The Kearsarge class light cruisers were a type of United Federation of Planets starship on active duty during at least the late 23rd century. (Task Force Games: UFP: The Federation Sourcebook for Prime Directive)
In the Star Fleet Battles continuity, these were put into production ca. 2281 and were intended to replace the less combat-effective Saladin-class destroyers. The design of the Kearsarges consisted of the standard saucer-shaped primary hulls of the period to two smaller (relative to LN-64 or the equivalent) warp nacelles.
There were "more than a dozen" variants to this class, including escort cruisers, minesweepers, carriers and tugs.
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