The Duras sisters' Bird-of-Prey was a D12-class Klingon Bird-of-Prey operated by the House of Duras. It was destroyed in 2371 just after inflicting critical damage to the USS Enterprise-D. (Star Trek Generations)
Service record Edit
While in orbit of Veridian III, Lursa and B'Etor staged a bold attack on the Enterprise-D in 2371. The Duras sisters had a considerable tactical advantage in knowing the Enterprise's shield frequency, meaning that the Bird-of-Prey was able to render the Enterprise's shields completely ineffective, allowing the Bird-of-Prey to score direct hits. The Bird-of-Prey was destroyed when the crew of the Enterprise exploited a design flaw in the D12-class' plasma coils to force it to cloak and lower its shields in the process. Unfortunately, this proved to be a Pyrrhic victory, as the Bird-of-Prey was able to inflict critical damage to the Enterprise-D before being destroyed, resulting in a warp core breach and the eventual loss of the Enterprise. (Star Trek Generations)
|"HMS Bounty" • IKS Buruk • IKS Ch'Tang • IKS Hegh'ta • IKS Ki'tang • IKS Koraga • IKS Korinar • IKS M'Char • IKS Malpara • IKS Ning'tao • IKS Orantho • IKS Pagh • IKS Rotarran • IKS Slivin • IKS Vorn • IKS Y'tem|
|Unnamed: Chang's Bird-of-Prey • Duras sisters' Bird-of-Prey • K'Temang's Bird-of-Prey • K'Vada's Bird-of-Prey • Kang's Bird-of-Prey • Klaa's Bird-of-Prey|
Background information Edit
It is unknown if the ship seen in the episodes and the movie was the same Bird-of-Prey. Although differences in appearance of the ship's bridge - when comparing TNG: "Firstborn" with Star Trek Generations - suggest that the ship is actually two different vessels, it is also possible that the bridge underwent a radical redesign, as is implied as happening with the HMS Bounty between Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Without direct evidence to confirm either possibility, this article assumes that it was the same starship.
Footage of the Bird-of-Prey being destroyed in Star Trek Generations was re-used from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.