|Raid on Coridan|
|Part of Dominion War|
|Date:||Stardate 51474.3 (2374)|
|Operation Return||Battle of Betazed|
The Dominion forces led by the Vorta Gelnon broke through the a weak spot Federation's defences in the Benthara system and made their way to Coridan. Despite the significant defences of the planet included two Starfleet fleets, the Sixth and Sixteenth, the Dominion forces were able to force their way through to the planet with a brutal frontal attack that blasted a hole through the main defence perimeter. Once in orbit the Dominion forces bombarded the surface with ultritium concussion shells causing significant damage before the attackers were driven off.
In the aftermath of the battle at least two orbital defence stations were destroyed, several starships and over 1,500 miners were trapped in collapsed mines to slowly suffocate to death. The damage to the mining facilities, equipment and mines crippled production for months. (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)|