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The flagship Jotunheim (798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: Admiral Kempff
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Kempff Fleet)
Length: 1189 metres
Width: 252 metres
Height: 290 metres
Armament: 12 forward 30 cm neutron beam cannons
10 port cannons
10 starboard cannons
40 Walküre fighters
Crew: 986
Status: Destroyed in combat
Destroyed: May 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE)

The Jotunheim (Japanese: ヨーツンハイム) was the Imperial flagship of admiral Karl Gustav Kempff.


Service history

The Jotunheim first saw combat at the head of the Kempff Fleet in Reinhard von Lohengramm's campaign to defeat the Free Planets Alliance's invasion of Imperial space in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE), fighting against the 13th Fleet in the Jafnhár System and then rejoining with all of Fleet Admiral Lohengramm's forces in the Battle of Amritsar Starzone. It would also fight in several battles in the Imperial Civil War in 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE), including those outside Rentenberg Fortress and Geiersburg Fortress. (LOGH: 'The Battle of Amritsar Starzone', 'Courage and Loyalty', 'The Fall of Goldenbaum')

Admiral Kempff was assigned the task of overseeing the modifications to Geiersburg Fortress to make it mobile and attack Iserlohn Fortress - he oversaw the work onboard the Jotunheim in the Freyà System from January to March 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE). Admiral Kempff made Geiersburg Fortress his flagship during the subsequent Eighth Battle of Iserlohn, but late in the battle sortied his fleet on board the Jotunheim in an attempt to defeat reinforcements from Heinessen under the command of Fleet Admiral Yang Wen-li. Kempff was defeated, and took the Jotunheim back to Geiersburg to oversee an attempt to ram Iserlohn with Geiersburg. Yang however had foreseen this eventuality and ordered his fleet to destroy one of Geiersburg's sublight engines, throwing the fortress off course. When Geiersburg was dealt fatal damage from the Thor Hammer, the Jotunheim was destroyed at its moorings. (LOGH: 'Lost Things', 'Fortress vs Fortress', 'The Return')




Name variations

Background information

Jotunheim is one of the Nine Worlds and the home of the Rock Giants and Frost Giants of Norse mythology.

Licensed sources

The Jotunheim was the 1st ship of the Jotunheim class (with the Garga Falmul the 2nd ship). The two ships of this class were the largest battleships ever constructed by the Galactic Empire. When the Brünhild and its revolutionary technology and design concepts were introduced, it was already too late to incorporate any of these new ideas into the Jotunheim but the Garga Falmul was able to do so to a limited degree.

The ship was a hybrid battleship carrier. At its rear, between its engines, was a half open slit shaped hangar design. It had a total fighter complement of 40 Walküre fighters. At the rear were 4 dome shaped field generators that generated a field to shield against engine backwash from fighter launches. (Fleet File Collection Vol.2)

Its main armament consisted of 12 30 cm neutron beam cannons.

To increase the survivability of such a large ship, it carried heavy armor and the defensive shields were very strong though this dramatically increased power consumption. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 156)

Given the situation of the New Galactic Empire at the end of 801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE), it is unlikely any ships as large or larger will be constructed in the near future. (Fleet File Collection Vol.2)


DVD features

Production sketches of the Jotunheim appear in the DVD features.

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