Star Trek Chronology

A History of the Future

 

How the events of the Star Trek universe relate to

the crew of the Fifth Fleet

 

 

The 20th Century

 

1992

 

Sgt Christopher O’Laughlin is assigned to a special detail at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  While there he is volunteered to participate in ‘Project: Deep Freeze.’

(“Never Again Volunteer Yourself”)

 

Earth’s Eugenics Wars begin.

 

 

1996

 

An Away Team from the USS Dauntless NCC-74658, on a mission of historical research, participates in the final sea battle of Earth’s Eugenics Wars.

(“Battle of the North Atlantic”)

 

An experimental DY-100 interstellar spacecraft carrying Khan Noonian Singh and his surviving followers departs Earth, with the intent of colonizing another planet.

 

 

The 21st Century

 

2063

 

Zefram Cochran pilots Earth’s first faster-than-light spacecraft.  Cochrane’s ship, the Phoenix, is a tiny vessel that, ironically, was built from an unused nuclear missile left over from the third world war.  The warp signature of the Phoenix attracts the attention of a passing Vulcan ship, indicating that humankind now has the capacity for interstellar travel.

(“Star Trek First Contact”)

 

 

 

The 22nd Century

 

2113

 

A united world government is finally established by the people of the planet Earth.

 

 

2161

 

The United Federation of Planets is incorporated.  Starfleet is established with a charter “…to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

(“These Are The Voyages…” ENT)

 

USS Dauntless NCC-01 is commissioned, among the first starships in the new Federation Starfleet.

 

 

2163

 

The USS Dauntless NCC-01 escorts several transport ships to establish a new colony on Barolia III.  Within hours of the Dauntless’ departure, the entire colonial population mysteriously disappeared.

(“Ghost World”)

 

 

 

The 23rd Century

 

2245

 

The Constitution-class starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701 is launched from the San Francisco Yards under the command of Captain Robert April.

 

 

2264

 

Captain James Kirk, in command of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701, embarks on an historic five-year mission of exploration.

 

 

2266

 

During a mission to evacuate a science team from the surface of the collapsing planet Psi-2000, the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 is infected with a water-based virus that imitates severe intoxication in humanoids.

(“The Naked Time” TOS)

 

 

2267

 

USS Enterprise encounters the SS Botany Bay, a late-20th century sleeper ship launched from Earth in 1996 with 80 survivors aboard.  The crew inadvertently revive Khan Noonien Singh, one of the genetically-engineered tyrants of Earth’s Eugenic’s Wars, who with his followers attempts to commandeer the Enterprise until he is subdued by Captain Kirk.  Khan and his followers are marooned on Ceti Alpha V, where they can build a civilization of their own.

(“Space Seed” TOS)

 

The USS Sverdlov NCC-1238 is destroyed when the starship’s experimental warp engines overload and explode, destroying the ship.

(“A Letter from Mom”)

 

 

2268

 

The starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701 conducts a mission of historical research to the year 1968.

(“Assignment: Earth” TOS)

 

 

2270

 

USS Enterprise returns to Earth following its historic five-year mission under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.  Kirk is promoted to Rear Admiral and Chief of Starfleet Operations, while the Enterprise is turned over to the command of Captain Willard Decker.

 

 

2271

 

USS Enterprise NCC-1701 enters drydock at San Francisco Yards to begin a complete overhaul and upgrade of the starship under the supervision of Captain Willard Decker and Commander Montgomery Scott.

 

 

2273

 

The refitted USS Enterprise is launched early from drydock under the command of James T. Kirk once again in order to intercept an alien intruder called V’Ger, which has already destroyed a Klingon fleet and the monitoring station Epsilon 9, and is on a direct course toward Earth.

(“Star Trek: The Motion Picture”)

 

 

2276

 

Near the completion of a second five-year mission under James T. Kirk, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 is tasked with transporting a group of castaways in time back to Earth and the custody of Temporal Investigations.

(“Paradox, Part 3”)

 

 

2285

 

Khan Noonien Singh and his surviving followers escape exile and hijack the starship USS Reliant NCC-1864, immediately setting out on a mission of vengeance against Admiral James Kirk.  After numerous casualties, Kirk defeats Khan in the Battle of the Mutara Nebula.  The Genesis Planet is formed as a result of the detonation of the experimental Genesis Device aboard the Reliant inside the nebula.

