Ranger (Individual Lola III-class WarShip)
As at November 3067 the Lola III-class destroyer Ranger was a WarShip within the Clan Nova Cat touman and as such was serving the Second Star League as the SLS Ranger. The Ranger was deployed with the Nova Cat merchant fleet alongside two sister ships, the SLS Growler and SLS Hunter.
The fate of the Ranger is uncertain. It was not listed as a casualty of the Jihad, but was also not listed as having survived, either. Another Lola III-class WarShip named Ranger was active within the ComStar fleet in 3067, and a Nova Cat Lola III named the Rover was identified as having been destroyed during the Coalition liberation of Terra in 3078 but was not listed as a part of the Nova Cat touman in 3067; it is possible that the Rover was misidentified as the Ranger.
In 2990 the Nova Cats traded three of their Carrack-class merchant vessels with their holds full of supplies to Clan Star Adder in exchange for three Lola III-class destroyers. It is possible - but not certain - that the Ranger was one of the Lola III-class ships acquired as a result of this trade.
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 96, "Naval Fleet"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 16, "Fleet Assets"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 83, "ComStar Naval Assets"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95, "Classified: Eyes Only - Top Secret"
- Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 198, "Carrack (Merchant)'"