|USS Ambassador Hardin|
|Launched:||reference stardate 2/9912|
The USS Ambassador Hardin (NCC-8000) was the prototype Ambassador Hardin-class Federation heavy cruiser starship in the 24th century, entering Starfleet service on reference stardate 2/9912. The first Hardin-class ship constructed, the Hardin was built at the shipyards of Argelius II. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)
- Although there was no person named Ambassador Hardin mentioned in any other Star Trek releases, the class is noted to be named for influential figures in Federation history.