Collerane

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Collerane
Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Carrack

History[edit]

As at 3061 the Carrack-class transport Collerane was a WarShip within the Clan Goliath Scorpion touman. The Collerane was serving in the five-ship naval star known as the Wild Hunt Battlegroup as commercial support to Gamma Galaxy.[1]

During the Wars of Reaving the Collerane was directly involved in defending at least one Goliath Scorpion holding as the Clan came under pressure from other Clans. In March 3072 the Scorpions received word that their enclaves on the world of Foster were under siege from Clan Coyote forces. The collerane and the Goliath Scorpion flagship, the McKenna-class battleship CGS Lei Kung transported Gamma Galaxy to the system and took up position in orbit above the planet as the Gamma Galaxy DropShips deployed in defense of the last surviving holding on the planet, Pillar Prime.[2]

The battle on the ground didn't go well for the Scorpions, and as Gamma Galaxy was being defeated piecemeal both WarShips found themselves coming under fire from the small SDS present in the system. The SDS had been under the control of Clan Fire Mandrill, but had been seized by the Coyotes who targeted both Scorpion vessels. The Collerane was quickly disabled by anti-ship missiles which struck the starboard magazine and caused the ship to lose power; the heavier Lei Kung was able to shrug off the initial strikes and begin destroying the SDS piece by piece. The Coyotes responded by launching waves of AeroSpace Fighters from the surface which pressed multiple attacks against the Lei Kung; even as the Lei Kung managed to destroy around three-quarters of the SDS, a daring strike by Coyote fighters against the aft of the Lei Kung scored a critical hit against the ship's targeting systems; with half her escort DropShips destroyed or disable, the Lei Kung was unable to do anything to assist in the recovery of the ground forces. When the last of the forces to escape from Foster docked, the Lei Kung rereated from the system.[2]

The Collerane was subsequently repaired and saw service during the Annihilation of Clan Steel Viper in December 3075; the Collerane was one of three Goliath Scorpion WarShips to be destroyed during this campaign.[3]

Notes[edit]

Although named as the Collrane in Field Manual: Warden Clans,[1] the name given for this WarShip in Wars of Reaving is Collerane, and as the latter is the more recent source this name has been used in this article.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 108, "Naval Assets"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 124, "Scorpion Gambit"
  3. Wars of Reaving, p. 160, "Escórpion Imperio (Periphery Nation)"

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