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The Drake carries
three Type IX (also known as Class 2) shuttles, named the Tavistock , the Portobelo and the Plymouth. They are fast and maneuverable, but definitely not built for comfort .
The Type 9 possesses limited amenities, and though furnished for two pilots and four passengers, can be crewed by a single person if necessary. Their compact size has earned them a reputation for causing "Class Two Claustrophobia" at Starfleet Academy, due to a predilection for stress-testing cadets by sending a full crew of six on training missions that last several weeks. As one Starfleet officer quipped ''"you did not want to be around when they opened up that airlock"''.