The USS Stargazer was a Constellation deep space explorer serving in Starfleet during the 24th century.
She was refitted after her recovery at the Cosmodrome in orbit ofEarth and placed back in service as a frigate during the Dominion War. Assigned to the Sixth Fleet's 101st Tactical Wing, she spent most of the war serving in rearguard duty. ("Reinforcements")
By 2409 she had been succeeded in name by another Stargazer, first of a line of new heavy cruiser class vessels. These vessels would quickly become the backbone of Starfleet's deep space assets, pushing the Cheyenne class to secondary roles.