UEO ATLANTIS CLASS
DEEP SUBMERGENCE VEHICLE
Ships of Class :
UEO Atlantis DSX 8100 (Prototype - Redesignated DSV shortly after commissioning)
UEO Aquarius DSV 8200
UEO Archangel DSV 8500 (Cancelled)
Advanced Deep Submergence Vehicle
Unknown. During its development phase, the DSX program had no budget, although some estimates place the project cost in excess of 1 trillion US dollars
36.6 Billion USD per unit (Initial Construction)
$5 Billion USD per unit (2041 Refit)
(Atlantis) January 5, 2038 Aries Yards, Pearl Harbor
(Aquarius) January 5, 2038 Aries Yards, Pearl Harbor
(Archangel) Never laid down
(Atlantis) October 1st, 2040
(Aquarius) October 3rd, 2040
(Atlantis) November 6th, 2040
(Aquarius) November 9th, 2040
First Refit Commenced:
(Atlantis) April 16th, 2041
(Aquarius) April 16th, 2041
(Atlantis) San Angeles, USA.
(Aquarius) San Angeles, USA.
Length: 488.35m (1602.18 feet)
Beam: 93.0m (305.1 feet)
Wingspan: 270.9m (888.77 feet)
Height (Fins) 80.0m (262.5 feet)
Draft (Surfaced): 27.0 meters (88.6 feet)
Triple layered semi-organic pliant self-regenerating Bioskin over a double,
reinforced titanium hull. Structural frame work is highly classified, but is known to include various titanium alloys and nano-carbon composites.
6 SLR-83 (Long Range) "Avenger" high-energy pulse laser cannons.
4 SLR-84 (Long Range) "Stingray" high-energy pulse laser cannons.
8 SMR-72 (Medium Range) "Scorpion" high-energy pulse laser cannons.
6 deployable, turretted "Hellfire" Railguns.
36 x 6 tube RAFIT ( RApid Firing, Independantly Targetting) torpedo batteries (Bow)
12 x 6 tube RAFIT ( RApid Firing, Independantly Targetting) torpedo batteries (Stern)
Up to 20 Triton IV-E 'Revelation' class ICBMs each with 8 MIRVs (Totalling 3400 megatons)
Up to 160 Raytheon Pathfinder III Hypersonic Cruise Missiles
Torpedo armaments include up to 800 Mark 88 and Mark 92 Variable-charge torpedoes. (300-450 standard load at any given time)
Mark X Intercept Torpedoes
Incom Countermeasure packages
EMP field generator (Anti-torpedo)
3 WSPRS (Wireless Sea Protection & Tactical Reconnaisance Satellites) "Whispers"
Primary: 1 General Dynamics Ship Systems Nuclear Fusion Core (Taurus class)
Secondary: 3 Nuclear Fission Reactors (Backup)
Tertiary: 60 General Dynamics Military Systems Hydrogen Fuel Cells. (Rechargable submerged)
6 Hybrid Magneto-Hydrodynamic / Hydroturbine drives
(developed by Marine Dynamics Inc.and NASA) (Primary) and 6 aqua-return hydrojets. (Secondary)
Tritium and Deuterium (Extracted from sea water) - Unlimited Range.
Perishables: 6 months, extendable to 8 months through hydroponics laboratories
Linux Neural/Integrated Optics AHAI (Almost Human AI) Network. ( See: A.N.N.I.E. )
200 knots capable (Some reports suggest 240)
180 knots standard cruise speed
Officially, "Greater than 30,000 feet".
Unoffically, estimated at 37,000 feet.
Internal: Hypersonar, Enhanced Active and Passive sensor suite, inc. sonar, magnetic anomaly detectors, LIDAR.
