For other uses, see Buran.
"We were ambushed, and I did… escape. But I didn't let my crew die. I blew them up. I knew what awaited them on Qo'noS—degradation, torture, slow, public death. It's the Klingon way. To spread terror. Not my crew. Not on my watch."
Gabriel Lorca, 2256[src]

The USS Buran (NCC-1422) was a Federation starship, a Cardenas-class vessel in Starfleet service in the 2250s decade. (DSC episode: "Choose Your Pain", ST reference: The Official Starships Collection, Discovery issue 7)

Service history and dispositionEdit

A few weeks following the Battle of the Binary Stars in May 2256, the Buran participated in Operation Riposte, an early Starfleet offensive in the Federation-Klingon War of 2256-2257. Coordinated by Lieutenant Commander Patel, the Buran tractored Klingon House Mo'Kai DaSpu-class troop transports captured by the fleet after retaking Priors World. (STO - Mirror of Discovery mission: "Operation Riposte")

In the month after stardate 1207.3, the Buran, commanded by Captain Gabriel Lorca, was destroyed over Priors World during a Klingon attack. (DSC episode: "Choose Your Pain"; STO - Mirror of Discovery mission: "Impossibility of Reason")

Around the same time, the mirror universe version of Lorca crossed over to the primary universe and assumed his counterpart's identity. To explain his survival, Gabriel Lorca's mirror counterpart claimed that he deliberately scuttled the ship to prevent its crew's capture by the Klingons. (DSC episodes: "What's Past Is Prologue", "Choose Your Pain")

In December 2256, Harry Mudd reminded Lorca about the inglorious loss of the Buran to drive a wedge between the captain and Lieutenant Ash Tyler. Tyler, however, was not so easily manipulated. (DSC episode: "Choose Your Pain")




Ships named Buran
Federation, Starfleet USS Buran (Columbia-class)USS Buran (NCC-1422, Cardenas-class)USS Buran (NCC-57580, Challenger-class)USS Buran (NCC-96400, Buran-class)see also: Buran-class UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Terran Empire, Imperial Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Buran (NCC-1422, Cardenas-class) TerranEmpire
Starships in the Federation-Klingon War of 2256-2257
Federation, Starfleet USS DiscoveryUSS KeralaUSS RideUSS SebrovaUSS SiouxUSS Ticonderoga UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Federation Starfleet losses USS ClarkeUSS BuranUSS DanaUSS EarhartUSS EdisonUSS EuropaUSS GagarinUSS GlennUSS HooverUSS MurocUSS ShranUSS ShenzhouUSS T'Plana-HathUSS Yeager UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Klingon Empire, Defense Force L'Rell's battlecruiserSarcophagus Klingon Empire
Klingon Empire losses Klingon cleave ship Klingon Empire


  • The ship may be named for the Human spacecraft Buran.

Appearances and referencesEdit


  1. DSC episode: "Choose Your Pain".
  2. DSC episode: "What's Past Is Prologue".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 STO - Mirror of Discovery mission: "Impossibility of Reason".

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