Dominion War

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Before the War

  • Initial conflict occurred July 30, 2373 upon entry of Cardassian Union into the Dominion (DS9: "By Inferno's Light")
    • Prior to official beginning of hostilities, explicit illicit actions against Alpha Quadrant forces by the Dominion had been occurring since first contact, 2370
      • December 31, 2370: Official first contact, destruction of USS Odyssey (DS9: "The Jem'Hadar")
      • October 2371: Decimation of Tal Shiar and Obsidian Order (DS9: "The Die is Cast")
      • Mid-December 2371: Attempt on instigating new Federation/Tzenkethi War 2371 (DS9: "The Adversary")
      • Early 2372: Instigation of 2372 Federation-Klingon War
      • May 2372: Instigation of attempted Starfleet coup (DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost")

Core forces

Starfleet Fleets

Second Fleet

  • Formed by late 2373 (DS9: "Call to Arms")
  • December 2374: Assaulted occupying Dominion forces on Betazed three times over the course of the month without success (DS9: "The Sound of Her Voice")
  • Vessels

Third Fleet

  • April 2374: Reinforced defensive efforts following Federation victory in Battle of Setlik (SCE Short Story: "War Stories, Book 1")
  • May 2374: Remained behind to defend Sol system during Operation Return (DS9: "Favor the Bold")

Seventh Fleet

  • Initially consisted of 112 vessels (DS9: "A Time to Stand"; SCE Short Story: "War Stories, Book 1")
  • March 25, 2374: 98 vessels destroyed in Battle of Tyra
  • Vessels

Tenth Fleet

  • Commanded by Admiral Masc (TNG Novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
  • By September 2374: Assigned to Betazed Sector (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")

Twelfth Fleet

General Details

  • Alternately known as the Quadrant War by Gamma Quadrant civilizations near the Bajoran Wormhole (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)
  • Dominion military presence in systems in the immediate vicinity of the Gamma Quadrant terminus of the Bajoran Wormhole, including Breen and Cardassian vessels, vastly increased during the Dominion War in an attempt at preventing Alpha Quadrant footholds in Dominion-claimed territory (DS9 Novel: Rising Son)

Major Events

March 25, 2374

Battle of Tyra

  • Forces
    • Alpha Quadrant alliance
    • Dominion
  • Seventh Fleet attempted to prevent Dominion advance into Federation territory (DS9: "A Time to Stand")
  • Results
    • Alpha Quadrant alliance losses
      • 98 Starfleet vessels destroyed (DS9: "A Time to Stand"; SCE Short Story: "War Stories, Book 1")

April 2374

Battle of Setlik

May 25, 2374

Operation Return

September 7, 2374

First Battle of Betazed

  • Betazed struck by Jem'Hadar fleet while Tenth Fleet on a training exercise (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")
  • Fleet repelled, planetary defenses destroyed, and planet occupied within hours of strike (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")

Late December 2374

Battle of Rigel

  • Forces
    • Alpha Quadrant alliance
    • Dominion
  • Federation task force defended Raij system against Dominion attack (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed; S31 Novel: Abyss)
  • Results
    • Four Starfleet vessels lost (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • One week before Battle of Starbase 19

Massacre of New Beijing

  • Forces
    • Dominion
      • Two squadrons of Jem'Hadar soldiers (S31 Novel: Abyss)
  • Considered one of the worst massacres of the war (S31 Novel: Abyss)
  • Official death toll of 5,000 (S31 Novel: Abyss)
    • True death toll much higher (S31 Novel: Abyss)
  • Simultaneous with Battle of Rigel

December 29, 2374

First Battle of Chin'toka

  • Forces
    • Alpha Quadrant alliance (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")
    • Dominion
      • 5 attack squadrons of at least 16 vessels each (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")
      • Hundreds of automated weapons platforms (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")

Early January 2375

Battle of Starbase 19

  • Forces
    • Alpha Quadrant alliance (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Dominion
    • Large number of Dominion vessels (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Preemptive strike from Jem'Hadar forces to prevent attempt at retaking Betazed system (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Results
    • Starbase 19 lost, along with 36 vessels in the Twelfth Fleet (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
      • Casualties in the thousands (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
    • All but one dozen Dominion vessels remaining to defend Betazed (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Four months after First Battle of Betazed

