- For other uses, see Ardent.
In 2261, the Ardent was attacked by Orion pirates while in orbit of Derus VI. Unfortunately, the attack was so sudden that the starship was soon destroyed. While many crewmembers were able to escape via escape pod, only one pod survived because all the others landed in a volcanic region.
The sole survivor of the Ardent's crew was second officer Clark Terrell, who became stranded on the planet for several years. However, during that time he was able to communicate with the local inhabitants and upon his rescue was able to negotiate a trade agreement and alliance between the Federation and the inhabitants. (ST video game: Starship Creator)
|Ships named Ardent|
|Federation, Starfleet||USS Ardent (2250s) • USS Ardent (NCC-26231, Miranda-class)|
|Klingon Empire, Klingon Defense Force||IKV Ardent|
|Galactic Commonwealth, Starfleet||Ardent (free starship)|