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The Vetar was a Cardassian Galor-class cruiser that was in service with the Cardassian military in the late 24th century. It was commanded by Gul Evek, with Glinn Telak as executive officer. (TNG: "Journey's End")

In 2370, the Vetar was assigned to perform a preliminary survey of Dorvan V before the colony was to be handed over to the Cardassian Union. (TNG: "Journey's End") Later that year, the Vetar came under attack by a fleet of small but heavily-armed Maquis attack fighters; the ship sustained heavy damage before the attackers were driven off by the arrival of the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

In 2371, the Vetar was pursuing a Maquis raider commanded by Chakotay; when Chakotay chose to escape into the Badlands, Evek continued in full pursuit. The Vetar took heavy damage to its port blade when it was struck by a plasma flare inside the Badlands; it was forced to break off pursuit. (VOY: "Caretaker")

Galor class in the Delta Quadrant

Like the Val Jean, however, the Vetar was pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker's array during that engagement. Arriving days before the arrival of the USS Voyager, it was one of fifty-two starships recorded by Neelix as arriving in that quadrant. After the crew's DNA was examined by the Caretaker, the vessel was returned to the Alpha Quadrant, before eventually being found destroyed in the Badlands by the Maquis.

In 2374, Seven of Nine was able to confirm its presence through analyzing the ship's hull geometry and warp signature. She, however, falsely believed "that for some unknown reason the Caretaker had sent this ship back to the Alpha Quadrant, and that Commander Chakotay attacked the vessel before it could reach its destination. He downloaded its computer core and discovered the presence of the Caretaker's array. He realized that the array could be used by the Maquis as a weapon, to launch surprise attacks against Cardassian and Starfleet vessels." (VOY: "The Voyager Conspiracy")

According to the script for "Journey's End", the pronunciation for Vetar was "VEE-tar". [1]
The Starships RPG sourcebook gives its registry as CUW-8254.


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