Milvano (Individual Pinto-class WarShip)
One of many WarShips to be disabled and abandoned or lost during the Star League era or the early Succession Wars, the Pinto-class corvette later known as the Milvano was one of a number of ships recovered by the Word of Blake and restored to working order in secret.
The WoBS Milvano was one of four Pinto-class cruisers to serve in the Blakist fleet during the Jihad; prior to the Jihad, the Word of Blake was only known to be operating a small black water navy of some six WarShips, none of which were Pintos, but the Word of Blake had secretly recovered four Pintos from sites around the Inner Sphere such as the abandoned Star League Defense Force facility known as the Ruins of Gabriel and restored them to operational status. These four Pintos were the WoBS Gorgon, WoBS Mayenne, WoBS Milvano and WoBS Syrstart.
Two sister ships to the Milvano, the Gorgon and the Syrstart, were destroyed early in the Jihad, casualties of the unsuccessful Case WHITE attack on the Sol system in 3068 launched by ComStar. The Mayenne and the Milvano survived in service with the Blakists until 3078; both Pintos and another ten Blakist WarShips were lost during the ferocious Blakist defense of the Sol system in the face of a large assault by the allied coalition assembled by Devlin Stone, one of the closing battles of Operation SCOUR.
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Word of Blake Naval Assets"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 90, "Naval Assets and Militia Divisions"