Battle of Wolf 359

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  • Second encounter between Federation and Borg forces (discounting destruction of USS Lalo days prior by Borg cube en route to Earth)
  • Borg ship engaged January 1, 2367, in vicinity of Wolf 359 (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")
  • Borg forces comprised of single Borg cube
  • Federation forces comprised of hastily-assembled fleet of 40 starships
    • Included at least one decommissioned ship, the USS Star League, as well as multiple partially-completed starships launched from Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, including the USS Melbourne
      • One Galaxy-class vessel present at the battle per Vendetta, but conflicts with known list of initial seven Galaxy-class vessels
    • Klingon forces requested to aid, but were unable to reach the battle site by the time of the battle (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")
    • Request to Tholian Assembly for aid rejected (TNG Novel: Vendetta)
    • 38 of the 40 starships destroyed
      • Sole survivor the USS Ahwahnee; heavily damaged, but later rebuilt and put back into service
      • USS Righteous believed destroyed; later revealed to have been sent ahead in time 10 years by Q intervention to 2377 Borg encounter
    • Multiple captured Federation forces assimilated, dispatched back to Delta Quadrant via scout sphere (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
Known Starfleet Starships at Wolf 359
Name Registry Class Outcome
USS Star League NCC-2101 Federation Destroyed
USS Roosevelt NCC-2573 Excelsior Destroyed
USS Gage NCC-11672 Apollo Destroyed
USS Yorktown NCC-20045 Wambundu Destroyed
USS Yamaguchi NCC-26510 Ambassador Destroyed
USS Bonestell NCC-31600 Oberth Destroyed
USS Saratoga NCC-31911 Miranda Destroyed
USS Righteous NCC-42451 Excelsior Disappeared
USS Buran NCC-57580 Challenger Destroyed
USS Princeton NCC-59804 Niagara Destroyed
USS Melbourne NCC-62043 Excelsior Destroyed
USS Melbourne NCC-62043-A Nebula Destroyed
USS Bellerophon NCC-62048 Nebula Destroyed
USS Tolstoy NCC-62095 Rigel Destroyed
USS Kyushu NCC-65491 New Orleans Destroyed
USS Liberator NCC-67016 Destroyed
USS Firebrand NCC-68723 Freedom Destroyed
USS Ahwahnee NCC-71620 Cheyenne Heavily damaged