(covers information from several alternate timelines)
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- See: Unnamed Klingon Birds-of-Prey (22nd century)
- See: Unnamed Klingon Birds-of-Prey (mid 23rd century)
- Chang's Bird-of-Prey
- Duras sisters' Bird-of-Prey
- Japar's Bird-of-Prey
- K'Temang's Bird-of-Prey
- K'Vada's Bird-of-Prey
- Kang's Bird-of-Prey
- Klaa's Bird-of-Prey
- Kruge's Bird-of-Prey
- Lurin's Bird-of-Prey
Birds-of-Prey at Nelvana III
Klingon-Federation War scout
In an alternate timeline on stardate 43625.2 this Klingon Bird-of-Prey decloaked and attacked the USS Enterprise-C. The Enterprise-C's successor, the USS Enterprise-D, tried to distract the attacking Klingon ship but it continued its attack before recloaking to report its discovery of the Enterprise-C. Captain Rachel Garrett died as a result of the attack. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")
Klingon-Federation War attack group
In an alternate 2366, these three K'Vort-class battle cruisers were part of a patrol that were ordered to intercept and attack the two Federation starships USS Enterprise-C and USS Enterprise-D. The three battlecruisers attacked the Enterprise-D near the temporal rift while the Enterprise-C headed for the rift. During the battle, one of these Klingon ships was destroyed by the Enterprise-D while protecting the Enterprise-C. The two remaining K'Vort-class battle cruisers continued their attack on the now helpless Enterprise-D, almost destroying it. The timeline was restored once the Enterprise-C made its way through the temporal rift, thus ending the Federation-Klingon War. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")
Rendezvous with the USS Enterprise
Later that year, this Bird-of-Prey rendezvoused with the Enterprise-D so that Kurn, a participant in the Officer Exchange Program, could be beamed aboard the Federation flagship. (TNG: "Sins of the Father")
Captain Ransom's encounter
In 2367, on stardate 44322.82, Captain Rudolph Ransom shadowed this Bird-of-Prey near Epsilon IV. After Ransom's efforts were discovered, he managed to elude the Klingons in a nearby T-Tauri nebula for three days, until stardate 44325.18, when the Klingons gave up the chase and disengaged. (VOY: "Equinox, Part II")
Governor Vagh's Birds-of-Prey
After Vagh informed Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard that they had intercepted the transport, which suggested Federation support of the Kriosian rebels, Vagh warned the Enterprise not to leave orbit, with this vessel decloaking moments later, and along with the two other vessels surrounded the Enterprise in a standoff.
Duras-loyal warships at Qo'noS
In the final days of 2367, the first Bird-of-Prey, loyal to the House of Duras, engaged a surprise attack on Gowron's flagship, the IKS Bortas, as it orbited Qo'noS, disabling its warp coils and aft shields with the first volley.
It was soon joined by a second vessel, and both continued to inflict heavy damage to the Bortas. At a suggestion from Lieutenant Worf, the Bortas lured the attacking ships into attempting to board, believing the Bortas crippled, while Worf targeted the disruptors manually. This succeeded in destroying one of the ships, however the other managed to raise its shields in time, allowing it to cause further damage until it was at last driven off by the sudden appearance and attack from the IKS Hegh'ta. The attack signaled the beginning of the Klingon Civil War. Fortunately, the swearing of loyalty from Kurn and four other squadron commanders ensured that Gowron would not stand alone in the war.
Duras-loyal warships at Mempa
Ferengi privateer salvaged Bird-of-Prey
In 2369 the DaiMon's Bird of Prey and its sister ship attacked a Starfleet science station, which had a complement of 103 personnel, on the planet of Ligos VII. Both ships later took part in the attack on the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D. The Enterprise was able to inflict only minor damage on one of the attacking ships. The Ferengi boarded and captured the crew and beamed them onto Ligos VII to mine it. DaiMon Lurin and his men were eventually arrested when the Enterprise's away team, who were turned into children, were able to recapture the ship. (TNG: "Rascals")
Years later, following Odo's research in security breaches aboard the Enterprise, he noted to Worf of the incident, reminding him how on "Stardate 46235.7, Ferengi privateers led by DaiMon Lurin boarded and seized control of the Enterprise using two salvaged Klingon Birds-of-Prey." (DS9: "Bar Association")
General Martok's task force
These warships were among the task force consisting of "hundreds of ships" that General Martok brought to Deep Space 9 in early 2372. Upon arriving, crewmembers of these ships were granted shore leave aboard the station.
