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Farragut Battle Cruiser
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Overview
ManufacturerCore Dynamics
TypeBattlecruiser
FactionFederation
Default Specifications
Landing Pad SizeCapital Ship Dock
Dimensions2040m x 806m x 300m
Mass Lock Factor100
Hardpoints16x Huge Hardpoints

Core Dynamics Farragut-Class Battle Cruisers represent the cutting edge in military technology. A single FCB can carry several squadrons of Federal Fighters and multiple Federal Corvettes across hundreds of light years without any difficulty. These deep deployment capabilities, coupled with extraordinarily heavy firepower, practically guarantee that a single FCB will completely overpower all but the most well-equipped opponents.

— Excerpt from a GalNet report on the completion of the FNS Nevermore[1]

The Farragut Battle Cruiser is a battlecruiser manufactured by Core Dynamics exclusively for the Federation. As a capital ship, it serves as the backbone of the Federal Navy and the core of each of its fleets. In contrast with its Imperial Navy counterpart, the Majestic Class Interdictor, the Farragut emphasizes utility over style and comfort, and in a direct, one-on-one confrontation with the Imperial capital ship, the Farragut holds the advantage in terms of raw firepower and combat endurance.

Overview

The Federation's capital ships are brutal, practical war machines inside and out. Airtight doors split the interior into many separate compartments. Grab-handles abound, as do access panels and all the paraphernalia of a military vessel. There would be no mistaking a Federal ship's interior with an Imperial one.

The Art of Elite Dangerous[2]

The Farragut Battle Cruiser is over two kilometers long, heavily-armed with classified weaponry, and equipped with hangars capable of transporting multiple Federal Corvettes and F63 Condor squadrons. It is equipped with a capital-class Frame Shift Drive with an undisclosed jump range. The Federal Navy uses the Farragut as an integral part of its Intervention Fleets, which are used to investigate and intervene in larger-scale conflicts.[3]

Since the outbreak of the Second Thargoid War in 3303, multiple Farragut Battle Cruisers have been destroyed by Thargoid Interceptors due to the former's vulnerability to Thargoid shutdown fields. Since the anti-xeno countermeasures developed for smaller ships have proven prohibitively difficult to scale-up for capital ships, the international research and defence organisation Aegis has declared that capital ships are ineffective at protecting outposts, planets, and shipping lanes from Thargoid attacks at present. Instead, anti-Thargoid efforts have been spearheaded by militias of personal-scale craft.[4][5]

Specifications

Class Farragut
Type Battlecruiser
Manufacturer Core Dynamics
Affiliation Federal Navy
Crew 7,000
Armament 16x classified weapons emplacements
Dimensions Length: 2040m, Width: 806m, Height: 300m
Carrier Capacity Multiple Federal Corvettes, multiple F63 Condor squadrons
Jump Range Classified

Known ships

Name Last known location Date of sighting Notes
FNS Achilles Dhathaatrib Jul. 10 3304
FNS Agamemnon Nemehi Apr. 3, 3304
FNS Ajax Pleiades Sector RO-Q b5-0 Sept. 28, 3302
FNS Alacrity Pleiades Sector JC-U b3-2 Dec. 17, 3302
FNS Andromeda CC Eri Mar. 14, 3303
FNS Angelos Belobog Dec. 30, 3303
FNS Archer Canezti Jul. 31, 3304
FNS Arethusa Nemehi Feb. 3, 3304
FNS Argonaut Merope
FNS Argus Merope
FNS Athenos
FNS Aurora Bundena May 30, 3304
FNS Bellerophon Merope Nov. 28, 3302
FNS Boxer Merope Apr. 14, 3303
FNS Centaur Potriti Sept. 27, 3303
FNS Centurion Regulus Dec. 10, 3303
FNS Constance Blatrimpe Feb. 18, 3304
FNS Conquerer LHS 215 Nov 25, 3304
FNS Courageous Decima Mar. 13, 3304
FNS Damocles Luluwala Aug, 4 3303
FNS Dauntless CC Eri Mar. 14, 3303
FNS Dominion Fidenef Sept. 15, 3304
FNS Erebus Thunderbird
FNS Europa Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-16 Dec. 29, 3302
FNS Euryalus HIP 46903 Oct. 31, 3303
FNS Farragut Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-16 Sept. 22, 3302 Class leader
FNS Fearless Segovan
FNS Formidable Ross 719 Dec. 10, 3304
FNS Furious Fomovithi Jun. 18, 3304
FNS Gellan Merki Oct. 7,

