|Third Battle of Vulcanis|
|Part of Dominion War|
|Date:||Stardate 51893.2 (2374)|
|Result:||Federation Alliance victory|
|Raid on Tohvun||First Battle of Chin'toka|
At Vulcan, Admiral Salok prepares the four Starfleet fleets and Klingon Defense Force squadrons to defend the system. Establishing his main defensive perimeter outside the system's Oort cloud in the hope to spare the Vulcanis system from any more damage Salok also hides part of his force within the cloud.
The Dominion attack the smaller force and a brutal battle rages for several hours. Salok finally decides to launch his trap, withdrawing his force. The Dominion fleet believing victory to be with reach pursue and her ambushed by the hidden forces within the Oort cloud. The "retreating" Starfleet and Klingon ships quickly swing around and reengage the enemy. After another hour of fighting the Dominion fleet is forced to retreat.
Losses on both sides were high. The Dominion lose over half their fleet in the engagement, while Vulcan's defenders suffer 37% causalities. This assault also marks the final Dominion offensive against the Vulcan system for the rest of the war.
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|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)|