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Born in the ancient Earth Greek legends, Andromeda was the daughter of Cassiopeia and the Aethiopian King Cepherus. She was beautiful, so beautiful in fact that her mother boasted that her beauty surpassed the Nereids – the sea nymph's.

This infuriated Posidon, God of the seas who insisted she be sacrificed chained to a rock to be devoured by the sea monster Cetus as divine punishment. Luckily while in this dangerous predicament, her beauty enchanted Zeus’s son Perseus who saved her from death. They married and she became a goddess in her own right the stars forming a constellation in her honour.

On the 2nd April 1943, Earths United States government commissioned in New York an attack cargo ship, naming it after the goddess and constellation. She served as a commissioned ship for 13 years making cargo runs between the west coast and American bases to such places as Pearl Harbour, Midway, Wake Island, Kwajalein, Guam and Saipan.

The Federation carried on her namesake, naming several starships after this beautiful lady over the years. The most recent of which has been sent to explore beyond the Briar Patch in the largely unknown Beta quadrant, interestingly termed by Starfleet as a beautiful and dangerous region of space. One might argue that the name was fate.