I've noticed others posting requesting assistance with builds, but I thought it would be fun to role-play the scenario as my main character appearing at a briefing before the Starfleet Combat Readiness Commitee
Thank you fellow admirals for agreeing to meet with me, first of all let me introduce myself. My name is Vice Admiral Robert Lee. As I expect to be participating in several engagements with any one of starships at my disposal in the future, I have brought with me information on the starships as well as my command-grade officers.
I shall start with a summary of the ships:
USS Aragorn NCC-93012 Sovereign-Class Assault Cruiser
USS Endymion NCC-93972 Cheyenne-Class Heavy Cruiser
USS Forrest Taft NCC-92372 Ambassador-Class Support Cruiser (Retrofit)
USS Mopripoma NCC-93774 Unknown Class Mirror Assault Cruiser (Visually identical to Avenger-Class Star Cruiser
USS Queen Serenity NCC-93729-A Galaxy-Class Exploration Cruiser (Retrofit)
USS Traveler NCC-93416 Miranda-Class Light Cruiser
Vice Admiral Jesu LaRoca here, diplomatic liaison to Starfleet Security.
Do you envision setting aside different ships for different of engagements? One to engage the Borg in Special Task Forces, one to engage the Klingons in the Neutral Zone, another for general patrols and fleet actions and so forth?
And if so, which ships do you intend to use for which roles?
"The Snowmenz Are Coming! The Snowmenz Are Coming!!"
Good morning captains, I apologize for interfering in these accords. I am hoping it's not private but an public seminar.
Horatio Serophino-Oz, Vice Admiral and commanding officer of the U.S.S Amara Lee.
I also now have a reborn interest in cruisers and would like to see where this tactical conference goes to from here.
Hmm... a cruiser specialized to engage the Borg in Special Task Forces, one to engage the Klingons in the Neutral Zone, another for general patrols and fleet actions? This seems to interest me greatly.
As you were gentlemen, I will observe until I am comfortable enough to speak on a subject matter I believe after my last conference I am perhaps sorely lacking in.
Attempting to keep this briefing on a professional level, Admiral Lirr, I take it you are not too fond of the Ambassador-Class retrofit?
Sir, NO sir.
I did my dissertation at the Academy on the Battle of Narada III. In my paper I proved that the Enterprise C had several design flaws that directly resulted in its failure as a heavy cruiser.
First being the new shield design had a odd harmonic resonance that actually caused the temporal rift. Due to the beam frequency of the Romulan war birds of the time.
Second being that the ship was designed with a special kinetic force distribution module, much like the VW Beetle of the 21 Century. If you strike the car in the front the energy is moved around the passenger compartment to protect the occupants. However this new design in the Enterprise C this damage moved directly to the bridge which resulted in more command officer deaths than average for any Federation ship ever built.
Personally I am not sure why the Enterprise C is still in service and would rather leave Starfleet than ever be forced to command one of those death traps.