The USS Wellington (NCC-28473) was a Niagara-class starship of the Federation Starfleet in service in the 24th century.
The Garon II incident
A visit by the Wellington to Garon II turned tragic when, as part of an away team, Ro Laren disobeyed a direct order, resulting in eight deaths and many other injuries. Olivia De Luca, also a member of that away team, was killed, and many other senior Wellington officers were killed or injured, leaving Antonio Fernandes in command of the Wellington. He ordered Ro thrown in the brig to remain there until they returned to a safe haven. (TNG: "Ensign Ro"; Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part One", "An Innocent Time", "Salvation")
- Most likely named for the city of Wellington, capital of New Zealand.
- The Wellington was at least one replacement for the Whakanui-class USS Wellington (NCC-4103).