The USS Miranda (NCC-1800) was the prototype of the Miranda-class medium cruiser in Starfleet service in the 23rd and 24th centuries. The vessel was refitted during its career to the later uprated standards of more advanced Miranda-class vessels that followed it. (Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual; Last Unicorn RPG module: The Price of Freedom; ST video game: Legacy; TNG video game: Birth of the Federation; ST reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)
- According to the RPG guide Starfleet Operations Manual, the Miranda was launched in 2283. This is in contradiction to the perception held by some fans and non-canonical reference works that Miranda-class starships were in service prior to 2270.