3304

Named for Federal President Isaac Gellan
FNS Glory Belobog Nov. 4, 3303
FNS Goliath LHS 3437 Mar. 20, 3304
FNS Hawke Merope Jan. 6, 3303
FNS Hercules HR 6067 Aug. 15, 3303
FNS Hood Ross 1008 Jan. 10, 3304
FNS Hunter Huokang May 27, 3303
FNS Indefatigable Apala July 11, 2034
FNS Indomitable Potriti Sept. 28, 3303
FNS Inflexible Jardovici Oct. 28, 3302
FNS Invincible Jardovici Oct. 28, 3302
FNS Iris Merope Mar. 24, 3303
FNS Jupiter Jul. 9, 3304
FNS Khemsa Beta Hydri Named after CMDR Khemsa for contributing the most resources to the CG to construct the ship[6]
FNS Kracer Mu Koji Sept. 10, 3302 Named for Admiral Kracer, who led a Federation force that liberated New California from the Empire in 2854[7]
FNS Leander
FNS Leviathan Huokang May 26, 3303
FNS Liberator Merope Dec. 29, 3302
FNS Mars
FNS Medusa ETA-1 Pictoris 6 Oct. 15, 3302
FNS Mercury Huokang May 26, 3303
FNS Narcissus Rana
FNS Neptune
FNS Nevermore BD+03 2338 Mar. 26, 3301 Completed at Hudson Dock, BD+03 2338 on March 11, 3301.[8] Involved in an infamous friendly-fire incident with Hudson Dock on March 19, 3301.[9][10]
FNS O'Brien HIP 46903 3 Oct. 31, 3303 Named for Admiral O'Brien, who led the Federation's forces in the war against the Empire over control of Emerald in Tau Ceti in 3101[11]
FNS Orion Cama Feb. 8, 3304
FNS Perseus Maia Mar. 11, 3303
FNS Pioneer Cemiess Jun. 7, 3304 The personal ship of Federal Ambassador Jordan Rochester, commanded by Vice Admiral Juno Rochester[12]
FNS Pursuer
FNS Renoun Dhathaatrib Jul. 10, 3304
FNS Resolution Pleiades Sector RO-Q b5-0 Dec. 29, 3302
FNS Royal Oak
FNS Scimitar Mbukuravi April 4, 3304
FNS Shannon Procyon Apr. 10, 3304
FNS Spartan Ross 1008 Jan. 9, 3304
FNS Stalker Sol Dec. 7, 3302
FNS Starship One Sol June 5, 3304 The personal ship of the Federal President
FNS Striker Sol Oct. 29, 3302
FNS Superb Pleiades Sector IH-V c2-16
FNS Surprise Antliae Sector DL-Y c4 May 17, 3303
FNS Thanatos Solati Jul. 11, 3304
FNS Trander Sol Dec. 10, 3304 Named for Federal President Loric Trander
FNS Unicorn Dhathaatrib Jul. 10, 3304
FNS Vanguard Pi-Fang Jun. 22, 3304
FNS Victorious Blatrimpe 9 Jul. 3, 3304
FNS Warspite Luluwala May 20, 3304
Bart LHS 20 Nov. 22, 3305 Believed captured by pirates
Darion ep Tellek LHS 20 Dec. 16, 3304
Implacable Duloskitoke Aug. 31, 3304 Believed captured by pirates
INV Law of Achenar Kamitra Jan. 11, 3304 Believed captured by the Imperial Navy
Lars Porsenna Aug. 8, 3305
Netsuakram Solati Apr. 14, 3305
Vanguard Ross 719 Dec. 10, 3304 Believed captured by pirates
Wedge Androlos Oct. 6, 3305

Notes

  • David Braben describes the Farragut Battle Cruiser: "There will be no gravity, you'll just float around. Things like magnetic boots will make getting around very easy. These would look like normal shoes with fancy technology that make them stick to the surface." "The Federal ship is a lot more Spartan, a lot more just practical warship essentially." "The Federal ship's central section, with design, one of the design briefs we've had is try to design ships with functions in mind. In the Federal ship it's utility that's important. The reason its got this central corridors is this is where ships come out of their hangars. It's to try and protect the hangars from outside. So the reason they face inward and the ships fly out you know they're already up to speed. That would be very heavily protected potentially with shields around it."[13]
  • All Farragut Battle Cruisers appear to share the registration tag of FDN-RD5.
  • The Farragut Battle Cruiser cannot be destroyed by reducing its hull to 0%.[14]
  • After destroying all of the Faragut's Heat Relays the ship will escape from battle by activating its Frame Shift Drive.[15]
  • Routing the Farragut awards the player 500,000 CR.
  • Capital Ships have an exclusion zone. Flying too close to a Capital Ship is considered a threat and will make you a target, even if you are friendly. The Capital Ship will often inform you when you are getting close, telling you to back off.

Trivia

  • The Farragut Battle Cruiser length (2040m) is similar to 6 Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers (337 m).[16]
  • The names "Agamemnon" and "Ajax" are also names of Astute-Class submarines being built for the Royal Navy.
  • The Farragut class most likely gets its name from David G. Farragut, the first American Admiral.

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References

  1. GalNet: Core Dynamics Completes Work on New Capital Ship
  2. The Art of Elite Dangerous, August 17 2016
  3. Elite Encounters RPG
  4. GalNet: Galactic News: Capital Ships Vulnerable to Thargoid Attack
  5. Community Goal: Operation Andronicus
  6. Galactic News: New Farragut Battle Cruiser Complete
  7. Data taken from Tourist Spot Beacon 0119, Alioth system
  8. GalNet: Core Dynamics Completes Work on New Capital Ship
  9. GalNet: The Nevermore Not Ready for Duty
  10. PCGamer: Elite: Dangerous bug becomes community event
  11. Data taken from Tourist Spot Beacon 0148, Tau Ceti system
  12. GalNet: Aisling Duval Hosts Federal Ambassador
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4-gyDLRMXg&t=219
  14. MercenaryThorrn's twitch broadcast @04:30:00
  15. MercenaryThorrn's twitch broadcast @04:46:00
  16. Elite ship scale 3.0
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