The Norway-class was designed in the 2350's as a small attack ship, possibly in response to the Cardassian war.
The purpose of Norway-class starships are unknown. None have even been seen since First Contact.
The Norway-class starship was designed by Alex Jaeger at ILM. It was rendered as a computer-generated
visual effect for Star Trek: First Contact. An image of a Norway-class ship can be seen on the wall of
a bar at Species 8-4-7-2's recreation of Starfleet Command in the Voyager episode
"In the Flesh."