SFCV Coeus

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SFCV Coeus (FF5)
Technical Specifications
Ship Class: Archer-class Frigate
Hull Number: FF5
Status: Destroyed
In Service: 2021 CE - 2071 CE
Assignment Details
Assignment: Escort
Task Force: Third Fleet
Homeport: Sanctuary, Arc System
Ship Crew Information
Crew Complement: 150 Officers and Crew
Type: Non-Player Controlled
The SFCV Coeus (FF5) was an Archer-class frigate built for the War of Secession.


The SFCV Coeus (FF5) was laid down at The Hive, on Sanctuary, in the Arc System, in 2020 CE. It was launched the following year, in 2021 CE, to help escort transports to and from Earth, in the Sol System. The Coeus was distinguished for being the first frigate to take damage from enemy action during the early years of the war. The ship's history was largely undistinguished, until 2031 CE, when it was one of the vessels involved in the Fall of Earth.

Several months later, during a transition in 2032 CE, the Coeus was responsible for helping rescue crew from the SFCV Theia (FF4) when the Theia suffered an enmeshment event on the edge of the Arc system. In 2037 CE, when the Sol system was abandoned, the Coeus was one of the few Archer-class frigates to remain in service while many others were mothballed. The Coeus, however, was eventually lost with most of it's crew while entering the Laeth System, in 2071 CE, while en route to a refit.


The SFCV Coeus (FF5) was named for one of the Greek mythological Titans.

Basic Specifications

Main article: Archer-class Frigate


  • Length: 140 Meters
  • Beam: 18 Meters
  • Draft: 14 Meters
  • Decks: 4

Crew Complement

  • Minimum: 20 (War Era) / 10 (Post War)
  • Standard: 150 Officers & Crew
  • Maximum: 350


  • Sublight: Electrodeless Plasma Thruster

Power Plant

  • Primary: Nuclear Reactor (War Era)
  • Primary: Antimatter Reactor (Post War)
  • Secondary: Photo-voltaic Cell

Hull Composition

  • Hull: Titanium Alloy
  • Armor Plating: 1 meter Case-hardened Steel, Titanium, & Ceramic Composite Plates over a .75 meter thick synthetic diamond sheath (Post-war retrofits)
  • Armor Plating: Synthetic composites, case-hardened steel, ceramic plates (War era)

Sensor System

  • Sensor: LIDAR (War Era)


  • Mark I
    • (20) 6-inch Coilgun Batteries
    • (4) Torpedo Tubes
    • (2) Grappling Cannons
  • Mark II
    • (20) 10-inch Coilgun Batteries
    • (4) Torpedo Tubes
    • (2) Grappling Cannons

Auxiliary Craft

Other Systems

Deck Listing

  • Deck 1: Bridge, Communications Center, Coilgun Battery & Magazine, Grappling Hook Battery
  • Deck 2: Brig, Embarked Marine Quarters, Crew Quarters, Mess Hall, Infirmary
  • Deck 3: Torpedo Magazine, Hangar, Reactor, Storage, Water Reclamation
  • Deck 4: Coilgun Battery & Magazine, Grappling Hook Battery