As time passed, they began conducting random searches of vessels that traveled through Bajoran space. Following the incident between the IKS M'Char and the USS Defiant over the unwarranted inspection of the SS Xhosa, these ships moved out into unclaimed space, while numerous other remained stationed around Deep Space 9.
When it eventually became clear to the Klingons that the Federation had no desire to support their proposed invasion of Cardassia, the task force cloaked and withdrew on a coarse directly for the Cardassian Empire. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")
Attack on the Prakesh
As the Defiant entered the fray, it warned off the Klingon ships, but in response, was fired upon by the lead Bird-of-Prey. Initially, Captain Benjamin Sisko treated the Klingons with kid gloves trying only to disable their ships by firing at their engines, indeed, disabling the lead ship. Although removing one of their targets from the battlefield, their care ultimately proved ineffective.
The second ship fired an aft photon torpedo at the Defiant, causing the Defiant's tactical station to fritz out. As Worf took over the station, he explained that their attempts at disabling the Klingons were proving ineffective, forcing to allow use of deadly force. Several phaser shots later, the second ship was destroyed.
Before the Defiant could full engage the third Bird-of-Prey, an attack cruiser joined the battle, and kept the Defiant from defeating the final Bird-of-Prey, which only took a few phaser hits, as it continued to attack the Prakesh. Following the rescue of the Prakesh's passengers and crew, the remaining Bird-of-Prey and the attack cruiser pursued the Defiant all the way back to Deep Space 9.
En route, Gul Dukat, the rescued commander of the Prakesh, entered the Defiant's bridge, thereupon immediately seeing Lieutenant Commander Worf and stating to Captain Benjamin Sisko, "are you aware that there's a Klingon on your bridge?" Unphased, Sisko explained that "He's not the Klingon you should be worried about," before asking Jadzia Dax to "Switch to aft view [and zoom to] maximum magnification," pointing out to Dukat the two pursing vessels. Dukat suggested that they cloak immediately, but Worf pointedly added that the Defiant had lost its cloaking device rescuing Dukat.
As the Defiant came into DS9's sensor range, Miles O'Brien noted to Kira Nerys that fact, adding that "they've got two Klingon ships on their tail." As the Defiant began hastened docking procedures, Dukat thought that it looked as if "the Klingons chased us all this way for nothing," believing that "Two ships against the station? I don't think they'd risk it." Dax then pointed added that she didn't think that it was "much of a risk" and she revealed to Dukat that those ships "have got friends", as they watch the two pursuing join the waiting Klingon fleet that surrounded that station. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")
Klingon task force against Deep Space 9
Markot's task force returned to Deep Space 9 and after a short bit of dialogue between the two sides, the Klingons opened fire on the station, beginning the first Battle of Deep Space 9.
