In 2371, the Farragut helped recover the crew of USS Enterprise-D from Veridian III following the warp core breach that destroyed the ship's engineering section, and forced the crash-landing of its saucer section. (Star Trek Generations)
Two years later, during the Federation-Klingon War, the Farragut was sent to assist the colonists of Ajilon Prime, who had come under attack by the Klingons. En route, however, the ship itself was attacked by Klingons and was destroyed near the Lembatta Cluster. (DS9: "Nor the Battle to the Strong")
Several reference works, including the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 262), have mistakenly stated that the registry of the Farragut was NCC-60591. The Encyclopedia, in particular, showed a port profile view of the Farragut with the wrong registry number. However, the studio model, shown in Star Trek: The Next Generation Sketchbook: The Movies, has the registry number "NCC-60597."
The Farragut was transformed into one of the many Star Trek Micro Machines models, one of the few non-hero ships to receive the honor.