Masasoite

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The flagship Masasoite (801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE))
Affiliation: Iserlohn Republic
El Facil Revolutionary Government (former)
Free Planets Alliance (former)
Flag officer: Vice Admiral Attemborough
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (IRF, Attemborough Squadron)
Flagship (EFRRF, Attemborough Squadron — former)
Pennant number: 115I
Armament: 50 forward cannons
31 port cannons
31 starboard cannons
Status: Active

The Masasoite (Japanese: マサソイト) was the flagship of Vice Admiral Dusty Attemborough whilst he was part of the El Facil Revolutionary Reserve Force and the Iserlohn Republic Forces.

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Service history

A former Alliance battleship, the Masasoite was first observed at the Battle of the Corridor in 800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE), leading Vice Admiral Attemborough's successful attempt to draw the Black Lancers and the Fahrenheit Fleet into the Iserlohn Corridor before Kaiser Reinhard's main force could arrive. It was continuously engaged throughout the battle. (LOGH: 'The Battle of the Corridor: The Invincible and the Undefeated', 'The Battle of the Corridor: Kaleidoscope', 'The Battle of the Corridor: End of the Campaign')

Following the assassination of Fleet Admiral Yang Wen-li and the end of the El Facil Revolutionary Government, the Masasoite became part of the Iserlohn Republic Forces. Though Attemborough remained with Julian Mintz on the flagship Ulysses for the Eleventh Battle of Iserlohn in 801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE), he again took the Masasoite as his flagship for the Battle of Shiva later that year, though in the midst of the battle he transferred his flag to the Ulysses to take Julian Mintz's place in overall command of the fleet. (LOGH: 'A Challenge to Arms', 'The Crimson Star Road', 'The Beautiful Maiden Wants Blood')

Design

Amongst the known flagships of the Alliance, the Masasoite is rare in that its design more closely resembles that of the Hyperion as opposed to the more common general design of flagships such as the Patoroklos and Rio Grande.

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Background information

Masasoite is a mistranslation of Massasoit, a name attributed to Ousamequin, leader of the Wampanoag Confederacy during the early English colonisation of North America. The word itself means great chief.

Licensed Sources

The Masasoite like the Hyperion is from the generation of flagships preceding the Ajax class. (DVD Features)

Given the appearance of its bridge, which is similar to ships of later design, the ship presumably was refitted and modernised.

Apocrypha

DVD features

A production sketch for the Masasoite appears in the DVD features of the DVD boxset.

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