Hidden Meaning

Hidden Meaning
Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Essex


One of many WarShips to be disabled and abandoned or lost during the Star League era or the early Succession Wars, the Essex-class destroyer later known as the Hidden Meaning was one of a number of ships recovered by the Word of Blake[1] and restored to working order with public assistance from the Free Worlds League.[2]

The WoBS Hidden Meaning was one of six Essex-class destroyers to serve in the Blakist fleet at the height of its power;[1] while the Blakists operated the WoBS Hidden Meaning and her sister ship WoBS Deliverance openly,[2] they also recovered and restored the WoBS Dawning Horizon, WoBS Divine Forgiveness and WoBS Enlightened Spark in secret prior to the Jihad, as well as stealing the former Clan Smoke Jaguar WarShip CSJ Dark Claw from her position in mothballs above Dieron and restoring her to working order.[1]

When the Word of Blake moved to blockade the Northwind system on the 15th of December 3067 after the JIhad erupted, the Hidden Meaning was part of the naval flotilla that established the blockade.[3] The Hidden Meaning was one of the Blakist WarShips destroyed in action in the Terra system in 3078 in the largest naval battle of the Jihad and the largest single battle of Operation SCOUR. Also destroyed in the same action were the Hidden Meaning's sister ship Divine Forgiveness, the Dante-class frigates WoBS Perdition and WoBS Salvation, the Pinto-class corvettes WoBS Milvano and WoBS Mayenne, the Naga-class destroyers WoBS Celestial Threads and WoBS Divine Command, the Carson-class destroyer WoBS Sword of Enlightenment, the two Black Lion-class battlecruisers WoBS Blake Ascendant and WoBS Rays of Enlightenment and the Blakist flagship, the Farragut-class battleship WoBS Righteous Justice.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Word of Blake Naval Assets"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 90, "Naval Assets and Militia Divisions"
  3. Dawn of the Jihad & Blake Ascending, p. 33, "Northwind Blockade"