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View Poll Results: Strongest ship in the Federation fleet during the Dominion War
Galaxy Class 24 77.42%
Defiant Class 5 16.13%
Akira Class 1 3.23%
Excelsior Class 0 0%
Steamrunner Class 0 0%
Norway Class 1 3.23%
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Old August 2 2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion War

What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet during the Dominion war excluding the Sovereign and Prometheus class starships? There has never been enough evidence to show which is truly the strongest on screen.
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Old August 2 2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

I would go with the Galaxy. It's debatable weather or not it's more powerful than the Sovereign. From what I have read the Galaxy was refit for war, & ship with a lifespan of over 100 years should be able to adapt to new technologies.

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Old August 2 2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

I'm going with a Galaxy class prepped for war at the time of the Dominion war. It was the Federation's mainstay capital ship at the time.

A Galaxy class as seen in Encounter at Farpoint, however, could possibly have its ass handed to it by a Defiant class.

Obviously Excelsiors were old at the time, and were basically ships to help fill out the fleet but not overly powerful, compared to newer ships. As far as Akira, Steamrunner and Norway classes, not enough screen time to be able to tell how powerful they were, but the last two were likely derived from the Defiant class, based on their looks.
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Old August 2 2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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In terms of pure power output it is probably the Galaxy. Bigger size, more volume, need more power.

Combat effectiveness, probably the Sovereign. Shape makes it more manuverable and presents a lower target profile.

I think from DS9 we are supposed to take away that the Galaxies are the real backbone of the combat force and that there are very few Sovereigns in service, maybe as few as one or two.

Power to size ratio, probably the Defiants.
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Old August 2 2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

Doesn't the Enterprise E count? It was dealing with the Son'a.
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Old August 2 2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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...But possibly only after the war.

The Galaxy is, funnily enough, the only Starfleet ship apart from the Defiant or the Danube classes to actually have actually destroyed an enemy vessel on screen. The rest had impressive ways of dying on screen, but whenever they fired at enemy units, we got at most a stock fireball over the impact point and that was that...

Klingons chopped Dominion ships to pieces just fine, though. But only with their BoPs...

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Old August 2 2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

Doesn't the Enterprise E count? It was dealing with the Son'a.
And that went well

I've voted for the Galaxy class, hopefully we see more Federation ships destroy Dominion ships when DS9 comes out on BR.
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Old August 3 2013, 01:37 AM   #8
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

The ship with the plot shield - the Defiant.
As per on-screen performance, all other starfleet ships were quite proficient at blowing up. Not so much at defeating dominion ships.
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Old August 3 2013, 01:42 AM   #9
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

Edit_XYZ wrote: View Post
The ship with the plot shield - the Defiant.
As per on-screen performance, all other starfleet ships were quite proficient at blowing up. Not so much at defeating dominion sips.
The Defiant still blew up.
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Old August 3 2013, 01:54 AM   #10
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

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The ship with the plot shield - the Defiant.
Hardly accurate as the Defiant was destroyed. Exemplary reasoning as always.

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Old August 3 2013, 02:07 AM   #11
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The ship with the plot shield - the Defiant.
As per on-screen performance, all other starfleet ships were quite proficient at blowing up. Not so much at defeating dominion sips.
The Defiant still blew up.
Only to be 'resurrected' immediately - identical ship, crew with no losses.

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Sran, you remain, as always, a troll.
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Old August 3 2013, 02:24 AM   #12
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

Everything except each series' individual hero ship is the equivalent of a redshirt.
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Old August 3 2013, 03:45 AM   #13
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

Edit_XYZ wrote: View Post
Dream wrote: View Post
Edit_XYZ wrote: View Post
The ship with the plot shield - the Defiant.
As per on-screen performance, all other starfleet ships were quite proficient at blowing up. Not so much at defeating dominion sips.
The Defiant still blew up.
Only to be 'resurrected' immediately - identical ship, crew with no losses.

PS:
Sran, you remain, as always, a troll.
Actually, that wasn't the same ship. It was the Sao Paulo. And personally I don't get why Sisko wanted another Defiant class ship. I'd be ashamed if I got one of those. I'd rather get an Excelsior, Akira, Galaxy, or Nebula class.
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Old August 3 2013, 04:04 AM   #14
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

kgartm1185 wrote: View Post
. . .I don't get why Sisko wanted another Defiant class ship. I'd be ashamed if I got one of those. I'd rather get an Excelsior, Akira, Galaxy, or Nebula class.
The problem I had with them destroying Defiant and then bringing her right back is it was just a shock moment for the writing staff to throw in there. I suspect they were trying to re-create that effect on the audience as when the Odyssey was dive-bombed by the Jem'Hadar. When the preview for that first appeared in syndication, everyone thought it was the Enterprise.

But obviously they only got a similar class ship so that the production didn't have to build an entirely new bridge set before wrapping up the series.
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Old August 3 2013, 04:29 AM   #15
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Re: What is the strongest ship in the Federation fleet in the Dominion

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. . .I don't get why Sisko wanted another Defiant class ship. I'd be ashamed if I got one of those. I'd rather get an Excelsior, Akira, Galaxy, or Nebula class.
The problem I had with them destroying Defiant and then bringing her right back is it was just a shock moment for the writing staff to throw in there. I suspect they were trying to re-create that effect on the audience as when the Odyssey was dive-bombed by the Jem'Hadar. When the preview for that first appeared in syndication, everyone thought it was the Enterprise.

But obviously they only got a similar class ship so that the production didn't have to build an entirely new bridge set before wrapping up the series.
Oh, okay.
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