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The flagship Tannhäuser (795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: Vice Admiral Müsel
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Lohengramm Fleet)
Length: 677 metres(FFC1R)
Width: 179 metres(FFC1R)
Height: 228 metres(FFC1R)
Armament: 6 forward neutron beam cannons
22 port cannons
22 starboard cannons
Crew: 726(FFC1R)
Status: Active

The Tannhäuser (Japanese: タンホイザー) was the Imperial flagship of Reinhard von Müsel.


Service history

Commodore Müsel took the Tannhäuser as his flagship prior to the Battle of Van-Fleet Starzone in 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE), leading a small force of over 200 ships as part of the Grimmelshausen Fleet. (HBSHBL: 'The Battle of Van-Fleet Starzone')

Following his achievements in the ground campaign on Planet Van-Fleet 4, Müsel was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral, and the Tannhäuser led a larger force of over 2000 ships to Iserlohn Fortress later in 794 UC (485 IC / 3594 CE) to respond to the Alliance invasion of the Iserlohn Corridor, fighting in several engagements culminating in the Sixth Battle of Iserlohn, where Müsel's fleet was instrumental in saving the fortress and luring the Alliance fleet into the firing arc of the Thor Hammer. (HBSHBL: 'Truth Is the Daughter of Time')

Having once again rendered distinguished service at that battle, Müsel was promoted again to Vice Admiral and in 795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE) joined an Imperial expedition under the overall command of Fleet Admiral Mückenberger to mark the 30th anniversary of Kaiser Friedrich IV taking the throne. The Tannhäuser once again led its fleet to victory at the resulting Third Battle of Tiamat, routing the 11th Fleet in a matter of minutes. As a result, Reinhard von Müsel was promoted to the rank of Admiral and transferred his flag to the experimental flagship Brünhild, provided to him by the Kaiser as a reward for his distinguished service. Subsequent service of the Tannhäuser is unknown. (TBT: 'Part One', 'Part Two')



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Background information

Tannhäuser was a knight and poet in medieval German legend - later made more famous through Wagner's three-act opera of the same name.

FFC drawing


Fleet File Collection

The Tannhäuser is included as a model in Fleet File Collection Vol.1R.

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