On the other hand, the Aurora
in both versions of the adventure is suggested to be a tiny pleasure cruiser easily commandeered by space hippies, not the "NCC-C1200" early Starfleet cruiser that some fan sources identify her as (in a misunderstanding of what Todd Guenther and Mike Morrisette meant with their fan blueprints). Drawing a connection to actual Starfleet hardware might be a bit artificial.
Just musing. I'm personally sort of thinking that the Catullan bigwig who owned that cruiser would not have settled for an "ancient" design... Although of course it's cute to think of the Aurora
as the Volkswagen Kleinbus of its time, too.