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USS Armstrong (24th century)

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See USS Armstrong for the vessel of the alternate reality 23rd century.
USS Armstrong
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Active (2373)

The USS Armstrong was a Federation starship that was in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century.

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, 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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