In 2279, the Gagarin was attacked by Klingons, and Kawaguchi was among the twenty-two crew members taken prisoner. He spent the following eight years in a prison camp on the planet Pao'la, sharing a cell with fellow crewmate Sinak, and forced to work in that world's dilithium mines.
|USS Gagarin personnel|
|USS Gagarin (scout)||Alec MacPherson • Montgomery Scott|
|USS Gagarin (Oberth class)||Randall Bird • Dorthan • Sydney Elliot • Cheryl Flodin • Stephen Garrovick • Gralev • Robert Kawaguchi • Ra Mhvlovi • Linda Parker • Sinak|
|USS Yuri Gagarin||Alan Bernard|