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Thrace Jump Cruiser

Owner

Circasian Empire
Class Capital Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 1975
Out of Service n/a
Source Empire Rising
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated September 27, 2003
Thrace Jump Cruiser
Description:
The Thrace Jump Cruiser stands as one of the most important starship developments in Circasian history. Before the development of the Thrace very few Circasian ships were equipped with jump engines, owing mainly to the low concentrations of the rare element Quantium 40 in the Circasian home system. The war with the Chouka, however, illustrated just how important the strategic movement advantage jump engines provided could be.

Although development on the Thrace Jump Cruiser was started during the Chouka War, the first operational prototype hull was not completed until 1975. These new ships were fitted with the newest weapons and technologies available to the Circasian Empire. Although the Thrace had originally be intended to function as a strategic fleet support element, the needs for a next generation cruiser hull prompted the Circasian War Council to increase the number of ships ordered for production. Quantium 40 deposits in Senshuka allowed the Circasians the resources to make the mass production of a jump-capable cruiser a reality.

The Thrace Jump Cruiser soon became a ubiquitous element of the Circasian order of battle and took its place as the primary cruiser in Imperial fleets. Despite the Thrace’s advancements in ship construction and weapons technologies it proved unready for combat against the likes of ak-Tai and Lleskath forces.

Thrace Jump Cruisers found themselves relegated to secondary positions during the mid-1990’s, moving them from the frontlines back to patrol and policing missions within the Empire.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Thrace Jump Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
This ship is included in the:
Empire Rising - Circasian Ships
Ship Archive
   
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Design Notes:
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