|thumb|left|One of the ''Vahklas''{{'}} viewscreens.]]
 
''Enterprise'' and the ''Vahklas'' entered the Arachnid nebula, while [[Tolaris]], a member of the Vulcan crew, watched the [[spatial anomaly]] on a [[viewscreen]] aboard the transport ship. T'Pol frequently visited the ''Vahklas'', where she worked in the same room as Tolaris.
 
''Enterprise'' and the ''Vahklas'' entered the Arachnid nebula, while [[Tolaris]], a member of the Vulcan crew, watched the [[spatial anomaly]] on a [[viewscreen]] aboard the transport ship. T'Pol frequently visited the ''Vahklas'', where she worked in the same room as Tolaris.
   
 
During her first day aboard the ''Vahklas'', T'Pol noticed the statue of Surak and took readings of the Arachnid Nebula which she later brought aboard ''Enterprise''.
 
During her first day aboard the ''Vahklas'', T'Pol noticed the statue of Surak and took readings of the Arachnid Nebula which she later brought aboard ''Enterprise''.
   
[[Image:Vahklas T'Pol and Tolaris.jpg|thumb|160px|T'Pol and Tolaris study the Arachind Nebula.]]
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[[File:Vahklas T'Pol and Tolaris.jpg|thumb|T'Pol and Tolaris study the Arachnid Nebula.]]
When she returned to the ''Vahklas'' on the following day, T'Pol reported that she hadn't been able to scan the Arachnid Nebula's [[disodium]] layer, since the transport ship's [[lateral sensor]]s had been out of alignment. Later, she mentioned that the transport ship's sensors were detecting more than 20 million cubic meters of disodium and traces of [[ethylchlorate]].
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When she returned to the ''Vahklas'' on the following day, T'Pol reported that she hadn't been able to scan the Arachnid Nebula's [[disodium]] layer, since the transport ship's [[lateral sensor]]s had been out of alignment. Later, she mentioned that the transport ship's sensors were detecting more than twenty million cubic meters of disodium and traces of [[ethylchlorate]].
   
 
===Repair work continues===
 
===Repair work continues===
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Aboard ''Enterprise'', [[Kov]], an engineer from the ''Vahklas'', commented that the repairs to the Vulcan transport ship were going well. At night, Kov test-fired the ''Vahklas''' port [[thruster]]. The following day, Kov remarked that the thruster was still off by twelve percent, which Commander Tucker expected was due to a faulty [[plasma injector]]. The [[Human]] engineer believed the problem would be relatively easy to correct.
Aboard ''Enterprise'', [[Kov]], an engineer from the ''Vahklas'', commented that the repairs to the Vulcan transport ship were going well. At night, Kov test-fired the ''Vahklas''' port [[thruster]]. The following day, Kov remarked that the thruster was still off by twelve percent, which Commander Tucker expected was due to a faulty [[plasma injector]]. The [[human]] engineer believed the problem would be relatively easy to correct.
 
   
 
As Kov was leaving ''Enterprise'', Tucker told him not to let the intermix pressure aboard the transport ship drift above five thousand and to constantly be aware of the vessel's injector ports.
 
As Kov was leaving ''Enterprise'', Tucker told him not to let the intermix pressure aboard the transport ship drift above five thousand and to constantly be aware of the vessel's injector ports.
   
 
===Departure===
 
===Departure===
[[Image:Vahklas leaves Enterprise.jpg|thumb|The ''Vahklas'' leaves ''Enterprise''.]]
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[[File:Vahklas leaves Enterprise.jpg|thumb|The ''Vahklas'' leaves ''Enterprise''.]]
Following extensive repair work on the ''Vahklas''<nowiki>'</nowiki> systems, the Vulcan craft disengaged its [[docking port]] from ''Enterprise'' and left the Arachnid Nebula. ([[ENT]]: "[[Fusion]]")
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Following extensive repair work on the ''Vahklas''{{'}} systems, the Vulcan craft disengaged its [[docking port]] from ''Enterprise'' and left the Arachnid Nebula. ({{ENT|Fusion}})
   
