James Davion (Individual Davion-class WarShip)
The FSS James Davion was one of two Davion-class WarShips within the Federated Suns WarShip squadron dispatched in response to distress calls from miners in the Malagrotta system in 2573, prompting an incident that became known as the Malagrotta Affair. The FSS James Davion and the other elements of the WarShip squadron had been called due to the unexpected arrival of a Taurian Concordat WarShip squadron in the system.
The Federated Suns naval squadron arrived in the Malagrotta system via a LaGrange jump point two days after the Taurian squadron arrived, engaged the Taurian squadron and destroyed or captured all bar one of the Taurian vessels. The only loss taken by the Federated Suns squadron was a single Leopard CV-class DropShip. The Taurian Concordat maintained after the incident that the Taurian squadron had jumped into the system with navigational problems, and had been proceeding to the mining moon of Fortuna to attempt to conduct repairs.
Historical: Reunification War doesn't define whether the FSS James Davion was a Block I or Block II Davion-class vessel. All bar three Block I vessels had been destroyed or leased to the Star League by the time of the Malagrotta Affair, making it likely - but not certain - that the James Davion was a Block II vessel.
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 67, "Malagrotta"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 66, "Prelude to Perdition"
- Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 204, "Davion (Destroyer)"