One of the most long lived and hardy of all Federation designs, the Miranda Light Cruiser is a
jack of all trades. Serving reliably as a light warship and patrol ship for decades, other
models of the Miranda have likewise functioned as cargo transports and in other support roles. Even during
the Borg invasion and Dominion War the Miranda served, with new weapons being applied to
the aging hull.
The most troublesome ship in the Federation fleet, the Miranda is a borderline MCV. My original
incarnation of the ship placed it as such, but further analysis showed that it was not significantly smaller than
the Constitution. The added engineering hull to the back of the saucer almost makes up for the loss of the
engineering hull section.