I was just looking through the old threads, and there was some debate over whether a Galaxy-class sized medical ship, or mid (Excelsior-sized) ship would be better... and aside from having a larger number of medium sized ships covering a larger area, I'd also say it would be better for medium sized ships in large numbers because:
- If you have say a dozen Galaxy-sized medical ships, and you lose one due to some stellar disaster or attack, you lose 1/12th of your entire medical fleet...
- If you have say 50 Excelsior-sized medical ships, and you lose one, you lose only 1/50th of your capacity.
Obviously if you go too small, the ship might not be durable enough, or be too small to be effective, so I'd say definitely Excelsior-sized seems to be the best option for a medical vessel.
(PS. I don't know if this should go here, so sorry if I have made a boobie)
All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by.