For other uses, see Young.

The USS Rodger Young was a 23rd century Federation starship, a Defender-class battleship in Starfleet service during the 2270s decade.

Service history and dispositionEdit

In the year 2275, the Rodger Young was among the vessels that greeted the USS Enterprise upon Enterprise's return to the Sol star system following the test of the inversion drive technology. (TOS novel: The Wounded Sky)



ships named Young
UFP seal USS Young (NCC-3910, Ptolemy-class)USS Rodger Young (Defender-class)USS Roger Young (NCC-389, Okinawa-class)USS Young (Galaxy X-class) Starfleet Command logo
Defender-class starships
UFP seal ArizonaBismarckDataphdaDivine WindInaieuM'hasienRodger Young Starfleet Command logo


The ship was named after Rodger Wilton Young, a United States American infantryman in the US Army during World War II. This ship has the same name as the troop transport vessel TFCT Rodger Young (No. 176) that carried the protagonist and his compatriots of the Mobile Infantry in the novel and film versions of Starship Troopers, named by author Robert A. Heinlein for the same individual.

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