USS Saratoga (NCC-31911) was a Miranda-class light cruiser active in Starfleet service from the late 23rd century to the mid-24th century.

The Saratoga was described as a Ticonderoga-class fast patrol vessel in one fan source. (Kennedy Shipyards: Starfleet Vessel Miranda Class Starship USS Reliant NCC-1864: General Blueprints and Specifications) A 2006 revision of Jackill's Starfleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet, vol. 1 designated it as the lead ship and prototype for the Saratoga-class of strategic frigates.

Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Sisko served as the vessel's first officer during the mid-2360s. (DS9: "Emissary")

In 2364, Saratoga rescued survivors of the destruction of USS Artemis. It was aboard Saratoga where Daniel Radke first met Jason Athelstan, a crew member who he later had a relationship with. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Lady Lazarus"; Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Isolation", "An Innocent Time")

In 2367, Saratoga was part of a fleet of 40 starships massed at Wolf 359 in defense of Sector 001 during an incursion by a Borg cube. Saratoga was severely crippled by the Borg at the Battle of Wolf 359. Benjamin Sisko and his son survived as they ejected in lifepods, but many Starfleet officers and civilians did not. Saratoga was destroyed by a warp core breach. (DS9: "Emissary")

During the battle, the Saratoga reported the USS Melbourne was down. The USS Prospect's sensors detected several escape pods and survivors from the Saratoga during the rescue effort at Wolf 359, while the USS Worsaae recovered the lifepod Benjamin and Jake Sisko were in, with Jason Athelstan and Scott Fack assisting them once aboard. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")

In the 2370s, another vessel of the same class would be named after her and given the registry NCC-31911-A. (DS9 novel: Saratoga)

By 2378, the Saratoga had been rebuilt and was part of the Starfleet Third Fleet, under the command of Admiral Christopher Truman. (Star Trek: Pioneer)

Saratoga Officers, Crew and Civilians[edit | edit source]

Jason Athelstan was an engineer aboard the Saratoga in 2364. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Lady Lazarus"; Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Isolation", "An Innocent Time")

Kayl served aboard the Saratoga in this year. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "Remnants")

It is not specified what her rank and position was.

During the Battle of Wolf 359 in 2367, the following officers served aboard the Saratoga:

There was also a bridge officer named Garcia, whose rank and billet were unspecified. (DS9 novel: Emissary)

Aydin G. was a part of the crew of the Saratoga. (Dragon Ball Z vs. Star Trek: The Beginning of Infinity)

The Saratoga complement, apart from the Siskos and Jennifer Sisko's friend Doran, had no canonical names.

Auxiliary craft[edit | edit source]

Saratoga carried aboard at least one Azhanti-class lifeboat.

Nomenclature[edit | edit source]

The ship was named after the Battles of Saratoga -- 19 September and 07 October 1777 -- of the American Revolutionary War during Earth's 18th century.

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