- For other uses, see Armstrong.
History and specifics
On stardate 54566.1, the Armstrong was at Starbase 176 when the sector was invaded by Borg forces. The ship was left derelict, it's crew either killed or assimilated. A task force led by the USS Enterprise-E recovered the Armstrong and the other abandoned ships. When the Borg attacked a second time, the rebuilt fleet defeated them. (ST video game: Armada II mission: "Recovery")
On stardate 54771.6, the Armstrong was part of the joint Federation-Borg armada crossing through Rift Alpha into fluidic space to destroy the Rift Maker to end the Species 8472 incursions into the Alpha and Delta Quadrants. When the Rift Maker was destroyed, the Borg Queen and Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Enterprise ordered the armada to return through Rift Alpha. Along with the rest of the armada, the Armstrong returned savely to the Hurik system, where the Federation-Borg alliance was called off by Picard, and the Borg were escorted back to the Borg transwarp portal. (ST video game: Armada II mission: "Rifts")
This is one of a number of ships to be so named, succeeding the earlier Defiant-class USS Armstrong and followed by the Gladius-class USS Armstrong by the 25th century. (ST video game: Armada, STO video game: Star Trek Online)