(“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”)

 

As the battle-damaged Enterprise returns to Earth, a rogue Klingon warlord learns of the Genesis experiment and the creation of the Genesis Planet.  Commander Kruge attacks and destroys the USS Grissom NCC-638 in an attempt to gain control of Genesis as a weapon until the Enterprise – hijacked by James Kirk and a small crew of rogue officers – arrives.  The Enterprise is sacrificed to stop the Klingons and Admiral Kirk and his crew captures the Klingon Bird-of-Prey.

(“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”)

 

 

2286

 

A probe of unknown origin approaches Earth, where its attempts to contact the species Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale) cause severe ecological damage to the planet, threatening all life on Earth.

(“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”)

 

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A, the second starship to bear the name, enters service under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.

(“Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”)

 

 

2288

 

The starship USS Arcturus NCC-1807 disappears while conducting a mission of historical research and assumed lost.

(“…Where Change Is The Only Constant”)

 

 

2293

 

The Klingon moon Praxis explodes, prompting the Empire to sue for peace with the Federation.  Klingon Chancellor Gorkon is assassinated en route to Earth for negotiations with Federation President Ra-ghoratreii, and Enterprise-A commanding officer James T. Kirk and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy are arrested for the assassination and sentenced to life on the penal asteroid Rura Penthe.

 

An assassination attempt on President Ra-ghoratreii by a conspiracy of Starfleet, Klingon, and Romulan officials is foiled by the crews of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A and the USS Excelsior NCC-2000.  The first Khitomer Accords are signed by the President and Klingon Chancellor Azetbur, beginning an era of cautious cooperation between the Federation and the Empire that would eventually lead to an alliance in the 24th century.

(“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”)

 

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B, the third starship to bear the name, enters service under the command of Captain John Harriman.

(“Star Trek Generations”)

 

 

 

The 24th Century

 

2328

 

The Cardassian Empire formally annexes the Bajoran homeworld, forcing much of the native population of Bajor to resettle elsewhere.

 

 

2344

 

Starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C, under the command of Captain Rachel Garrett, is destroyed defending a Klingon outpost on Narendra III from a Romulan attack.

(“Yesterday’s Enterprise” TNG)

 

 

2346

 

Romulan forces attack the Klingon outpost at Khitomer.  Four thousand Klingons are killed in the massacre.

 

 

2351

 

The Cardassian military constructs a mining station, designated Terok Nor, in orbit of the planet Bajor.

 

 

2363

 

Galaxy-class starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, is launched from Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards orbiting the planet Mars.

 

 

2364

 

While observing the collapse of a star, a mutation of the Psi-2000 virus gets aboard the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D and infects most of the crew.

(“The Naked Now” TNG, “Not Again!”)

 

 

2365

 

The Federation has its first official contact with the Borg when the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D encounters a Cube in system J-25, seven-thousand light years beyond Federation space.

(“Q Who” TNG)

 

 

2367

 

The Battle of Wolf 359 occurs.  An armada of 40 Federation and Klingon starships is annihilated at Wolf 359 by the Borg.  Eleven-thousand personnel and 39 starships are lost.

(“The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2” TNG)

 

The 23rd century starship USS Arcturus NCC-1807, thought lost 79 years earlier, emerges from a time warp and is intercepted by the starship USS Surak II.  The crew is evaluated by Starfleet and those who choose to remain with the crew are sent back to the Academy for retraining.

(“…Where Change Is The Only Constant”)

 

December – The Arcturus crew, as part of their retraining, are assigned to a number of active duty Starfleet vessels to learn up to date techniques, technology and procedures.

(“Schooldays, Schooldays…”)

 

 

2368

 

In an attempt to wrest control of the Empire, the Duras Sisters (with the covert aide of the Romulans) incite the Klingon Civil War.  The war ends several weeks later when the Romulan collaboration is revealed and the Duras are defeated.

(“Redemption, Part 2” TNG, “Ready for Action,” “Gangs of Qo’noS”)

 

The crew of the Arcturus are placed back aboard their starship, which has received a number of upgrades in order to function alongside current Starfleet technology, for a one year mission of exploration and acclimation to the 24th century.

 

 

2369

 

The starship USS Arcturus NCC-1807-A is launched under the command of Rear Admiral Eric Johnson.  The crew is comprised mainly of the 23rd century crew of the original starship Arcturus, now on display at the Fleet Museum.

