See the Galaxy They Say - Should Have Joined the Navy
Class: Sword Class Frigate
Role: Escort ship
Commander: Galrite Haltreme
Dimensions: 1.6 km long, 0.3 km abeam at fins approx.
Mass: 6 megatonnes approx.
Crew: 26,000 crew; approx.
Accel: 4.5 gravities max sustainable acceleration.
This class is a very old design, dating back to the earliest days of the Imperium. All its components have been redesigned, refined to a high level, tried and tested in innumerable engagements. Its laser based weapons batteries provide equivalent fire power to those of the less reliable plasma based alternatives, and are able to fire to both sides, or forward with full strength. It’s engines are powerful, yet simple enough to be maintained by an artificer with minimal training. They are regarded as reliable even in extreme conditions. Being an escort, the Sword is expected to come under fire, and so is designed with this in mind. Its bulkheads are thicker than would be expected, and the beams and supports that hold the ship together have redundant copies nearby, that will take the load if the primary beam or support fails. Due to this, the Sword can take more punishment than would be expected for a ship of its diminutive size.
Destroyed in an ambush by [restricted] while transporting [restricted] to [restricted]
Captain Galrite Haltreme was posthumously awarded a medal for valor and loyalty.