Erikssen served aboard Ironsides for five years. (Star Trek: Luna)
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The ship's name was derived from "Old Ironsides", a nickname for the 17th-century British general and politician Oliver Cromwell. As well, "Old Ironsides" was a nickname for HMS Britannia, which fought in the American Revolution of the 18th century and Napoleonic Wars of the 19th century; and USS Constitution, a 44-gun U.S. Navy frigate.