Lübeck (unified)

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The flagship Lübeck (799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE))
The flagship Lübeck in DNT-vision

Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: Admiral Müller
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Müller Fleet)
Length: 984 metres
Width: 228 metres
Height: 231 metres
Armament: 14 forward cannons
22 port cannons
22 starboard cannons
60 Walküre fighters
Status: Destroyed in combat
Destroyed: May 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE)

The Lübeck (Japanese: リューベック) was the Imperial flagship of Admiral Neidhart Müller.


Service history

The Lübeck first saw combat in the Imperial Civil War in 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE), particularly the two engagements outside Geiersburg Fortress. (LOGH: 'Courage and Loyalty', 'The Fall of Goldenbaum')

Admiral Müller was assigned to assist Admiral Kempff with the task of overseeing the modifications to Geiersburg Fortress in preparation for the Eighth Battle of Iserlohn. Müller oversaw the work onboard the Lübeck in the Freyà System from January to March 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE). During the Eighth Battle of Iserlohn, the Lübeck led the Müller Fleet as the primary mobile offensive component of Admiral Kempff's plans. Late in the battle, when the combined fleets of Müller and Kempff were surrounded and defeated by Admiral Yang Wen-li, Müller took the Lübeck back to close orbit of Geiersburg to oversee the evacuation of the fortress. When Geiersburg was destroyed by the Thor Hammer, the Müller Fleet was caught in the explosion, and the Lübeck collided with a battleship. Though it suffered significant hull damage, the Lübeck managed to retreat to Imperial space and return to Odin. (LOGH: 'Lost Things', 'Fortress vs Fortress', 'The Return', 'Determination and Ambition')

The Lübeck was repaired and led the reconstituted Müller Fleet as part of Operation Ragnarok, fighting as part of Reinhard von Lohengramm's main force at the Battle of Rantemario in February 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE). In the lead-up to the Battle of Vermilion, the Lübeck led the assault on an Alliance supply base in the Lycus Starzone. When the base commander decided to surrender without resisting, Müller took his flagship and all the ships which could keep pace (60% of the fleet) to race back to the Vermilion Starzone and assist Duke Lohengramm – earlier than anticipated. He arrived just in time, using his fleet to shield the Brünhild from Alliance fire, and costing Fleet Admiral Yang his opportunity to kill Duke Lohengramm. However, with the battle continuing Yang managed to inflict heavy losses on the Müller Fleet, and the Lübeck suffered heavy damage in six blocks, together with a breach in its fusion reactor. Müller ordered a complete evacuation, and the ship exploded soon after the shuttles had departed. (LOGH: 'The Two-Headed Snake: The Battle of Rantemario', 'The Battle of Vermilion (Part Two)')

As a reward for his heroism, Müller received the flagship Perceval as a replacement. (LOGH: 'Visitors')




Name variations

Background information

Lübeck is one of the major ports of Germany.

Licensed sources

The Free Planets Alliance first became aware of the existence of the Lübeck from news images relayed from Fezzan during the Imperial Civil War.

Mounting approximately 60 fighters, the Lübeck was a battleship carrier. Image analysis concluded the lower hull contained a powerful integrated suite of sensors. These powerful sensors would have enabled the ship to navigate safely even in the face of electromagnetic field disturbances, making the ship suitable for hidden movements and launching surprise attacks.

The main engine thrusters were in two pods, one to each side of the main hull. The total thrust output was thought to be superior to that of an Imperial fast battleship. Though the overall propellant usage per unit time was estimated to be high, the overall mobility of the ship was estimated to be superior to that of a standard Imperial cruiser. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 157)

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