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USS Zhukov
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USS Zhukov

Class: Ambassador-class
Registry: NCC-26136
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Active (2368)

The USS Zhukov (NCC-26136) was a 24th century Federation Ambassador-class starship operated by Starfleet. Zhukov was under the command of Captain Gleason.

Reginald Barclay served on the Zhukov prior to his transfer to the USS Enterprise-D in 2366. (TNG: "Hollow Pursuits")

In 2367, the Zhukov was on a cultural observation mission of Alpha Laputa IV. The ship was named on the chart Starfleet Operations-Sectors 21166-23079 in the USS Enterprise-D bridge. (TNG: "Brothers" okudagram)

Later that year, the Zhukov rendezvoused with the Enterprise-D in order to transfer Federation ambassador T'Pel to the ship. (TNG: "Data's Day")

In 2368, the Zhukov transferred several science teams to the Enterprise-D in preparation for its mission to the Phoenix Cluster. (TNG: "The Game")

In 2369, the Zhukov was on a cultural observation mission of Alpha Laputa IV. The ship was named on the chart Starfleet Operations-Sectors 21538-23079 in the Enterprise-D observation lounge. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I", okudagram)

Later that year, the Zhukov was named on the chart Sector Ipai Relay Log - Relay Message Flow 1293 in Relay Station 47 Ops. This ship was in Sector 001. (TNG: "Aquiel", production art)


Background informationEdit

USS Zhukov studio model

The studio model as USS Zhukov

The Zhukov was "named for Russian general Grigori Konstantinovich Zhukov (1896-1974)." (Star Trek Encyclopedia, 3rd. ed., p. 575)

The Zhukov was seen only in "Data's Day." In that appearance, the registry on the hull was given as NCC-62136 and its name was misspelled as "Zuhkov." These markings were not visible on screen and were later determined to be production errors. The Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 575) had a diagram of the Zhukov with the erroneous registry.

In "Brothers", the Zhukov was identified as being a Rigel-class starship with the registry NCC-62136. A corrected registry of NCC-26136 later appeared on a chart in the observation lounge in "The Chain of Command, Part I".


USS Zhukov alongside USS Sovereign in Bridge Commander

The Zhukov, as it appears alongside the Sovereign in Star Trek: Bridge Commander

The Zhukov had appeared in a number of non-canon works.

According to the Star Trek: Stargazer novel Enigma, the commanding officer of the Zhukov in the year 2333 was Captain Reynolds.

The Star Trek: The Lost Era novel Deny Thy Father stated Captain D'Emilio served as commanding officer during the 2350s and that Erik Pressman served previously on the ship under D'Emilio's command.

In the Pocket TNG novel Reunion, the Zhukov was William T. Riker's first assignment on graduation from Starfleet Academy.

Similarly, the video game Star Trek: Starship Creator established the Zhukov as Reginald Barclay's first assignment.

The Star Trek roleplaying game Starships stated the Zhukov discovered the twin parallax stars of Ullais between 2362 and 2374.

In The Captain's Table novel Dujonian's Hoard, the Zhukov visited Madigoor IV in 2374 in order to attend a conference there.

In the video game Star Trek: Bridge Commander, set in 2378, the Zhukov was assigned to Starbase 12 as a support ship. It escorted the USS Sovereign back to Starbase 12 after the latter suffers a breakdown of its warp systems. It could be later chosen to assist the player in a tactical attack at the Alioth system. In the game, the ship was commanded by Andorian Captain Milus Verata.

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