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List of unnamed Cardassian starships.

By commander

By class

By unknown class

Celtris III cruisers

These three cruisers were detected by the USS Enterprise-D after Captain Jean-Luc Picard had been captured by Cardassian soldiers in the caverns of Celtris III. These ships were communicating to each other using coded messages. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I")

These three ships were identified by type and identification number on an Okudagram seen at Science 1 on the bridge. They were CSR 437, CSR 529, and CSR 864. This graphic was later put up for auction in 2018. [1]

Attack vessels

These two attack vessels, specifically described as "look[ing] like shuttlecraft [and being] much smaller" than Cardassian patrol cruisers, were used by Cardassian colonists living in the Demilitarized Zone. These vessels were equipped with Galor-class phaser banks, to protect their colonial interests.

In 2370, they attacked a Federation merchant vessel, but were deterred, and ultimately destroyed by photon torpedoes from, according to Benjamin Sisko, appeared to be an "old support courier" that had been modified, that was operated by the Maquis. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part I")

These shuttles were only mentioned in dialogue.

Battle cruiser

This battle cruiser engaged the USS Valiant during the early days of the Dominion War near El-Gatark. Both ships were heavily damaged, and the race was on to make repairs, with the fastest crew deciding the fate of the other. The battle cruiser was ultimately destroyed. (DS9: "Valiant")

This battle cruiser was only mentioned in dialogue.
This vessel was also identified as a "cruiser".


In 2371, this cruiser, along with the Federation starship USS Portland, searched the Algira sector for a missing runabout USS Mekong, which was carrying Odo and Elim Garak. (DS9: "The Die is Cast")

This cruiser was only mentioned in dialogue.


These three destroyers engaged and destroyed the USS Honshu during the Dominion War in 2374. (DS9: "Waltz")

These destroyers were only mentioned in dialogue.
Though unseen, these vessels may have been Galor-class warships, which were identified in dialogue as "destroyers" five episodes prior, in "Sacrifice of Angels".


During the Occupation of Bajor, Bajoran terrorists used to disable the shields of orbiting freighters by taking their vessel close to the freighters and overload their shield generators with directed phaser fire. (DS9: "The Passenger")

These freighters were only mentioned in dialogue.

Freighter 1

In 2367, Kriosian rebels attacked this neutral freighter near the Ikalian asteroid belt along the Klingon-Federation border. (TNG: "The Mind's Eye")

This freighter was only mentioned in dialogue.

Freighter 2

In 2373, the USS Malinche got a distress signal from this freighter, located near the Badlands, that was said to have been attacked by the Maquis and had suffered some casualties.

When the Malinche approached the ship, its sensors confirmed what they were being told. However, when the Malinche lowered her shields to beam some of the wounded aboard, the freighter was rigged, by the Maquis, to fire a focused particle beam that punched through the Malinche's gyro-shielding, before being ambushed by three Maquis raiders. (DS9: "For the Uniform")

This freighter was only mentioned in dialogue.


While still operating as Maquis in the Alpha Quadrant, Chakotay, B'Elanna Torres, and Seska successfully disabled the computer core on this frigate as it was orbiting Bajor. This was accomplished when Seska modified an antiproton beam to penetrate the frigate's shields and hull from an extremely close range.

In 2372, Chakotay suggested using this tactic to disable a Kazon-Nistrim raider, commanded by First Maje Culluh. He later unsuccessfully attempted to implement it himself, after taking a shuttlecraft and locating the Kazon vessel, but was outmaneuvered by Seska during his attempt. (VOY: "Maneuvers")

This frigate was only mentioned in dialogue.

Patrol ships

These patrol ships were encountered by the Curie, a Federation Type 6 shuttlecraft "stolen" by Joret Dal, as he reentered Cardassian space after "escaping" from the USS Enterprise-D in late 2370. One of these ships later destroyed a Federation escape pod containing Sito Jaxa, who posed as a Bajoran terrorist captured by Dal. (TNG: "Lower Decks")

These patrol ships were only mentioned in dialogue.