During the battle several Birds-of-Prey were destroyed with many others heavily damaged. It wasn't until the arrival of Federation reinforcements, along with the fact that DS9 proved capable of holding its own in battle, that the Klingons task force finally withdrew back into Cardassian space. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")
Bajoran sector minefield
After Worf and Kurn had acquired the necessary means of detonating the minefield, the USS Defiant visited the site, warned all cloaked Klingon ships of their intentions, and detonated it. As the first grid of field erupted in explosions, two Birds-of-Prey were churned up, leading Miles O'Brien to commented that them driving out by detonating parts of their minefield was "just like flushing quail." He reported to Major Kira Nerys that the ships were "setting course 327'215, back to the Klingon Empire." Thereafter, they intended to continue to detonating the minefield, and according to Kira, she wanted to "see how many other birds we can flush out of here." (DS9: "Sons of Mogh")
Convoy 6 Bird-of-Prey
According to Miles O'Brien, during Worf's extradition trial, "There were two Klingon ships. A Bird-of-Prey and an old battle cruiser. One would engage us while the other went after the convoy, then they'd switch, the first ship going after the Cardassians while the second ship came after us [the Defiant]." (DS9: "Rules of Engagement")
Two of these Birds-of-Prey were dispatched to Terok Nor, along with the Regent's flagship, to put down the Terran Rebellion in 2372. They both failed and were destroyed in the ensuing battle. (DS9: "Shattered Mirror")
Bird-of-Prey near Ty'Gokor
In early 2373, this Bird-of-Prey was encountered by Gul Dukat in his commandeered Bird-of-Prey while transporting Captain Benjamin Sisko and his crew on a covert mission to Ty'Gokor. When the holofilter Dukat normally used to impersonate a Klingon captain failed, Worf offered to speak with them. Dukat, however, chose to fire on the other Bird-of-Prey, destroying it. (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising")
While undergoing a neural link with the Borg Cooperative in 2373, USS Voyager's first officer Chakotay became aware of at least one, otherwise unspecified, pitched battle the Empire fought against a Borg cube of the same type that engaged Starfleet in the Battle of Wolf 359 in 2367, and in which at least two Birds-of-Prey were involved. Like their Starfleet counterparts, the Klingon squadron fared little better, suffering substantial losses. (VOY: "Unity")
On stardate 50564.2 several Birds-of-Prey were among the large contingent of Klingon warships that arrived at Deep Space 9 after falling back from Cardassian space, following the Cardassians declaration of joining the Dominion. Several more later arrived at DS9, and were among the last of Gowron's fleet to reach the station. (DS9: "By Inferno's Light")
While the Dominion attacked Deep Space 9, during the second Battle of Deep Space 9, several of these vessels crossed the Cardassian border and destroyed the Dominion shipyards on Torros III. These ships later joined with the USS Defiant and IKS Rotarran, following the evacuation of DS9, for a counterattack against the Dominion forces. (DS9: "Call to Arms", "A Time to Stand")
This fleet, comprised of Birds-of-Prey and Vor'cha-class cruisers, was led by Martok and Worf, after they persuaded Chancellor Gowron to contribute them to Operation Return. One of these Birds-of-Prey was destroyed by friendly fire.
Deep Space 9 stationed warships
These three Birds-of-Prey, along with a Vor'cha-class attack cruiser and two Miranda-class starships, were stationed on patrol near Deep Space 9 shortly after the starbase was retaken by the Federation in 2374. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited") The same grouping of ships was again present at DS9 in 2375. (DS9: "Strange Bedfellows")
Luther Sloan's son's rendezvous ship
According to Luther Sloan's backstory, as the deputy director of Internal Affairs, his told of the time that his son's convoy dropped out of warp to rendezvous with a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, only to find three Dominion attack ships waiting for them instead. (DS9: "Inquisition")
First Battle of Chin'toka
When a small squadron of Jem'Hadar fighters engaged the Federation Alliance fleet, Martok sent these warships, along with a number of attack cruisers, to engage the incoming bogeys. The Jem'hadar fighters began veering into the Klingon ships with suicide runs, inflicting considerable damage on the Klingons, managing to cripple or destroy fifteen of ships.
Once the fleet engaged the Cardassian orbital weapon platforms protecting Chin'toka, several more ships were damaged or destroyed, while at last one orbital weapon platform was destroyed with a Bird-of-Prey collided with platform. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")
Second Battle of Chin'toka
Stationed at DS9
Battle of Cardassia
|22nd century:||Unnamed: Duras' • Malik's||Mid 23rd century:||Unnamed|
| Late 23rd-|
|IKS Buruk • IKS Ch'Tang • IKS Hegh'ta • IKS Ki'tang • IKS Koraga • IKS Korinar • IKS M'Char • IKS Malpara • IKS Ning'tao • IKS Orantho • IKS Pagh • IKS Rotarran • IKS Slivin • IKS Vorn • IKS Y'tem|
|Unnamed: Chang's • Duras sisters' • Japar's • K'Temang's • K'Vada's • Kang's • Klaa's • Kruge's ("HMS Bounty") • Lurin's|