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The Battle of Wolf 359 was the Federation's disastrous first fleet action against the Borg. It was part of the Borg invasion of 2367.

In early 2367, (stardate 44002.3), a fleet of forty starships, under the command of Admiral J.P. Hanson, massed at Wolf 359, 7.8 light-years from Earth, in an attempt to halt a Borg cube en route to Earth. Using the knowledge of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who had earlier been assimilated and given the designation "Locutus", the Borg destroyed 39 ships. The one-sided battle cost the Federation over 11,000 lives. (TNG episodes: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II", "The Drumhead"; DS9 episode: "Emissary", plus story Final Entry and comic Second Contact)

See template below for ships known to have been lost in the Battle of Wolf 359.

Ships at the Battle of Wolf 359
Federation Starfleet USS AhwahneeUSS BellerophonUSS BonestellUSS BuranUSS ChekovUSS EndeavourUSS FirebrandUSS GageUSS HoaglandUSS KadoscaUSS KyushuUSS LiberatorUSS Melbourne (Excelsior-class)USS Melbourne (Nebula-class)USS PrincetonUSS RighteousUSS RooseveltUSS SaratogaUSS TolstoyUSS Yamaguchi UFP emblem image.

Emblem of Starfleet.

Borg Collective Locutus's cube Borg emblem.

External Link

Battle of Wolf 359 article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.

The Wolf 359 Research Project, which identifies and reconstructs ships lost at the Battle of Wolf 359 from production photos, interviews, and analysis of screen captures from "The Best of Both Worlds" and "Emissary", at Ex Astris Scientia.

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Battle of Wolf 359
Conflict: Federation-Borg Conflict
Date: Stardate 44002.3
Location: Wolf 359
Result: Decisive Borg victory
Borg Collective United Federation of Planets
Locutus of Borg J.P. Hanson
Borg cube 40 Federation vessels
None 39 starships
Minor (if any) 11,000+ casualties
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The Battle of Wolf 359 was the first major engagement between the Federation and the Borg and occurred in 2367.

Following the attacks on New Providence, the USS Lalo and the USS Enterprise-D Starfleet Command prepared a force of forty starships to try and stop the Borg cube before it could reach Earth. The Federation force and the Borg cube met in the Wolf 359 system. (TNG: "Best of Both Worlds, Part I", "Best of Both Worlds, Part II")

During the battle the USS Rebellious attempted to stop the Borg cube by making modulations to its deflector dish, but, once fired, the Borg sent a feedback loop, severely crippling the ship. First officer Elizabeth Singh and Regina Meyer survived the assault, and, in their attempt to escape, witnessed the Borg leading away survivors, including Esthappen and Rahel Singh. Eleven survivors escaped the Rebellious, including Elizabeth Singh and Meyer, before the ship exploded. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Devil's Cube")

The battle was no less then a disaster for the Federation, thirty-nine vessels were destroyed in the battle at a cost of around 11,000 lives. While the fleet failed in its objective to stop the Borg at Wolf 359 the USS Enterprise-D managed to catch up to the cube near Earth and initiate a feedback loop that destroyed it. (TNG: "Best of Both Worlds, Part II", "The Drumhead")


The USS Prospect arrived moments after the battle's conclusion to find an alien ship communicating with the Borg cube. With the alien ship not communicating, the Prospect pursued and disabled the ship, boarding it to find the ship was a 27th century ship full of historians. The Prospect returned to help with the recovery effort at Wolf 359. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")

Anne Cobry, in command of the USS Worsaae, and her crew assisted in the rescue and recovery effort after the battle. In addition, counselor Scott Fack, engineer Jason Athelstan and several Starfleet Medical personnel accompanied Cobry and her crew, helping the survivors. The USS Arlington and USS Barrington were among the other starships helping in the recovery effort. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")

Scott Fack and other counselors continued to help heal the mental scars, with Benjamin and Jake Sisko being Fack's patients. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child") He and the others returned to Earth to continue the counseling, with his roll of patients growing to include victim's family members, including Corey Aster. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Dream a Little Dream of Me")

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