- For other uses, see Dorado.
History[edit | edit source]
In 2265, crewmen Erhard Voss, Kefford and Martin led a mutiny. They released Jago and five loyal officers in a class F shuttlecraft, retaining Lieutenant Horek as a hostage, then took Dorado towards the Klingon Empire to seek political asylum. The starship USS Enterprise was dispatched to intercept, as the vessel contained classified documents. Voss jettisoned some of the guardship's main fuel, so when the Enterprise fired on Dorado, the explosion crippled the starship and allowed Dorado to escape.
Dorado approached Scaptar along the Klingon border. The outpost commander launched a Klingon transit-hopper spacecraft into orbit, which sent a representative in an environmental suit to Dorado, but it was really a masterslave robot full of deadly gas. The robot was sliced in half by the guardship's airlock.
Dorado then headed into Klingon territory toward Necros. Before the mutineers' actions could incite a war, Spock was able to trick Voss into turning Dorado back toward Federation territory. James T. Kirk fired a gas grenade through the hull of Dorado to incapacitate the mutineers. (TOS comic: "Mutiny on the Dorado")
Crew manifest[edit | edit source]
- Commanding officer
- Chief Mechanic
Background[edit | edit source]
|This section is written
from the Real World
point of view.
- USS Bozeman served in the Starfleet Border Service in 2278, part of the Federation Division of Law Enforcement. As this division was overseen by the Federation, not Starfleet, non-Starfleet vessels like Dorado could have been operated by this division. (TNG novel: Ship of the Line)
- The gold-colored Dorado was most likely named after El Dorado, a mythical city on Earth made of gold, though it may also have been named after the Dorado constellation.