There's a very good chance that a certain future captain, James T. Kirk, flew aboard one of the USS Farragut's shuttles. Kirk served as navigator on the Farragut, his first deep-space assignment, and was amongst the crew that battled the dikironium cloud creature when it was encountered in 2257. Kirk survived, but 200-plus crewmen, including Captain Garrovick, perished.
StarTrek.com's look at the USS Farragut shuttle continues our ongoing celebration of the Ships of the Line, which will carry on from now until the end of the year. The latest in the bestselling Ships of the Line calendar series is available now; visit www.Amazon.com to purchase the 2015 Ships of the Line calendar.