Ships of the class Edit
The name of this class was originally derived from an okudagram described as a "starship mission status" that was displayed in the observation lounge starting around TNG Season 6 and was originally described in the Star Trek Encyclopedia.
During one of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine kitbash rounds, a model of the Merced-class was constructed. Several polaroids, provided by Dan Curry to the Flare Sci-Fi Forums, were taken of the ship. The model however did not appear in any episode.