Intrepid

This article is about the Fox-class corvette. For other uses, see Intrepid (disambiguation).


Intrepid
Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Fox


History[edit]

The Fox-class corvette Intrepid was in service with the Armed Forces of the Federated Commonwealth in 3062[1] and remained a part of the Federated Suns black water navy throughout the FedCom Civil War. The Intrepid was one of twelve Fox-class WarShips to remain in service with the AFFS after the devastation of the Civil War[2] having served as the command ship of Field Marshal Ardan Sortek during the war.[3] The Intrepid also fought in the climatic battle at New Avalon on the 8th of November 3066; operating alongside three Allied sister ships[4] - the FCS Admiral Corinne Donnings, FCS Kentares and FCS Robinson[5] - and the Avalon-class cruiser FCS Melissa Davion[4] - the Intrepid faced two Loyalist Avalons, the Alexander Davion and the Lucien Davion,[4] as well as a pair of Foxes, the FCS Antrim[5] and FCS Murmansk.[4] The resulting battle saw the Intrepid disabled and the Admiral Corinne Donnings destroyed in the early stages; the Kentares then maneuvered itself into close proximity with the Alexander Davion and executed a tactic that shocked both forces - the Kentares activated her K-F Drive, destroying both ships.[5] The Kentares and the Alexander Davion were the last ships to be destroyed in the battle, as the Lucien Davion surrendered after taking heavy damage and the Murmansk executed a jump from a pirate point, vanishing without trace.[4]

The FSS Intrepid was in the Galax system in April 3069 when the Word of Blake launched an assault on both the planet and the Federated-Boeing Interstellar shipyards above the planet. The Intrepid formed part of a desperate defense of the shipyards, but was destroyed by the superior numbers and firepower Blakist task force.[6] Also apparently destroyed during the defense of Galax was a sister ship to the Intrepid, the FCS Fox.[7]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 25, "AFFC WarShip Fleet"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 124, "WarShips of the AFFS"
  3. FedCom Civil War, p. 171, "Where Have All The WarShips Gone?"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 FecCom Civil War, p. 170, "New Avalon"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Endgame
  6. Blake Ascending, p. 203, "Galax Assaulted"
  7. Writers answer fate of FCS Fox in question regarding the class.

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