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For the ensign on the USS Enterprise-D, please see D'Amato (Ensign).
"I am only for D'Amato."
"Lucky D'Amato.
"
– Losira and D'Amato, shortly before the former killed the latter, 2268 ("That Which Survives")

Lieutenant D'Amato was a male Human Starfleet officer who lived during the mid-23rd century. He served in the sciences division aboard the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk, during a historic five-year mission that starship undertook. He served as the ship's senior geologist in 2268.

That same year, D'Amato was among a landing party that investigated an ancient Kalandan outpost, giving D'Amato the opportunity to explore a planet that was only a couple of thousand years old. According to Kirk, the potential discoveries could enable D'Amato to give a report startling the Fifth Interstellar Geophysical Conference.

D'Amato was later killed by a projection of the planet's defense system while searching for an underground water source. (TOS: "That Which Survives")

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Background information Edit

Lieutenant D'Amato was played by actor Arthur Batanides.

The first draft script of "That Which Survives" called him "Dawson".

Apocrypha Edit

In the Star Trek: Vanguard novel Harbinger, D'Amato's first name is revealed to be "Robert". During the course of events in the book, his wife Oriana (β) is killed in action, serving on the USS Bombay.

Star Trek II: Biographies gives his first name as "Arthur".

His mirror universe counterpart appears in the novel The Sorrows of Empire.

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