The Valdore takes it's name from the I.R.W. Valdore, the powerful vessel utilized by Commander Donatra in the battle against the Scimitar towards the end of the 24th Century. The Valdore played a key role in the engagement, allowing the Romulan forces and their unlikely allies in the U.S.S. Enterprise to triumph in the battle. Like the Mogai, the Valdore has an average turn rate and impulse speed, but carries heavier firepower and has high hull integrity and shields compared to earlier ship classes.