Deep-space Federation starships built in the early 24th century. By the 2360's most ships of this class were retired from serivce.

From the Hawaiian word meaning "star of gladness."

USS Tripoli NCC-19396
   Discovered Data at Omicron Theta in 2338. The Tripoli was decommissioned and regulated to Surplus Depot Zed-15 at Qualor II. In    2368 it was stolen by Romulans.
   "Datalore" - TNG. "Unification" - TNG.