affiliation and ship origin –
Some cards, such as tactics, affect “Klingon ships,” “Romulan ships,” etc. These cards apply to ships currently holding that affiliation as well as ships that “originated” with that affiliation. A ship’s class or lore may indicate that its origin is different from its affiliation.
For example, the B’Rel, a Ferengi-affiliation ship identified in its lore as a “Klingon Bird-of-Prey,” is both a
Klingon ship and a Ferengi ship. The Cha’Joh is a multi-affiliation (Romulan/Klingon) ship of Klingon origin (“Bird-of-Prey”); thus, it is a Klingon ship regardless of its current affiliation mode, but a Romulan ship only in Romulan affiliation mode. A Romulan ship commandeered by Klingons is both a Romulan ship and a Klingon ship. The Naprem (K’Vort-class “Bird-of-Prey”) is of Klingon origin; the Stolen Attack Ship (“Jem’Hadar attack ship”) is of Dominion origin.