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Starfleet Starships- The Defiant Class

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The Defiant-class battleship, officially an escort vessel, began development in 2366 as a small, highly powered, heavily armed warship intended to defend the United Federation of Planets against the Borg. The USS Defiant(NX-74205) was the prototype of what was to be a new Federation battle fleet. However, the ship had numerous design problems that were made apparent during its shakedown cruise. These flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, caused Starfleet to table its plans for a battle fleet and put the Defiant in storage. (DS9: “The Search, Part I”)

The Defiant prototype was pulled out of storage in 2371 when the Dominion threat emerged. After several upgrades by Deep Space 9 Operations Chief Miles O’Brien, the ship was deemed worthy of use and more ships of the class were constructed. (DS9: “The Search, Part I”, “Call to Arms”; VOY: “Message in a Bottle”)

 

Via Memory Alpha

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