- For other uses, see Sao Paulo.
The Sao Paulo class was a 25th century Federation starship type, a class of tier 4 tactical escorts in Starfleet service from the 2400s decade. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
History and specifics
The Sao Paulo-class was one of the small, maneuverable warship types Starfleet based on the Defiant-class escort of the 24th century. The prototype, USS Sao Paulo (NX-74205-A), was launched in 2409, almost 35 years after the USS Sao Paulo (NCC-75633) was renamed USS Defiant in 2375.
The class was rated a tier 4 tactical vessel and equipped with Mark X-rated equipment, including phaser beam arrays and photon torpedo launchers. Its navigational deflector, deflector shield, warp drive and impulse engines were also rated Mk. X. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
Khitomer Alliance flag officer in, or aligned with, Starfleet, deployed Sao Paulo-A for missions around the galaxy's four quadrants as part of the four-quadrant strategy. (STO - Delta Rising mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", admiralty system)
Following the Battle of Excalbia on stardate 84999.22 in January 2411, which saw the prominent involvement of hero ships from the Federation's past and present, the Sao Paulo-A was among the tactical escorts that received a refit to legendary starship qualifications. (STO - J'Ula's Discovery missions: "The Measure of Morality (Part 2)", "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
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