- For other uses, see Valiant.
Valiant II was authorized with the registry NCC-1731 by the Starfleet appropriation of stardate 4444 to be named as a replacement for the USS Valiant (NCC-1709). The Valiant, commissioned with registry NCC-1718, entered service on reference stardate 2/0010. Valiant was refit to Constitution mark III specifications on stardate 2/0312, and again to Enterprise-subclass specifications on stardate 2/1802. (TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual; FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)
By the 2280s, Valiant was outfitted to the specifications of a class XI vessel, specifically as a rear-fire heavy cruiser. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual; ST video game: Starfleet Command)
|Bonhomme Richard-subclass (Constitution-class mk II class I/class XI cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)|
|Refit with mk II engines||Kongo|
|Built to mk II specifications||Bismark • Bonhomme Richard • Centurion (fm. Farragut II) • Constellation II • Challenger • Eagle • El Dorado • Endeavour • Essex • Excelsior • Hornet • Intrepid • Kent • Merrimac • Monitor • Saratoga • Valiant II • Wasp • Yamato|
|Authorized for construction||Ari • Defiance • Krieger • Lafayette • Tori|
The stardates given would seem to suggest this ship was authorized during the mid-to-late 2260s. The FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual described this ship as NCC-1718 in actual service, despite the fact that the vessel was numbered NCC-1731 in TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual.