The Kongo was under the command of Captain J.C. Frederiksen in 2274. That year, the Kongo, joined by the USS Halk and the USS Rome, responded to a distress call from a Federation outpost in the Orion Sector. Upon arrival, the Starfleet ships were engaged by six Klingon D18-class ships, commanded by Captain Kresz sutai-Kargon. (FASA RPG: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update).
- The timeline in the Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update claims the Kongo was destroyed when it engaged the Klingons. Unless another starship were assigned the name, or the wrecked Kongo had been refurbished, the ship wouldn't have been able to participate in the novel Shell Game or in Operation: Retrieve.
In 2275, the Kongo was 36 hours away from the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) position. The Kongo later met with the Enterprise at the Romulan Station Reltah. The Kongo was under the command of Capt Kosnett. (TOS novel: Shell Game).
Appearances and References
- Court Martial (TOS episode)
- Shell Game (TOS novel)
- A Flag Full of Stars (TOS novel)
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (movie)