Star Trek Expanded Universe

The USS Regal (NCC-13522) was an Excelsior-class Starfleet starship in service with the Starfleet Third Fleet during the 24th century, under the command of Captain Preston Ramsey, with Commander Laura Quentin as the ship's executive officer. (Star Trek: Pioneer)

In 2381, the Regal was attack by the So'ja warship CWS Kal'fei. Captain Ramsey ordered a distress call. The crew of the USS Pioneer, who were currently stationed aboard Deep Space Five, received the distress call. Captain Benjamin Kelsoe pleaded with Admiral Truman and Admiral Toshio Kawamura to allow him to take the USS Imperial out to the Trajan Nebula to search and rescue the Regal. They found the Regal and brought its crew aboard. The USS Independence and the USS Hood arrived and assisted in the rescue. Suddenly two So'ja warships appeared and fired upon the Imperial. Captain Kelsoe was abducted and the Imperial went spinning into the Trajan Nebula as its power began to fail. ("The Hornet's Nest")