- For other uses, see Reliant.
The Reliant was launched at some point between the years 2285 and 2293 to replace the original USS Reliant (NCC-1864), which had been lost in the Battle of the Mutara Nebula. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, ST reference: Ships of the Line 2012)
In the late 2280s or early 2290s decades, the Reliant encountered the USS Enterprise-A at least twice. Both ships visited Spacedock Tango Sierra along with an Excelsior-class starship, and later the Reliant and Enterprise conducted joint operations. The shuttlecraft Galileo landed in Reliant's shuttlebay 2 during those operations. (ST references: Ships of the Line 2012, Ships of the Line 2015)
Around 2327, in one of his first assignments after graduating Starfleet Academy, Ensign Jean-Luc Picard served on the Reliant, along with Lieutenant Mamoru Nakamura. (TNG episode: "The Measure of a Man", PIC episode: "Broken Pieces")
- The scene was cut from the original broadcast of "The Measure of a Man," but restored for the blu-ray release.
In 2369, Benjamin Sisko created a holoprogram that included the Reliant as part of an attempted strategy to defeat the Borg in a recreation of the Battle of Wolf 359. Sisko, theorizing new attack patterns he hoped might change the results of the battle, ordered the Reliant to concentrate weapons fire with three other starships to allow a boarding party to gain access to Locutus's cube. (DS9 comic: "Program 359")
- While the holoprogram mentioned the Reliant as present at the Battle of Wolf 359 in Sisko's recreation, it seems unlikely it could have been present during the original battle, as the vessel survived to be mentioned again in later sources.
By 2410, the Reliant was classified as tier 1 frigate. In that year, its namesake USS Reliant (NCC-90200) entered service. (STO websites: Introducing the Brand New T1 Miranda!, The Advanced Light Cruiser Bundle)
|Ships named Reliant|
|Federation, Starfleet||USS Reliant (NCC-1864, Miranda-class) • USS Reliant (Miranda-class) • USS Reliant (NCC-90200, Reliant-class) • see also: Reliant-class, Reliant-class (25th century)|
| Terran Empire, Starfleet|
|ISS Reliant (ICC-1330, Miranda-class)|