- This page details IKS Klothos in the primary universe; for IKS Klothos in the mirror universe see IKS Klothos (mirror); for the IKS Klothos in the Kelvin timeline created by Nero's temporal incursion see IKS Klothos (alternate reality).
The IKS Klothos was a D7-class, specifically of the Klolode-class, Klingon battle cruiser starship in Imperial Klingon Defense Force service in the 23rd century, operational in the early 2270s commanded by Kor. (TAS episode and novelization: "The Time Trap", DS9 episodes: "Once More Unto the Breach" and "Blood Oath")
The crew of the Klothos was assigned to bring the planet Organia into the Klingon Empire in 2267. This mission was thwarted when the Organians were revealed to be powerful non-corporeal beings, who imposed the Organian Peace Treaty on the Empire and the United Federation of Planets. (TOS episode: "Errand of Mercy")
Later that year, the Klothos was at the planet Mestiko, where again Kor found himself facing Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk. Again, Kor's efforts to influence local leaders to support the Empire's expansionary efforts failed. (TOS eBook: Mere Anarchy: The Centre Cannot Hold).
In 2268, the Klothos joined the USS Enterprise and the USS Farragut in repelling an attack on the planet Signi Beta by Narr vessels. After discovering that the Narr had claimed the planet centuries earlier, Kirk helped mediate an agreement between the Klingons and the Narr. In the Klingon Empire, this day is celebrated as the Day of Honor. (TOS novel: Star Trek: Day of Honor: Treaty's Law).
In 2269, the Klothos once again engaged the Enterprise in the Delta Triangle region. Both ships ended up trapped within the Triangle, but were able to escape after resolving to work together. (TAS episode: "The Time Trap"; WizKids module: Tactics). Also that year, the Klothos was deployed (along with the IKS Voh'tahk and IKS Devisor) to the dilithium mine at Beta Thoridar, to investigate unrest among the QuchHa' mine workers. (ST novella: The Unhappy Ones)
Shortly after the alliance between the Klingon Empire and the Romulan Star Empire was formed in the late 2260s, the Klothos was fitted with a cloaking device. Kor spent three days studying the device in the engine room before leading an attack against the Federation outpost at Caleb IV. (DS9 episode: "Once More Unto the Breach"; WizKids module: Tactics)
- Kor's ship was first named in the TAS episode "The Time Trap," and was made canon in DS9's "Once More Unto the Breach". See the Memory Alpha article linked below for notes on the class designation of the Klothos.
|IKS Klothos Personnel|
|Klingon Personnel||Kor, son of Rynar • Kahlor, son of Kolox • Kiregh • Kaz • Thorn • Kali|
|Klingon Personnel||Kor, son of Rynar|