When it was obvious to the Romulans that the Vadaso Stelri Destroyer was an abysmal failure in its combat role work began on several proposed upgrades to the design. The decision to refit the class into the Vadaso Latta Attack Destroyer was the general consensus among the engineers and scientists participating in the project.
Swapping some of its four of its light blast beams for two blast beams, the Vadaso Latta gave the aging Romulan hull some bite. Shielding was also upgraded in order to make it more useful within the Romulan fleet. Unfortunately the ship still didn't live up to promised expectations.
By the 2260's the Vadaso Latta Attack Destroyers and other variants of the original design were relegated to an escort or support role. The lack of a cloaking device, however, and its poor warp engines made its applications limited even in this role.