The Narada was a Romulan mining vessel in service of the Romulan Mining Guild, and commanded by Captain Nero, in the 2380s. In 2387, following the destruction of Romulus in the Hobus supernova the Narada was refitted with advanced Borg-originated technology. Driven by hatred and grief, Nero, who blamed the Federation, and Ambassador Spock in particular, for the loss of Romulus, commanded the Narada in devastating attacks against Federation and Klingon targets. When the Narada confronted Spock as he attempted to stop the Hobus supernova inflicting any further damage both the Narada and Spock's ship were pulled into a black hole Spock had created. The Narada emerged from the black hole in the mirror universe, in the year 2233, triggering the start of a new alternate timeline in that universe.
After the Narada was pulled into the black hole created by Federation ambassador Spock, it ended up in the year M.U. 2233 and attacked the Terran warship ISS Kelvin. When the crew evacuated, the acting captain, George Kirk, sacrificed himself to save his wife and unborn child. The Narada was then captured by the Klingons before the Terrans could. The Narada and its crew was then sent to the penal colony of Rura Penthe. (TOS comic: "Mirrored, Part 1")