Asgrimm

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The flagship Asgrimm (799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: High Admiral Fahrenheit
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Fahrenheit Fleet)
Length: 951 metres(FFC1R)
Width: 224 metres(FFC1R)
Height: 213 metres(FFC1R)
Armament: 12 forward beam cannons
15 port cannons
15 starboard cannons
10 missile launchers
Crew: 934(FFC1R)
Status: Destroyed in combat
Destroyed: 29 April 800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE)

The Asgrimm (Japanese: アースグリム) was the Imperial flagship of High Admiral Adalbert von Fahrenheit.

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Service history

The Asgrimm clearing the way at the Battle of the Corridor (800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE))

The Asgrimm was provided to Admiral Fahrenheit as his flagship following the defeat of the Lippstadt League. Its first campaign was Operation Ragnarok. At the Battle of Rantemario, the Asgrimm was caught in an energy current whilst trying to get behind the Alliance fleet, and focused on long range bombardment for the remainder of the battle. (LOGH: 'Seeking a Free Universe', 'The Two-Headed Snake: The Battle of Rantemario')

Following the start of the Second Alliance–Imperial War, the Asgrimm fought at the Battle of Marr-Adetta Starzone, and the Battle of the Corridor. At the Battle of the Corridor, the Asgrimm and its powerful main weapon proved instrumental in ensuring the escape of the Black Lancers and the Fahrenheit Fleet from encirclement and annihilation at the hands of Yang Wen-li. In the process of supporting the fleet's retreat, the ship was destroyed, and High Admiral Fahrenheit killed, at 23:25 on 29 April 800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE).(LOGH: 'The Battle of Marr-Adetta Starzone (Part One)', 'The Battle of Marr-Adetta Starzone (Part Two)', 'The Battle of the Corridor: The Invincible and the Undefeated')

Design

In addition to its armament of cannons and missiles, the Asgrimm was armed with a heavy, double-barrelled beam weapon concealed in its prow. The firing sequence and characteristics of the beam closely resemble the Thor Hammer and Vulture's Claw. This heavy weapon was capable of wide destructive effects. Further, its firing also damaged the Asgrimm itself, to the point of melting part of its prow. (LOGH: 'The Battle of the Corridor: The Invincible and the Undefeated')

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Background information

The name Asgrimm is probably a reference to the character 'Asgrim' in the Icelandic Njáls saga.

LaserDisc (left) vs DVD (right) appearances

Apocrypha

LaserDisc/DVD appearance differences

The Asgrimm appears briefly in the LaserDisc version of 'Farewell, Distant Memories', in the scene showing several of Reinhard's admirals (including Fahrenheit) leaving Geiersburg Fortress for Odin. The ship was removed from later releases of this episode, presumably because its appearance constituted a continuity error.

FFC drawing

Fleet File Collection

The Asgrimm is included as a model (with both Goldenbaum and Goldenlöwe markings) in Fleet File Collection Vol.1 and Fleet File Collection Vol.1R.

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