- For other uses, see Phoenix.
In 2367, the Phoenix was under the command of Captain Benjamin Maxwell, former commander of the USS Rutledge. Under Maxwell's command, the Phoenix participated in an illegal border crossing and destroyed several Cardassian outposts. The USS Enterprise, with the cooperation of the Cardassian Union's government, intervened and persuaded the runaway starship into returning home. Phoenix's first officer assumed command after Maxwell resigned his captaincy of the ship. (TNG episode: "The Wounded", Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual)
The Phoenix was destroyed during the Borg Invasion of 2381, while attempting to defend the planet Coridan III. Ironically, the only two survivors, Ensigns Seareg and Yoralig, were both Coridanites. (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)