(covers information from several alternate timelines)
|USS Rhode Island|
|Owner:||United Federation of Planets|
Even though the original Nova-class from the 2370s was limited to a maximum warp factor of warp 8 and was considered a planetary research vessel, the Rhode Island was designed for long term deep space assignments.
In an alternate timeline, the Rhode Island was commanded by Captain Harry Kim, and assigned to a four-year exploration mission. In 2404, the Rhode Island defended Admiral Janeway's shuttlecraft when it came under attack by two Klingon Negh'var warships. (VOY: "Endgame")
|USS Equinox • USS Rhode Island • Unnamed|