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The First Battle of Berengaria was an engagement between the Romulan Star Empire and United Earth during the Earth-Romulan War.

History[]

Background[]

Berengaria VII was the home of a Vulcan science outpost and Earth Starfleet's newly established Starbase 1 still under construction. The Romulan bird-of-prey Dhivael and its compliment of attack fighters were dispatched to conquer the system and establish a beachhead in Coalition of Planets space.

The Battle[]

Two squadrons of Romulan sub-warp fighters avoided the system's warp detection grid and immediately wiped out both Starbase 1 and the Vulcan science outpost located on Berengaria VII. Following that destruction, the Earth starship Discovery entered the system to investigate the outposts automated distress call, but was ambushed by the Romulan fighters in an attempt to seize the Starfleet vessel. The Romulan ships then opened fire on the Discovery with nuclear weapons, blinding its sensors, and the followup attacks severely damaged the Starfleet vessel. The crew was forced to abandon ship to survive the subsequent warp core breach. Captain Curtis sacrificed his life to launch the log buoy and get out a distress call.

Aftermath[]

The defeat of Starfleet gave the Romulans a beachhead even closer to Earth than any planets held before. It also resulted in the destruction of one of Earth's few NX-class vessels, but the surviving crew members were evacuated. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

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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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