- For other uses, see Douglass.
The Human Frederick Douglass was an American statesman and writer in the 19th century. Douglass was a former slave who came to be identified with the cause to abolish slavery before the American Civil War. (DS9 - Rebels novel: The Conquered)
The Borg attacked System 176 on stardate 54566.1, which was reported to Starfleet by a Venture-class scout. Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who had operated in the neighboring sector, led the USS Enterprise-E and a small fleet of ships to System 176. They sent away teams to recover ships wrecked by the Borg and reinforced the facilities at Starbase 176.
When Starfleet secured the Starbase 176 system, the Borg attempted to escort the Douglass out of the sector.
Long-range scans then identified a fleet of Borg ships, including the recently assimilated USS Douglass, entering the system. Picard's fleet, including two Iwo Jima-class assault ships, confronted the Borg forces. Starfleet destroyed the escorting Borg ships, pummeled the Douglass with phasers until its deflector shields collapsed, and then beamed Starfleet Marine Corps officers aboard to retake the Douglass. (ST video game: Armada II mission: "Recovery")
The information contained in the Douglass computer banks led Starfleet to identify a hidden Borg base, including a Borg nexus, along the Romulan Neutral Zone. (ST video game: Armada II mission: "Along the Neutral Zone")