USS was a Ajax (NCC-11574) Federation Template:ShipClass starship that was in service with Starfleet from the early to mid- 24th century.
2327, the Ajax was under the command of Captain Narth. Ensign Cortan Zweller was first assigned to the Ajax following his graduation from Starfleet Academy. ( : " TNG ")
Display graphic depicting the Ajax serving in Picard's fleet (2368)
Ajax was one of the ships that received Kosinski's experimental warp drive upgrades in 2364. The engineering staff reported a measurable increase in performance and engine efficiency following the upgrade. It was later suggested that these enhancements in performance may have been attributed to straightening out simple engine inefficiencies experienced by the older ship. ( : " TNG ")
Where No One Has Gone Before
Ajax later conducted a deep space exploration mission in Sector 21834 in 2367. ( : " TNG " Brothers display graphic)
2368, the Ajax was assigned to Captain Picard's fleet that blockaded the Klingon- Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War. It served as a focal point in the tachyon detection grid, as it was linked to thirteen other starships during the grid's initial deployment. ( : " TNG ")
class and registry were derived from an okudagram displayed in the observation lounge starting around TNG Season 4. This information appeared on the Starship mission status screen.
According to the
, this ship was "named for two heroes from Star Trek Encyclopedia Greek mythology who fought in the Trojan War, Ajax of Salamis and Ajax of Locris."
novel Stargazer suggests that Cortan Zweller was second officer of the Gauntlet Ajax by 2333.
According to an okudagram that appears in the
Simon and Schuster PC Game , the Star Trek: Captain's Chair Ajax was on a deep space exploration mission to Sector 21396 in 2369.
by Star Fleet Technical Manual Franz Joseph featured a listing of a Template:ShipClass Ajax with the registry NCC-547 (it was of the Cochise-subclass).