The Kearsarge was a 24th century Federation starship.

In 2370, this ship was forced to delay a rendezvous with the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Firstborn")


Background informationEdit

This starship was only mentioned in dialogue.

The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 406) described this vessel as the USS Kearsarge, a Challenger-class starship, with registry number NCC-57566.

Additionally, according to the Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 407), this ship was named for the American aircraft carrier that served as the recovery vessel for Alan Shepard's Freedom Seven Mercury spacecraft.

The name was suggested by Star Trek fan and amateur Civil War historian William F.B. Vodrey, after whom the screenwriters named the Vodrey Nebula which appeared in the same episode. [1](X)

The name was derived from a mountain in New Hampshire, and various United States ships have been named USS Kearsarge, including a steam sloop-of-war during the American Civil War, and the current Kearsarge, amphibious assault ship LHD-3.

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