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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

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

Complement:
Alliance Marines (12 soldiers)
M35 Mako (1)

Powerplant:
Tantalus Mass Effect Drive

Propulsion:
Military-grade antiproton drive

Description:
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.

--UPDATE

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)
Approved.

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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