|Class||Light Cruiser (1st tier ship)|
|Weapons||2 Fore, 1 Aft|
|Bridge officer stations||1 Ensign Engineering; 1 Ensign Science; 1 Ensign Tactical|
|Console Upgrades||1 Engineering, 1 Science, 1 Tactical|
|Information based on version ST.0.20100123a.10|
The Miranda-class starship was a type of light cruiser introduced in the late 23rd century by Starfleet. The design saw continued use well throughout the 24th century, though with decreasing frequency until the beginning of the 25th century, where the class saw a resurgence in popularity again after Starfleet began its new policy of commissioning vast numbers of new officers in the wake of the Borg assault of 2409. The Miranda-class is an extrordinarily versatile line of ships; historically they were assigned to everything from patrol duty to deep-space science missions to escort duty in the Dominion War. It is this very open design that has lead to many different sub-classes within the Miranda "family" of ships, and also what makes it one of the best ships for a new Commanding Officer to decide how they wish to command a starship.