Berengaria VII was to be the location of Earth Starfleet's Starbase 1 and construction had begun on the facility when Romulan forces invaded the system and wiped out the base as well as a Vulcan research outpost in the First Battle of Berengaria. As Earth continued to suffer losses, Starfleet gathered a fleet of 13 ships together and placed it under the command of Commodore Jonathan Archer, whose orders were to retake Berengaria. The starship Intrepid joined the flotilla on the way, despite Starfleets plans to deploy her elsewhere.
Earth forces entered the Berengaria system at impulse to avoid the warp detection grid, and after destroying a Romulan patrol, slowly approached the planet. After engaging the Romulan space forces, the Starfleet vessels launched drop ships filled with MACO troopers toward the planet. As the dropships landed, MACO troops fiercely advanced on the Romulan ground forces and were eventually able to push them back. After sustaining heavy casuelties, This forced the last of the Romulans soilders evacuated onto the remaining Romulan warships and retreat from the system, leaving it to the Earth forces. Commodore Archer decided not to pursue, but concentrate on repairs.
Romulan forces were defeated, handing Earth its first decisive victory, at a great cost however, seven Daedalus-class starships were destroyed with all hands, many MACO dropships were destroyed prior to landing, hundreds of MACO troops were killed in the course of the battle, and no Romulan technology or bodies were recovered for study. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
|Battles of the Earth-Romulan War (2155-2160)|
|Prelude||Devastation of Coridan III • Battle of Draylax • Battle of Alpha Centauri • Battle of Calder II • Kobayashi Maru Incident|
|2155||Battle of Tarod IX • First Battle of Deneva • First Battle of Berengaria • Skirmish near Threllvia IV • Fall of Threllvia IV • First Battle of Altair VI|
|2156||Battle of Andoria • Invasion of Capory • Mission to Aeihk'aeleir Shipyard • Invasion of Draken IV • Second Battle of Berengaria • Battle of Algeron • Ambush in the Onias sector • Second Battle of Altair VI • Battle of Tau Ceti IV • Second Battle of Deneva|
|2157||Battle of Gamma Hydra • Battle of Galorndon Core • Battle of Prantares|
|2159||Search for the Seleya • Attack on Gravenor • Mission to Epsilon Theta • Mission to Encaria • Battle of Tyburn • Third Battle of Altair VI • Battle of Vorkado • Third Battle of Deneva • Battle of Beta Virginis • Battle of Delta Pavonis|
|2160||Battle of Tenebia • Devastation of Draylax • Attack on Sol • Battle of Cheron|