Originally designated a long range, deep space explorer and cruiser in her original configuration and her later refit in 2291.
Subsequent vessels were built to the upgraded specifications and style.
By the 2350s the majority of the class had been decommissioned, and those that were left in service were in support roles and using salvaged parts from the inactive vessels. However, in preparation for the Dominion War all active vessels were heavily upgraded and designated Light Cruisers and eighteen other vessels were recommissioned as Frigates.
Deck ChartEditDeck 1 - Bridge
Deck 2 -
Deck 3 - Executive Mess
Deck 4 - Quarters, Phaser Battery
Deck 5 - Computer Core
Deck 6 - Computer Core
Deck 7 - Computer Core, Arboretum
Deck 8 - Sickbay, Shuttlebay, Computer Core, Cargo Deck, Arboretum
Deck 9 - Shuttlebay, Computer Core, Cargo Deck