...Why do people say "Niagra
"? The third "a" isn't missing from the pennants or the reference book entries, now is it?
There are real-world examples of certain ship types being exclusively used in certain theaters of war, so I have no major problem with that. What I find a bit odd is that the fleets operating near DS9 featured such a broad range of ships... The ones from the Galaxy
generation ought to have been faster than the older ones, and must have felt incredibly frustrated and misused when forced to crawl at a fleet speed dictated by those Miranda
relics and the oddball low-performance Defiants
. Pairing capital ships from the in-between generations with the Miranda
stock (that is, Ambassadors
!) would have made better strategic sense.