The USS Sugihara was a Federation starship in the late 24th century. As of 2376, it was under the command of Captain Janna Demitrijian, with Lieutenant Barbanti serving as chief engineer.
In early-2376, the Sugihara was near Eerlik when it responded to a distress call from a Talarian cargo ship. While assisting them, the USS da Vinci also sent a distress call when they came under attack by the Senbolma. When the Sugihara arrived, the da Vinci had taken care of the situation. (SCE eBook: Fatal Error)
In mid-2376, the Sugihara travelled to planet Vrinda, where they retrieved Starfleet crewpersons Carol Abramowitz, Bart Faulwell, and Soloman, and also took custody of accused criminal Martin Mansur. (SCE eBook: Age of Unreason)
In late 2379, the Sugihara transported Ambassador Worf from Earth to Qo'noS after a meeting with members of the Federation Council. (TNG novel: A Time for War, a Time for Peace)
The Sugihara was engaged in studying neutron stars in Sector 109-G during the early part of 2380. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation; TNG novel: Q & A)
In late 2380, the Sugihara transported an ailing Tzenkethi child, smuggled secretly across to the Federation border, to Starbase 1 for a life-saving operation. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)
In an alternate timeline where the Cardassians did not withdraw from Bajor, William T. Riker was given command of the Sugihara in 2373, and Geordi La Forge became his first officer. (ST - Myriad Universes novel: A Gutted World)
- The Sugihara was named after Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat to Lithuania who helped thousands of Lithuanian Jews to freedom during World War II. The name was suggested by Carol Greenburg to Keith R. A. DeCandido.