The Brandenburg Crusader was an Essex-class WarShip which in 3062 was a part of the Com Guard Second Independent Squadron deployed in the Draconis Combine in 3061 and then the St. Ives Compact in 3062, where it operated in conjunction with SLDF peacekeeping forces. The CSV Brandenburg Crusader remained in service with ComStar as of 3067, but wasn't reported to have survived until 3076 implying that the ship was deployed on the abortive Case White attack on Terra in March 3068; as there is no record of the Brandenburg Crusader being salvaged by the Word of Blake this intimates that the Brandenburg Crusader was destroyed during Case White.
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 44, "The WarShip Fleet"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 83, "ComStar Naval Assets"
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 211, "The Com Guard: Key Military Commands"
- Dawn of the Jihad, p. 89, p. 91, "Case White Underway!"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Word of Blake Naval Assets"