Veiled Huntress

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Veiled Huntress
Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Texas


History[edit]

In 3050, Clan Smoke Jaguar's Beta Galaxy’s flagship was the Veiled Huntress, and her class was not specified at this point.[1] She participated in the Turtle Bay Massacre.[2] One picture published of the Turtle Bay attack shows two ships firing against the city.[3] These ships are an Essex class destroyer and a Vincent Mk. 42 class corvette. Two DropShips are also pictured, as neither the Essex nor the Vincent carry DropShips other JumpShips or WarShips must have been in-system. The use of multiple WarShips in this action was attested by Anastasius Focht in 3052.[4] The Essex-class ship had previously been identified as the Sabre Cat. It is unlikely that the Vincent is the Veiled Huntress as she is too small to act as a flagship.

A [[Texas]]-class Battleship was reported in the Jaguar Occupation Zone in 3050-51.[5] It is possible that the Jaguars controlled a Texas. Seven vessels of this class survived the Exodus, however two were later destroyed during the Exodus Civil War,[6] and all of these were accounted for. Four of these belong to Clan Coyote [7], Clan Snow Raven [8], Clan Jade Falcon [9] and Clan Wolf [10]. The fifth is the notorious Prinz Eugen, now used as a prison facility. [11] If the Jaguars did have a Texas it would have to have been a newly built one or a refurbishment of one of the two derelicts left after the Exodus Civil War.

The Sabre Cat was misidentified in one report of the Turtle Bay action as a Texas class battleship. [12] However this does confirm the presence of a Texas during the fighting, the most likely candidate for this ship is the Veiled Huntress.[13]

The Draconis Combine confirmed the capture of a Texas class battleship during Operation Bulldog. The vessel was so damaged that it was scuttled. [14]

References[edit]

  1. Clan Troops
  2. Clan Troops p. 32
  3. Invading Clans color plate 4
  4. Wolf Clan p. 39
  5. Invading Clans p. 67
  6. Technical Readout 3057 p. 162
  7. Field Manual: Warden Clans p. 46
  8. Field Manual: Warden Clans p. 129
  9. Field Manual: Crusader Clans p. 95
  10. Field Manual: Crusader Clans p. 139
  11. The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky p. 63
  12. Battlespace
  13. Clan Troops p. 32
  14. Field Manual: Updates p. 105

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