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USS Emden
Registry: NCC-1856
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Active (2293)

The USS Emden (NCC-1856) was a Federation starship that was in service with Starfleet in the late 23rd century.

In 2293, the Emden was assigned to patrol the Neutral Zone. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, display graphic)

Later that year, the location of the Emden was labeled in the star chart for the "Operation: Retrieve" command briefing. This star chart was seen in the office of the Federation President on Earth. For "Operation: Retrieve", this starship was listed as one of the ships on station in Sector 21166-8. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, set artwork)


  • On the plans, the Emden is represented by the silhouette of a refit Constitution-class heavy cruiser.
  • An unseen element from the Operation Retrieve charts included a list of starships, their registries and their commanders. According to this list, the Emden was commanded by C. Thomas; named after that film's photographic effects editor Robert C. Thomas. Emden's last reported location was in Sector 21803. [1]
  • The Decipher roleplaying game supplements stated that this vessel may be a Ranger-class starship.
  • The Emden may be named after one of several German navy ships of the same name, which were, in turn, named after the city of Emden.

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