Atlas was the flagship of the task force assigned to protect the planet Vulcan. When ten Borg cubes arrived at the system, the Atlas engaged the enemy using transphasic torpedoes. Bateson's ship was eventually able to destroy several cubes before the Borg could finally adapt to the weapon and started their counterstrike.
Most of the task force was destroyed, but the heavily-damaged Atlas managed to outmaneuver the Borg. When the collective started to fall into chaos due to Captain Erika Hernandez's link to the hive, the last Borg ships started to attack each other. The few that survived the fire exchange were destroyed by the Atlas, and Vulcan was saved again. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)
In March 2384, the Atlas was at Orion, in the Pi-3 Orionis system, while a secret summit between the Federation and the Gorn Hegemony was being held in the secure sub-levels of the Bank of Orion. (TNG - Cold Equations novel: Silent Weapons)
|USS Atlas personnel|
|Boaden Ackles • Morgan Bateson • Sophie Fawkes • Karithal • Kedam • Kitto • Or-Tal • Reese • Tzasiz|