In 2328, shortly after being put under the command of Captain Qaolin, the Wo'bortas was placed at the disposal of Imperial Intelligence and detailed to shadow a Cardassian cruiser on survey duty, the Sontok. After the Sontok discovered the wreckage of one of the legendary Ch'gran ships on Raknal V, the Wo'bortas led a Klingon task force in the initial skirmishes with the Cardassian Third Order, and, in fact, was the sole surviving Klingon ship of those battles.
- No specific translation of the ship's name is given, but "wo'" is Klingonese for "Empire", and "bortaS" means "vengeance" or "revenge". A simple translation would be something like "Empire's Revenge" or "Vengeance of the Empire", and with more interpretive license other variants on the theme (e.g., "Realm's Wrath") are possible. (The Klingon Dictionary)