When Trellwan was overrun by Clan Jade Falcon in April of 3050, crushing the defending 12th Donegal Guards, Victor Steiner-Davion was evacuated from the doomed world on the DropShip Hejira, which in turn docked with the Strongbow to leave the system.
According to what may be a fictionalized account of what happened, in the sense of a canon rumor promulgated by BattleTech: The Animated Series (canonically, a holovid show by Tharkad Broadcasting Company loosely based on real events), the Strongbow jumped to the Butler system where it suffered a Kearny-Fuchida Drive breakdown that would take weeks to repair. Victor Steiner-Davion commandeered the Hejira to switch to another JumpShip in hopes of being brought back to Trellwan, though he was then ordered to Sudeten instead. The specific fate of the Strongbow is not mentioned.
- BattleTech: The Animated Series, Episode 6: "Protect and Survive"
- Blood Legacy, chapter 17
- 1st Somerset Strikers sourcebook, pp. 27-29