(“The End, Parts 1 & 2”)

 

The Cardassian Union, weary of decades of terrorist activity, relinquishes claim to the Bajoran system.  Over ten million Bajorans had been killed by Cardassian forces during the occupation.  Abandoned into Bajoran hands is the Cardassian mining station Terok Nor, orbiting Bajor.  The Bajoran provisional government asks Starfleet to establish a Federation presence in the Bajoran system following the withdrawl of Cardassian occupational forces.  The former mining station Terok Nor is designated by Starfleet as Deep Space 9.

(“Emmissary” DS9)

 

 

2370

 

The Federation starship USS Sarek NCC-72075, under the command of Captain Kalin Kale, is assigned to explore the newly opened Gamma Quadrant, the first of what was planned to be many starships and preliminary survey vessels.

(“Gamma Bound, Parts 1, 2, & 3”)

 

The Federation has its first known direct contact with the Dominion in the form of the Jem’Hadar when members of the crew of Deep Space 9 are captured on a planet in the Gamma Quadrant.  Deep Space 9 runabouts Mekong and Orinoco accompany the Galaxy-class starship USS Odyssey NCC-71832 into the Gamma Quadrant to investigate the situation.  Although the runabout crews are successful in rescuing the captured crewmembers, the Odyssey is destroyed in a Jem’Hadar attack, resulting in the loss of all hands.

(“The Jem’Hadar” DS9)

 

 

2371

 

The starship USS Voyager NCC-74656 is launched from Earth Station McKinley under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway.

 

 

2372

 

The Klingon Empire, reportedly believing that the new civilian Cardassian government is controlled by the Dominion, launches a massive attack against the Cardassian homeworld.  The Klingon government unilaterally dissolves the Khitomer accords when the United Federation of Planets refuses to participate in the invasion.

(“The Way of the Warrior” DS9)

 

The starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E is launched under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

 

USS Dauntless NCC-74658, the second starship to bear the name and the third of the Intrepid-class, is launched at Earth Station McKinley.

(“Dauntless Awaits”)

 

Assigned a mission of historical research in the early 21st century, the USS Dauntless NCC-74658 overshoots its target date and the crew find themselves embroiled in Earth’s Eugenics Wars, taking command of a 20th century fast-attack submarine and battling Khan Singh’s forces at sea to maintain the proper historical timeline.

(“Battle of the North Atlantic”)

 

 

2373

 

The ‘Project: Deep Freeze’ laboratory on the site of Fort Belvoir is discovered by construction crews.  An archeological team from the Daystrom Institute enter the facility and discover the equipment still functioning and Sgt Christopher O’Laughlin still alive in stasis.  He is moved to a hospital in Virginia where he recovers and is re-educated.

(“Never Again Volunteer Yourself”)

 

The Dauntless joins the Starfleet armada in sector 001 attempting to stop the second attack on Earth by a Borg cube.

(“Star Trek First Contact,” “Invasion”)

 

The Cardassian government, after the costly invasion by the Klingon Empire, allies itself with the Dominion, providing the Dominion with their much-needed foothold in the Alpha Quadrant.  A massive Jem’Hadar military buildup begins on Cardassia Prime.

(“By Infernos Light” DS9)

 

Starfleet mines the entrance to the Bajoran Wormhole to prevent Dominion reinforcements, and Federation and Klingon forces launch an assault against the Dominion shipyard on Torros III.  In response, Cardassian forces capture Deep Space 9.  The station is once again designated Terok Nor.  The Dominion War begins.

(“A Call to Arms” DS9)

 

 

2374

 

Jem’Hadar and Cardassian forces continue to inflict heavy casualties on the Federation and Klingon fleets.  Of the 112 starships in the Federation Seventh Fleet, 98 are destroyed in the Battle of Tyra.

(“A Time to Stand” DS9)

 

An armada of 600 Starfleet vessels, including the USS Defiant, the USS Sarek and the USS Dauntless, is sent to retake the Bajor sector and Deep Space 9, where it faces a Dominion force twice its size.  As it appears the Starfleet armada will be forced back or destroyed, Klingon reinforcements arrive, allowing the USS Defiant NX-74205 and 200 other Federation starships to attack Terok Nor, causing Dominion forces to retreat to Cardassian space.  The Federation reclaims Terok Nor and once again redesignates the station Deep Space 9.

