In late-2370, the ship again transported Fleet Admiral Alynna Nechayev to rendezvous with the USS Enterprise-D, where Nechayev discussed the Maquis situation with Captain Jean-Luc Picard. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")
|USS Berlin • USS Cairo • USS Charleston • USS Crazy Horse • USS Enterprise-B • USS Excelsior • USS Farragut • USS Fearless • USS Fredrickson • USS Gorkon • USS Hood • USS Lakota • USS Malinche • USS Melbourne • USS Potemkin • USS Repulse • USS Valley Forge • Unnamed|
The Gorkon was named for the Klingon chancellor Gorkon. (Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 309); StarTrek.com) In early drafts of "Descent," this ship was named USS Valiant. It was Rick Berman who asked for a first-ever alien namesake for a Starfleet ship. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, 2nd ed., p. 253)
For the sake of continuity, this article assumes that this ship remained Nechayev's flagship following the Borg incursion. It is of note, however, that in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 471), the USS Cairo was identified as the Excelsior-class starship in "Preemptive Strike", but for the fourth edition, this was changed to where the ship in "Preemptive Strike" was not identified at all.