- For other uses, see Kobayashi Maru.
- According to the Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era the Maru was a fictional vessel.
The scenario was based on an incident in 2155 aboard Enterprise (NX-01). Kobayashi Maru was an old Klingon vessel under the authority of the Earth Cargo Service. The 300 passengers aboard were Vulcans tasked to establish a covert listening post. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal; ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru)
In the version of the Kobayashi Maru scenario given to Lieutenant Commander Kanril Eleya in 2407, the Maru was depicted as a Ptolemy-class transport carrying a passenger module. (Bait and Switch: "The Universe Doesn't Cheat")