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The Zephyr-class was a type of Federation heavy escort starship in Starfleet service in the 25th century, a subclass of the Steamrunner design. These vessels were usually commanded by an officer holding the rank of commander. (STO mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
History and specifications
The Zephyr-class was an escort, i.e. a Starfleet warship. Phaser cannons were standard equipment on these ships. The saucer, nacelles, mission pod, pylons and hull were interchangeable with Akira-class and Oslo-class starships. Although the Zephyr-class was derived from the Steamrunner-class, components of the two classes were not exchangeable. (STO mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")