|First Battle of Vulcanis|
|Part of Dominion War|
|Result:||Federation Alliance victory|
|Operation Blue Room||Operation Return|
The Dominion's advance into Federation territory brought its forces to within striking distance of the planet Vulcan and uncomfortably close to Earth itself. A fleet comprised of mostly Jem'Hadar warships along with the Cardassian Nineteenth and Twenty-Fourth Orders in support managed to the Vulcanis system before the Fifth Fleet was able to stop them, thanks to the tactics of Captain Bendok Vithsoomparul who used his Akira wing's heavy torpedo firepower to keep the enemy at a distance, destroying or crippling many enemy ships.
With the Dominion forces at bay Starfleet reinforced the system's defences with the Thirteenth and Thirty-First Fleets. With these extra forces they were able to strike back at the Dominion and following eight weeks of heavy fighting, Starfleet pushed the Dominion back from the sixth planet to a point two light years away.
The two month battle cost both sides dearly. Starfleet lost 127 ship along with nearly 20,000 personnel but managed to inflict an equal number of casualties on the Dominion and Cardassian forces. (LUG RPG: The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)
|Major battles of the Dominion War|
|Second Battle of Deep Space 9 (2373) | Battle of Torros III (2373) | Battle of Rumarda (2374) | Battle of Tyra (2374) | Operation Blue Room (2374) | First Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | Operation Return (2374) | Raid on Coridan (2374) | Kalandra Offensive (2374) | Battle of Betazed (2374) | Second Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | Battle of Benzar (2374) | Battle of Sybaron (2374) | Liberation of Benzar (2374) | Battle of the Tibor Nebula (2374) | Raid on Tohvun (2374) | Third Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | First Battle of Chin'toka (2374) | Battle of Ricktor Prime (2375) | Battle of Chudala (2375) | Kalandra Campaign (2375) | Invasion of Septimus III (2375) | Breen attack on Earth (2375) | Second Battle of Chin'toka (2375) | Battle of the Three Suns (2375) | Liberation of Betazed (2375) | Battle of Getha (2375) | Battle of Cardassia (2375)|