Orion pirate vessel.
Large red starship design used by the Orions in their quest for
dilithium and other precious materials. An Orion ship of this design attacked the
S.S. Huron and robbed the freighter of its cargo of
dilithium and medicinal supplies in early 2270. The Orion government had full knowledge
of the piracy carried out by their ships,
but no proof existed as the Orion crews would commit suicide and destroy their ships at
the first sign of being found out. Proof was finally acquired on
stardate 6334.1 when Captain
James Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise
captured an Orion pirate vessel with crew intact. ("The Pirates of Orion").