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Battle of Sector 21505

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Battle of Sector 21505
Part of Federation-Cardassian War
Date: 2366
Location: Sector 21505
Result: Federation victory
Federation Cardassian Union
Captain Edward Jellico Unknown
Unknown Unknown
numerous Excelsior-class starships and light frigates unmanned dreadnaughts
moderate minor

The Battle of Sector 21505 was one of the decisive battles in the waning months of the Federation-Cardassian War. In the last ten years, the war became a war of attrition. Recent battles had ended in one stalemate after another. The Federation Council decided some kind of decisive victory needed to be achieved. A fleet, consisting of numerous Excelsior-class starships and light frigates, was sent to make a stand at Sector 21505.

Victory was made difficult by the use of unmanned dreadnaughts running kamikaze maneuvers at the Federation fleet's ship. Personnel aboard the USS Horatio Nelson learned that the dreadnaughts were being maintained by the Cardassian flagship. By erecting a scattering field, the Horatio Nelson was able to render the dreadnaughts powerless.

Once the Cardassians retreated, Captain Edward Jellico speculated that the enemy would be deterred from further aggression. (Star Trek: Lambda Paz: "Revenge a Dish Best Served Cold")

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