For other uses, see Shakedown.

A shakedown cruise is an operation where a newly launched starship tests its new systems. The shakedown cruise provides engineers an idea of a vessel's operation and capabilities, which is then inputted to the ship's shakedown log or master log. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: A Sea of Troubles)

The second Defiant-class USS Defiant did not have time for a shakedown cruise before its participation in the final battle of the Dominion War. (DS9 novelization: What You Leave Behind)

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