(“Sacrifice of Angels” DS9)

 

Christopher O’Laughlin enlists in the Starfleet Marine Corps, attending basic training at Parris Island.  During the final field exercise he and his squad come up against and defeat a contingent of Jem’Hadar soldiers who had captured a Starfleet training site on the planet Dorias.

(“Never Again Volunteer Yourself”)

 

For actions during the battle to recapture Deep Space 9, USS Dauntless is awarded the Federation’s highest commendation and commanding officer Peter Koester is promoted to the rank of Fleet Captain.

 

USS Dauntless NCC-74658 is destroyed by a warp core breach during a highly classified incident.

(“The Return, Part 4 – The Battle”)

 

Dominion forces invade Betazed.  After uncovering evidence that the Dominion intends to invade Romulan space, the Romulan Star Empire joins the alliance against the Dominion.  Romulan forces drive the Jem’Hadar from Benzar.

(“In the Pale Moonlight” DS9)

 

Dominion forces occupy the Kalandra Sector.  In one of the war’s major turning points, Federation, Klingon and Romulan forces destroy the Cardassian orbital weapons platforms at Chin’toka, landing ground troops on Cardassian territory.

(“Tears of the Prophets” DS9)

 

 

2375

 

The Seventh Fleet launches a new offensive on the Kalandra Sector after determining that Dominion forces are vulnerable there.  Starfleet and Jem’Hadar troops battle for control of subspace communications relay AR-558.

(“The Siege of AR-558” DS9)

 

USS Dauntless NCC-75310 is launched at Starfleet Yards, Vulcan.

(“Starship Lost, Part 1”)

 

The crew of the USS Enterprise-E fight to prevent the Son’a from stealing the metaphasic radiation and destroying the environment of the Ba’ku planet in the Briar Patch nebula.

(“Star Trek Insurrection”)

 

Commander Konstantin Harkonnen commandeers an unfinished Defiant-class starship, which he unofficially names Corsair, to attack Dominion Forces.  The USS Besiege is assigned to capture Harkonnen and the rogue starship.

 

The Breen Confederacy allies itself with the Dominion, and Breen weaponry proves devastating to allied defenses.  Breen forces launch an attack on Earth, causing serious damage to the city of San Francisco and Starfleet Headquarters.

(“The Changing Face of Evil” DS9)

 

After accidentally entering a time warp while attempting to escape the gravitational forces of the Hoolin Black Hole, which will collapse in early-2389, the USS Dauntless arrives at the coordinates where the future Starbase 719 will eventually be built and encounter a Kairn explorer named Karr’rinak.

(“Loop – Part 2”)

 

A Cardassian popular and military uprising prompt Dominion forces to withdraw to Cardassia Prime, where 800 million civilians are slaughtered.  The allied fleets launch their final assault on Cardassia Prime, bringing the war to an abrupt end.

(“What You Leave Behind” DS9, “All’s Fair…”)

 

The USS Voyager NCC-74656, in the Delta Quadrant, encounters the USS Equinox NCC-72381, a Nova-class planetary survey vessel pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker’s Array in the same manner as the Voyager and her crew.

(“Equinox” VOY)

 

 

2376

 

The rescue of the abducted Federation Council President Jaresh-Inyo allows newly-promoted Commodore Peter Koester to retain his command of the USS Dauntless.

(“Crisis”)

 

Starfleet commences the Pathfinder Project, an attempt to contact USS Voyager in the Delta Quadrant.

(“Pathfinder” VOY)

 

The Sovereign-class USS Dauntless finds itself trapped in a limitless void in deep space where it encounters its predecessor, the Intrepid-class USS Dauntless.

(“Reflections”)

 

 

2377

 

Peter Koester is assigned as the Aide-de-Camp of the newly-elected Federation Council President Retseok.  He is promoted to Admiral and placed in charge of the presidential transport starship USS Sagan NCC-96026, callsign Starfleet-One.  USS Dauntless is reassigned to the command of Captain Virgil Dylan Kane.

(“Return to Duty”)

 

 

2378

 

Using the Borg transwarp corridor network, USS Voyager NCC-74656 emerges in the Alpha Quadrant only a few light-years from Earth.  The Voyager is escorted home with honors by a Starfleet armada originally sent to intercept what was expected to be a Borg vessel.

(“Endgame” VOY)

 

Due to the political in-fighting occurring among the highest levels of the Federation Starfleet, Admiral Peter Koester resigns his commission and enters civilian life, becoming a senior manager and pilot of an intra-system shuttle company and moving to an apartment in Tycho City, Luna with his daughter Gem.

