The Fleming was a 24th century Federation starship operated by Starfleet. This medical transport was constructed of such materials as duranium and polycomposites.
In 2370, the Fleming was transporting a cargo of bio-mimetic gel through the Hekaras Corridor when it was disabled by Hekaran scientists who were attempting to gain the attention of Starfleet.
The Fleming was later caught in a subspace rupture that had formed in the Corridor, where it had to be abandoned. Its crew was rescued by the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Force of Nature")
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The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 275) named this vessel USS Fleming and classified it as a Wambundu-class (β) starship, with the registry number NCC-20316.
The authors of this reference work stated the starship was "named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the British bacteriologist who discovered penicillin."
The first draft script named the ship the Theresa, this was changed by the final draft to Fleming.
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