ENS (formerly PNS and later GNS) Ares was a Mars-class heavy cruiser built and originally operated by the State Security Naval Forces before her capture by the "Elysian Space Navy".

History Edit

In October 1913 PD, PNS Ares belonged to the State Security naval contingent in the Shilo Sector, and joined a task force commanded by Major General Prestwick Thornegrave, with orders to secure the recently-recaptured Seabring System against either a Manticoran counterstrike or an uprising.

Ares[1], as well as all of General Thornegrave's ships, was forced to surrender shortly after entering orbit of the planet Hades for a scheduled stop, as a prisoner uprising led by Admiral Honor Harrington had taken control of both Hades' ground facilities and planetary defenses, which she used to order the StateSec force to surrender.

After her surrender, Ares was incorporated to the so-called "Elysian Space Navy", and Manticoran Commander Victor Ainspan was named her commanding officer. (HH8)

Ares participated in the Battle of Cerberus which resulted in the destruction of General Seth Chernock's entire task force. After the battle, Ares embarked as many former inmates as she could and left the Cerberus System with the rest of the Elysian Space Navy to join the Allied forces in Trevor's Star.

After her arrival at Trevor's Star, Ares was incorporated into the brand-new Protector's Own Squadron of the Grayson Space Navy together with the other ships of the Elysian Space Navy. (HH9)

Known Crewmembers Edit

Elysian Space NavyEdit

References Edit

  1. The ship was named after the Greek god of war. The class to which it belonged was named after the Roman name for the same deity, Mars.

Mars-class heavy cruisers
People's Navy
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