Beowulf (DNT)

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The flagship Beowulf (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: Admiral Mittermeyer
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Mittermeyer Fleet)
Length: 1433 metres (OACE)
Status: Active

The Beowulf (Japanese: ベイオウルフ) was the flagship of Wolfgang Mittermeyer.


Service history

Flagship of the Mittermeyer Fleet, the Beowulf's first campaign was the counterattack against the Free Planets Alliance's invasion of Imperial space in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE) - engaging the 9th Fleet. It would go on to participate in the Battle of Amritsar. (DNT: 'The Verge of Death (Part Two)', 'Amritsar')

Imperial Civil War

The Beowulf served at the forefront of Lohengramm's campaign against the Lippstadt League in the Imperial Civil War in 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE), including defeating the fleet of Admiral Staden, and spearheading the effort to capture Rentenberg Fortress. In particular, the Beowulf was instrumental in drawing the main rebel forces out of Geiersburg Fortress, where they were decisvely defeated. At the end of the war, it raced back to Odin to seize control of the capital in Reinhard's name. (DNT: 'Bloodshed in Space', 'Tragedy', 'Farewell to the Days of Old')


Resembling the standard general layout of an Imperial battleship, the Beowulf was nonetheless a distinct design. The Beowulf shared considerable design similarities with the Tristan, particularly the tapered shape of its forward hull, and a substantial number of elevated (though different) box-type weapons emplacements positioned about the dorsal hull. It featured a lighter forward armament than the Tristan, mounting 30 cannons to the Tristan's 48. Ten launch bays for Walküre fighters were arrayed on the ventral hull.




Background information

The name Beowulf is derived from the Old English heroic epic poem of the same name.

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