Jean-Luc Picard's friend from the Academy, Corey Zweller, was assigned to this ship upon graduating. It was also one of two Starfleet ships whose increased warp engine performance is supposed proof of consultant Kosinski's theories, who went from there to the U.S.S Fearless to the Galaxy-class U.S.S. Enterprise on stardate 41263.1. The Ajax was also one of the ships in Captain Picard's blockade fleet on the Klingon-Romulan border on stardate 45020.4.