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The flagship Krishna (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
Flag officer: Vice Admiral Appleton
Type: Ajax class flagship
Purpose: Flagship (8th Fleet)
Pennant number: 0801
Length: 1159 metres
Width: 72 metres
Height: 394 metres
Armament: 60 forward neutron beam cannons
75 port cannons
75 starboard cannons
Crew: 1298
Status: Destroyed in combat
Destroyed: 16 October 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE)

The Krishna (Japanese: クリシュナ) was the Alliance flagship of the 8th Fleet under Vice Admiral Appleton.


Service history

The Krishna led the 8th Fleet in the Alliance invasion of Imperial territory in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE). With Alliance forces suffering from a supply shortage due to Imperial attacks on their supply lines, the 8th Fleet was attacked by the Mecklinger Fleet in the Wänsteidt Starzone. The 8th Fleet managed to escape and regroup with the remaining Alliance fleet at the Amritsar Starzone, in close orbit of the Amritsar star. When the Imperial fleet arrived, the 8th Fleet came under attack from the Black Lancers. The Krishna's engine room was damaged and the vessel was unable to maintain orbit. The crew evacuated, but Vice Admiral Appleton decided to remain with his ship as it fell into the star. (LOGH: 'The Battle of Amritsar Starzone')




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Background information

Krishna is a central figure in Hinduism.

Licensed Sources

The Krishna was designed to focus on firepower, and with 60 frontal cannons and 75 secondary cannons on each side, it had the most guns and firepower of any Ajax class flagship.

In its first refit, its defensive capabilities were strengthened and the Spartanian hangars were removed. Its long range sensor ability was increased with its second refit, with the fitting of new gravimetric sensors for testing. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 168)

Service History

The Krishna's service history is included in the Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 119:


DVD features

A sketch of the Krishna appears in the extra features of the DVD box set.

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