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The cruiser Grand Canal (795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE))
|Affiliation:||Free Planets Alliance|
|Armament:||6 12 cm neutron beam cannons|
2 4 cm railguns
8 multiple missile launchers
2 external hardpoints
3 Spartanian fighters
|Status:||Destroyed in combat|
|Destroyed:||795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE)|
The Grand Canal was assigned as part of a force of ten cruisers and destroyers to escort approximately one hundred merchant ships from nearby starzones to Alliance patrol units deployed in the Iserlohn Corridor in January 795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE), in preparation for the Third Battle of Tiamat. Its fellow ships abandoned their mission, but the Grand Canal's Captain Fegan elected to remain behind complete the escort. The merchant fleet was soon attacked by two Imperial cruisers. Outnumbered, the Grand Canal was destroyed, but fought long enough for all but two of the civilian ships to escape. (TBT: 'Part One')
Bridge (795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE))
Last moments (795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE))
- Grand Canal (Translation of Japanese, derived from Fleet File Collection Vol.5 text)
- グランド･カナル' (Fleet File Collection Vol.5 text)
- There are numerous waterways named the Grand Canal.
- The Grand Canal is based on the World War II British armed merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay, which was the sole escort for a convoy of merchant ships. Upon encountering superior opposition, the Jervis Bay sacrificed itself to buy time for the convoy to escape. Its captain Edward Fegen was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions.
Fleet File Collection
The Grand Canal is included as a model in Fleet File Collection Vol.5.
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