(“Homecoming”)

 

Fleet Captain Penji Fil, participating in a covert observation of a pre-warp civilization, is trapped on the primitive planet when his scout ship is destroyed by the Tholians.

(“Rocket Man”)

 

 

2379

 

USS Dauntless is badly damaged during a collision with a tanker near New Gibraltar colony.  The starship is towed back to Utopia Planitia Fleetyards where it is drydocked for repairs and upgrades.  Captain Virgil Kane is relieved of command and reassigned to station Epsilon 8.

 

Lt Commander Data of the Enterprise-E is killed during a confrontation with the new Romulan Praetor Shinzon and the Reman warbird Scimitar.

(“Star Trek Nemesis”)

 

 

2380

 

During a special session of the Federation Council, Peter Koester is granted a reactivation of his Starfleet commission at the rank of Captain and is assigned command of the starship USS Dauntless NCC-75310 once again.

(“Homecoming”)

 

USS Dauntless NCC-75310 is re-launched at Utopia Planitia Yards, Mars.

(“Dauntless Returning,” “Reacquainted”)

 

The crew of the USS Dauntless encounter two Kairn battleships in sector 549.

(“Prelude”)

 

 

2381

 

USS Dauntless NCC-75310 is assigned for a period of six months as the Starfleet Academy Training Vessel, taking aboard the entire class of third-year cadets for their training cruise.

(“Training Cruise”)

 

The starship Dauntless responds to a distress call from the planet Gideon, where they find the majority of the planet’s population has been wiped out by a mutated virus first introduced to the planet by the crew of the starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701 over a hundred years earlier.

(“Return to Gideon”)

 

While investigating the origin of a mysterious subspace signal, the Dauntless crew discover the inhabitants of the planet Sigma Iotia II have modeled their civilization and technology on Starfleet of the late 2260’s and now revere Captain James Kirk and his crew almost as gods.

(“The Ultimate Convention”)

 

The crew of the USS Dauntless are invited to participate in a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the Khitomer Massacre.  The Starfleet crew then come under suspicion for the attempted assassination of the Klingon Chancellor and Emperor when an attempt is made on their lives during the ceremony.

(“A Matter of Honor”)

 

The Dauntless’ role as Academy Training Vessel comes to an end following a cadet mission to the surface of the planet Temeklia IV, thought to be uninhabited until a shuttlecraft inadvertently crash lands on an ancient native holy sight.

(“Final Mission”)

 

While investigating the loss of contact with colonies in sector 428, the Dauntless once again encounters Kairn warships and narrowly avoids being destroyed before escaping back to Federation space.

(“Standoff”)

 

The Ericsson-class starship USS Providence NCC-81901 is sent into sector 428, under cover of its holographic cloaking technology, to investigate the strength and intent of the Kairn.  When it is discovered the recently-encountered race intends to invade the already war-weary Federation, the crew is ordered to attack and push back the powerful adversary.

(“The More Things Change…”)

 

The Borg attack Copernicus Station, a research facility close to the border of the Delta Quadrant, in an attempt to assimilate or destroy individuals whose DNA may hold the key to a natural immunity to Borg assimilation technology.  The USS Voyager NCC-74656, temporarily under the command of Admiral Kathryn Janeway, rescues the abducted test subjects and destroys the invading Borg cube.

(“Borg Invasion”)

 

 

2382

 

Several members of the USS Dauntless crew are discovered in stasis aboard a derelict Federation starship launched in the late 23rd century.  The crew are turned over to the Office of Temporal Investigations to learn their origin and purpose.

(“Paradox”)

 

After four years trapped on the pre-warp planet Zera IV, Penji Fil is rescued by the USS Dauntless NCC-75310.

(“Rocket Man”)

 

The former Starfleet space station Adelphia-One, in orbit of the neutral planet Adelphous III, suffers a breach in its experimental power cores.  The core explosion causes a temporal anomaly that thrusts several members of the Dauntless crew back in time more than a century.

(“Paradox, Part 2”)

 

Starfleet forms an armada of starships with specially modified shields confronts a Kairn fleet and pushes the invading race back beyond Federation borders.

(“Riker Maneuver”)

 

The Starfleet Corps of Engineers commences construction of a large Spacedock-type starbase in the Typhon Sector for the purpose of supporting further exploration of the galaxy beyond Federation borders.  This new base will eventually be designated Starbase 719.

