The FSS Klingenthal was a Congress-class Federated Suns naval vessel accompanying the Aegis-class SLS Minotaur when both were the subject of attacks by agents of the Taurian Concordat in the Panpour system during the Reunification War. Both vessels were attempting to block a trio of Taurian Pinto-class WarShips from being able to attack a troop convoy bound for Tentativa when the Klingenthal was suddenly disabled by an internal explosion and then destroyed shortly thereafter by the Taurian vessels.
Commodore Theodore Rasmusen believed that the sudden and unexplained explosion aboard the Klingenthal was the result of sabotage, and was forced to pursue the three Pintos rather than simply warning the troop convoy of the raiders due to damaged communications systems. As the Minotaur chased the raiders, personnel aboard the Minotaur identified a virus within the power net and control system software, and soon discover that Taurian saboteurs were aboard the Minotaur. The saboteurs evidently intended to sneak aboard the convoy flagship, but missed their opportunity due to the convoy departing earlier, and instead settled on plans to destroy the Klingenthal and Minotaur instead.
The battle between the SLS Minotaur, FSS Klingenthal and the three Taurian Pintos takes place four years after Commodore Rasmussen's previous command, the SLS Lakshmi was destroyed in the Flintoft system during the battle to take the system fought between Star League and Taurian vessels. According to Historical: Reunification War, the battle for Flintoft began on the 15th of March 2581, placing the raid and sabotage in the Tentativa system in 2585 or early 2586.
- The Theseus Knot
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 73, "Flintoft"