The USS Medvedev (NCC-2009) was a Kirov-class first designated as a battlecruiser when it was launched from the Aldebaran I Space Yards in 2294. Over the years, just as its cousins, the Excelsior, Bismarck and the New Jersey classes were relegated to the rank of heavy cruisers, the Medvedev was also downrated.
She was commissioned as USS Kongo and later renamed, after being refitted to Kirov-class specifications.
Under the command of Captain Wrightwell, she fought as part of the task force due to form up at QU-1760 to assist Count Fikrohn should he ask for reinforcements to capture or destroy the Grave of Thoughts. She was the only Federation ship to fight the Grave of Thoughts. Unfortunately, she was destroyed during the battle. (RIS Bouteina: "Battle at the Grave of Thoughts")
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