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The flagship Achilleus (799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE))
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
Flag officer: Vice Admiral Morton
Type: Ajax class flagship
Purpose: Flagship (14th Fleet)
Pennant number: 1401
Status: Destroyed in combat
Destroyed: 2 May 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE)

The Achilleus (Japanese: アキレウス) was the Alliance flagship of the 14th Fleet under Vice Admiral Lionel Morton.


Service history

The Achilleus's first known battle was at the Battle of Rantemario in February 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE). Though the 14th Fleet suffered grievous losses in that battle, the Achilleus survived and the remains of the 14th Fleet joined the Yang Fleet for the subsequent battles of the war. At the Battle of Vermilion, the Achilleus cooperated with the Attemborough Squadron in cutting off the Imperial line of retreat. However, on 2 May, when the Müller Fleet joined the battle, Morton's fleet suffered heavy losses, and the Achilleus itself was destroyed. (LOGH: 'The Two-Headed Snake: The Battle of Rantemario', 'The Battle of Vermilion (Part Two)')


The Achilleus was nearly identical to the 15th Fleet flagship, the Diomedes.




Name variations

Background information

The name Achilleus is a reference to the Greek mythological figure Achilles. Achilles was a close friend of Patroklos.

Licensed Sources

Service History

The Achilleus's service history is included in the Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 129:

The Achilleus's incorrect pennant number


Appearance differences

In the original release of 'The Battle of Vermilion (Part Two)', the Achilleus's pennant number 1401 — identifying it as the flagship of the 14th Fleet — is briefly shown as 1501 (the pennant number of the Diomedes) as it is destroyed. This was corrected in the DVD release.

DVD features

A Production sketch of the Achilleus appears in the extra features of the DVD box set. Note that there is a continuity error with the sketch showing a pennant number of 1501, the number for Diomedes, despite the sketch being clearly labeled as that of the Achilleus.

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