Meaning "Friendship" is Swahili the USS Urafiki is the first Starfleet ship of that name.
Dolphin Class (Blue/fleet Dolphin) GXC Heavy Cruiser. The Dolphin is the first class of diSodium heavy cruisers. The Dolphins are 36 decks deep with a hull as wide as it is long. This will be the last of the Dolphin class ships. It is superseded by the Amani class.
The Dolphins are built with the latest advances in technology and comfort. They can carry 1000 beings in comfort to the most dangerous places in the Galaxy and bring them back. This class is considered a general replacement for the Planet class cruisers. A good idea that was simply too expensive. Also unlike the Manta the Dolphin has the bridge on deck one. A design concession to Admiral Hailey. However the bridge module is built flush with the hull. The Dolphin is build with two major power systems. It can be built with either the DiSodium HE warp drive system (Blue Dolphin), which is preferred by the Horned Fleet, or in a standard disodium system (Fleet Dolphin) favored by Starfleet. Performance curves are similar for both systems.
The Blue/Fleet indicates a Dolphin with an HE drives, but configured for a multi-species crew. Natural born Zoo Ship
The USS Urafiki was originally the ISS Dannon. A stable mirror duplicate of the USS Abraham Dannon NCC-79546. It has been in the shipyard for several years getting everything relabeled and studied to make sure nothing nasty was going to pop up. Temporal Investigations and all concerned are finally satisfied she is an asset, not a danger. (We understand that Li'ira M got herself nasty drunk the day the Urafiki rolled out.)
- Science capacity 1500 -- larger and more capable labs, sensors in the Class 20 range.
- Crew Comfort 1500 -- The vessel is larger but carries no larger a crew.
- Duration 2000 -- Bigger matter stores, more fuel. More capable of self repair and maintenance.
- Medical facilities 1200 -- Same sized crew more space in the medical department and the capacity to expand that as needed.
- Tactical maneuvering 1000 -- no better or any worse than the E-D
- Strategic Speed 6,000 -- cruise. Wf Ds7 Max wf Ds9 cruse speed is 18 light years a day.
- Defense 2000 -- Class 12 shields as well. More radiators to stay in the fight longer.
- Offense 2000 -- Class 12 phaser banks, 4 octocopos turrets with quantum torpedos, Class 12 ionic disruptors co-axial with the turrets.
- Versatility 1000 -- Performs the same mission much the same way.
- Internal Security 2000 --An RI computer system closely monitors the ship.
- CO: Fleet Captain Taraban; Ane male; An officer of great experience. The commander of the Builder Squadron. The only Ane that was ever a Klingon house Lord (abet briefly). He has been in MOC since assigned to the USS Questing CB-5. He is stepping into Starfleet directly and GXC at the personal request of Fleet Admiral Hailey. Amd. Hailey has said that getting San Francisco's panties in a bunch was not the prime reason.
Taraban is not San Francisco's favorite person. They were not happy being handed him by the ADF as his Starfleet career was spotty in the goring people category. Even with an exemplary record since (Even with the occasional gored Klingon House Lord) they would prefer to not have him. Amd. Hailey disagrees.
- XO: Commader Tharza Golfilo -- Zarian female: From an old Starfleet Family. Her Starfleet thing is deep, and she's mentally very tough. When she was a little girl she wanted to explore strange new worlds. She was a fresh ensign when the contact was made.
Now she gets her chance. Her goal is to eventually command a Dolphin of her own and get a Bonaventure ribbon in it. H1 said to Taraban "See if she's got the stuff, and if she does, build a captain, thank you."
- Opps: Lt. Cmd. Cadalan -- Ane female: A transfer from the Questing, and one of Taraban's main squeezes. The group of four is on the verge of mating
Lt: Rodilan -- Aneilog female: Operations specialist. Usually the beta shift opps officer. One of the Habers.
- CpO: Commander Faldalan -- Aneilog RI female: Computer officer is a necessary part of the crew on an HE equipped ship. She ranks just under the First Office. She runs all the automatic functions of the vessel. Faldalan is a flirt and easy, even for Ane. She has a G4 body and has always been an Aneilog. She has two G3 bodies she uses to spread herself around a bit. She also runs the ships bio population, except for RD-X5, he is a colleague.
- CENG: Lt. Cmd. RD-X5 -- R2 Astromech: From a galaxy far far away. RD-X5 keeps his original body, although he's upgraded it quite a bit using federation technology. Like many Astromechs, he's known on the RI net as a fun loving personality. Astromechs are fond of jokes involving engineering principles and higher mathematics. He has a holoprojector built into him, much better than the old one in blue with raster lines. When necessary, he projects an image of a distinguished looking human, who looks and sounds like Christopher Lee. This face and upper body are how he communicates with humans who are not expecting a droid to hold rank. He has even has the image claim to be Zargo Mothra, the actual engineer, who interfaces with the galaxy through his trusty Astromech. The image makes his former star destroyer crew mates do spit takes. The man was the star Destroyer's head chef.
Deep down inside RD-X5 is not entirely sure it's okay for a droid to hold rank. But he enjoys being helpful so much that he's basically skated past his own uncertainty.
His schedules for tasks can be a touch too specific and rigid. But he's a nice guy about it. he understands that organic life forms are not droids and don't think like that
- CS/T: Lt. Cmd. Haroban -- Aneilog male. His bond group (The Habers) is on the ship in various roles. He works on not being over protective of his four footed brethren. He wants to get between every Ane and anyone who wants to hurt them. Because he's Ane, his over protective streak covers all the friends of the Ane and his crew.
In his spare time, he studies crimes and incidents of violence, as well as policing and security publications. He also practices tactical shooting and martial arts.
His hobby, though is energy weapons. Like a gun nut with guns, Haroban is like that with phasers and other energy weapons. he has a scary collection. He upgrades his own weapons to levels that other might consider... excessive. He has hand built many weapons in his collection and dreams about energy beam densities. He has several specially modified weapons for various applications.
- CMO: Lt Cmd. Cauldia -- Kamla female: A Bunny Girl from Doowneerg. not only a very competent doctor, she is also a wizard at pharmacology. A snugly bunny.
Lt. Unalan -- Aneilog female: Ane Healer, part of the medical staff and one of the Habers
- CSO: Fazra Kabooble -- Nazri female. Considered a nut and a pervert at home, because she wanted to go see other places and wasn't all that convinced Nazra was the best place and the Nazri were the bhest people. Her perversion is encouraged by Starfleet and Oz.
Lt Coraban -- Ane Male: Physics department math wizz, specialist in the stuff that makes people crazy. One of Tarabans pre mates.
Lt. Graban -- Aneilog male: Xeno-Sociology, first contact certified. Cool under pressure type that is an excellent descalator of potentially hostile encounters. One of the Habers.
- Ship's Counselor: Lr Commander T'varna -- Vulcan female: A Vulcan Counselor interested in exploring your emotional state and reviewing it reasonably with you. Very reasonable, but also touchy feely, which is weird for a Vulcan. She has the best natural telepathic shields on the ship
- Ships Caterer: Lt Commander Cindalan -- Ane Female: A full on Ane Mom even if a maiden. Cindalan is the second female in the group with Taraban. Caterer is a position brought over form the ADF. The equivalent in Starfleet would be a morale officer.