The Tor'Kaht-class had entered service by 2409, when the IKS Taj was under the control of the House of Martok. Ambassador Worf, son of Mogh commanded the vessel during the inter-House struggle that year between Martok and the House of Torg, leading Martok's forces against Torg's stronghold in the Gorath system. (STO mission: "The House Always Wins")
The Tor'Kaht-class was an outgrowth of the Vor'cha-class design and as such many sections of the two classes' structures were interchangeable. However, the Tor'Kaht-class featured tougher armor and deflector shields and greatly increased firepower. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
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- The IKS Kang also appears as a Tor'Kaht-class in "The Cure Found"; however it is a Negh'Var-class in the majority of its appearances.