|Battle of Donatu V|
The Battle of Donatu V, fought in 2244 in the Donatu system, was one of the few instances of open warfare between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. (TOS episode: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; TOS - Errand of Vengeance novel: Killing Blow)
Although the Federation ultimately won the engagement, both sides suffered heavy casualties. The USS Yorkshire was credited with fighting the battle to a draw. (TOS novels: Constitution, Demands of Honor)
- Note on date: Some sources placed the Battle of Donatu V in 2242 based on an estimate that "The Trouble with Tribbles" (23 years after the battle) took place in 2265. The episode's date was later refined to 2267, but the derived date of the battle was not always updated as quickly. Above we use the corrected date of 2244.
By the mid-2260s, a monument to the Federation citizens and Starfleet personnel who were killed in the battle had been erected in a public park on Nob Hill in San Francisco, Earth. (ST - New Worlds, New Civilizations short story: "At Times of Peril"; TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Enterprise)
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