Admiral Michael Saille
|Admiral Michael Saille|
The Fox-class corvette Admiral Michael Saille was under construction in 3062 and was expected to launch in 3065, and subsequently ended up fighting as a part of the Federated Suns black water navy during the FedCom Civil War. The Admiral Michael Saille was one of twelve Fox-class WarShips to remain in service with the AFFS after the devastation of the Civil War.
Serving as a part of the allied coalition, the FSS Admiral Micahel Saille was one of the Federated Suns WarShips to join in Operation SCOUR, the liberation of the Word of Blake Protectorate, and would fight all the way to Terra. Serving as a part of Task Force EARTHBOUND in 3078 the Admiral Michael Saille was directly involved in the battle for Terra itself.
When Vice Admiral Walker Clay from the Indomitable disobeyed orders and tried to destroy the WoBS Beneficence, formerly the Avalon-class cruiser FCS Melissa Davion, which had been captured and suborned by the Word of Blake. The Vice Admiral ordered Rear Admiral Marcelle on the Admiral Michael Saille to follow. This action cost Task Force EARTHBOUND part of its cover and the Clan Diamond Shark vessel Red Tide was struck and destroyed by multiple nuclear warheads. Further, the Indomitable was lost with nearly a ninety percent loss of life though Walker Clay survived, and the Saille was critically wounded, her commander killed in the action.
The FSS Admiral Michael Saille was one of only four Federated Suns WarShips to survive the Jihad and remain under the control of the AFFS. As of 3079 the Admiral Michael Saille was stationed in the New Avalon system to defend the Federated Suns capital world alongside the last surviving Federated Suns Avalon-class cruiser, the FSS Lucien Davion although the Admiral Michael Saille was still undergoing repairs as a result of damage taken during the liberation of Terra.
By 3145, Lucien Davion had been lost in Palmyra Disaster, and the Michael Saille, the with a supporting fleet of Pocket WarShips and Assault DropShips, was the Federated Suns WarShip and only space defense of New Avalon facing the imminent Combine's assault.
- Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 25, "AFFC WarShip Fleet"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 124, "WarShips of the AFFS"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95, "Classified: Eyes Only - Top Secret"
- Field Report: AFFS, p. 4
- Field Report: AFFS, p. 6, "Federated Suns Navy"
- Field Manual 3145 p. 70