This is a playable version of the Aquarius Escort that comes with the Odyssey Tactical Cruiser. Unlike the non-player version, it does not come with Phaser Quad Cannons or the Console - Universal - Point Defense System.
Despite possessing a number of interesting features (including several Universal Boff stations and a Turn Rate of 17) the Aquarius is ultimately disappointing as a Destroyer-type vessel. While it is as hard-hitting as any other Escort, the ship suffers from weak hull and shield strength, comparable to a Klingon Bird-of-Prey - but without that ship's high Turn rate, Battle Cloak or Universal Boff positions. As such, it is simply too fragile compared to ships like the Fleet Patrol Escort Refit or Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit.
Comparison with Fleet Variant
|Regular Variant||Fleet Variant||Difference|
|Shields||3,449 (Mk X)||3,762 (Mk X)||+9.1%|
Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.