The USS Iwo Jima was a Tarawa class vessel serving in Starfleet during the 24th century.
The third ship of the Tarawa class, the Iwo Jima was launched in 2345 in the wake of expected renewed hostilities with the Romulan Star Empire.
In 2374 the vessel was lost during the Dominion invasion of Betazed.
Near the end of the war, a new class was launched bearing the name. Smaller, faster, and more maneuverable, it functioned more as a high-speed carrier, able to react quickly to trouble spots needing intervention by the United Federation Marine Corps.