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History[edit | edit source]
In 2270, Tanaka commanded the third watch, along with science officer Jameson, communications officer Granger, and helmsman Woida. All were on duty when five starships rendezvoused with an alien vessel being investigated by the Enterprise that had self-destructed, all of which were later determined to be Hoshan vessels. (TOS novel: Chain of Attack)