The USS Gandhi was a 24th century Federation starship operated by Starfleet.
In 2369, the Gandhi was assigned to the Lagana sector on a terraforming mission. Thomas Riker was transferred to the Gandhi in that year following his rescue from Nervala IV. (TNG: "Second Chances")
Riker later began to express certain "political opinions" that supported the Maquis and their goals while serving aboard the Gandhi. He later deserted the ship to join them in 2371. (DS9: "Defiant")
Background information Edit
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (2nd ed., p. 168), and in subsequent editions, the Gandhi was classified as an Ambassador-class starship with the registry NCC-26632. From the same source, it was stated that the ship was "named for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), leader of the Indian nationalist movement, an influential philosopher who advocated nonviolent confrontation and civil disobedience as a means of fostering political changes on Earth."
The Gandhi was stated as being a Galaxy-class starship in John Vornholt's Double Helix novel Quarantine.
According to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game Necessary Evil series card, Tamal was serving aboard the Gandhi as a technician and former petty officer. 
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