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The USS Tombaugh was a 24th century Federation starship operated by Starfleet. During the early 2360s, the vessel was under the command of Captain Blackwood.

In 2362, the Tombaugh was attacked and assimilated by the Borg.

An Ensign Stone was a member of the Tombaugh's crew. Stone had studied at Starfleet Academy for four years, and had just completed their first week of active duty shortly before the assimilation. (VOY: "Infinite Regress")



Background information

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 403), the starship may possibly be named for the American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh (1906-1997) who discovered the planetoid Pluto in 1930. Some of Tombaugh's ashes were carried aboard the space probe New Horizons, the first to reach this distant world.


Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual lists a 23rd century starship named USS Tombaugh (β) (NCC-3853), which was listed as a Ptolemy-class (Dollond-subclass) vessel.

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