|Primary Site(s)||New Kyoto|
Bolson Shipyards was one of the Lyran Commonwealth's largest JumpShip manufacturers before the First Succession War. Their only WarShip design, the Mako, was a design that eschewed the traditional LCAF "bigger is better" mentality for a lighter, swift vessel that could serve as a picket ship, border patrol unit, and escort for larger ships. During the Star League era, Bolson produced Makos for the LCAF, SLDF, and the Rim Worlds Republic.
The Bolson Shipyards consisted of five box-like construction bays in orbit around the large moon in the Kyoto system. The Free Worlds League dispatched a task force sent to attack the shipyards in 2787, one of many Commonwealth-based naval and aerospace manufacturing facilities to be attacked early in that year as the Great Houses began the First Succession War.
A natural target for the League to strike at, the defenses in the Kyoto system had been increased to no less than five squadrons of corvettes and an AeroSpace Fighter formation, the 53rd AeroSpace Interceptors, by the time the League task force arrived. The task force consisted of the battlecruiser FWLS Rasalas as lead vessel, along with two cruisers and three squadrons of destroyers. The Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces had assigned command of the defenses to Hauptmann-Kommodore Ustus Tillbert, who had divided the naval and fighter forces into five seperate groups guarding five different approaches to the shipyards.
The task force arrived at the zenith jump point in the Kyoto system on the 14th of February and made a three-day high-speed approach from the jump point to attack the shipyards. The Lyran corvette screen attempted to intercept and block the League task force, with the Lyran Mako-class corvette LCS Augustus becoming the first casualty of the engagement after being mobbed my AeroSpace Fighters and then flanked by the destroyers FWLS Ripper and FWLS Tomain.
It took the FWLS Rasalas six minutes of battle to break through the corvette screen and begin bearing down on the Bolson Shipyards, but a suicide run by a Lyran Chippewa fighter into the belly of the Rasalas inflicted substantial damage, destroying the fuel store aboard the Rasalas that powered her drive and maneuvering engines. With no control over her trajectory, the crew of the Rasalas abandoned ship and the Rasalas rammed directly into the heart of the Shipyards, perishing along with the yards in a massive explosion.
Bolson Shipyards has a manufacturing center on the following planet:
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- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 46, "The Bolson Shipyards"
- Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 192, "Mako WarShip Profile"