- For other uses, see Young.
The USS Rodger Young was a Federation starship, a Defender-class battleship in service to Starfleet in the 23rd century.
History and specificsEdit
After the USS Enterprise returned from the inversion drive test trial in 2275, the Rodger Young was among the vessels that greeted Enterprise back to the galaxy. (TOS novel: The Wounded Sky)
- The ship was named after Rodger Wilton Young, a United States American infantryman in the US Army during World War II. This ship has the same name as the troop transport vessel TFCT Rodger Young (No. 176) that carried the protagonist and his compatriots of the Mobile Infantry in the novel and film versions of Starship Troopers, named by author Robert A. Heinlein for the same individual.