The Fifth was then reassigned to the Vulcan border to receive a reprieve from the fighting. However, the Dominion's continual advance soon shifts the fighting up to the Vulcan border. (DS9: "Favor the Bold")
Operation Return saw an element of the Fifth Fleet assigned to Captain Benjamin Sisko's plan to recapture Deep Space 9. Following the battle, the fleet was rotated off the frontlines to replace its losses. (DS9: "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels")
The Fifth Fleet also included the 10th Cruiser Wing. Captain Patrick Ingrum of the USS Baldwin was given command of this wing in 2375. Patrick's first mission as wing commander was to lead his wing on a mission to retake Betazed. (USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior")
The 10th Wing also engaged in a campaign to retake Betazed while the rest of the Fifth engaged the Jem'Hadar as a diversion. (USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior") Later, the Fifth would be targeted for an ambush attempt by having ships hidden in the Ludine Nebula. Intelligence information compiled by Baldwin quickly uncovered the ambush. (USS Baldwin: "Danger Zone")
Dominion War Sourcebook continuity
The Fifth Fleet was commanded by Admiral Salok from 2371. During the Dominion War, Salok's flagship was the USS Gibraltar. Apart from Operation Return, the fleet saw major action in the First, Second and Third Battle of Vulcanis.
Notable ships assigned to the Fifth Fleet
10th Cruiser Wing
- USS Baldwin
- USS Hood
- USS Larned
- USS Nimitz
- USS Ottawa
- USS Tian An Men
- USS Ticonderoga
- USS Tecumseh
- USS Wasp
- USS Wildfire
- USS Edmund Fitzgerald (USS Baldwin)
- USS Expedition (Star Trek: Generation Fleet)
- USS Gibraltar (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)
- Fifth Fleet article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.
- Starfleet 5th Fleet article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.