The Mediterranean-class was a small starship compared to her contemporaries, such as the Ambassador-class. A pair of warp nacelles were slung under and to the rear of the circular primary hull. Standard thruster assemblies, phaser arrays and escape pods all featured on the class. (TNG - Hive comic: "Hive, Issue 3")
A ship of the Mediterranean-class, the Lalo, was first mentioned in TNG episode: "We'll Always Have Paris", but its class was not identified until the publication of the Star Trek Encyclopedia. An image of the class in the form of the Wyoming appeared in the TNG - Hive comic: "Hive, Issue 3".
- The design appears to be identical to a posited design featuring in the Advanced Starship Design Bureau.