Battleships are the latest technological development, and have replaces heavy cruisers as the new flagships of the line. These galactic dreadnoughts (hull size 20) are the mightiest vessels to travel between the stars, and carry about 400 crew members. A battleship has excellent maneuverability and acceleration, and can absorb considerable damage. In addition, the new and durable engines mounted on these ships allow 12 jumps between overhauls. The biggest disadvantage of the battleship is its extreme cost; only three have been commissioned at the current time. Battleships have never fought in ship-to-ship battles, so their effectiveness is a matter of theory.
The first time a Battleship seen action was in the Battle of Fortress Kdikit, with an early model of the Clinton-class Battleship. Since then, the battleships have had a major retrofit to increase overall firepower, as weapon development grew in the onslaught of Sathar invasions. During the Second Sathar War, all three battleships seen action against the invading Sathar fleets. They proved instrumental in driving out the invading fleets.
Ships of the Line
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