The USS Vanguard was, according to Khan Noonien Singh, a Kelvin timeline Federation Starfleet starship in the 2250s decade. Vanguard was one of a select few Section 31 vessels under Admiral Alexander Marcus, sent on deep survey missions to catch threats to the Federation. (TOS - Khan comic: "Issue 5")

Service historyEdit

The SS Botany Bay drifted in space until it was discovered sometime in the 2250s decade by the USS Vanguard, following the destruction of Vulcan. Admiral Alexander Marcus of Section 31 brought Khan Noonien Singh out of suspension at the Io Facility, believing his savage intellect would be a prime asset. Khan then underwent facial reconstruction, vocal modulation and had his memory wiped. Marus forced Khan into working with him by threatening to kill his fellow Augments, and set him to work designing weapons and ships for Starfleet, including the Dreadnought-class USS Vengeance. Khan was recruited under the new identity of Commander "John Harrison". Khan, when he first came to, was told by Marcus that he had been on a mission to Qo'noS where he was seriously injured and suffered memory loss. During his "recovery", Khan was given access to his "John Harrison"'s service record by Lieutenant Yuki Sulu. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek Into Darkness; TOS - Khan comic: "Issue 4")

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Ships named Vanguard
Kam'Jahtae Vanguard-class (spine vessel) Earth, Starfleet Vanguard-class starship Seal of United Earth United Earth Starfleet Emblem
Federation, Starfleet
(prime reality)
USS Vanguard (NCC-1536, Miranda-class)USS Vanguard (Sovereign-class)USS Vanguard (Venture-class)see also: Vanguard-class star cruiser UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
USS Vanguard (Section 31 ship)USS Vanguard (Arbiter-class)USS Vanguard (Constitution-class)USS Vanguard (Defender-class)USS Vanguard (Guardian-class)USS Vanguard (Interceptor-class) UFP Kelvin seal 2250s alt cmd badge
Terran Empire Starfleet
(mirror universe)
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