Search
Cookie Usage Statistics Colour Key Sudden Death Monthly Poll Caption Comp eMail Author Shops
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
8472 Ships
Bioship Planetbuster
Bajoran Ships
Assault Ship Fighter Emissary Kendra Pagh Prophet Solar Sail Additional
Borg Ships
Cube Probe Sphere Tactical Cube Transwarp Prototype Yacht
Cardassian Ships
Dreadnought Freighter Galor Hideki Keldon
Dominion Ships
Breen Frigate Attack Ship Battlecruiser Battleship Dreadnought Karemma Ship
Federation Ships
Air Tram Akira Ambassador Antares Centaur Challenger Cheyenne Class F Shuttle Constellation Constitution Constitution Daedalus Danube Defender Defiant Delta Flyer Endgame Nova Endgame Shuttle Excelsior Federation Class Raider Scout Trainer Freedom Gage Galaxy Galaxy Yacht Griffin Hermes Holo Ship Intrepid Kelvin Luna Miranda Nebula New Orleans Niagara Norway Nova Oberth Olympic Orbital Shuttle Peregrine Polaris Prometheus Ptolemy Raven Refit Galaxy Rigel Saber Saladin Shelley Sovereign Sovereign Yacht Soyuz Springfield Steamrunner Sydney Travel Pod Trident Type 3 Shuttle Type 6 Shuttle Type 7 Shuttle Type 8 Shuttle Type 9 Shuttle Type 10 Shuttle Type 11 Shuttle Type 15 Shuttle Type 17 Shuttle Type 18 Shuttle Warp Sled Wells Work Bee Yeager Additional
Ferengi Ships
D'Kora Additional
Human Ships
Ares Conestoga DY-100 Intrepid J Class Neptune NX Class NX Test Ship Saturn V SS Enterprise The Phoenix Type 0 Shuttle USS Enterprise Valiant Y Class Additional
Kazon Ships
Raider Predator Additional
Klingon Ships
B'rel D'tai D-5 D-7 Early Bird of Prey K'pak K'T'Inga Bird of Prey Cargo Ship Tanker Negh'var Raptor Regency Voodieh Vor'cha Additional
Romulan Ships
D'Deridex Early Bird of Prey Narada Norexan Bird of Prey D7 Science ship Scout Shuttle Scimitar Scorpion Additional
Son'a Ships
Battleship Collector Destroyer Additional
Suliban Ships
Cell Ship Module Ship Salvage Ship Additional
Talarian Ships
Observation Ship War Ship Additional
Vulcan Ships
D'Kyr Sh'Raan Suurok Vahklas Lander Additional
Xindi Ships
Aquatic Cruiser Arboreal Ship Insectoid Assault Ship Insectoid Fighter Insectoid Warship Primate Ship Primate Shuttle Reptilian Warship Additional
Miscellaneous Ships
Dauntless Doomsday Machine Kumari class Angosian Ship Cravic Ship Yonada Hirogen Ship Husnock Ship Krenim Patrol Krenim Timeship Krenim Warship Malon Ship Mawasi Cruiser Eymorg Ship Nihydron Ship Pralor Ship Promellian Battlecruiser Tarellian Ship Early Tholian Ship V'Ger Whale Probe Varro Ship Zahl Ship Additional

The Valley of Death

NotesImages
Universe : Prime Timeline

With the loss of Deep Space Nine to the Dominion, the Federation-Klingon alliance was placed in an increasingly precarious position. Although the entrance to the wormhole was mined, the Dominion was known to be working on methods to clear the obstruction and bring heavy reinforcements through from the Gamma Quadrant - a move that would surely make the war unwinnable.

Captain Sisko developed a plan to attack and recapture Deep Space Nine using elements from several Federation fleets bolstered by a contingent of Klingon ships. These forces began to gather at Starbase 375 in preparation for the attack, but word was recieved from Deep Space Nine that the Cardassians had in fact discovered a method of disabling the minefield. Starfleet had only six hundred ships ready to go, while the Klingons had not yet committed any forces to the plan. Nevertheless, faced with the imminent arrival of Dominion forces from the Gamma Quadrant, Captain Sisko took what forces he had to hand and headed for Deep Space Nine.

Unfortunately, the Federation fleet was intercepted on route by a Dominion fleet of over twleve hundred ships. Outnumbered two to one, the deadline set by the events at Deep Space Nine forced Captain Sisko to attack the Dominion fleet head on in an attempt to get whatever forces he could to the station before the minefield fell. [1]

Initially the Federation forces concentrated their attacks on the Cardassians, hoping to split them from the Jem'Hadar and divide the enemy. In the event the Dominion fleet offered such an opening only as a trap; nevertheless Captain Sisko threw every ship he had into the breach in an all out assault. The attack rapidly disintergrated into chaos; the Dominion pressed home their numerical advantage, inflicting massive losses on the Starfleet forces.

The Federation fleet was beginning to crumble when the Klingons finally arrived; catching the Dominion unawares, a large fleet under General Martok smashed into the enemy flank. The Defiant used this oppurtunity to blast her way through the fleet and headed for Deep Space Nine at maximum warp speed.

The Defiant arrived at Deep Space Nine just in time to see the minefield detonated by the Cardassians; Captain Sisko took his ship into the wormhole to try and at least hold up the Dominion reinforcements. At this point the wormhole aliens intervened, apparently curious about Siskos motivations. The Captain convinced the aliens to intervene in the war, and they deleted the oncoming fleet shortly before it reached the alpha quadrant.

The Defiant emerged from the wormhole to learn that the Federation-Klingon fleet had won a stunning victory over the Dominion, forcing them into retreat. Faced with a mass assault on the station which would endanger the life of a Founder, the Dominion evacuated the station and pulled its forces back to Cardassian space. Gul Dukat, the Cardassian leader, became mentally unbalanced at the magnitude of his defeat and was left behind on the station. Captain Sisko won a bet by setting foot on Deep Space Nine's promenade a full ten seconds before General Martok, to a rapturous welcome from the Bajorans. [2]


Colour key

Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 DS9 6 Favor the Bold
2 DS9 6 Sacrifice of Angels
Series : DS9 Season 6 (Disc 2)
Episode : Favor the Bold
Series : DS9 Season 6 (Disc 2)
Episode : Sacrifice of Angels


© Graham & Ian Kennedy Page views : 37,662 Last updated : 25 Jul 1998