The USS Aries was a Renaissance class light cruiser serving in Starfleet during the 24th century.
In 2365 the ship's commander retired. Both Gedna Tachion and William Riker turned down command of the vessel. A Human officer named George ended up as its CO.
The 23 ship armada deployed a tachyon detection grid in order to detect cloaked Romulan vessels suspected of supplying the House of Duras faction.
In 2379 she was part of the Omega Battle Group assembled to stop Shinzon's Warbird Scimitar in Sector 1045.
She was preceded in Starfleet by several vessels of the same name, notably a Hermes class scout.