New Syrtis (Individual Fox-class WarShip)
The Fox-class corvette New Syrtis was was in service with the Armed Forces of the Federated Commonwealth in 3062 and remained a part of the Federated Suns black water navy during the FedCom Civil War. The New Syrtis was one of twelve Fox-class WarShips to remain in service with the AFFS after the devastation of the Civil War.
During the Jihad the Federated Suns used the mercenary unit known as Hansen's Roughriders in an protracted campaign to weaken the industrial base of the Taurian Concordat, a campaign that saw the Roughriders attack a number of worlds within Concordat space, destroying factories and military infrastructure. Having hit several worlds the Roughriders would return to Federated Suns space when they arrived on Warren on the 5th of April 3076 to resupply.
A Taurian task force led by the Quixote-class frigate TCS Vendetta actively pursued the Roughriders, arriving in the Warren system on the 13th of June; the Roughriders retreated to Keuterville, but their retreat didn't stop the Vendetta from bombarding the planetary capital and spaceports on Warren. The Vendetta would then bombard Keuterville on the 7th of July, with the Roughriders retreating again, this time to Firgrove. In the Firgrove system a Federated Suns task force led by the New Syrtis managed to intercept the Vendetta before the planet could be attacked, forcing the Vendetta to retreat.
Having been forced to retreat from Firgrove, the Vendetta returned to the Brusett system in mid-September 3076. The Vendetta and her task force put Brusett under siege, but the siege would only last until the 2nd of October; the arrival of the New Syrtis and resulting naval battle saw the New Syrtis suffer crippling damage, but not before the New Syrtis and her escorts had inflicted enough critical damage was inflicted on the Vendetta to force her to retreat.
The FSS New Syrtis was one of only four Federated Suns WarShips to survive the Jihad and remain under the control of the AFFS. As of 3079 the New Syrtis was stationed in the New Syrtis system to defend the Capellan March capital world while undergoing extensive repair. The damage taken by the New Syrtis in 3076 and the damage taken by the shipyards in the New Syrtis system made it unlikely that the New Syrtis would be returned to full service before 3080.
- Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 25, "AFFC WarShip Fleet"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 124, "WarShips of the AFFS"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 55, "The Jihad In Review"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 21, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 22, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
- Field Report: AFFS, p. 6, "Federated Suns Navy"