"We want your ship pieces to add to our ship pieces, so that we have all the ship pieces!"
– Jackabog, 2380 ("No Small Parts")

The Mondor-type was a class of spacecraft utilized by the Pakleds during the mid- to late 24th century.

History

This design was first encountered in 2365, when the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D responded to a Mayday sent by the crew of the "broken" ship, Mondor.

It was discovered, both during that and subsequent encounters, that their ships, in fact, possessed a hodgepodge of variously acquired technologies.

Examples of ship augmentation sources

As in the case of the Mondor, where it was observed by the Enterprise's chief engineer, Geordi La Forge, that "half the systems on this ship [had] been stolen from Romulans, Jarada, Klingons, [and] just about anybody they ever came in contact with." (TNG: "Samaritan Snare")

By 2380, the Pakleds had stolen or acquired enough ship parts to be able to retrofit their ships into formidable foes. These ships contained components from such species as the Romulans, Klingons, Ferengi, Bajorans, and Arkonians.

These vessels retained the original craft, with new stolen or salvaged components being added around them. (LD: "No Small Parts")

Technical data

The ship was initially described as being of a "basic early design." (TNG: "Samaritan Snare")

Propulsion system

Profile of maneuvering ship

The Mondor-type was initially designed for sub-light travel only. (TNG: "Samaritan Snare") They were later equipped with warp drive. (LD: "Veritas")

According to the Enterprise-D sensors, during it's encounter with the Mondor, the ship had apparently suffered engineering problems, including total guidance system failure. Upon first viewing the ship Mondor, which was described as being "broken", La Forge, mused "their rubber band broke, right?"

In repairing the guidance system, La Forge explained that the ship's power needed to be rerouted through a specific venturi chamber before it could be channelled to the engine's coils. The repair further required the reconfiguration of a number of specific separators. (TNG: "Samaritan Snare")

Tactical systems

Upgraded vessel firing phasers

The Mondor was determined to have "very limited armaments." Furthermore, the ship was outfitted with something "similar to Romulan shields," and otherwise beyond their technology. As such, ongoing scans indicated that the ship had "progressive weapons potential."

With the futher coerced assistance, La Forge was able to take that potential from something with "barely enough juice [...] to blow off a passing asteroid," to being "armed to the teeth," with the strength of photon torpedoes. (TNG: "Samaritan Snare")

Pakled ship grapplers

Another ship, captained by Jackabog, had weapons, including multiple phasers, from over thirty different species, and proved to be far superior to a California-class starship.

These ships were also equipped with mining arms, which were used to snare other ships, as well as tear those ships apart for salvage. (LD: "No Small Parts")

Interior design

Bridge

The bridge had engineering control panels on the port side, with weapons control on the starboard side. (TNG: "Samaritan Snare")

According to the script, the bridge was described as something "like an analog throwback to the late twenty-first century."

Ships of the class

Named
Unnamed

Appendices

Appearances

Background information

According to the script for "Samaritan Snare", this "Pakled ship" was described as "an unusual alien ship. Hardly aerodynamic, this craft appears to be something of a throwback when contrasted to the Enterprise."

For more about this studio model, see TNG studio models.

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