A few years (ca. 2273) after commissioning, Monson was overtaken by four Klingon K-23-class destroyers in the Triangle. A contingent of Starfleet Marines boarded a captured Klingon ship that self-destructed — killing two marine platoons and the entire crew of the Klingon ship.
Because of this incident, Starfleet policy was enacted that stated that, before the boarding of any threat vessel, a complete scan must be made to ascertain if destruct systems are still operational. (FASA RPG: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)
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