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The Par'tok-type was a cargo vessel design utilized by the Klingon Empire during the late 24th century. Unlike other Klingon vessels, these freighters did not possess cloaking devices.

In 2374, during the Dominion War, the IKS Rotarran was ordered to escort a convoy of these cargo vessels, which included the IKS Par'tok, to Donatu V. (DS9: "Sons and Daughters")

Ships of the class




Background information

Par'tok studio model

The Klingon cargo vessel studio models were upscaled modifications of the Groumall-type freighter. For more information on this design, see Groumall studio model.

While the scales of the two vessels types were significantly different, it was suggested by Effects Supervisor David Stipes, who would have loved to have had a more Klingon design, later rationalized the use of the Cardassian design, "We actually wound up using Cardassian freighters that were modified by Tony Meininger, which didn't seem all that implausible, considering all the fighting that had been going on between the Klingons and the Cardassians. We painted them Klingon colors, as if they were prizes of war." (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion (p. 500))