This large Federation escort was designed specifically to escort larger cruisers, such as the Constitution class, into battle. Wide light phaser arcs ensure maximum weapons coverage in battle.
The primary disadvantage of the Remora was its lack of power. Mounting only a single warp engine, the ship did not generate the power necessary to keep all of its phasers online at one time. This failing was later rectified in 2267 when new matter/antimatter reactor technology became available.