 
==Crew==
 
==Crew==
 
 
*[[Tavin]] - captain
 
*[[Tavin]] - captain
 
*[[Kov]] - engineer
 
*[[Kov]] - engineer
 
*[[Tolaris]] - crew member (position unknown)
 
*[[Tolaris]] - crew member (position unknown)
   
==Speculation==
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:''While working on repairing the ''Vahklas'', Kov appeared to take particular note of the fact that there were many women aboard ''Enterprise''. It therefore seems likely that there were either less, or no, females serving on the ''Vahklas''. Yet Kov's admission to Trip that they were experimenting with methods of accelerating the Vulcan mating cycle would seem to indicate that there were women on board.''
 
While working on repairing the ''Vahklas'', Kov appeared to take particular note of the fact that there were many women aboard ''Enterprise''. It therefore seems likely that there were either less, or no, females serving on the ''Vahklas''.
 
   
==Background Information==
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'''See also''': [[Vulcan civilian transport]]
   
In a documentary included in the [[ENT Season 1 DVD]], [[Geoffrey Mandel]] recalled some notable features of the room where T'Pol and Tolaris work - "we basically saw, for the first time, Vulcan control panels, Vulcan backlits, kind of a Vulcan architecture. 'Cause we'd always heard about these things, maybe glimpsed a little bit of it on [[Star Trek: The Original Series|''The Original Series'']] but this, I think, was the first time we ever really saw it and... personally, I think it looked great. I mean, we had all sorts of cool things going on. There were domes that we had silk-screened and backlit so they were domes within domes that were sort of astrogator-type things where you see stars projected on the inside."
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==Background information==
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In a documentary included in the [[ENT Season 1 DVD]], [[Geoffrey Mandel]] recalled some notable features of the room where T'Pol and Tolaris work; "''We basically saw, for the first time, Vulcan control panels, Vulcan backlits, kind of a Vulcan architecture. 'Cause we'd always heard about these things, maybe glimpsed a little bit of it on [[Star Trek: The Original Series|''The Original Series'']] but this, I think, was the first time we ever really saw it and... personally, I think it looked great. I mean, we had all sorts of cool things going on. There were domes that we had silk-screened and backlit so they were domes within domes that were sort of astrogator-type things where you see stars projected on the inside.''"
   
He also revealed that one of his favourite things that he designed for ''Star Trek: Enterprise'' was a Vulcan starmap seen in the room where the Vulcans study. On the subject of Vulcan starmaps, he noted - "I decided that, because Vulcans grew up in a planet with a different [[sun]], they see colours differently, so ''their'' starmaps, instead of having a black background, would have reddish backgrounds..."
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He also revealed that one of his favorite things that he designed for ''Star Trek: Enterprise'' was a [[Vulcan star charts|Vulcan starmap]] seen in the room where the Vulcans study. On the subject of Vulcan starmaps, he noted, "''I decided that, because Vulcans grew up in a planet with a different [[sun]], they see colors differently, so ''their'' starmaps, instead of having a black background, would have reddish backgrounds....''"
   
The class of ship that the ''Vahklas'' belonged to did not appear on ''Star Trek: Enterprise'' again.
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Vahklas

Vahklas

Class: Vulcan civilian transport
Operator: Vulcan V'tosh ka'tur
Status: Active (2151)

An elevated aft view of the Vahklas

An elevated aft view of the Vahklas

The Vahklas was a Vulcan civilian transport commanded by Tavin, the leader of its crew of V'tosh ka'tur. The vessel used a Vulcan frequency]] to hail other ships and was capable of visual communication. The Vahklas left the planet Vulcan in approximately 2143.

Although the crew of the Vahklas disagreed with the common interpretation of Surak's teachings, an ornament resembling the Vulcan philosopher was displayed in a room aboard the transport ship.

Encounter with EnterpriseEdit

In 2151, the Vahklas encountered the Earth starship Enterprise, charting the nearby Arachnid Nebula, far from the planet Vulcan. Captain Jonathan Archer, commanding officer of Enterprise, commented that he had never seen a Vulcan ship like the Vahklas before. Subcommander T'Pol revealed that the Vulcans had not used the class of ship the Vahklas belonged to for a long time.