Patrol ship

This patrol ship was located in launch bay 3-A of Dominion Headquarters in 2375. Damar told Worf and Ezri Dax of its location, so they could escape. (DS9: "Strange Bedfellows")

This patrol ship was only mentioned in dialogue.

Repair ship

In early 2370, while their runabout was disguised as a Lissepian transport, the Martuk, Kira Nerys and Miles O'Brien were contacted by Cardassian Navigational Control Post 24. According to their scan, the Martuk's subspace field emitters appeared to be malfunctioning. O'Brien suggested to Kira that the field buffers must have distorted their power signature. Kira responded to Post 24 that they were having problems with their phase modulators and were attempting to correct the problem. Post 24 was prepared to dispatch a repair ship to help them and asked if they required assistance but they declined. (DS9: "The Homecoming")

This repair ship was only mentioned in dialogue.

Shuttle 1

One of the stories surrounding Elim Garak exile from Cardassia, included one told to Doctor Bashir, involved Garak ordering to shoot down a Cardassian shuttle transporting escaped Bajoran prisoners on board, but unfortunately, also the daughter of a prominent Cardassian official. (DS9: "The Wire")

This shuttle was only mentioned in dialogue, and was quite likely fictional.

Survey vessel

During the Occupation of Bajor, this survey vessel made stops throughout the Bajoran system looking for possible mining sites.

In his escape from the Cardassians on Bajor in 2329, Mullibok stowed away on a Cardassian survey vessel. When they reached Jeraddo, Mullibok overpowered the crew of six and stole the provisions he needed to survive there. (DS9: "Progress")

This survey vessel was only mentioned in dialogue.


In 2370, Elim Garak had arranged for the release of six Bajoran prisoners in exchange for Cardassian fugitives Natima Lang, Hogue and Rekelen. The prisoners were to be delivered to Deep Space 9 aboard a transport, but the deal fell through when the three Cardassians escaped from the station aboard a Cardassian shuttle that was equipped with a cloaking device. (DS9: "Profit and Loss")

This transport was only mentioned in dialogue.

Warship 1

During the Federation-Cardassian War, this warship encountered the USS Stargazer in sector 21503. After making contact with a Cardassian warship, the Stargazer's commander, Captain Picard, offered a truce and lowered his ship's deflector shields as a prelimary overture to a truce between the Federation and Cardassian governments. The Cardassians were not impressed with the gesture and disabled the Stargazer's weapons and impulse engines before the Stargazer was able to regroup and flee at warp speed, with the warship in pursuit. (TNG: "The Wounded")

This warship was only mentioned in dialogue.

Warship 2

Tactical display of USS Phoenix and Cardassian warship weapon's ranges

In 2367, fearing that the Cardassians were preparing to renew hostilities, Captain Maxwell went rogue and destroyed several Cardassian targets during a preemptive strike on the Cardassians. In effort to stop Maxwell, and prevent destruction of Cardassian lives and property, Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise-D gave this nearby warship – identified by the transponder code 324384950 – the Phoenix's prefix code to give the Cardassians an advantage.

Cardassian warship 324384950, fired at the Phoenix with its high-energy disruptor weapons, with the estimated coherent output of 700 MW. The Phoenix survived the assault, despite taking a sustained hit with 37% penetration through its deflector shields. The Phoenix destroyed the Cardassian warship with a salvo from its forward phaser banks and torpedoes. The Cardassian warship had a crew of six hundred, and a weapon's range of at least 300,000 kilometers. (TNG: "The Wounded", display graphics)

Aside from appearing as a series of circles and blips on a tactical display; This warship was only mentioned in dialogue.

Warship 3

In 2369, the Ferengi claimed two of their freighters were destroyed by a warship in the Igo sector. Although Starfleet was skeptical of the Ferengi claim, there was evidence of Cardassian weapons. (TNG: "Realm of Fear")

This warship was only mentioned in dialogue.

Warship 4

In 2372, following the discovery of the attack on Korma by the Klingon Bird-of-Prey commanded by K'Temang, Gul Dukat inquired as to the distance of the nearest warship, only to learn that the closest warship was probably somewhere in the Dopa system; a three-day journey. (DS9: "Return to Grace")

This warship was only mentioned in dialogue.