He had an intense hatred of the Star Kingdom of Manticore.
Around 1919 PD, he held the rank of Kapitän der Sterne and was in command of the heavy cruiser IANS Hellbarde. His ship shadowed the Manticoran heavy cruiser HMS Jessica Epps, conducting a number of subtle provocations against it.
When Jessica Epps ordered a ship falsely transmitting an Andermani transponder code to stop, Gortz had Hellebarde open fire. In the following engagement, Käpitan Gortz's vessel was pounded into a wreck, killing Gortz and most of his bridge crew, while Jessica Epps was destroyed with all hands. (HH10)
Service Record Edit
- Kapitän der Sterne (prior to 1919 PD)
- Commaniding Officer, IANS Hellbarde