- For other uses, see USS Lafayette.
The USS Lafayette (NCC-7033) was a Miranda-class Federation starship in the 23rd century. The ship was in the Needran system's outer region when attacked by Tyrions. The crew was saved by IKS qul HoH, a Klingon vessel, also in the area. In accordance with Starfleet policy on the Needran defense, the Lafayette was outfitted as a light cruiser, matching the qul HoH's configuration. When the heavy cruiser USS Enterprise-A arrived on the scene, the Klingons responded in kind by sending a heavier vessel, the battle cruiser Qapla. (TOS comics: "Partners?", "Partners?, The Startling Conclusion!")