The Eisenberg Class in Discovery Season 3 was obviously named for Aron Eisenberg who was beloved by the Star Trek community.

Is that the only Star Trek ship class named for the actor, rather than the character?

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    Surely named for the inventor of the Eisenberg Compensator. Feb 23, 2022 at 22:40
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    – Pete
    Feb 23, 2022 at 23:51
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    Just a comment on trek history it wasn't until ST:II that another starfleet class was depicted on screen excluding the animated series. And not until an episode of TNG did Constitution class get used in dialogue (it might have been in a prop diagram in the 1960s). So this modern sense of Star Trek having so many ship classes they can be used to honor actors is a very recent one. Rest in peace Mr. Eisenberg. In the past usually a shuttlecraft was named in honor of someone involved in production and I'm not claiming that was a memorial for a deceased individual. Feb 24, 2022 at 1:46
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    @lucasbachmann “this modern sense of Star Trek having so many ship classes… is a very recent one” — given that The Next Generation debuted almost 35 years ago, I’mma have to quibble with your use of the term “very recent”. Feb 24, 2022 at 9:00
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    (Back in those days we were all looking forward to a splashy new Batman movie and worrying about what Russia might do. It was a totally different world!) Feb 24, 2022 at 9:01

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Other objects in the Star Trek universe have been named after actors (see below), but this appears to be the first time a class of ships has been named after an actor on the show.

Things named after trek actors include;

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