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"USS" is a ship's name prefix appearing before the name of Federation Starfleet starships. The prefix is short for "United Star Ship." (TOS episode: "The Cage")

Other sources suggest that USS stands for "United Space Ship" or "UFP Star Ship."
The UK comic strips, first story arc suggests USS stands for "Universe Star Ship", under the premise that the USS Enterprise's mission of exploration extends throughout the reaches of the universe.

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USS is the registry prefix used (before starship names) by Federation vessels, specifically those of Starfleet. In this capacity it stands for United Federation of Planets Star Ship. Interpreted more loosely it could also be said to stand for United Star Ship or United Space Ship.

The abbreviation had previously been used for sailing ships of the United States Navy on Earth, as in United States Ship.

On ships of the Quantum Fleet, the term was replaced by UFS (United Federation Starship).

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