The First Battle of Altair VI was a small engagement during the early months of the Earth-Romulan War, between forces of the United Earth Starfleet and the Romulan Star Navy in 2155.



After Vulcan decided to stay out of the war they offered warp detection technology to the rest of the Coalition of Planets and it was installed shortly thereafter. However, the system turned out to be ineffective so Earth forces began installing upgrades in all their systems. Columbia (NX-02) was sent to Altair to install these upgrades.

The BattleEdit

As the Columbia was installing the upgrades to the early-warning system, they detected the system's outer nodes failing and moved to investigate. They soon picked up a small convoy of 16 Romulan attack ships and engaged them, destroying 14 Romulan fighters immediately. The two remaining fighters sped into the inner system and were engaged by the Daedalus-class ships, USS Heinlein and USS Kon-Tiki, resulting in the destruction of one of the fighters. The final fighter attempted to make a suicide run against the planet, but was destroyed by Columbia just moments before it impacted the surface.


While Altair was saved, it was proven that there were still gaps in the effectiveness of the detection grid and that Starfleet still had to work out the issue. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)



Battles of the Earth-Romulan War (2155-2160)
Prelude Devastation of Coridan IIIBattle of DraylaxBattle of Alpha CentauriBattle of Calder IIKobayashi Maru Incident
2155 Battle of Tarod IXFirst Battle of DenevaFirst Battle of BerengariaSkirmish near Threllvia IVFall of Threllvia IVFirst Battle of Altair VI
2156 Battle of AndoriaInvasion of CaporyMission to Aeihk'aeleir ShipyardInvasion of Draken IVSecond Battle of BerengariaBattle of AlgeronAmbush in the Onias sectorSecond Battle of Altair VIBattle of Tau Ceti IVSecond Battle of Deneva
2157 Battle of Gamma HydraBattle of Galorndon CoreBattle of Prantares
2159 Search for the SeleyaAttack on GravenorMission to Epsilon ThetaMission to EncariaBattle of TyburnThird Battle of Altair VIBattle of VorkadoThird Battle of DenevaBattle of Beta VirginisBattle of Delta Pavonis
2160 Battle of TenebiaDevastation of DraylaxAttack on SolBattle of Cheron
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