And did "twelve like her" mean twelve more in addition to
the E, i.e. thirteen in all, or a total of twelve including
Anyway, just because there were 12/13 of them as of the first season doesn't mean there weren't more coming into service in the subsequent years. Although they did lose an awful lot of them in the span of just two years -- Constellation, Intrepid
, and Defiant
were all lost and Excalibur
was crippled. So it's hard to say whether they broke even, gained, or lost.