We also have a USS Tripoli mentioned on casualty reports in DS9. Do we say its a different ship? Or that it was brought out of the Z15 depot and put into war service? -- Ben Sisko 16:19, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Good question:
  • We know from that report that the Tripoli during the war had the registry "NCC-19386". Do we know its class? Also, MA/de claims that this ship was mentioned destroyed in "In the Pale Moonlight". Correct?
  • Then we know of a Tripoli that found Data in 2338. Do we know its registry? Its class?
  • Last but not least, there's the Tripoli from the depot. Do we know its registry or class?
The answer to your question (and a possible rewrite of this article) depends on the answers to those questions. :) -- Cid Highwind 16:31, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
  • "In the Pale Moonlight"-- the class was not given, nor was the ship identified as "destroyed." It was simply identified in the casualty report with the registry "NCC-19386."
  • "Datalore"-- the class was not given in this case either, however it was stated that the Tripoli that discovered Data was a "cruiser".
  • "Unification I"-- the class was not given in this case either, however it was stated that the Tripoli used here was a "holding vessel", and was identified in an Okudagram with the same registry as above, "NCC-19386."
Summary: two of the three references clearly identify the same registry number, in all cases no class designation was specifically given, and just generic qualifiers like "cruiser" and "holding vessel". That is all... --Alan del Beccio 03:43, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

It was possible that the last two Tripoli references were made in regards to a newer, different ship than the one mentioned in "Datalore". However, without any direct evidence to support this, this article assumes that it was the same ship.

"Tripoli" in Greek means "Three Cities," and was the name of several places in Ancient Greece and the Greek Mediterranean, and of more distant locations named for the ancient cities. It is unknown which (if any) of these the Tripoli was named for, although it is likely named either after the capital city of Libya, or for either of the two US Navy ships of the same name (both named for the action in the Barbary Wars).

Superfluous and speculative.Throwback (talk) 03:19, July 22, 2014 (UTC)