Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated February 3, 2005
Persephone Tender (Beta)


Earth Alliance
Class Capital Ship
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2240
Out of Service n/a
Source None
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated February 3, 2005
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The Earth Alliance found itself in need of a new breed of fleet tender following the Dilgar War. However, little funds were left in the EA defense budget to fund such a project and the new tender’s designers were forced to borrow heavily from past EA ship designs in order to bring their project to fruition.

The Persephone Tender is heavily influenced by the Hyperion hull with the Persephone’s forward and rear superstructures being nearly identical to those of the Hyperion Heavy Cruiser. The rest of the design looks incredibly different, however, and the ship could never be misidentified as a Hyperion.

The Persephone is equipped with four cargo canisters mounted to the underside of the hull. The cargos hauled by a Persephone are accessible at all times by virtue of the canister design, increasing cargo transfer times. These cargo canisters are modular equipment and can be quickly dropped and replaced while at port to improve turn around time for Persephone Tenders.

The Persephone Tender is named for the Greek goddess Persephone, daughter of Demeter. In mythology, a deal was struck between Demeter and Hades that they would share Persephone for half of the year each. Given that the Persephone spent half of its time at home and half its time on the battle lines the name was found to be quite fitting.

The Persephone was created by an AOG mandate not to use the Cotton Tender (or any other Babylon Project design) in the campaign guide.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Persephone Tender (Beta) - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
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Design Notes:
The Persephone Tender was to be the Cotten's replacement in the AOG campaign guide. Replacement as in "use it instead of the Cotten." I based it on the Hyperion hull to some degree because I thought that it would give the hull some continuity, and because I could see the EA trying to do some cost-cutting on the hull.

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