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The USS Lafayette (NCC-91200) was a 25th century Federation escort starship, the Lafayette-class recon destroyer prototype in Starfleet service in the early 2410s decade. (STO - Victory Is Life mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")

History[]

Following the ravages of the Iconian War in 2410, the Khitomer Alliance tasked the Advanced Starship Design Bureau to replace the spacecraft losses suffered by Alliance fleets. (STO Issue 05: "U.S.S. Buran NCC-96400")

Starfleet and the Klingon Defense Force cooperated in the development of new tier 6 destroyers based on the New Orleans-class frigate of the 24th century and the Klingon raptor escorts of the 25th century. The Lafayette represented the Federation's Lafayette class. Its KDF counterpart was the Ketha-class recon raptor IKS Ketha. Along with the retrofitted New Orleans class, the recon destroyers were the first ships equipped with the hyper-focusing trinary array. (STO website: Announcing the Recon Destroyer Bundle!)

The hull of the Lafayette consisted of Andromeda-class components in a New Orleans-class configuration. The exploration cruiser USS Andromeda had been launched in 2409 and proven successful. (STO Issue 03: "U.S.S. Andromeda NCC-92100", STO website: Announcing the Recon Destroyer Bundle!)

The USS Lafayette could be deployed by the admiralty for assignments with other ships. (STO mission: "New Dawn" game mechanic: "Admiralty System")

In Starfleet Shipyard Operations shipyard interfaces, the Lafayette visually represented its class from 2410 onwards. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")

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Ships named USS Lafayette
Federation icon image. USS Lafayette (NCC-1003, Engle-class)USS Lafayette (NCC-4397, Larson-class)USS Lafayette (NCC-1720, Constitution-class)USS Lafayette (NCC-7033, Miranda-class)USS Lafayette (Akira-class)USS Lafayette (Galaxy-class)USS Lafayette (Lafayette-class) Starfleet icon image.
25th century Andromeda-class derived starships
Federation Starfleet
(primary universe)
exploration cruiser configuration USS AndromedaUSS Birmingham Federation icon image. icon image.
Yamato-class dreadnought configuration USS MadridUSS Yamato
Sutherland-class advanced research vessel configuration USS Sutherland
Lafayette-class recon destroyer configuration USS Lafayette
New Orleans-class starships
Federation Starfleet
(primary universe)
standard configuration HerbertJeffersonKyushuKyushu (II)New OrleansRenegadeRutledgeSanta FeSavannahThomas PaineTokyoYudhisthira Federation icon image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet icon image.
variant configurations Lafayette-subclass: USS HerculesUSS Lafayette
Terran Empire Starfleet
(mirror universe)
standard configuration ISS Arnold {{{2}}} icon image. {{{2}}} icon image.

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