SFCV Tethys

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SFCV Tethys (FF2)
Technical Specifications
Ship Class: Archer-class Frigate
Hull Number: FF2
Status: Destroyed
In Service: 2021 CE - 2025 CE
Assignment Details
Assignment: Escort
Task Force: First Fleet
Homeport: Sanctuary, Arc System
Ship Crew Information
Crew Complement: 150 Officers and Crew
Type: Non-Player Controlled
The SFCV Tethys (FF2) was an Archer-class frigate built for the War of Secession.


The SFCV Tethys (FF2) was laid down in 202 CE, at The Hive on Sanctuary, in the Arc System. It was launched the following year, in early 2021 CE, alongside several other frigates, to serve as escorts for transports to and from Earth, in the Sol System.

The Tethys was lost with all hands in 2025 CE, when it emerged from a point singularity jump in the Sol System. Engineers from a later deployment were used to overload the ship's reactor, which survived the enmeshment, to destroy the wreckage to prevent members of the United Earth Fleet from gaining access to the ship's schematics.


The SFCV Tethys (FF2) was named for one of the Greek 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