The USS Gorkon was a 24th century Federation Excelsior-class starship operated by Starfleet.

In late 2369, the Gorkon was Admiral Alynna Nechayev's flagship for the armada she assembled for a possible renewed Borg invasion that year. (TNG: "Descent")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 175), the registry for the Gorkon was NCC-40512. Decipher's Starships sourcebook gives its registry as NCC-40521.
The Gorkon was named for the Klingon chancellor Gorkon. (Encyclopedia, 3rd ed., p. 175; In early drafts of "Descent," this ship was named USS Valiant. It was Rick Berman who asked for a first-ever alien namesake for a Starfleet ship. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)
If the Gorkon remained Nechayev's flagship following the Borg incursion, it was also possible that it was the ship later seen rendezvousing with the USS Enterprise-D in "Preemptive Strike", when Picard met with Nechayev to discuss possibly infiltrating the Maquis. However, the Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 471) identified the ship in "Preemptive Strike" as the USS Cairo.

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