|Under Kruge's command, a Klingon Bird-of-Prey destroys the Merchantman|
In 2285, the Merchantman was a small freighter which carried classified Federation data regarding the Genesis Device to a Klingon Bird-of-Prey that was under the command of Kruge. The Merchantman was destroyed when Kruge learned that Valkris, a Klingon operative traveling aboard the ship, had seen the information. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
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