The USS Princeton (NCC-59804) was a 24th century Federation Niagara-class starship operated by Starfleet.
In 2367, Princeton saw action and was lost along with 38 other starships at the Battle of Wolf 359. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II")
The wreck was later among the vessels found at the Surplus Depot Z15 located in orbit of Qualor II. (TNG: "Unification I")
The studio model of the
Princeton (picture at right) was created for its appearance in "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II."
Its name and class were derived by the production staff and revealed in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 385). The image shown at left appeared in the special features of the TNG Season 4 DVD.