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Title: SSV Yorktown
Description: Normandy-class Frigate

Celia Windsor - July 29, 2010 07:22 AM (GMT)
Name: SSV Yorktown
Operator: Systems Alliance Navy

Year constructed: 2183 (Commissioned 2184)
Classification: Normandy-class Frigate

Crew: (NPCs unless itaclicized; NPC positions are open)
Commander Shianne "Shiloh" Marceau
Executive Officer Riley "LC" Ward
Helmsman Andrew �Andy� Steele
Chief Engineer Horace Black
Medical Officer Lara J. Chester, MD
Chief Engineer: Jackson Lane
Overall Crew 80 naval personnel

Mark III Mass Accelerator Cannon (1)
GARDIAN point defense laser (8)
Mark VII Disruptor Torpedo (2)

Alliance Marines (12 soldiers)
M35 Mako (1)

Tantalus Mass Effect Drive

Military-grade antiproton drive

Originally part of a larger 'wolf-pack' group of frigates, the Yorktown had a decorated 15-year career with the Systems Alliance Navy. In 2183, a new initiative saw the Yorktown outfitted for a different kind of operation. The frigate was upgraded with the newest military-grade engines and armor, making it fast and relatively durable. The goal was to make the Yorktown one of many self-contained troubleshooting squads.

The ship, sometimes affectionately called �Y-Town� or �The Y� by her crew, has a layout identical to her sister ships of the Normandy SR-1 class. One slight difference is that the Yorktown features a less efficient form of cooling, which allows a shorter duration of stealth operation (approximately an hour of action or four hours of powered-down reconnaissance, requiring at least three hours for cooldown before redeployment). The outside of the vessel, for purposes of its new assignment has been repainted with a plain gray finish with black accents and identification numbering.

The vessel, while clearly not designed for full-scale combat, has been heavily fortified against assault, including against fighters with an extensive GARDIAN defense laser system and advanced multicore shielding and the ever-reliable Silaris heavy ship armor. This allows the ship to brave anti-air defenses while dropping in its troubleshooting squad, or allowing the ship to survive skirmishes in order to warn Alliance forces of enemy movement.


The SSV Yorktown has recently joined the ranks of its sister ships the SSV Ain Jalut SR-3 and the SSV Kosovo SR-5 as the third Normandy-class vessel to be refitted in order to boost its capabilities.

Rasengod7 - July 29, 2010 07:29 AM (GMT)

Celia Windsor - July 29, 2010 02:49 PM (GMT)
I was asked to edit a small detail (moving the ship's construction up a year) for another player's consistency. Can I just edit that, or will I need to resubmit for approval?

ThatPatriot - July 29, 2010 03:21 PM (GMT)
You can just edit that, it's a minor detail.

Keegan - October 21, 2010 12:53 AM (GMT)
If you're looking for a crew, I've just created a new character (my first on this board): Melissa Dives. The character hasn't been approved yet, but if/when she is, do you think I might be able to come aboard as a Chief Engineer? :)

PS: Sorry if this should've been PMed or in a different thread. I'm still learning the ways of this forum. :P

Dirty - October 21, 2010 12:58 AM (GMT)
I play the ship's Captain so I don't think Riley aka Celia will mind me saying, "welcome aboard"! ^-^ Dangerous and Difficult Times <---That's the ship's current thread and it's also going to be involved in Operation Zealot if you want to join either.

Celia Windsor - October 21, 2010 02:49 AM (GMT)
You know, I never considered what would happen if Dirty and I ever disagreed on something. I guess we'll cross the bridge when we get there. Welcome aboard :)

Keegan - October 21, 2010 03:27 AM (GMT)
Thank you! :)

I'm currently working with Dirty to figure out how my character will get involved.

Celia Windsor - October 21, 2010 04:09 PM (GMT)
Great :) If I can help in any way, feel free to PM me or catch me on MSN: riley(dot)cassandra(dot)ward(at)hotmail(dot)com

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