Guy Gardener wrote:
When did they start building the intrepid class? When did they lay the keel for Voyager? How different would the same ship be if it was built during a time of peace and a time of war?
I always assumed the Intrepid class was built specifically for going the worm hole and exploring Gamma, since it was commissioned at the beginning of 2370.
There's no canon evidence to support this obviously, but we do know that both the Intrepid
were permanently stationed at DS9.
I figure Voyager
would have been too. So Voyager would have instead gone on to an extended survey of Gamma, which is why it was getting the last bits of maintenance at DS9.