In 2365, the Constantinople underwent a colonization mission transporting 2,012 colonists. During the mission, the ship suffered a major hull breach compromising their environmental system. Fortunately, their distress call was received by the nearby USS Enterprise-D which was on its way to the nearby planet Gravesworld. The ship was repaired and the 46 minor injuries treated. The Enterprise also left medical supplies before continuing to Gravesworld. (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")
Later that year, the Constantinople was on special assignment for Terraform Command. The ship was named on the Starship Deploy Status chart in the Starbase 173 courtroom. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man", okudagram)
Background information Edit
The registry was derived from the Starship Deploy Status chart seen in "The Measure of a Man".
The Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 85) described this vessel as an Istanbul-class (β) starship with a registry number of NCC-34852, adding that it was "named for the Turkish city also known as Istanbul."
An early draft of the script of The Schizoid Man identified this vessel as the Mary Rogers.