tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Apr 17 10:02:17 1999

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Re: bIrel toQDuj 'oH'a' <Karagga>'e'?

> On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, Steven Boozer wrote:
> > The Karagga had 12 pods, one of which held Worf.  Since the crew complement
> > {wey} of a B'rel is about 12 officers and men, there is one pod per
> > crewman.  At first glance, there's no problem.  But... that's pretty darn
> > luxurious for the Klingons - both the concept of everyone having an escape
> > pod or the idea that Klingons wouldn't cram 2-4 crewman in each one.  (As
> > K'Ehleyr remarked after crawling out of her torpedo-sized high-warp coffin
> > in TNG "The Emissary", Klingons aren't supposed to worry about comfort.)
> > It's almost what you'd expect on decadent Federation ships.  
> > 
> > But if the Karagga was a K'Vort, there wouldn't have been nearly enough
> > pods for everyone.  (Isn't the crew complement of a K'Vort around 200?)
> > Perhaps they are reserved for the bridge crew and command staff, or just
> > the officers {yaS}, leaving the troops {QaS} and assorted civilian crewmen
> > {beq} to Sto'Vo'Kor and/or the Black Fleet {yo' qIj}.

A life boat roughly the size of a Danube-class runabout could
comforatbly hold 12-15 persons, just about what would be needed to
evacuate 200 Klingons (12 pods at 15 ea. = 200). Theoretical maximum
capacity could be as high a 20 persons, though that would surely strain
the onboard life support systems. Such high-capacity life boats are
probably common aboard large cruisers like the Vor'cha.


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