Frunalian science vessel

A Frunalian science vessel

A Frunalian science vessel was a type of starship in operation during the 24th century.

In 2369, following the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole, three such vessels arrived at Deep Space 9. Due to damage sustained to the station's airlocks, docking proved to be problematic, so Benjamin Sisko proposed their crews transport aboard instead. (DS9: "Emissary")

Three vessels were seen approaching the station at the climax of the episode, presumably, these were the Frunalian ships in question. The script for "Emissary" also supports this. For more information on this design and history of this model, please see: Studio models.
According to, the Frunalians hailed from the planet Frunalia (pronounced "froo-NAIL-ee-uh"), in the Alpha Quadrant. [1]; [2]
A Frunalian character called Borona Fenn appears in the novels Serpents Among the Ruins and One Constant Star. Fenn is the science officer of the Enterprise-B.

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