The USS Enterprise - NCC-1701-C
Lieutenant Natasha Yar
The Battle of Narendra III was the attack on a Klingon outpost on Narendra III by four Romulan warbirds and the subsequent defense of the outpost by the Federation starship USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C. The conflict, though little known to Starfleet, had a major impact on interstellar politics between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire.
By the mid-24th Century, relations between the Klingon Empire and the Romulan Star Empire had deteriorated significantly. The Romulans viewed the Klingons as savages, while the Klingons viewed the Romulans as without honor. A cold war later ensued and culminated with the Narendra III attack.
The poorly defended Narendra III outpost was soon overwhelmed by the ferocity of the Romulan attack and issued a general distress call. The USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-C, intercepted the distress signal and proceeded to the Narendra system at maximum warp. By the time the vessel arrived at Narendra III, the Klingon outpost had been almost completely destroyed. The Enterprise, the Federation flagship and a top of the line vessel, was simply no match for the combined firepower of four Romulan warbirds. Realizing that defeat was inevitable, the crew nevertheless led a valiant effort to protect the Klingons, engaging the warbirds in a fierce battle. After several long minutes of intense fighting, the Enterprise was eventually destroyed.
There were survivors from the battle, but their whereabouts were only rumored until 2368 when Romulan Commander Sela confirmed that she was the daughter of Tasha Yar, who accompanied the Enterprise-C back to Narendra.
The battle also had significant political repercussions. With the Klingons disgusted by the Romulans' treachery, the conflict ended the Klingon-Romulan Alliance and brought the Klingons and the Federation much closer together, as the Klingons were impressed with the "honorable sacrifice" of the Enterprise-C and her crew.