Repair workEdit

The Vahklas was equipped with an impulse drive, though the ship's propulsion and life support systems required several days of repair work when the vessel encountered Enterprise. When Captain Archer agreed to provide assistance to the Vulcan crew, the Vahklas docked with the Starfleet vessel.

In Enterprise's main engineering department, Commander Charles Tucker claimed that he had never seen an engine as badly damaged as the one aboard the Vahklas. He reported that every plasma relay in the damaged vessel's reactor would have to be changed.

The Vulcan crew asked for medical supplies and 1,000 liters of plasma coolant from Enterprise, a request which Captain Archer was happy to meet.

Studying the Arachnid NebulaEdit

While still docked with Enterprise, the Vahklas accompanied the starship to the Arachnid Nebula. Upon arrival, Tavin informed Captain Archer that the Vahklas was equipped with translinear sensors. The Vulcan suggested using the advanced sensors to help Enterprise quickly complete a survey of the nebula. Archer, who was grateful for the assistance, ordered T'Pol to visit the Vahklas and monitor the data collected there.

Vahklas viewscreen

One of the Vahklas' viewscreens.

Enterprise and the Vahklas entered the Arachnid nebula, while Tolaris, a member of the Vulcan crew, watched the spatial anomaly on a viewscreen aboard the transport ship. T'Pol frequently visited the Vahklas, where she worked in the same room as Tolaris.

During her first day aboard the Vahklas, T'Pol noticed the statue of Surak and took readings of the Arachnid Nebula which she later brought aboard Enterprise.

Vahklas T'Pol and Tolaris

T'Pol and Tolaris study the Arachnid Nebula.

When she returned to the Vahklas on the following day, T'Pol reported that she hadn't been able to scan the Arachnid Nebula's disodium layer, since the transport ship's lateral sensors had been out of alignment. Later, she mentioned that the transport ship's sensors were detecting more than twenty million cubic meters of disodium and traces of ethylchlorate.

Repair work continuesEdit

Aboard Enterprise, Kov, an engineer from the Vahklas, commented that the repairs to the Vulcan transport ship were going well. At night, Kov test-fired the Vahklas' port thruster. The following day, Kov remarked that the thruster was still off by twelve percent, which Commander Tucker expected was due to a faulty plasma injector. The Human engineer believed the problem would be relatively easy to correct.

As Kov was leaving Enterprise, Tucker told him not to let the intermix pressure aboard the transport ship drift above five thousand and to constantly be aware of the vessel's injector ports.

DepartureEdit

Vahklas leaves Enterprise

The Vahklas leaves Enterprise.

Following extensive repair work on the Vahklas' systems, the Vulcan craft disengaged its docking port from Enterprise and left the Arachnid Nebula. (ENT: "Fusion")

CrewEdit

While working on repairing the Vahklas, Kov appeared to take particular note of the fact that there were many women aboard Enterprise. It therefore seems likely that there were either less, or no, females serving on the Vahklas. Yet Kov's admission to Trip that they were experimenting with methods of accelerating the Vulcan mating cycle would seem to indicate that there were women on board.

See also: Vulcan civilian transport

Background informationEdit

In a documentary included in the ENT Season 1 DVD, Geoffrey Mandel recalled some notable features of the room where T'Pol and Tolaris work; "We basically saw, for the first time, Vulcan control panels, Vulcan backlits, kind of a Vulcan architecture. 'Cause we'd always heard about these things, maybe glimpsed a little bit of it on The Original Series but this, I think, was the first time we ever really saw it and... personally, I think it looked great. I mean, we had all sorts of cool things going on. There were domes that we had silk-screened and backlit so they were domes within domes that were sort of astrogator-type things where you see stars projected on the inside."

He also revealed that one of his favorite things that he designed for Star Trek: Enterprise was a Vulcan starmap seen in the room where the Vulcans study. On the subject of Vulcan starmaps, he noted, "I decided that, because Vulcans grew up in a planet with a different sun, they see colors differently, so their starmaps, instead of having a black background, would have reddish backgrounds...."

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