 

The xenophobic race called the Zaqri make overtures of peace to the Federation, Klingons, Romulans and Tzenkethi.  The overtures are actually a ruse and the four powers fall under terrorist attack.  Both the USS Dauntless and Klingon cruiser Jevqul are damaged and nearly destroyed, an attack on the Romulan Senate is narrowly averted, and three-quarters of the capital city on Tzenketh is wiped off the surface of the planet by an anti-matter bomb located within the Zaqri’s so-called embassy.

(“911”)

 

 

2383

 

The Federation starship USS Dauntless NCC-75310 enters drydock at the Antares Shipyard for six months of repair and overhaul.

(“Shipyard, Part 1”)

 

The Federation attempts to establish a new colony on Barolia III, but when the new colonists start to disappear like their predecessors, the crew of the USS Dauntless investigate the disappearances.

(“Ghost World, Part 2”)

 

On a humanitarian mission within Cardassian space, the USS Dauntless discovers a former Dominion prison colony where dozens of allied prisoners are still incarcerated.

(“Last Man Home”)

 

 

2384

 

The Dauntless traverses the Bajoran wormhole to enter the Gamma Quadrant in search of a cure for an exotic virus that has already killed one former member of the USS Sarek crew.

(“Death Threat, Part 2”)

 

Members of the Duras Faction within the Klingon Empire obtain information pertaining to Project Genesis and start developing the technology into a weapon capable of destroying whole planets.

(“Genesis Hunt”)

 

The USS Dauntless witnesses the first warp flight of the civilization on Erminia, later making first contact before learning half the planet’s population prefers to live in a 6th century civilization and want no part of first contact.

(“Diplomatic Overtures”)

 

Starfleet confirms the Duras Faction has obtained the Genesis technology.  The USS Dauntless is granted permission to enter the Klingon Empire and search for the Faction before they can use the technology as a dreadful weapon.

(“Genesis Doom”)

 

 

2385

 

While on a routine mission to the Rhaandar system, the Dauntless crew encounter the neural parasites, which have evolved over the last century to be resistant to ultra-violet light.

(“Operation: Liberate”)

 

The Dauntless returns to the Erminia system to observe ongoing negotiations between Erma’s two dominant cultures, the Erminians and the Min, and Captain Koester is killed when a terrorist attack occurs in the middle of one such negotiating session.

(“Diplomatic Overtures, Part 2”)

 

The Dauntless crew return to Earth, where a funeral service for Captain Koester is held on the grounds of Starfleet Academy.

(“Here In Honored Glory Lies…”)

 

The USS Dauntless NCC-75310 is turned over to the command of Captain K’danz.

(“Center Seat”)

 

The Oberth-class science vessel USS Christa McAuliffe NCC-860 leaves Federation space on an extended 2 year mission of exploration in the distant regions of the Beta Quadrant.

 

The Dauntless is recalled to Earth, where it is chosen to test a radical new faster-than-light propulsion system.

(“FTL”)

 

Rear Admiral Val’ri Raiajh arrives at Starbase 719 to oversee final construction of the new base before assuming command.

(“Inspection”)

 

Starfleet Task Force Alpha, under the command of flagship USS Dauntless, arrives at the planetoid Oriaphus IV to protect the planet and its population of living genetically-engineered dinosaurs from the mysterious race called The Hunters.

(“Predator or Prey?”)

 

The starship Dauntless returns to Erma when the crew receive evidence that Captain Koester may not have actually been killed there during their previous mission nine months earlier.

(“Diplomatic Repercussions”)

 

The Dauntless crew return to Earth with Captain Koester after his rescue from the Min on Erma.

(“You Only Live Twice”)

 

 

2386

 

Starfleet Command re-forms the Federation Fifth Fleet, disbanded following the end of the Dominion War, and assigns the fleet a mission of galactic exploration based from Starbase 719 in the Typhon Sector.

(“The Formation of the Fleet”)

 

The USS Bellerophon, on its first mission with the Fifth Fleet, discovers a crashed transport ship on a Mesozoic-era planet whose only survivors are children willing to do anything to survive.

(“Wednesday’s Child”)

 

Shortly after exploring System J-19, the USS Triton is attacked by Kairn battlecruisers, killing the captain and several members of the senior staff.

