A guardship is a type of military starship in service in the 22nd and 23rd century. The Federation used guardships for border patrol, whereas other interstellar states used them for a variety of purposes.

Andorian Imperial Guard ships were recognized by the AGS or AGC registry prefix. In an alternate timeline, the Vulcan Interstellar Guard ships used the AAN prefix.

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In 2151, Shran commanded an Andorian Imperial Guard ship during Andoria's first contact with the Federation with the United Earth starship Enterprise. (ENT episode: "The Andorian Incident")

In 2153 and 2154, the guardship IGS Kumari aided the Enterprise (NX-01) in the Delphic Expanse to capture the Xindi superweapon prototype. The guardship also helped to save Earth and led an Andorian fleet in the Battle of Andoria against the corrupt Vulcan High Command before it was destroyed by a Romulan drone ship disguised as a Tellarite warship. (ENT episodes: "Proving Ground", "Zero Hour", "Kir'Shara", "Babel One")

In 2165, the Imperial Guard ship USS Docana aided in the Evacuation of Ardan IV, combatting multiple Klingon warships. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Live by the Code)

In 2265, the crew of the Federation guardship Dorado led a mutiny, then fled for sanctuary to the Klingon Empire. The starship USS Enterprise was able to turn them back before they caused an interstellar incident on Necros. (TOS comic: "Mutiny on the Dorado")

In 2267, the Enterprise encountered the Zentarian guardship Zentar Watchdog Five. (TOS comic: "The Void of Storms")

In the 2410s, Chimesh-class and Kuthar-class guardships were in service and able to use the IGV (Imperial Guard Ship) and IGS (Imperial Guard Ship) registry prefixes. (STO - Emergence mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", STO websites: The Allied Pilot Escort Mega Bundle!, Stats of the Allied Pilot Escort Bundle!)

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Starship classification
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