Vessel Profile
Type JumpShip
Class Invader


The Strongbow was a JumpShip. It was depicted as an Invader-class vessel, though it should be noted that this is from an unreliable source.[1]

When Trellwan was overrun by Clan Jade Falcon in April of 3050, crushing the defending 12th Donegal Guards, Victor Steiner-Davion was evacuated from the doomed world on the DropShip Hejira, which in turn docked with the Strongbow to leave the system.[2][1][3]

According to what may be a fictionalized account of what happened,[1] in the sense of a canon rumor promulgated by BattleTech: The Animated Series (canonically, a holovid show by Tharkad Broadcasting Company loosely based on real events), the Strongbow jumped to the Butler system where it suffered a Kearny-Fuchida Drive breakdown that would take weeks to repair. Victor Steiner-Davion commandeered the Hejira to switch to another JumpShip in hopes of being brought back to Trellwan, though he was then ordered to Sudeten instead.[1][3] The specific fate of the Strongbow is not mentioned.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 BattleTech: The Animated Series, Episode 6: "Protect and Survive"
  2. Blood Legacy, chapter 17
  3. 3.0 3.1 1st Somerset Strikers sourcebook, pp. 27-29