The USS Quito was an Olympic-class Federation starship operated by Starfleet during the late 24th century.

In 2379, the crew of the Quito made first contact with the Galardonians. Beckett Mariner was among the crew who beamed down to meet with the local population, including a group of farmers. Apparently during the initial mission, the local wildlife was not properly documented, including a flying insect that produced a viral infection. (LD: "Second Contact")

In the 2370s, the Quito was docked at Deep Space 9 when one of its crew members, Ensign Niko, was exposed as a Harvongian shape-changer and attempted to eat another crew member, Ensign Angie. Angie died from the incident and various crew members fired their phasers at Niko. (LD: "Cupid's Errant Arrow")

When her father transfered Mariner to the USS Cerritos, he promised Captain Carol Freeman (his wife and Mariner's mother) that if the posting did not work out, he would send her back to the Quito. (LD: "Second Contact")

The USS Quito is likely named after Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
The station shown visited by the Quito was confirmed to be DS9 by Mike McMahan. [1]


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