Berlin

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The flagship Berlin (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: Fleet Admiral Braunschweig
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Braunschweig Fleet)
Length: 1116 metres, (Shield ship: 1314 metres)
Width: 241 metres, (Shield ship: 74 metres)
Height: 337 metres, (Shield ship: 192 metres)
Crew: 1298, (Shield ship: 432)
Status: Captured

The Berlin (Japanese: ベルリン) was the Imperial flagship of the Lippstadt League's fleet under Duke Otho von Braunschweig.

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Service history

The Berlin served as flagship of the Lippstadt League's entire fleet during the Imperial Civil War in 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE). It stayed at the rear of the Lippstadt fleets when they sortied out of Geiersberg Fortress in an ill-fated attempt to defeat the forces of Reinhard von Lohengramm. Drawn into a trap, Braunschweig beat a hasty retreat to the fortress, and the Berlin's shield ships were lost in the process. The Berlin remained under fire and took damage to its rear port hull, before it was rescued by the fleet of High Admiral Merkatz. (LOGH: 'Courage and Loyalty')

With the Lippstadt League's fleet much reduced by the fiasco, and defeat inevitable, Duke Braunschweig sortied the remains of his fleet again soon after, in an attempt to kill Marquis Lohengramm and save the situation. The attack failed, and the Berlin retreated to the fortress once more. The Berlin was presumably captured when Lohengramm's forces seized the fortress immediately after the battle. (LOGH: 'The Fall of Goldenbaum')

Design

The Berlin is apparently identical to the Wilhelmina and Ostmark in design. Like the Ostmark, in battle is accompanied by two shield ships which travel in close proximity to the port and starboard side. The Berlin has more than one "set" of these, as it sortied with replacements after its first set of shield ships were destroyed. (LOGH: 'Courage and Loyalty', 'The Fall of Goldenbaum')

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Background information

In addition to being the capital of modern Germany, Berlin was the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701–1918), the German Empire (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (1919–1933) and the Third Reich (1933–1945).

Licensed sources

According to Alliance intelligence information received via Fezzan, the Berlin was heavily modified from ships of the same class such as the Wilhelmina, in order to accommodate the luxurious lifestyle of its owner. Duke Braunschweig's quarters measured hundreds of square metres and included lavishly furnished rooms, equipped with a range of entertainment facilities, including a ballroom. These facilities' energy demands competed with the energy needs of the weapon systems, which had been downgraded to compensate. Compared to the Wilhelmina and its 30 cm neutron beam cannons, the Berlin was underarmed as its guns had been swapped out for 12 cm neutron beam cannons, which were cruiser calibre guns.

However its defensive shields were of the highest level for Duke Braunschweig's protection, and the two shield ships on either side provided additional protection from enemy fire. These heavily armored ships served as a human shield for the Berlin. The Berlin had the largest and most extravagant shield ships out of all the shield ship using Imperial ships. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 167)

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DVD features

A sketch of the Berlin and its shield ships appears in the extra features of the DVD box set.

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