The Romulans were eager to acquire warp capable ships as they began to
receive Klingon technology. The aged D6 Cruiser class was initially all the
were willing to sell them, which led to the Romulans creating this ship,
which, while weakly armed and shielded, was still better than their
warbirds. The Romulans purchased dozens of these hulls, which formed the
core of their new starfleet.