Newton-type starships had a half-saucer forward hull, with two active outboard nacelles placed above the centerline and two secondary hulls below. The secondary hulls were connected by swept pylons that connected to the back of the primary hull where the impulse drive was located. The upper nacelles connected to the primary hull at the rear port and starboard quadrants and were connected together with a "rollbar" similar to the one on the Miranda-class in the prime reality.
A year later, three of these ships were seen near Starbase 1 before the USS Enterprise proceeded on its mission to Qo'noS. Two of these ships, including the USS Biddeford, were docked. A third ship was departing from the spacedock. (Star Trek Into Darkness)
The Gizmotron models 1/2500 scale model kit names this ship type as the Federation strike cruiser.