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The flagship Theodoricus (799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: Vice Admiral Thurneysen
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Thurneysen Fleet)
Length: 677 metres(FFC5)
Width: 179 metres(FFC5)
Height: 228 metres(FFC5)
Armament: 6 forward neutron beam cannons
22 port cannons
22 starboard cannons
Crew: 726(FFC5)
Status: Active

The Theodoricus (Japanese: テオドリクス) was the Imperial flagship of Vice Admiral Isaak Fernand von Thurneysen.


Service history

The Theodoricus participated in Operation Ragnarok under the direct command of Reinhard von Lohengramm in 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE).

At the Battle of Vermilion, Thurneysen sent his fleet forward into Vice Admiral Brauhitch's forces on the front line, infuriating both Brauhitch and Duke Lohengramm, and giving Fleet Admiral Yang Wen-li the opportunity to inflict heavy damage on both the Brauhitch Fleet and Thurneysen Fleet. The Theodoricus survived this fiasco, and also survived the subsequent encirclement and effective destruction of the majority of the Imperial fleet later in the battle. It was not seen again in subsequent campaigns — probably the consequence of Paul von Oberstein's appraisal of Thurneysen as 'a man to stay away from', an appraisal with which Duke Lohengramm agreed. (LOGH: 'The Battle of Vermilion (Part One)', 'The Battle of Vermilion (Part Two)')


The Theodoricus was a standard Imperial battleship and was distinguished by a crest composed of a grey diamond superimposed over a yellow circle. (LOGH: 'The Battle of Vermilion (Part One)')



Name variations

Background information

The name Theodoricus is the Latin variant of Theodoric the Great, ruler of the Visigoths and a hero of Germanic legend.

Licensed Sources

After the Battle of Vermilion, a military hearing judged Thurneysen's actions to have caused excessive Imperial losses. He was demoted and given a sinecure post away from active service. (Fleet File Collection Vol.10)

FFC drawing


Fleet File Collection

The Theodoricus is included as a model in Fleet File Collection Vol.5 (in Goldenlöwe markings) and Fleet File Collection Vol.10 (in Goldenbaum markings).

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