- For other uses, see Soyuz.
USS Soyuz was a Federation starship, a Columbia-class vessel in service to the UESPA branch of Starfleet in the 2160s decade. With the USS Apollo, Soyuz formed the second pair of starships built to Columbia-class specifications from scratch. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Live by the Code)
History and specifications
Soyuz was constructed under the supervision of Admiral Alexis Osman of the Alpha Centauri Space Research Council, and Captain W. M. Jefferies of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers as part of a new wave of Columbia-class starships.
On July 8, 2165, Captain Marcus Williams conveyed Admiral Osman's progress report to UESPA chief of staff Admiral Jonathan Archer. The report indicated that Apollo and Soyuz would be ready to launch three months later. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Live by the Code)