It was equipped with superior new technologies such as the spider drive, and was supposed to carry out the first Mesan missions against the Manticore System (codenamed Operation Oyster Bay) after the Shark-class ships proved the basic concepts. However, the need to speed up the original operational plan prevented their use for Oyster Bay.
With twenty-eight Shark-class training ships having been successful, a far bigger number of Leonard Detweiler-class units were planned to be built. The first units awaited completion in the Alignment's secret base in the Darius System in the early 1920s PD. (SI2)
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