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The TNG short story "Trust Yourself When All Men Doubt You" in The Sky's the Limit established that the Nebula-class Melbourne was under construction and intended to replace the Excelsior-class Melbourne when the Borg attacked. The Nebula-class Melbourne was launched early, and both ships were lost at Wolf 359. The Nebula-class Melbourne was the ship offered to Commander Riker
This is quite interesting. Is it possible that the author of the story made this assumption based on the MA USS Melbourne article in 2007? Just curious about that. ; Ambassador/Ensign_Q 13:48, 12 June 2009 (UTC)