(“Quick Transition”)

 

The USS Dauntless makes first contact with the civilization on the planet Algore Prime.

(“An Inconvenient Lie – Parts 1 & 2”)

 

Professor Tolek of the Vulcan Academy of Sciences travels to the Typhon Sector to meet with Rear Admiral Val’ri Raiajh and give her some extraordinary news.

(“A Visit”)

 

In response to several non-peaceful encounters with Kairn vessel within the Fifth Fleet Area of Responsibility, Starfleet requests assistance from the Imperial Klingon Defense Force.  The Klingon warship IKV Hem bortaStaH (Proud Vengeance), a qaDwI (Challenger)-class carrier modified with Borg transwarp technology, is placed on special assignment with the Federation Fifth Fleet.

(“Proud Vengeance”)

 

The USS Dauntless is assigned to investigate a Nexus Ribbon discovered to be traveling through the Fifth Fleet AOR.

(“A Blast from the Past”)

 

 

2387

 

Starbase 719 commanding officer Val’ri Raiajh is kidnapped by the crew of the former-Orion vessel Pariah, a ship that was believed destroyed more than a dozen years earlier during the Dominion War.

(“Kidnapped”)

 

Commander Konstantin Harkonnen is assigned to Starbase 719 as Sector Strategic Operations Officer.

(“Old Faces, New Places”)

 

USS Christa McAuliffe returns to Federation space after an extended mission of exploration in the Beta Quadrant, bringing with it a hostile alien life-form intent on taking over the Federation.

(“Infestation”)

 

During an inspection tour by Vice Admiral Penji Fil, the USS Sarek suffers from a series of engineering malfunctions that send the starship to the literal edge of the universe.

(“When You Wish Upon a Star…”)

 

The USS Christa McAuliffe, first launched nearly a century earlier, is decommissioned and placed in the Fleet Museum.  Commander Michelle Petersen, the McAuliffe’s chief of security, transfers to Starbase 719.

 

The star Hobus, deep within Romulan space, goes supernova and creates a subspace shockwave that threatens the galaxy.  Ambassador Spock of Vulcan manages to collapse the supernova shockwave using a material called Red Matter, but not before the shockwave destroys the Romulan home star system, throwing the Romulan Star Empire into chaos.

(“Star Trek” JJA)

 

Under the cover of humanitarian aid missions, the Klingon fleet invades Romulan space with the intent to annex the former Star Empire.

 

The Romulan warbird Vedrex flees Romulan space as several former Imperial fleet officers declare themselves Warlords and attempt to take control of Romulan space, fighting both the Klingon invaders and Imperial military assets still loyal to the now- deceased Praetor and Senate.

(“Zero Hour”)

 

A flood of civilian refugees flee the fighting occurring in Romulan space.  Many settle in refugee camps on the Federation side of the Neutral Zone.  Others travel as far as the Typhon Sector and start arriving at Federation Starbase 719.

(“Deadly Ambitions”)

 

In order to protect her vessel from capture by Klingon forces, Romulan Commander T’Lees requests asylum at Starbase 719.  The IRW Vedrex is re-flagged as a Federation research vessel and designated UFNS Vedrex, assigned to the Fifth Fleet.  The Vedrex’s first mission is to complete the duck blind being built on the planet Liber II and covertly observe the emerging civilization there.

 

Captain Cathryn Pearson and Commander Konstantin Herkonnen are married in a ceremony aboard Starbase 719.

(“Allow Me to Present…”)

 

The USS Sarek discovers what appears to be a Kairn colony on the planet Rianas II in Sector 50110 of the Fifth Fleet AOR before narrowly escaping attack by two Kairn battle cruisers.

 

After massing in orbit over their Throne World, the Kairn Imperial Fleet launches an overwhelming attack on Starbase 719 in the Typhon Sector with the intent of destroying the base and driving the Federation out of the sector.  Only a warning of the impending attack by the Morain allows the Federation fleet time to mount a defense in what would be called the Battle of Starbase 719, the opening battle of the Federation-Kairn War.

(“The Battle of Starbase 719”)

 

 

2388

 

Kairn military forces manage to occupy nearly half of Starbase 719 following the first battle of the war.  It takes nearly three months of battle and attrition before Starfleet completely liberates the station.

(War Stories – Part 1 “Operation: Overlord”)

 

Following the liberation of Starbase 719, Starfleet goes on the offence and assembles an armada to intercept the main Kairn forces headed toward the Typhon Sector.

