This ship was used in the elite Klingon Command Academy bridge crew training simulations for the Class of 2290. As such, she was encountered in the Ypres star system in a simulated mission, in company with the USS Shras. (TOS video game: Klingon Academy)
- Named after a member of the Andorian delegation to the Babel conference of 2267. (TOS Episode: Journey to Babel)
- Considering that this member turned out to be an Orion spy, it is likely this ship is named after a real Andorian diplomatic aide called Thelev that the Orion replaced in the delegation.