New Samarkand (Individual Samarkand-class WarShip)
In 2765 the flagship of the Draconis Combine Admiralty Second Fleet was the DCS New Samarkand, a Block II Samarkand-class carrier, one of eight such sister-ships to be in service at that point of time - six Block IIs, and two older Block Is. The New Samarkand and the Second Fleet were operating within the Galedon district of the Draconis Combine alongside the First Fleet at this point in time.
The DCA was only operating forty-two WarShips in 2765 - although this was a significant increase on the thirty WarShips in service in 2750 and of those ships, twenty-seven were destroyers or corvettes, with just a handful of Aegis-class heavy cruisers and a pair of Cruiser-class heavy cruisers outweighing the New Samarkand and her sister ships.
The New Samarkand was possibly named after the DCS Samarkand, one of the first four carriers of the original Block I.
- Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Admiralty"
- Official Errata Thread