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The First Battle of Chin'toka was a military engagement between the Federation Alliance and Dominion forces in the Chin'toka system in 2374. (DS9 episode: "Tears of the Prophets").

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Prelude

The attack on the Chin'toka system had its origin in Benjamin Sisko's suggestion for an Allied offensive on the Dominion's territory in the Cardassian Union after the Romulans joined the Dominion War. After presenting him with the Christopher Pike Medal of Valor, Admiral William Ross told Sisko the attack would be going ahead, with him planning and executing it. (DS9 episode: "Tears of the Prophets")

The Battle

Aftermath

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Participating Allied starships

Connections

Battles of the Dominion War
Second Battle of Deep Space 9 (2373) • Battle of Torros III (2373) • Battle of Tyra (2374) • First Battle of Vulcanis (2374) • Operation Return (2374) • Sabotage of Vuldok Nor (2374) • Second Battle of Vulcanis (2374) • Battle of Sybaron (2374) • Third Battle of Vulcanis (2374) • First Battle of Chin'toka (2374) • Battle of Rigel (2375) • Battle of Ricktor Prime (2375) • Battle of Chudala (2375) • Raid on San Francisco (2375) • Battle of Goloroth (2375) • Invasion of Septimus III (2375) • Second Battle of Chin'toka (2375) • Kalandra Campaign (2375) • Battle of the Three Suns (2375) • Battle of Rashanar (2375) • Battle of Cardassia (2375) • Battle of Laktar (Unknown)
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First Battle of Chin'toka
The USS Galaxy fires on a Cardassian orbital weapon platform.
Conflict: Dominion War
Date: 2374
Location: Chin'toka system
Result: Federation Alliance victory
COMBATANTS
Federation Alliance Dominion, Cardassian Union
COMMANDERS
General Martok
STRENGTH
Hundreds of starships,
tens of thousands of ground troops.
Hundreds of OWPs,
five squadrons of Jem'Hadar attack ships,
planetary defense forces
MATERIAL LOSSES
Dozens of starships total
CASUALTIES
unknown unknown
BATTLE CHRONOLOGY
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The First Battle of Chin'toka was the first offensive launched by the allied forces of the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire into Cardassian territory during the Dominion War.

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Planning stages

The invasion plan.

The inclusion of the Romulan Star Empire into the Federation Alliance stretched the Dominion's forces opening up the possibility for an invasion of Cardassian territory. Captain Benjamin Sisko was given the task by Starfleet Command to select the location of the attack, he chose the Chin'toka system. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")

Orbital weapon platforms.

The Chin'toka system lay in the crucial Dorvan sector, which was a vital link between Cardassian space, the Kalandra sector and Betazed. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Into the Fire") The system was defended by a meagre force of five squadrons of Jem'Hadar attack ships due to the Dominion needing extra ships on the Romulan front. The allies started to gather their forces at Deep Space 9 in preparation for the attack. This included the Starfleet Ninth Fleet and Starfleet Task Force 59. During the preparations the allies learned that a new planetary defense system had been deployed within the system, the Orbital weapon platforms were heavily armed and would make the attack far tougher then expected. The allies agreed to deploy as soon as possible. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets"; Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Into the Fire")

To keep the Dominion guessing the bulk of the personnel involved were not told the fleet's taget until the fleet left Deep Space 9. The fleet made the transit from the space station to the edge of the system unopposed. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Into the Fire")

The battle

A Vor'cha-class attack cruiser is destroyed by the Jem'Hadar.

The fleet arrived in the system to find the platforms still disabled. The meagre Dominion forces engaged the Klingons, despite being heavily outnumbered they caused significant damage to the Klingon fleet through the use of suicide tactics. The losses did not deter the fleet and it continued on and engaged the outer platforms, easily destroying them.

The platforms open fire.

The battle that took a turn with the entire weapons platform system coming online. The fleet was suddenly surrounded by active and very powerful platforms. The platforms immediately took a toll on the fleet, particularly the Romulans as two of their warbirds took heavy damage when the system came online. Despite the losses the allied fleet continued to press on through the platforms.

The platforms' power generator explodes.

The USS Defiant was able to find a weakness with the system. All the platforms shared a single power source. The Defiant was successful in destroying the power source, instantly disabling every single platform. The fleet then quickly dealt with the offline platforms, though several were preserved for study by the allied militaries.

With the space within the system secured the allies went about the second phase of the operation, the capture of the planets. The allies brought in the invasion force that was waiting just outside the system. Dozens of starships carrying thousands of ground troops and equipment entered the system. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets"; Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Into the Fire")

The fleet bombarded the surface of the planets destroying military bases and installations before launching the ground invasion. Tens of thousands of troops descended on the planets. With support from attack fighters in the atmosphere and starships from orbit the invasion went fairly quickly with the allies securing the major population areas, gaining control over the planets. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Semper Fidelis")

The Aftermath

The Dominion was able to bottle up the alliance in the Chin'toka system, stopping a grand push into Cardassian territory. The system would turn into an vast battleground with Dominion forces constantly trying to wrest back control of the system. (DS9: "Image in the Sand", "The Siege of AR-558")

The allies would eventually be forced from the system almost a year after they first took control during the Second Battle of Chin'toka. (DS9: "The Changing Face of Evil")

Participating forces

Participating starships


Major battles of the Dominion War
Second Battle of Deep Space 9 (2373) | Battle of Torros III (2373) | Battle of Sector 432 (2374) | Battle of Guyra (2374) | Battle of Rumarda (2374) | Battle of Tyra (2374) | Raid on Sector 432 (2374) | Operation Blue Room (2374) | First Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | Operation Return (2374) | Kalandra Offensive (2374) | Battle of Betazed (2374) | Second Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | Battle of Benzar (2374) | Battle of Sybaron (2374) | Liberation of Benzar (2374) | Battle of the Tibor Nebula (2374) | Raid on Tohvun (2374) | Third Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | First Battle of Chin'toka (2374) | Battle of Ricktor Prime (2375) | Battle of Chudala (2375) | Kalandra Campaign (2375) | Invasion of Septimus III (2375) | Breen Attack on Earth/Raid on San Francisco (2375) | Second Battle of Chin'toka (2375) | Battle of the Three Suns (2375) | Liberation of Betazed (2375) | Battle of Getha (2375) | Battle of Cardassia (2375)


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