The prototype of this class, the USS Defiant NX-74205, was built as a proof-of-concept - the idea was to create the first ever Federation warship. The design team took the standard layout of a Federation Starship, removed all the unnecessary elements and beefed up what was left as far as possible. The result was an extremely powerful, fast, agile and light "first strike assault cruiser", ideal for intercepting enemy incursions and doing maximum damage ahead of the arrival of heavier ships.
In addition to being an effective combat vessel, the Defiant Class is also perfectly suited to short-range missions, and tend to be tethered to a Starbase. In the case of the USS Dauntless, we are tethered to Starbase 8, the base of operations for SFI's 8th Fleet.
The Defiant Class specifications are as follows (courtesy of the Daystrom Institute Technical Library):
To see specific information on individual systems and sections, select from the list below:
|The Bridge||Deck 1||The Bridge|
|The Captain's Ready Room||Deck 1||Ready Room|
|The Mess||Deck 2||The Mess|
|Officers' Quarters||Deck 2||Officers' Quarters|
|Main Engineering||Deck 2||Main Engineering|
|Crew Quarters||Deck 3||Crew Quarters|
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