(War Stories – Part 2 “The Battle of the Leyte Gulf”)

 

An archeological expedition on Mars discovers an ancient alien vessel buried deep beneath the surface.

(“Mission to Mars”)

 

In the hopes of establishing a lasting peace, Starfleet builds a Joint Security Area (JSA) on the neutral planetoid designated Panmunjom, located between Kairn and Morain space and the Federation Fifth Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).  Several months later, representatives of the three governments sign a peace treaty, officially ending the Federation-Kairn War and establishing definitive borders around the Kairn Empire.

(War Stories – Parts 3 “Panmunjom” and 4 “Downfall”)

 

The USS Bellerophon discovers an alien vessel passing through the AOR and brings the small and seemingly-automated ship aboard for study, only to discover former Starfleet officer Phillip Winters acting as a central processing unit aboard a biomechanical ship using similar technology as that found buried beneath the surface of Mars months earlier.

(“A Hazy Shade of Winters”)

 

While exploring the Daneesha star system, the USS Triton discovers the long-lost starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B.

(“Yesteryear’s Enterprise”)

 

The Bellerophon discovers a seemingly-abandoned biomechanical warship when the starship becomes trapped in the warship’s singularity generator, and while attempting to escape the vessel’s grasp, the crew find technology aboard the warship remarkably similar to the faster-than-light jump drive created by Dr. Juliani Gaeta and tested aboard the USS Dauntless in 2385, leading to the Federation’s first encounter with the cybernetic race that would eventually be called the Cybots.

(“Distant Origin”)

 

Captain Kethry Sutherland and several members of the Sarek crew mysteriously go missing, believed to have been the victims of an undiscovered wormhole.  Captain Jo Ann Parker is assigned as the new commanding officer of the USS Sarek.

(“Missing”)

 

Political conditions within the former Romulan Star Empire continue to deteriorate as some commanders of the Klingon occupying force begin to ally themselves with rebel Romulans, threatening a new Klingon Civil War.

(“Fort Sumter in March”)

 

 

2389

 

While responding to a garbled distress call, the USS Dauntless encounters and narrowly avoids destruction at the hands of the Hoolin Black Hole, but the escape sends the starship almost fifteen years back in time.

(“Loop”)

 

The Dauntless returns to its proper time period with the aid of a new Kairn exchange officer and immediately enters spacedock at Starbase 719 for repairs.  Repairs to the starship’s spaceframe and warp drive take nearly two months.

(“Recollections – Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4”)

 

While tracking down Dr. Gaeta – creator of the faster-than-light drive tested aboard the USS Dauntless four years earlier – the Bellerophon again encounters the dreaded Cybots, from whom the technology may have been ‘borrowed.’

(“Distant Early Warning”)

 

Several Cybot warships attack and annihilate the humanoid civilization on Sagion III in the Fifth Fleet AOR.

(“Apocalypse”)

 

The USS Titan, under the command of Captain William Riker, makes a stop at Starbase 719 after completing an extended mission of exploration in the distant reaches of the Beta Quadrant, but unknowingly brings an alien virus that could wipe out all life on the Federation starbase with it.

(“He Ain’t Heavy…”)

 

Realizing their invasion of Romulan space was in error, Klingon forces begin to withdraw back to Klingon Imperial Space.  This allows the Romulan warlords to assume control of the areas of space formerly under Klingon control, while military forces loyal to the deceased Praetor assume control of systems abandoned by the warlords.

(“The Dawn’s Early Light”)

 

The Romulan provisional government forms a new Senate on the planet Belak III – re-designated New Romulus – and elects former-Senator Talik as the first Praetor of the new Romulan Empire.  In response, the Warlord T’K’Lon – still in control of half of the former Empire – declares himself Emperor of the Rihannsu Star Empire and proclaims the rival government on New Romulus to be traitors to the Empire.

(“The Fall and Rise of the Romulan Empire”)

 

 

 

The 25th Century

 

2401+

 

Ensign Kelly Stuart, daughter of Admiral Robert Stuart, graduates from Starfleet Academy.  Before reporting to her first deep-space assignment, the Paragon-class USS Providence, she takes some time to explore the Starfleet Museum and speak with family members as she develops a new awareness of her family’s history in the service.

(“Unity from the Ashes,” “A Dish Best Served Cold,” “Heart of an Explorer”)

 

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