Kronos One (IKC-7748)
- For the mirror universe counterpart, see IKS Kronos One (mirror).
was the designation of the K't'inga class battle cruiser
which carried Klingon Chancellor Gorkon
space for negotiations following the Praxis disaster
. The flagship for the Empire in that time of emergency, the Kronos One
approached the Federation
's own flagship, the starship USS Enterprise-A
in a non-aggressive posture, being the first cruiser of its type in Klingon history
to do so at a close range while not at alert status. The starship Enterprise
then proceeded to escort Kronos One
While under escort of the Enterprise-A, operatives of a covert alliance between factions of both Starfleet and the Klingon High Command carried out the assassination of Gorkon en route to Earth. The Kronos One lost artificial gravity, rendering the crew unable to man battlestations, with the vessel surviving after two direct photon torpedo impacts from the nearby, cloaked IKS Dakronh. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; WizKids module: Tactics)
- It is unknown whether "Kronos One" was the vessel's permanent name or a temporary code designation for the diplomatic mission.