HMS Nike
BC-409 / CA-103
Type Battlecruiser
(reclassified as heavy cruiser in 1590 PD)
Affiliation Star Kingdom of Manticore
In Service 1460 PD

HMS Nike (BC-09) was an early (Triumph class) battlecruiser of the Royal Manticoran Navy, and the second ship to bear the prestigious name Nike.

The ship was originally built in 1460 PD and classified as a battlecruiser.

When the Volsung Mercenaries attacked the Manticore System in 1543 PD, the Nike was repaired and refitted in dry dock. Minimally spaceworthy, but not battleworthy, she was hastily sent on its way to reinforce the defending RMN force along with HMS Vanguard. (MA2)

Three weeks following the Battle of Manticore, Nike was positioned in orbit of Sphinx under the command of Admiral Karina Alexander, Countess White Haven, when a joint force from the Axelrod Corporation and the Free Duchy of Barca arrived to complete the invasion the Volsung Mercenaries had begun. (MA3)

After 130 T-years of service, she was reclassified as a heavy cruiser when she was renamed and renumbered CA-103 in 1590 PD. The brand new battlecruiser HMS Nike (BC-01) replaced her. (Companion)

Some of this ship's china was still in use aboard HMS Nike (BC-413) many centuries later. (HH3)

References Edit

Ships named Nike
MSNS Nike | HMS Nike (BC-09) | HMS Nike (BC-01) | HMS Nike (Redoubtable class)
HMS Nike (BC-413) | HMS Nike (BC-562)