The Dollond class transport was the sister ship to the Doppler
class transport. Built from identical hulls, the Dollond class
differed from the Doppler in the warp engines mounted to its hull.
The high production schedule of the Doppler transports, using
Shuvinaaljis Warp Technology’s FHLWA-1, strained that company’s
ability to produce the required warp engines. To alleviate that
pressure, Starfleet approved a plan to equip some Doppler frames
with FHLWB-1 engines from Leeding Engines. Although the two
companies were rivals, the situation cooled when, less than a year
after the decision was made, the Federation found itself at war with
the Klingon Empire. Those frames fitted with the FHLWB-1 became
Dollond class transports and were produced simultaneously with the
Doppler class as the FHLWB-1 became available.
Image Source: Adapted from Image by Mike Bartels at www.captainmike.org
Ship Source: General Plans and Specifications - Dollond Class MK-VIC Heavy Transport Patrick Lichty & Associates
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