- For other uses, see Ariel.
The SS Ariel was a Federation surveyor in service to the Starfleet in the late 23rd century. She had a crew of six. In 2269, the Ariel was assigned for a survey mission of Lactra VII. When she failed to report, the USS Enterprise was sent to investigate her disappearance. The Enterprise successfully located the Ariel and her crew. (TAS episode & Star Trek Logs novelization: The Eye of the Beholder)
- The official Star Trek website lists the ship's name as the "SS Ariel".