Slightly off topic, but why is the Reliant design so often referred to as the Miranda Class? Canon or fanon?
With a little Googling I was able to answer my own question: The name Miranda
-class was not mentioned in dialog on-screen, but was devised by the art department of TNG to refer to this design. The name was used on several pieces of on-screen signage referring to these vessels, and is also used by dedicated references such as the Star Trek Encyclopedia
. Source: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Miranda_class