|Expected Duration:||120 years|
|Resupply Interval:||1 years|
|Refit Interval:||15 years|
|In Service:||~450 in various roles, mothballed, or reserve fleet|
|Cruising Speed:||Warp 6|
|Maximum Speed:||Warp 8.6|
|Emergency Speed:||Warp 9.2 for 12 hours|
Geovectorized Gravimodulated Shielding
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One of Starfleet's most successful classes, the Miranda-class began its life in the early 23rd century, serving in the 2250s as complimentary class to the Constitution-class, with which it shares many construction components.
While the early Miranda-class vessels were successful, the final configuration of the class did not come about until the 2270s and 2280s when the Miranda-class vessels and the similar Anton-class series underwent refit. The refitted Anton-class vessels were sometimes referred to as Reliant-class. The renewed Miranda-class design, again using components from the Constitution-class refit proved so successful that Starfleet rapidly commissioned a number of new vessels.
The new refitted version of the Miranda was designed by Ray Olesen.
Reliant-type refits, and newly commissioned Miranda-class vessels in the refit configuration, served well into the 24th century and still made up a significant proportion of Starfleet a century after the first Anton-class vessels underwent refit. The class served with distinction in the Dominion War and while the class took quite a beating in the conflict many still remained in service at the end of the 2370s.