Second Battle of Betazed

  • Forces
  • Covert team infiltrated Sentok Nor, destroying it via access of auto-destruct system (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Starfleet task force occupied Dominion fleet, while second covert team on Darona retrieved Hent Tevren to access his psionic talents (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Analysis of results of Crell Moset's attempts to form telepathic Jem'Hadar led to revelation that Jem'Hadar were vulnerable to emotional overload (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Rather than homicidal technique, Tevren's emotional projection techniques were disseminated and used instead to disable Jem'Hadar, allowing capture of occupying Dominion forces (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
  • Results
    • Alpha Quadrant alliance: Loss of USS Katana, 1200 Betazoid resistance members (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)
    • Dominion: Loss of all vessels and Sentok Nor; Betazed occupying forces taken prisoner by Federation (TNG Novel: The Battle of Betazed)

February 2375

Battle of Goloroth

  • Forces
  • 46 hours following capture of planet by Dominion strike force, Romulan Star Empire mustered classified mission to retake before arrival of Federation/Klingon task force (DS9 Short Story: "Twilight's Wrath")
  • Results
    • Romulan Star Empire losses
      • Destroyed: IRW Draco (DS9 Short Story: "Twilight's Wrath")
      • Lost: 560 Reman strike forces (DS9 Short Story: "Twilight's Wrath")
    • Dominion losses
      • Destroyed: All planet-side forces (DS9 Short Story: "Twilight's Wrath")

April 7, 2375

Battle of Ricktor Prime

  • Forces
  • Alpha Quadrant task force defended Ricktor Prime against Dominion fleet (TNG Short Story: "Four Lights")
  • Initial engagement resulted in loss of USS Winchester, unnamed Galor-class vessel (TNG Short Story: "Four Lights")
  • USS Grissom, USS Christopher, CDS Elokar disabled shortly after (TNG Short Story: "Four Lights")
  • Unnamed Jem'Hadar vessel destroyed via redirection of ejected warp core of CDS Elokar (TNG Short Story: "Four Lights")
  • Two remaining Jem'Hadar vessels engaged in suicide strike, leading to destruction of USS Vaklar, IKS Kortir, IKS Worvig (TNG Short Story: "Four Lights")
  • Remaining Jem'Hadar vessel escaped (TNG Short Story: "Four Lights")
  • Results

August 11, 2375

Attack on Earth

September 30, 2375

Battle of Avenal VII

  • Forces
    • Klingon Empire
      • Directly commanded by General Martok (DS9: "Tacking into the Wind"; SCE Short Story: "War Stories, Book 1")
    • Dominion
      • Specific values unknown, but Klingon forces outnumbered six to one
  • Ill-conceived Klingon attack against Avenal VII ordered by Chancellor Gowron (DS9: "Tacking into the Wind"; SCE Short Story: "War Stories, Book 1")
  • Motivated purely due to rising attention on General Martok (DS9: "Tacking into the Wind")
  • Key event in the overthrow of Chancellor Gowron by Worf, followed by the passing of title to General Martok (DS9: "Tacking into the Wind")


Battle of Rashanar

  • Forces
  • Dominion force attempted attack on Ona (TNG Novel: A Time to Die)
  • Attack repelled by Alpha Quadrant alliance forces (TNG Novel: A Time to Die)
  • All involved vessels destroyed (TNG Novel: A Time to Be Born)
    • Cause for total destruction of both fleets unknown until further investigation, mid-2378 (TNG Novel: A Time to Be Born)
    • Remains held in place through to 2378 due to formation of gravitational field via rift to antimatter universe (TNG Novel: A Time to Be Born, A Time to Die)
    • Hazards of field included antimatter asteroid composed of stray antimatter released from rift (TNG Novel: A Time to Be Born, A Time to Die)

December 31, 2375

  • Official surrender of the Dominion (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")
    • Withdrawal of Dominion forces from the Alpha Quadrant proceeded shortly thereafter