According to Kruge's crew, it was a battleship...
Technically, they called it a "Federation battle cruiser."
Galaxy and Sovereign Classes would be more like battle ships.
Hmmm...and to think that old Doug Trumbull wanted to build it even bigger to give the audience a massive impression of scale. The ILM folks should count their lucky stars that he didn't wind up getting budget approval for such an up-scaling of the TMP filming "miniature".
Are you saying there was plans to bring a refit connie to the small screen?