Rio Grande (DNT)

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The flagship Rio Grande (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
Flag officer: Vice Admiral Bewcock
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (5th Fleet)
Pennant number: 05FB10-1022
Status: Active

The Rio Grande (Japanese: リオ・グランデ) was the Alliance flagship of Alexandre Bewcock.


Service history

The flagship of the 5th Fleet, the Rio Grande participated in the Alliance invasion of Imperial territory. With Alliance supply lines cut off, the 5th Fleet was engaged by the Reuenthal Fleet until the fleet was ordered to retreat.(DNT: 'The Verge of Death (Part Two)')


The Rio Grande is a substantially modified version of the Alliance's standard battleship design. Equipped with the usual antenna arrays that distinguish Alliance flagships, it also features a series of three port and starboard facing armament arrays at the top of the dorsal hull, in contrast to the single array on most other flagships and the standard battleship. Forward armament is concentrated in a single installation in the prow, together with a pair of large horizontally arranged pylons protruding from the port and starboard side, ahead of the bridge.




Background information

The Rio Grande is a river in North America.


In its appearance in DNT: 'The Verge of Death (Part One)' (pictured above captioned "Starboard rear"), the name and pennant number of the Rio Grande has been mirrored so as to appear backwards. This is not the case in the subsequent episode.

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