The IKS Vor'nak (IKC-11544, also known as the IKC Vornak or Vor'Nak) was a Klingon Empire starship, a Vor'cha-class attack cruiser (or battle cruiser) in Klingon Defense Force service in the late 24th century, commanded by General Tanas. (ST reference: The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Decipher RPG module: Starships)
Service history and disposition
In the Dominion War of the 2370s decade, the Vor'nak was among the Klingon vessels that helped defend Federation starbase Deep Space 9 from Dominion attack in 2374, at the Second Battle of Deep Space 9. (Decipher RPG module: Starships)
In the year 2374, Vor'nak transferred five crew members to the IKS Rotarran, including Alexander Rozhenko, N'Garen, daughter of Tse'Dek, Koth, son of Larna, Katogh, son of Ch'Pok and Doran, daughter of W'mar. (DS9 episode: "Sons and Daughters", DS9 - The Dominion War novelization: Call to Arms...)
While canon materials surrounding the use of the model use the term "attack cruiser" for the ship's type, the Decipher RPG refers to this and other Vor'cha ships as "battle cruisers", and BotF as battleships. It is not clear if the terms were synonymous or if, at some point, some Vor'cha vessels were outfitted to fill service as a different ship type. Decipher's manual assigns the name prefix "IKS", while BotF used the IKC prefix.
Appearances and references
- ST reference: The Star Trek Encyclopedia
- Decipher RPG module: Starships
- DS9 episode: "Sons and Daughters"
- DS9 - The Dominion War novelization: Call to Arms...