The ship's original commanding officer was Captain Gees. After graduating from Starfleet Academy Salvatore Giotto was assigned to the Lantree, which he served on for twenty years before he served on the USS Enterprise. (TOS novel: A Choice of Catastrophes)
- This information is from a page of the command briefing for Operation Retrieve that isn't seen in the movie.
- This ship was not specifically mentioned in the movie's dialogue, but was listed in several starship status charts seen on the sets of the film.
By the 2360s, the Lantree had been refitted with class 3 defensive armaments and was reclassified as a class 6 supply ship, with a crew complement of twenty-six. In 2365, under the command of Captain L. Isao Telaka, the ship was assigned to the Sector Gamma 7. Shortly after visiting Darwin Genetic Research Station, all 26 crewmembers fell victim to a mysterious aging disease later identified as geriatric phenomena during communications between Dr. Sara Kingsley and the USS Enterprise-D. After answering her distress signal, the Enterprise found the Lantree adrift in space, her crew deceased, and subsequently quarantined the ship. After it became clear that the disease, caused by the immune systems of the children at Darwin, was highly contagious and could not be cured medically, the Enterprise destroyed the vessel with one photon torpedo to prevent further transmission. The details of the last mission of the Lantree were classified by Starfleet Intelligence. (TNG episode: "Unnatural Selection", Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual)
- The Lantree, in transport modification, was a reuse of the USS Reliant model from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but with the "roll bar" removed. The name "Lantree" is of uncertain origin; the ship may have been named for Anne "Honey" Lantree of the 1960s band The Honeycombs. The name was probably chosen for the ease of the modelers, as "Lantree" could be spelled by rearranging existing decals that spelled "Reliant"
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|Ships named USS Lantree|
|USS Lantree (NCC-1837, Miranda-class) • USS Lantree (Ouroboros-class)|