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USS Armstrong (24th century)

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USS Armstrong
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Active (2373)
For the vessel in the alternate reality, please see USS Armstrong (NCC-1769). For another 24th century starship that honored Neil Armstrong, please see USS Neil Armstrong.

The USS Armstrong was a 24th century Federation starship operated by Starfleet.

During the brief Federation-Klingon War, the Armstrong and the USS Drake were ambushed by a Klingon battle group in early 2373 and both ships suffered heavy casualties before escaping to Deep Space 9. (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p.470), the ship was named after Neil Armstrong who was the first man on the Moon on July 20th, 1969. The Encyclopedia also gives the class and registry of this vessel as Challenger-class and NCC-57537, respectively.
According to the first two issues of the Malibu Comics Deep Space Nine comics "Stowaway" and "Stowaway, Part II", the ship was an Oberth-class scout with a registry of NCC-19212 under Captain Johnson. Dr. Josiah Wembley, a renowned Federation xenobiologist was a member of her crew on their most recent mission to the Gamma Quadrant in mid-2369.

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