Construction of the Amalthea Rex was completed on reference stardate 2/9010, in the latter part of the 2350s decade. This vessel was commissioned at one of the two shipyards that produced Paine-class vessels, either Deneva Shipyards or Gibraltar Shipyards. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)
- It is possible this ship was named for the fifth moon of the planet Jupiter, Amalthea, or a location or feature of that body. While some ships of the Paine-class were named for worlds, the majority seem to be named for notable figures from history, meaning this could also be named for a character named Amalthea Rex, although no such person was described in the source material.
|Thomas Paine-class class IX frigate starships|
|Amalthea Rex • Bartholemew Dynass • Canadara • Carla Winterspoon • Christopher Dundas • Constantine Rill • Cransston Juriss • Drakendesh • Essex Prinn • Falmor Hann • Grundjaki • Halcyon • Michael Whelan • Paul Gable • Preston King • Pride of Elas • Pride of Troyass • Qunitaus Gall • Ramana Loris • Samantha Elass • Sedgemoor Tann • Shanessa • Sundrass • Tamara • Thomas Paine|