From Hidden Frontier
The SS Ariadne, a Federation Akyazi-class starship.
|Affiliation:|| Federation Starfleet|
Federation Merchant Service
|Classification:||Perimeter Action Vessel|
|Service Period:|| 23rd century - 24th century|
2350's - present
(Federation Merchant Service)
|Mass:||68,000 metric tonnes|
|Armaments:|| 6 phaser banks plus|
2 single phasers
3 photon torpedo tubes
(2 fore, 1 aft)
|Auxiliary Craft:|| 2 workbees|
The Akyazi was classified as a "perimeter action vessel", being designed as a light vessel capable of patrolling the Federation border and engaging enemy vessels, driving them off or delaying them until a heavier starship could arrive at the scene of a battle to assist. The current Saber-class light cruiser would appear to fill a similar role.
This class of vessel has never been utilized in Star Trek "official" canon. It appears to be based upon a design in the book Ships of the Starfleet, Volume 2.
Known Ships of the Class