- For other uses, see Saratoga.
|Status:||active (2289); succeeded in name by Royal Sovereign-class USS Saratoga|
The Saratoga, under the command of Captain Margaret Alexander, transported Captain Lawrence Styles to the Romulan Neutral Zone in 2285, where he was to arrest Rear Admiral James T. Kirk. (TOS comic: "The Apocalypse Scenario!")
In 2286, the Saratoga was patrolling Sector 5, near the Klingon Neutral Zone, when it began tracking a large unknown alien probe on an apparent trajectory to the Terran solar system. Attempts to communicate with the probe were negative on all known frequencies. Saratoga would eventually be neutralized by the probe's signal, and rendered unable to generate its own power, forcing it to run on reserve power only. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
- Commanding officer:
- Lieutenant Sgeulaiches (circa 2286)
Portrayed in canon, as a Miranda-class vessel identical to the USS Reliant, the Saratoga was a reuse of the model built for that earlier vessel, relabeled with a new name and registry. While backstage pictures reveal the hull number, a number of licensed sources have perpetuated confusion about this vessel, including incorrect registries "NCC-1937" (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia) and "NCC-1867" (in a collectible Mattel miniature). In a most glaring error, the ship was shown just prior to The Voyage Home in DC Comics issues, but was drawn as an Excelsior-class vessel, despite having much the same crew and mission as the vessel in canon.
|Ships named Saratoga|
|United Earth, Starfleet||Saratoga|
|Federation, Starfleet||USS Saratoga (NCC-1724, Constitution-class) • USS Saratoga (NCC-1887, Miranda-class) • USS Saratoga (NCC-3007, Royal Sovereign-class) • USS Saratoga (NCC-31911, Miranda-class) • USS Saratoga (NCC-31911-A, Miranda-class) • USS Saratoga (Sovereign-class)|