Re: Crazily shaped assignment patches
The Defiant had the arrowhead of the Enterprise in the episode The Tholian Web
, What they did in In a Mirror, Darkly
was a retcon.
It's unclear how the patches actually related to various ships. Some Starbase personnel actually wore the Enterprise arrowhead as well.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"