- For other uses, see Bozeman.
Originally designated USS Roderick, the Bozeman was so renamed in honor of Captain Morgan Bateson and the crew of the recently decommissioned original USS Bozeman, a temporally-displaced 23rd century vessel. In turn, both vessels were originally named for Bozeman, Montana on Earth, the site of first contact between Humans and Vulcans.
Bozeman was constructed at Starbase 12, with completion coming shortly after that of the USS Enterprise-E. Bateson and the crew of the original Bozeman served on the construction teams of both ships. Captain Montgomery Scott also assisted with the vessels' final stages of construction.
The Bozeman II underwent a trial of fire soon after entering service when, under Bateson's command, she was one of a number of vessels that faced the Borg at the Battle of Sector 001 in 2373. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact; TNG novel: Ship of the Line; SCE eBook: The Future Begins)
- In Ship of the Line, the Bozeman-A was referred to as a destroyer, but no starship class was given. However, The Future Begins identifies her as being Sovereign-class vessel and a sister ship to the Enterprise-E.