The USS Ishtar (NCC-70856) was a Galaxy-class Federation starship in service during the 24th century.

The Ishtar was a heavy participant in the Dominion War as part of the 219th Tactical Wing, Starfleet Eighth Fleet, spending the first two-thirds of the war defending Andoria and later often fought along the front lines. During the early part of 2374, the Ishtar was commanded by Captain Dothar Kat'nedl. (LUG RPG: The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

The Ishtar was named for the ancient Sumero-Babylonian goddess of love and fertility.
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