We wanted the Denali to be based off the watchtower station as portrayed in the Vanguard series but more modern and able to accommodate to larger galaxy class starships. In order to be as accurate as possible we had to thoroughly research the station before coming up with our own specifications. However we found that the task of finding information on the watchtower station was harder than we originally expected. There simply is not much information available. So for that reason we are dedicating a page to the information we compiled from various sources around the internet. What we found was a lot of discrepancies and multiple names for the same thing. The watchtower station as described in the Vanguard series is also know on the internet as the Guardtower and Type-J Class Station. Below is a compilation of everything we could find.  For more photos, please take a look at our gallery.


Starbase Vanguard is a Starfleet deep space station on the edge of the Taurus Reach. It's the command base for all Starfleet activity in the sector, and is equipped to supervise and service Federation starships in the region. Three starships are permanently assigned to the station: Endeavour, Sagittarius, and Bombay.


The station is manned by 1,200 Starfleet personnel (400 per shift) and a small number of civilians. It can accommodate a maximum of 400 visitors for shore leave and can shelter as many as four Constitution class starships inside its spacedock, and support a large number of smaller vessels on its external docks.


In order to both facilitate and conceal its secret mission, Starbase Vanguard is open to civilian and non Federation traffic, subject to circumstances. Apart from its drydock facilities, it's equipped to lend support to Federation colonies in the Taurus Reach, and to analyze a variety of information and materials gathered by the ships exploring the region. Industrial vehicles and equipment are kept handy.


The starbase itself is well armed and heavily shielded. It is designed to be able to defend itself against a sizable threat, and to be self-sufficient for up to a decade without resupply. However, its stores of food and medicine and its caches of weapons and munitions make it a tempting target for criminals and enemies alike.


Because starbase infirmaries are larger and better equipped than starship sickbays, they require more staff, including specialists and support personnel. The medical corps aboard Starbase Vanguard numbers 120 plus people, working in three shifts. Each shift has an attending physician/surgeon, residents, interns, students, nurses, medical technicians, and laboratory chemists. Also on staff are various specialists, including a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a chiropractor, a dentist, a coroner, and an obstetrician/gynecologist. There is also a handful of medical research experts, in fields ranging from genetics to epidemiology to xenobiology.


The station can offer shore leave in the form of temporary lodgings, a large arboretum, sports facilities and swimming pools, a cabaret, a theater/concert hall, an aquarium, and a zero gravity recreation area. Visiting alien vessels frequently offer other, less wholesome recreational options then depart before anyone can file charges.


In peacetime, starships divert from sectors around to enjoy its facilities, which include state-of-the-art holodecks, zero-G saunas, and the most sophisticated replicators (and real life chefs).


Starbase 6's structure was mainly a dished circular hull some 1500 meters in diameter with an antenna and sensor cluster at its center. Nearby to the disk, numerous drydock frames for ship construction and repair were arrayed. It's standard compliment is around 1000 personnel, plus room for another 400 visitors.


Station Statistics as of 7th January 2312, Stardate 13000.0






Class 1-A Spaceborne Starbase




Starbase Twenty-Five – Temperance


Registry Number:










Free-floating/orbital sector command starbase with Class 2 docking facilities.




13th September 2220, Stardate 2220.7




Starfleet Corps of Engineers


General Specifications:



Overall Diameter:


849.0 Meters


Overall Height:


921.0 Meters




20,000,000 Metric Tons






Crew Capacity:




Max. Evacuation











Enlisted Personnel:




Marines (During war-time):




Support Craft (Original complement):


Class C Orbital Craft



Mark 7 Travel Pod:




Mark 1 Workbee:



Class F Standard Interstellar Craft



Mark 12B Shuttlecraft:



Class G Long-Range Interstellar Craft



Mark 17B Shuttlecraft:




Zodiac-class Warp Shuttle:




Support Craft (Current Complement):


Class C Orbital Craft



Type S-10 Travel Pod:




Type S-2 Work Bee:



Class D Interplanetary Craft



Manasu-class Standard Shuttle (Dockport):




Chisu-class Light Shuttle (Dockport):



Class F Standard Interstellar Craft



Type-4/S-19 Shuttle:



Class G Long-Range Interstellar Craft



Atai-class Warp-Sled Shuttle (Dockport):



Modules & Attachments for Dockport Shuttles



Aquatic Encasement:




Cargo Pod:




Cargo Pod (Light):




Communications Module:




Fuel Module:


Four Hundred


Impulse Module:




Manipulaton Module:




Medical Pod:




Micro-Warp Nacelles:




Passenger Pod:




Phaser Module:




Photon Torpedo Module:




Research Module:




Sensor Array Module:




Survey Module:




Tow-Hitch Module:




Tractor Beam Module:




Warp Sled (Tai-class):


Eight, as part of Atai-class


Power Systems:



Main Power:


One Mark IX Matter/Antimatter Reactor rated in total to 729 Cochranes


Auxiliary Power:


10 Deuterium/Tritium Fusion Reactors




12 Cold Fusion storage cells


Scientific Systems:





OC1042C short range, very high resolution sensor suite mounted in a sensor pod located at the top of the administration/operations center of the station.
OC1311L very long range, medium resolution sensor suite mounted on a retractable, swivel-jointed sensor dish located below the lower hull bulge at the bottom of the station.
Capable of utilising eight independently-operated high-frequency sensor channels simultaneously.


Offensive/Defensive Systems:


Phaser Systems



Twelve Venusian Agusta Ansadado, Inc. model Zeus-D Class-4 phaser units mounted in twelve banks of one each, with six (6) located equidistantly around the dorsal surface of the upper disc and six (6) located equidistantly around the lower hull bulge at the bottom of the station, giving a 720° firing arc (360° xy + 360° z).




Twelve Terran Asakaze Ordnance Systems Ltd. model JAKA-9 Type VI defensive phaser units mounted in twelve banks of one each, with six (6) located equidistantly around the dorsal surface of the upper disc and six (6) located equidistantly around the lower hull bulge at the bottom of the station, giving a 720° firing arc (360° xy + 360° z).

Photon Torpedo Systems



Twelve Andorian Skat-Rar Weapons Systems Mk 9 Mod 2 torpedo tubes mounted in twelve banks of one each, with six (6) located equidistantly around the dorsal surface of the upper disc and six (6) located equidistantly around the lower hull bulge at the bottom of the station, giving a 720° firing arc (360° xy + 360° z).


Support Systems:


Transporter Systems



Personnel (6-person):




Evacuation (22-person):




Cargo (non-sentient traffic only):



Tractor Beam Systems



12 emitters mounted on the lower hull docking ring, one for each docking arm (both fixed and extendable).
4 emitters mounted within the enclosed docking bays to pull ships inside the station.


Computer Systems:



Main Computer Core:


Duotronic DII unit mounted on Deck 10, Central


Backup Computer Core:


Duotronic DII unit mounted on Deck 100, Central


Interface System (Standard):


Library Banks Information Retrieval System (LBIRS) v10.9


Interface System (Technical):


Dynamic Access Memory Interface Technique (DAMIT) v12.4


Data Transfer Rate:


250 kiloquads/second


Long Range Sensor Effective Ranges:



High Resolution:


2.0 light year


Medium to Low Resolution:


9.0 light years


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