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The Tian An Men went into spacedock at Starbase 234 for major repairs in early 2368. Before those repairs were complete, she was deployed as part of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's blockade of the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War, and was one of the ships creating the Tachyon detection grid. (TNG: "Redemption II")
In late 2373, it was assigned to patrol along the Federation's border with the Cardassian Union. It was reported missing and presumed destroyed by the Jem'Hadar. (DS9: "In the Cards") Tian An Men was captured intact because the Dominion was looking for Roslyn, an augment created for the Cardassians who had defected and was serving on Tian An Men. Seeking Roslyn alive, the Dominion did not destroy the ship. Instead, they utilized it in a plan to infiltrate Federation territory and recover the founders who had been stuck on earth. USS Ottawa and USS Baldwin were able to disable the vessel. The Dominion forces escaped, and the ship recovered. (USS Baldwin: "The Return of Khan")
In late 2375, the Tian An Men was assigned to the Federation Alliance fleet that was assigned to take the Lapolis System from Dominion forces. During the battle, the Tian An Men, the USS Devonshire and the USS Rutledge were ordered to pursue a Cardassian Galor-class warship and a Jem'Hadar dreadnought which had broke away from the main fleet.
While the Rutledge pursued the Galor, the Tian An Men pursued the dreadnought into the McAllister Nebula. During the pursuit, the Tian An Men was destroyed with one shot by the dreadnought's powerful weapons. (Star Trek: Hidden Frontier: "Enemy Unknown, Part One")
Background[edit | edit source]
- Tian An Men's appearance in USS Baldwin was written in to explain why the Dominion would keep a Starfleet ship intact, much less allow Starfleet to recover it.
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- USS Tian An Men article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.
- USS Tian An Men article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.