SFCV Heart of Winter

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SFCV Heart of Winter (BB1-02)
Technical Specifications
Ship Class: Praetorian-class Battleship
Hull Number: BB1-02
Faction: The Initiative
Status: Destroyed
In Service: 2341 CE - 2503 CE
Assignment Details
Assignment: Flagship
Task Force: Task Force Winter
Ship Crew Information
Captain Alex Kendrin
Space Forces Command
Crew Complement: 300 Officers & Crew
200 Marines
Type: Non-Player Controlled
The SFCV Heart of Winter (BB1-02) was a Praetorian-class battleship constructed in the 2340's for deployment against pirate cruisers as the flagship of Task Force Winter.

Subsequent to counter-pirate operations, the Heart of Winter was independently sent on a classified mission. This mission resulted in the Heart of Winter Incident.


The SFCV Heart of Winter (BB1-02) was a sister vessel to the SFCV Heart of Fall, built at the same time in a neighboring shipyard in orbit over Sanctuary, and commissioned beside it in 2341 CE. The Heart of Winter has had a rather undistinguished history, with the majority of it's combat history against pirate vessels.

The Heart of Winter's major claim to fame was the defeat of a number of older generation warships that had been decommissioned and disarmed before being sent to serve as colony vessels. A number of them, after being returned to Sanctuary, were captured and rearmed by pirates, later being outclassed and outgunned by the Heart of Winter.

The Heart of Winter, following that, was one of the most decorated vessels in the fleet. In 2502, the SFCV Heart of Winter was detached by Central Command for independent operations. In mid-2503 CE, the SFCV Heart of Winter emerged from it's Point Singularity Jump in orbit above Sanctuary. The Heart of Winter failed to respond to any communication, before plunging into Sanctuary's atmosphere where it partially broke up, with large sections of it falling to the planet.

Basic Specifications

Main article: Praetorian-class Battleship


  • Length: 548 Meters
  • Beam: 72 Meters
  • Draft: 30 Meters
  • Decks: 8

Crew Complement

  • Minimum: Five (Limited Functionality)
  • Standard: 300
    • Plus another 100 Marines
  • Maximum: 1,200


  • Sublight: Electrodeless Plasma Thruster

Power Plant

  • Primary: Antimatter Reactor
  • Secondary: Solar Panel Arrays

Hull Composition

  • Hull: Titanium Alloy beneath a one-meter thick Synthetic Diamond Sheath
  • Armor Plating: Three meters of Case-hardened Steel, Titanium, & Ceramic Composite Plates

Sensor Systems

  • Target: Unknown

Defensive Systems

  • Nanitic & Composite Armor
    • Capable of limited self repair via nanites
  • Dual Shield Generators
    • One Primary, One Backup
  • Directed EMP Generator
    • (Designed to disable missiles & incoming craft)
  • Close in Weapons System


  • Mark I
    • (??) 25mm (1") Anti-Fighter/Missile Close in Weapons Batteries
    • (20) 406mm (16") Coilgun Batteries
    • (52) 304mm (12") Coilgun Batteries
    • (20) Torpedo Tubes
    • (8) Plasma Cannons
    • Cybernetic Warfare Suite
  • Mark II
    • (??) 25mm (1") Anti-fight/Missile Close in Weapons Batteries
    • (16) Particle Beam Weapons
    • (20) 406mm (16") Coilgun Batteries
    • (52) 304mm (12") Coilgun Batteries
    • (20) Torpedo Tubes
    • (8) Plasma Cannons
    • Cybernetic Warfare Suite

Auxiliary Craft

Other Systems

Deck Listing

  • Deck 01: Coilgun Battery & Magazine, Bridge, Plasma Cannon Battery, Coilgun Battery & Magazine
  • Deck 02: Officer's Mess, Officer's Quarters, Combat Intelligence Center, Particle Beam Weapon Battery (Mk II Only)
  • Deck 03: Crew Mess, Coilgun Battery & Magazine Crew Quarters, Medical Bay, Stasis Pod Bays, Coilgun Battery & Magazine
  • Deck 04: Torpedo Tubes & Magazine, Hangar (Upper Half), Antimatter Reactor (Upper Half), Coilgun Battery & Magazine, Engine Compartment (Upper Half)
  • Deck 05: Torpedo Tubes & Magazine, Hangar (Lower Half), Antimatter Reactor (Lower Half), Electronic Warfare Center, Engine Compartment (Lower Half)
  • Deck 06: Marine Mess, Coilgun Battery & Magazine, Marine Quarters, Marine Training Section, Coilgun Battery & Magazine
  • Deck 07: Water Reclamation, Storage, Vehicle Storage, Particle Beam Weapon Battery (Mk II Only)
  • Deck 08: Coilgun Battery & Magazine, Cargo Bay (Foreward), Plasma Cannon Battery, Cargo Bay (Aft), Coilgun Battery & Magazine