First commissioned on Stardate 1/8704 during the period known as the Great Awakening, the Anton class Cruiser was in the forefront of that expansion effort. At the time, Starfleet itself was expanding itself in response to the changing and expanding economic and political goals of the UFP. To meet the demand of a larger navy, the Military Appropriations Committee authorised the development of numerous vessel types, the Anton among them. During this same period, the concepts of ship design were rapidly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, and the technology to build and operate starships was going through an industrial revolution. Advances in all facets of technology required to construct, maintain, and operate a starship was changing so rapidly that some designs were obsolete before they were completed. The Anton design was changed no fewer than 12 times before tooling and machining was begun. Even so, the ship required some alterations during its trials and was to see many more changes after its commissioning, the last of which was the refitting to the Miranda class.
This is based on Brad Torgersen’s redress of the Anton class Cruiser design from FASA.
The Federation Anton class Cruiser, USS John Steed, NCC 1961. Mesh by MajorRacal 04 Jan 2006, based on Bred Torgersen's revision of the original FASA design. Mesh and Textures by MajorRacal. Polys: 2513. This model is freely made available for use by all. "Retexturing, kitbashing and other means of modification are permitted without prior consent."
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