I think the best explanation for the heavy casualties was a conjecture about Vo'quv crewmen rushing to their ships' defense:
Originally Posted by rob.rocks
The Vo'quv doesn't have hull armour. Instead the 4000 crew maglock their boots to the outside wielding table tennis bats and mirrors to deflect torpedoes and energy weapons respectively. This is why the crew loss is so high.
I was having a similar problem with my Klink toon and her carrier. It wasn't helping matters either that I kept sending over boarding parties, then destroying the target ship before they returned.
I think at one point I had like 200 crew of 3000. :foreveralone:
Are you insane? Why would anyone use boarding parties? Tier 1 tactical team clears boarding party 3 without losing a system, it does zero damage & many PvE enemies are immune to it or have TT1 to clear it.