USS MELBOURNE ~THE Aftermath~
Commodores log stardate 60112.4
i must report on the events of the last week...task force 58 of which the melbourne is apart of.were involved in a massive push against cardassia and the dominion.we were assigned to intercept a convoy of ketracel white....at first the battle went well the melbourne personally destroyed 7 cardassian and jem hadar ships....we were on a final run toward one of two freighters that were actually carrying the white..when our two escort ships were blow out of the stars the uss firehawk was vaporized by dominion weapons.the intrepid class didn't fare as well.it was swiped by a jem hadar fighter and took out the melbournes weapons pod as it spun out of controle...shrapnel from the damaged vessel tore into melbournes hull....severing helm controle and a few other major systems....the dominion most have thought we were trying to ram the convoy....they launced six jem hadar fighters to intercept us......unable to stop us the squdron turned around and ramed one by one into the saucer section of the melbourne......inital estimates of casualitys in the first two collisions are 188 people....when all was said and done almost 500 people were killed or injured aboard.and the melbourne herself was damaged heavily.....most of her saucer section was destroyed...and her stardrive section took quite a beating....by all acounts and purposes....no one should hAve gotten off of her alive......the remaining crew and myself are being taken to avalonshipyards....along with the uss melbourne....i am to be reassigned to another vessel i anticipate most of my crew will also........and the melbourne is going to be rebuilt......starfleet projects 24 months of repair and refit.....i am deeply saddend by all that has happened..but i know one day the melbourne will be repaired......and i and my crew will be back on her bridge once again...............................
END FINAL LOG OF COMMODORE JUDSON APOLO COMMANDING OFFICER
USS MELBOURNE NCC-65642-B
THE FIRST MISSION SORT OF
OVER TEN YEARS AGO THE NEWLY BUILT USS MELBOURNE AND
USS LAGER ARE CALLED OUT OF THE UTOPIA PLANETIA SHIP YARDS NOT YET FINISHED TO
INTERCEPT A LONE BORG CUBE HEADED FOR EARTH.