The class was first encountered by Earth Starfleet and Vulcan personnel when the Devna-Lev, under command of Harrad-Sar, made contact with the starship Enterprise (NX-01) in 2154. It was equipped with a grappler (ENT episode: "Bound", CCG set: What You Leave Behind, card: "Harrad-Sar").
- The class of the ship was not given in either source. T'Pol stated that she did not recognise the configuration.
The class remained in service until at least 2372 when the Orions used it to make regular runs across the Romulan Neutral Zone. In that year, Spock became a passenger on one of the vessels to get out of Romulan space for a visit to Earth (TOS comic: "Spock: Reflections, Issue 1").
The class also had a long service in the mirror universe; in the mid-2260s (some time before stardate 1299.7) a vessel of this class commanded by Juraav rendezvoused with the ISS Enterprise to trade dilithium for phaser rifles. The trade was also a cover for James T. Kirk to smuggle the components of the Tantalus field device aboard the Enterprise, disguised as the clothing of a trio of Orion slave girls (TOS comic: "Mirror Images, Issue 2").
- The vessel's class is not given, but it bears a resemblance to the Devna-Lev.
A replica of the class, labelled Blackguard-class flight-deck assault carrier, was provided by the Orion Syndicate to the Klingon Defense Force in 2410. (STO website: Allied Flight Deck Cruisers Stats!)
- OSS Blackguard
- OSS Coldstar
|Starship classes of the Orions|
|By name||Brigand (cruiser) • Corsair (flight-deck cruiser) • Cutpurse • Dacoit • Dwarfstar • Harmony • Lightning • Maraar • Marauder • Slavemaster • Suga • Wanderer • Warbarge|
|By type||Orion corvette • Orion interceptor • Orion marauder • Orion pirate ship • Orion raider • Orion scout ship • Orion slaver|
|Mirror universe||Brigand (mirror) • Corsair (fighter)|