... and it looks like it's coming with a Lt.Cmdr Tactical station along with an Engineering Commander station. Based on the latter, it looks like Cryptic agrees with me about splitting the Lt.Cmdr and Commander stations as this thread originally proposed.
In all honesty, it looks like the new Excelsior will be the closest thing to the a Battleship class, and it's coming tomorrow
At this point in time I personally think Cryptic is saving actual Battleships for the Tier 6 cruiser category. I'm always in favor of more ship variety though, perhaps calling your variant an Battle Cruiser might be more appropriate?