Docked in Spacedock
- Considering the date of the novel, this ship could possibly be the prototype USS Galaxy, which was undergoing performance trials around this time.
Claude Picard's armada
In an alternate timeline, where Starfleet had been subjugated by the whims of dictator Claude Picard by the 2360s, an armada of at least twelve Galaxy-class starships was organized to hunt down the USS Enterprise, which had been taken over by a group of rebels led by Captain William Riker. After a brief communication with the rebels, Picard ordered his vessels to open fire and destroy the Enterprise. (TNG - Annual comic: "The Gift")