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For the mirror universe counterpart, see IKS Ya'Vang (mirror).

The IKS Ya'Vang (IKC-11553, also known as IKC Yavang) was a Klingon Empire starship, a Vor'cha-class attack cruiser (or battle cruiser) in Klingon Defense Force service in the 24th century.

Service history and disposition

In the year 2374, the Ya'Vang took heavy casualties following an engagement with Dominion forces. In order to replenish the crew complement, the Ya'Vang took aboard a large contingent from the IKS Rotarran, including Alexander Rozhenko. (DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited")

Later that year, under command of Captain Lothorg, the Ya'Vang transported Sirella of the House of Martok to the wedding of Worf and Jadzia Dax at Deep Space 9. (Decipher RPG module: Starships)

In 2375, the Ya'Vang was one of the four allied ships that survived the Battle of Ricktor Prime, and the only Klingon Defense Force vessel to do so. (TNG - The Sky's the Limit short story: "Four Lights")

Several months later, Alexander Rozhenko was promoted to weapons officer of the Ya'Vang. (DS9 episode: "Penumbra")

The Ya'Vang was one of the ships that stayed loyal to Chancellor Martok during Gothmara and Morjod's coup d'état in 2376. (DS9 - The Left Hand of Destiny novels: Book One, Book Two)

In 2379, the Ya'Vang, under the command of Captain Rota, was part of a fleet of sixty Klingon vessels sent to Tezwa after the destruction of a smaller fleet four hours before. The Ya'Vang was given the honor of being the first to attack, but just as they were about to strike, the USS Enterprise-E used the Klingon Fleet Command codes to gain control of the entire Klingon fleet completely shutting down power on the ships. The Ya'Vang, along with the rest of the fleet, was guided to the edge of the system and then released. Alexander Rozhenko was still serving aboard the Ya'Vang at this time. (TNG novel: A Time to Kill)

In 2381, the Ya'Vang was dispatched to the Azure Nebula to join the allied fleet amassing there to prevent further Borg incursions. While the USS Aventine and Enterprise-E were on the remote side of a subspace tunnel, the allied fleet under the command of Captain Chakotay and the USS Voyager detected a different tunnel opening to allow the passage of starships. The fleet moved into battle positions, and Voyager's first officer Tom Paris ordered the Ya'Vang to assume a flanking position along with the warbird IRW Loviatar. However, seven thousand Borg cubes emerged from the spacial phenomenon and obliterated the waiting fleet. (ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)



Ships named Ya'Vang
Klingon Empire, Defense Force IKS Ya'Vang (IKC-11553, Vor'cha-class) Klingon Empire emblem icon image.
Klingon-Cardassian Alliance
mirror universe
IKS Ya'Vang (Vor'cha-class) Seal of the KCA icon image.
Vor'cha-class attack cruiser/battlecruiser starships
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Emblem of the Klingon Empire
Klingon-Cardassian Alliance (mirror universe) BortasYa'Vang Emblem of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance.


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.

The ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru features a 22nd century Klingon captain, Ya'Vang, intended as the namesake of the 24th century vessel.

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