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As at November 3067 the Lola III-class destroyer Hunter was a WarShip within the Clan Nova Cat touman and as such was serving the Second Star League as the SLS Hunter as a part of the Nova Cat merchant fleet.
In 3078 the NCS Hunter served as a part of Task Force EARTHBOUND, the WarShip flotilla responsible for clearing the naval defenses around Terra as a part of the allied coalition efforts to capture the planet from the Word of Blake, and was one of only two Nova Cat WarShips to survive the Jihad.
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 Hunter was one of the Lola III-class ships acquired as a result of this trade.
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 96, "Naval Fleet"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95, "Classified: Eyes Only - Top Secret"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 16, "Fleet Assets"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 185, "Republic Navy"
- Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 198, "Carrack (Merchant)'"