The USS Cortez was a Federation starship in service to Starfleet in the late 24th century. She was commanded by Captain Quentin Swofford, and had a crew complement of 400 people.

In 2374, the Cortez was a participant in Operation Return. During the journey, the Cortez developed a problem with their port nacelle guidance thruster and had to pull out of formation to make repairs. (DS9 episode: "Favor the Bold", DS9 novelization: ...Sacrifice of Angels)

The Cortez later participated in the battle and sent a message to the USS Defiant, informing Benjamin Sisko that the Dominion forces were retreating. Captain Sisko had Julian Bashir instruct the Cortez and the other ships to proceed to Deep Space 9. (DS9 episode: "Sacrifice of Angels")

Later that year, while patrolling the Cardassian-Federation border, a squadron of Jem'Hadar attack fighters engaged the Cortez. Before her destruction, she emitted a distress call. The Defiant responded to the call, and initiated an unsuccessful search-and-recovery mission for survivors. (DS9 episode: "Far Beyond the Stars")


Ships named Cortez
Ufp-emblem USS Cortez (NCC-1834, Miranda-class cruiser)USS Cortez (NCC-536, Saladin-class destroyer)USS Cortes (Nelson-class scout ship)USS Cortez (NCC-4383, Larson-class destroyer)USS Cortes (Oberth-class science vessel)USS Cortez (24th century) Starfleet Command logo

External linkEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.