Prinz Eugen

Prinz Eugen
Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Texas


The SLS Prinz Eugen was a Texas-class SLDF WarShip that became infamous for its role in the Prinz Eugen Mutiny.

History[edit]

The SLS Prinz Eugen joined General Kerensky's Exodus Fleet in 2784. During the journey, the ship gained notoriety in August 2785 for being one of the ships belonging to the SLDF staff that rebelled and threatened to return to the Inner Sphere. The ship was captured by General Kerensky's commandos after a brief naval battle and boarding action, ending what was known as the Prinz Eugen Mutiny.[1] Once the fleet discovered the Pentagon Worlds and established the Star League-in-Exile, the Prinz Eugen was decommissioned and placed in one of the SLDF's Naval Reserve boneyards. By the time of the Clans' liberation of the Pentagon Worlds, the vessel's name was synonymous with rebellion, so no one Clan wanted it in their touman. Instead it became a prison ship, the Clans' version of Alcatraz or Europa. Located in the outer reaches of the Strana Mechty system, being imprisoned or even stationed as a guard there was the ultimate degradation for a Clan warrior.[2]

As the Word of Blake's Jihad raged in the Inner Sphere, the Wars of Reaving were taking place in the Clan Homeworlds. The Prinz Eugen was subverted by The Society and given to the reborn Clan Burrock, after which it was used to defend the Tanis system until its destruction in 3073 at the hands of a Clan Cloud Cobra invasion fleet led by Star Admiral Rufus Kardaan. After several assaults, the ship was finally destroyed and allowed to drift off into space by order of Cloud Cobra Khan Din Steiner.[3][4]

Notes[edit]

The Prinz Eugen is known to have been in service at least as early as the mid-to-late 2680s or early 2690s, as it was during roughly this period that the future Vice Admiral and SLDF Director of Communications, Iffat Nadvi, was stationed aboard the Prinz Eugen as Communications Officer as her first SLDF posting.[5]

References[edit]

  1. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 16, "Prinz Eugen" - The ship is noted being part of the mutiny and its recapture.
  2. MechWarrior Guide to the Clans p. 74
  3. The Wars of Reaving, p. 61, Bandit Caste: Commodus Van Houten
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 126, Steiner's Folly
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 85, "Iffat Nadvi"

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