|Tech Base||Star League|
|Sail Diameter||1.150 m|
|Safe Thrust||1 g|
|Top Thrust||1.5 g|
|KF Drive Integrity||11|
|Armament|| 19 x NL35s |
4 x NAC/10s
4 x White Shark Launchers
|Armor||256 tons of Improved Ferro-Aluminum|
|Crew||275 + 30 passengers|
|Grav Decks||1 x 65 meter diameter|
|Escape Pods/Life Boats||38/13|
The Baron-class destroyer was a moderately effective design that suffered due to protracted development and construction.
With initial construction beginning in 2515 in the midst of a massive arms race intended to allow the Terran Hegemony to maintain it's edge against the Great Houses, flaws were discovered with Baron-class' then revolutionary Palenkov-Reese interplanetary engines. While the fault was correctable, it took 2 years and greatly reduced their performance, by which point naval design had marched steadily onward and the Baron-class was considered second rate before a single ship had slipped its moorings. By 2582 the Star League had presented over half the constructed Barons to Star League member states, and though it would see action in the Reunification War, the design became much maligned.
The design's sole saving graces were its generously sized fuel bunkers and accommodations for thirty extra passengers, which caused many high ranking Star League diplomats to select ships of the Baron-class as heavily armed transports into high risk areas, including the Periphery. However by 2720, the SLDF had decommissioned and sold the remaining Barons to the Great Houses, where they served until being destroyed during the early Succession Wars.
Mounting a large array of NL35 capital Lasers, the Baron boasts impressive endurance on longer patrols, with six mounted in the nose, ten carried in each broadside with a further three directly aft. A mix of capital-grade autocannons and missile launchers provide support, with two NAC/10s and White Shark missile launchers in each forward angle, two more NAC/10s on each rear angle and two White Shark tubes directly rearward.
 Named Vessels
- Word of Blake
- * WoBS Light of Faith - The Light of Faith was destroyed in the Odessa system in 3074.
- * WoBS Light of Hope - Word of Blake controlled Destroyer, used in early part of the Jihad for naval support over Luthien. The ship was destroyed by Clan Nova Cat forces invading the planet to attack Blakist forces in 3072.
 See Also
- ↑ Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 15, "Baron [Destroyer]"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Original Word Of Blake Fleet"
- ↑ Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, pp. 5 & 7, "Naval Support"