The ship returned back to Federation space in 2386 with a Borg cube on its tail. The cube was later destroyed by a small taskforce. After that the ship was assigned to explore the Gamma Quadrant. Four years later, it would be joined in its efforts by its sister ship, the USS Bataan.
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The Jefferson was launched in 2375 from Deep Space 9. It joined two raiding operations against small Jem'Hadar fleets and participated in the Battle of Cardassia.
In 2382, the Jefferson was equipped with a quantum slipstream drive and it was sent to explore the rest of the Delta Quadrant. By 2386, the Jefferson succeeded in its mission and was ready to return home when the ship's quantum slipstream drive burned out. The ship's crew stumbled onto an abandoned Borg cube and managed to take a few transwarp coils.
Unfortunately for them, a Borg cube was in the area and it attempted to assimikate them. The cube followed the Jefferson into its transwarp conduit, all the way to Vulcan. A Starfleet task force assisted the Jefferson in destroying the cube.
A few weeks later, the Jefferson went to explore the Gamma Quadrant.
- Unnamed type 9 shuttlecraft