The USS Kyushu (NCC-65491) was a 24th century Federation New Orleans-class starship operated by Starfleet
This frigate fought the Borg at the Battle of Wolf 359 in 2367, and was destroyed along with 38 other starships. It was among the ships identified in the wreckage by Commander Shelby. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II")
Background Information Edit
The name and registry came from the studio model. The class name, which appeared in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 255), was provided by production sources.
In addition the Star Trek Encyclopedia stated, "the Kyushu was named for one of the four main islands of Japan, where a Japanese orbital launch facility was located."
The Kyushu was also referenced in a line in DS9: "Emissary" that was later cut. According to the script, the ship's name was pronounced as "kee-OOSH-ooh". 
The Kyushu was also mentioned in the video game Star Trek: Borg as the USS Righteous monitored the battle of Wolf 359.
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