The Danube class was popular for being versatile, robust and generally easy to deal with. It was not a front line combat unit.
By Metaphor the Danube is a C-130, not an F-16.
The Memory Alpha Article for the Danube Class can be found here.
The Danube class is a modular design. Special Purpose pallets can replace the main crew quarters
- USS Narnia (DS10)
- USS Oz (DS10)
- USS Shangri-La (DS10)
The Runabouts of DS10 were named for utopian fictional locations.
- USS H. Beam Piper (USS Discovery)
- USS Robert A. Heinlein (USS Discovery)
Shuttles and Runabouts on the USS Discovery were named for Golden Age science fiction authors
List of Danube Class Runabouts in Epiphany TrekEdit
The Runabout was designed for DS9, but the only time we ever see the Aft Deck is in one episode of TNG