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U.S.S. Shenandoah NCC-72534


During the Dominion War, the Danube Class runabouts proved to be extremely valuable utility and combat spacecraft, versatile enough to complete a variety of tasks, from long range reconnaissance, to planetary assault.

A prime example of how the runabouts' modular design allows them to fulfill widely different roles, U.S.S. Shenandoah, shown here, has a configuration optimized for cargo transportation. She has been equipped with six quarter-load modules (instead of the standard four), with the additional two modules taking the place of the aft living compartment.

The additional payload capacity makes her more effective in ship-to-ship and ship-to-surface shielded replenishment missions, delivering supplies in hostile conditions where transporters cannot be used.


U.S.S. Shenandoah is named after a river in North America, Earth.

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Model notes:

The USS Shenandoah model was constructed from the AMT/Ertl Runabout model kit with some minor modification. I removed the aft living compartment and replaced it with half of a multi-mission module pack from a second runabout kit, and plated over the aft bulkhead with sheet styrene.

This model was entered in the Starship Modeler's Dominion War Scale Modeling Contest in July 1999, and won Editor's Choice award in the Stock Kits category.

All original materials on this web page, unless otherwise noted, are Copyright 1999 Markus C. Nee. All rights reserved. Ask for my permission before using any of my work. Thanks.

Markus C. Nee, Aerospace Engineering Alumnus, University of Michigan. mail: markusn at

This page was created 2000-04-20, last modified 2002-02-21.