As a result of an email discussion with a visitor to my website, I got to wondering what was the earliest fan-designed Starfleet ship? I know that Franz Joseph opened the floodgates to all manner of kitbashed ships with the Star Fleet Technical Manual (published in November 1975), but did fan designs come before it? (Edited to remove inaccurate info) I designed some of my own ships after seeing the robot cargo ship and USS Huron from TAS (October 1973 and September 1974, respectively), but, of course, I was just a kid and never published them. I imagine other people were doing the same thing. Does anybody know? Edited to add: published or unpublished, I'd like to know.