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Last Updated June 24, 2007
Lakota Command Cruiser


United Federation of Planets
Class Capital Ship
Availability Rare Variant
In Service 2371
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Author Malcolm Lu
Last Updated December 14, 2003
Lakota Command Cruiser
The Lakota Command Cruiser was an attempt by Starfleet Command to extend the service life of the venerable Excelsior Cruiser hull. Based on the Excelsior Command Cruiser spaceframe, the Lakota Command Cruiser was refitted with the best weapons and shielding that the ship could hold. Improvements in firepower included the addition to two heavy phasers and two advanced photon torpedo launchers to the hull.

The new prototype of the class, the U.S.S. Lakota, proved to be a formidable opponent in battle simulations, but the cost of the conversion was simply too high to justify. The insurrection by Admiral Leyton in 2372 would have provided a true test of the Lakota’s combat abilities, but luckily the orders to engage and destroy the U.S.S. Defiant were refused by the captain and crew of the U.S.S. Lakota.

In the wake of the attempted coup more Lakota Command Cruisers were produced, but not enough to lessen their rarity.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Excelsior Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Excelsior Command Cruiser - SCS
 Rare Variant
Lakota Command Cruiser - SCS
 Rare Variant
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