The primary differences other than paint color are the interiors that have been fitted to reflect only the bare luxuries. As far as operational load the ship can perform the frigate mission with twice the range of a standard Advantage. It is fully armed, has space for far fewer crew and is heavily automated beyond the norm. Typical crew is one to 10 persons with two RIs and a warehouse of biomechs.
She was instrumental in recovering the crews of the USS Defiant NCC-1764, all four crews. The Serendipity took one.
- Science capacity 400 -- The Serendipity simply does not have the crew or the lab space, better sensors help.
- Crew Comfort 3000 -- Yes the ship is fit to the bare luxuries for the limited crew it can handle. There is plenty of space.
- Duration 800 -- The Advantage has an 40 month on station duration. converted to a moderate range cruiser.
- Medical facilities 5000 -- The Serendipity has the sickbay, but no staff.
- Tactical maneuvering 1700 -- Centerline mounted nacelles mean this ship can flip around fast, she has the same impulse drive as the galaxy class with a much lower mass.
- Strategic Speed 18000 -- cruise. Wf Ds8 Max wf Ds9.9 cruse speed is 18 light years a day.
- Defense 2200 -- Shielding improvements along with the fleet.
- Offense 2500 -- Class 14 weapons. Lighter on the phasers but a significantly heavier quantum torpedo battery plus ion cannon.
- Versatility 200 -- This is the tricked out can whup-ass comes in, there isn't room for much else. While the Serendipity as the weapons she doesn't have the crew to sustain a long fight. Dump on your ass and run.
- Internal Security 2200 -- RI computer monitoring.