Attention message re:class designationEdit

Unfortunately i haven't been allowed to browse the entire text of the book, so i wanted to ask the group about the article calling this a Danube class runabout. The only mention of the word 'Danube' i can find in my incomplete search is the specification of a Danube runabout model being broken in Picard's Nexus scenario. does the text draw a parallel between that and the Cam? Otherwise, it might be more seeming to call the Cam a runabout of unknown class (as there are other types of runabout besides the Danube class in the 2380s) -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 19:41, April 4, 2020 (UTC)

No reference was made in the text to the Danube class, other than the aforementioned Nexus scenario. The Cam itself was only ever refered to as a runabout. - Bell'Orso (talk) 15:54, April 5, 2020 (UTC)
I think the assumption was that the ship's nomenclature indicates that it's a Danube, rather than say, a Yosemite class. People put "runabout" and "river name" together, and everyone tends to think Danube. As those are the only runabouts regularly seen in canon, it's natural, and probably what the author meant. Don't know if we can make that assumption for sure, here, though. --TimPendragon (talk) 17:40, April 5, 2020 (UTC)
If we were in materials from the early 2370s i'd say yes, as O'Brien says the runabout series is new, and those would be the only type. however, with Non Sequitur's Yosemite and other from Ships of the Line i have to say that by 2380 we're not able to safely make that assumption (later runabouts of the Danube class have strayed away from the river theme and other runabouts also dabble in river names, but not exclusively) -- captainmike Wiki-wordmark 18:49, April 5, 2020 (UTC)
Considering the source -- Pocket -- which has never used non-Danube class Starfleet runabouts in the Relaunch/Litverse, I still think it's a safe assumption. Aside from STO and some RPGs, the Yellowstone class only existed in that one episode of Voyager in an alternate timeline. Given that there's no other type Pocket has ever used in that era, it's a very safe bet. I'd be perfectly happy with an italics note in the article saying that it's likely to be a Danube-class. --TimPendragon (talk) 08:12, April 6, 2020 (UTC)
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