- For other uses, see USS Mekong.
The USS Mekong (NCC-72617) was a Danube-class Starfleet runabout in service in the early 2370s. It was assigned to space station Deep Space 9. It was sometimes equipped with sensor pods and storage modules.
Later that year, Sisko and Skrain Dukat investigated a Xepolite ship that was believed to have been carrying weapons for the Cardassians in the Demilitarized Zone. Later, the Mekong was one of several runabouts used by the Deep Space 9 crew to stop Cal Hudson and the Maquis from attacking Bryma. (DS9 episode: "The Maquis, Part II")
Sometime after, Sisko, Jadzia Dax and Kira used the Mekong to travel to Bajor to view the USS Hannibal being constructed at the Okana Shipyards. Sisko and Dax later took the Mekong into the Gamma Quadrant to retrieve stolen antimatter from the Phoenix. The Mekong successfully retrieved the antimatter by bringing the antimatter pods onboard the Mekong itself. (DS9 novel: Antimatter)
Several weeks later, Jadzia Dax and Odo piloted the Mekong during the mission to rescue Sisko, Quark, Jake Sisko and Nog from the Jem'Hadar. The Mekong was damaged in the battle with several Jem'Hadar fighters. (DS9 episode: "The Jem'Hadar")
In early 2371, the Mekong was part of a holosuite simulation that Kira and O'Brien ran to see how Deep Space 9 would fare in an attack by the Dominion. In the simulation, the port nacelle of the Mekong was destroyed. (DS9 novelization: The Search)
Several months later, Kira and Odo used the Mekong to travel to Prophet's Landing where they helped the colonists prepare for a possible Cardassian attack. The Mekong later pursued a Maquis ship into the Badlands. (DS9 episode: "Heart of Stone")
Later that year, while heading towards Enabran Tain's safe house in the Unefra system, the Mekong, manned by Odo and Elim Garak, was captured and brought aboard the IRW Serrola, a Romulan D'Deridex-class warbird controlled by the Tal Shiar and part of a combined Tal Shiar and Obsidian Order fleet assembled to attack the Founders homeworld. After it was revealed the Dominion had known all about the invasion and began attacking the fleet, Odo and Garak escaped aboard the Mekong. The runabout was attacked and damaged by a Jem'Hadar fighter, although they were rescued by the USS Defiant. (DS9 episodes: "Improbable Cause", "The Die is Cast")
|Federation Starfleet||Acheron • Amazon • Brahmaputra • Cam • Danube • Elestan • Euphrates • Gander • Ganges (I) • Ganges (II) • Genesee • Glyrhond • Holana • Hudson (I) • Hudson (II) • Inwood • Irrawaddy • Lorus • Marquand • Mattingly • Mekong • Mississippi • Missouri • NCC-70310 • NCC-73918 • Nile • Orinoco • Platte • Rio Grande • Rubicon • Seine • Shenandoah • St. Lawrence • Senha • Styx • Sungari • Taaj • Tecyr • Tiber • Volga • Yangtzee Kiang • Yolja • Yukon • Zambesi|
| Terran Imperial Starfleet|
|Delaware • Hydaspes • Runabout • Vistula|
|Starships at the Battle of the Omarion Nebula|
|Romulan Star Empire (Tal Shiar)||Belak • D'merak • Garelon • Makar • Roharran • Serrola|
|Cardassian Union (Obsidian Order)||Danasket • Koranak • Nammar • Okara • Sudanit|
|Federation, Starfleet||Defiant • Mekong|