This is for the playable starship. For the NPC vessel, see Federation Escort (Mob).
The Patrol Escort is an Admiral (Tier 5) level Federation Escort. A small vessel, the Patrol Escort's weaponry, speed and maneuverability and decent Engineering capabilities give it a good balance of offense and defense.
The Dervish Class has a more traditional saucer section with the largest deflector nose of all the variants. It has four Reaction Control Thrusters and protruding Impulse Thrusters at the back of the saucer. The large nacelles feature wide angle Bussard collectors at the front. Its center pylon is the largest with side pylons that sweep backward. (The Dervish Class was named by fans through a competition on the Star Trek Online official website.)
Gryphon classDefiant class on both sides of the saucer, as well as having only two Reaction Control Thrusters. The nacelles are much longer with bigger recessed Bussard collector ports and arched side pylons. Its center pylon is wing shaped with carved triangular shapes in the front.
Maelstrom classBird-of-Prey with forward-swept "wings". Its nacelles are flat and straight, with the Bussard Collectors located on the underside. Its nose-mounted deflector is also smaller and square-shaped.
This class was previously available as an extra ship skin at the C-Store, but as of Season 7 is exclusive to the Fleet Patrol Escort. Players who purchased the skin prior to the Season 7 update may still use the Maelstrom skin on any Patrol Escorts they own.
While being marginally less agile than the other Tier 5 Federation Escorts, the Patrol Escort enjoys better survivability due to its strong Engineering focus; a highly valued asset in a vessel with weak defenses and a limited healing capability. Compared to the Advanced Escort and Tactical Escort Retrofit, the Patrol Escort gains an Engineering console and an Ensign Engineering bridge officer station.
Comparison with similar variants
|Advanced Escort||Patrol Escort|
|Mirror Advanced Escort||Mirror Patrol Escort|
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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.
Maelstrom class image from the C-Store