What eventually became one of the most common and longest lived Starship designs started with this vessel.
USS Miranda (NCC-1833) was launched on 10/1/2243, and was the precursor to a range of classes (Anton, Surya, Coventry).
The Miranda class eventually numbered 15 vessels, which served well in the conventional cruiser role, unlike the majority of ships of this configuration which filled the Frigate role.
The Miranda was refitted to become a Cruiser variant of what was then known as the Avenger (Frigate) or Reliant (Research cruiser) in 2283. However a change in Starfleet policy following the Khitomer accords and the reductions in the military role focussed frigate fleet saw the Avenger class frigates redesignated as being a Cruiser as part of the Miranda class. Over the following decades as refit programs progressed the Avengers (and indeed the Reliants) all became full members of the Miranda class as each refit program covered ships from the various predecessor classes.
- Ship Source: Class Name CBS/Paramount, USS Bombay from ST:Vanguard, Miranda Registry Alex Rosenzweig
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Commissioned Ships of this class included:
Bombay, Achilles, Equinox, Miranda, Rutherford, Lantree