(covers information from several alternate timelines)
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The ISS Charon was a Terran Charon-type starship that was in service to the Terran Empire Starfleet in the mid-23rd century. Its captain was Maddox. Along with serving as the flagship of the Terran fleet, this vessel housed the palace of the Terran emperor, Philippa Georgiou.
Following this strike, the Emperor commanded Michael Burnham to deliver Gabriel Lorca to her aboard the Charon. Unbeknownst to Burnham, who believed Lorca to be the one from her own universe, Lorca was using her to board the Charon in an attempt to seize the throne for himself. After escaping his agony booth, he released his followers and launched his coup. They managed to eliminate Georgiou's forces and took control of the throne room, but were undermined when Georgiou and Burnham were brought in as prisoners by Lorca's troops. While this was occurring, the Federation starship USS Discovery dropped out of warp on Burnham's command and opened fire, damaging the throne room. This gave Burnham a chance to drop the containment field around the Charon's mycelial power core so the Discovery could destroy it. During this attack, Georgiou killed Lorca, and she and Burnham were transported to safety aboard the Discovery. As Lorca's troops moved to re-take control, Discovery opened fire on the Charon's power core, obliterating the vessel. (DIS: "What's Past Is Prologue")