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USS Monitor
Class: Template:ShipClass
Registry: NCC-61826
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Active (2367)

The USS Monitor (NCC-61826) was a Federation Template:ShipClass starship that was in service with Starfleet in the mid-24th century.

In 2366, the Monitor was dispatched to the Romulan Neutral Zone to counter a possible Romulan sneak attack originating from a supposed cloaked Romulan base on Nelvana III. (TNG: "The Defector")

In early 2367, the Monitor patrolled the Romulan Neutral Zone, along with the USS Berlin. (TNG: "Brothers")

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Background information

The 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.

Named after the innovative, steam-powered ironclad which fought for the Union in 1862, during the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln toured the vessel after its battle with the CSS Virginia (the former USS Merrimac).

Apocrypha

According to the Star Fleet Technical Manual, there was a Template:ShipClass USS Monitor in service in the 23rd century with the registry NCC-1713.

In William Shatner's book The Return, the USS Monitor was a modified Template:ShipClass vessel with an all black hull coating that was specially built by Starfleet Intelligence, and was temporarily renamed Enterprise while mounting a direct offensive against the Borg/Romulan alliance at the Borg homeworld. In a later novel of the series, the ship is stranded outside the galaxy and destroyed by the same entity that destroyed the robot ships launched in Kirk's era to the Kelvans' homeworld in the Andromeda Galaxy. The video game Star Trek: Legacy also portrayed the Monitor as a Defiant-class vessel.

In the video game Star Trek: Away Team, the USS Monitor was a Template:ShipClass explorer that was being assimilated by the Borg during one of the missions. The video game Star Trek: The Next Generation also featured the USS Monitor as a Galaxy-class starship.

In the video game Star Trek: Generations, if the USS Enterprise-D is destroyed in battle, Starfleet Command sends the USS Monitor to investigate the disappearance of the ship following an emergency distress call sent out by Data. Furthermore, if the player fails to stop Soran from destroying a sun, besides the Veridian-star, Starfleet Command relieves the Enterprise-D of it's mission and sends the Monitor to continue investigating Dr. Soran.

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