Originally Posted by DammitJim
I was just wondering if the novelisation, deleted scenes or a DS9 episode itself actually mentions the exact reason.
I doubt Worf would steal the Defiant. what would be the need? it was doubtless the first ship Starfleet called for? this was the reason it was created.
True, but if Starfleet ordered that it not be needed it would be understandable. As for the novel, I'm sure it probably explains it somewhere. I have it so I'll have to take a look.