Effective Range: 70 nautical miles
External: HR (Hyper-Reality) probe, 3 deployed WSKRS (Wireless Sea Knowledge Retrieval Satellites - 5 reserve)
(2) Junior (typically bow, but not a fixed position)
(3) Loner (typically stern, but not a fixed position)
3 deployed WSPRS (Wireless Sea Protection and Tactical Reconnaisance Satellites) - 4 total)
(1) Snoopy (roaming)
(2) Lucy (Typically bow, but not fixed)
(3) Linus (Typically stern, but not fixed)
(4) Woodstock (Reserve)
Maximum Effective Range: 100 Nautical miles
8 Sea Launch Transport Minisubs (Includes 2 Executive/VIP launches)
8 Sea Speeder transport/pursuit/attack minisubs
8 Deep Sea Recovery Vehicles ("Pickups")
24 SF-37/F Raptor Interceptors
36 SF-38/A Raptor II Multi-role strike fighters
24 SFB-6/A Stormhawk sub-fighter bombers (2041 onwards)
10 Rapid Amphibious Assault transports (UEO Marines)
6 Sea Crab Maintenance/Salvage Mini-subs.
- 124 TOTAL
1570 total (200 EVA/Pilots, 250 marine enlisted, 120 officers, 1000 regular enlisted including ship's crew and EVA ground staff.)
Senior Staff of the Atlantis DSV 8100:
Captain Mark Andrew Ainsley - Captain
Commander James Patrick Banick - Executive Officer
Commander Michael Reed, M.D. - Chief Medical Officer (No file available)
Wing Commander Corinn Andrea Roderick - Commander, Sea Wing.
Lt. Commander Ryan Jonathan Callaghan - 2nd Officer / Tactical
(Lt. Commander Natalie Jacqui Canebride) - 3rd Officer / Helm (Until May, 2041)
Lt. Commander Madeline Rachel Hayes - 3rd Officer / Helm
Lieutenant Edward Orlando Stevens - Chief Engineer
Lieutenant (JG) Jack Phillips - Communications (No file available)
Senior Staff of the Aquarius DSV 8200:
Captain Lauren Caitlin Hornsby - Captain
Commander John Razak - Executive Officer (No file available)
Commander Allison Wilson, M.D. - Chief Medical Officer (No file available)
Wing Commander Gavin Mackenzie - Commander, Sea Wing. (No file available)
Lt. Commander Davis Akara - 2nd Officer / Tactical (No file available)
Lt. Commander Kathleen Mackenzie - 3rd Officer / Helm (No file available)
Lt. Commander Ewen Jordan - Chief Engineer (No file available)
Chief Petty Officer Michael O'Brien - Communications (No file available)
Captain Mark Ainsley: November 6th 2040 - November 11th 2040
Captain Arnold Randbrough: November 12th 2040 - November 19th 2040
Commander James Banick: November 19th 2040 - December 5th 2040 (Acting)
Mark Ainsley: December 5th 2040 - Present (Reinstated)
Captain Lauren Hornsby: November 9th 2040 - Present
Design and development of the Atlantis class Deep Submergence Vehicles took nearly 10 years, with formal commencement of the program beginning in 2032. (Preliminary research in to Advanced Deep Submergence technology began as early as 2030.) With paramount secrecy being one of the major requirements of the project, the main problem which the UEO first had to solve was the fact they did not have any naval yard that could facilitate the construction of the new ships. This was addressed by defence contractor Marine Dynamics (A division of General Dynamics) who, when approached, confirmed they could build the facility needed. What was more impressive was that they claimed it could be completed in the small confines of Pearl Harbor. The preliminary design studies of the new sub suggested that while surfaced, she would have a draft in excess of 30 meters, and Marine Dynamics proposed a facility that was dredged and cut out of the side of the Ford Island base in Pearl Harbor. While costly, it meant the huge submarine could dock at the Pacific Fleet base without hinderance to other fleet activities.
Construction began on the new ‘wet-dock' facility code-named “Ares” in 2036, four years after research and development had begun on the submarines. It was a unique design as it called for the two new vessels – dubbed “Deep Submergence Experimentals" (DSX) - to be built entirely underwater. By 2038, the facility was complete and construction had commenced on the two new sister ships. With a titanic engineering effort, and facilities second to none, construction would take just two years following almost eight years of intensive R&D in to new systems designed to surpass anything previously devised by UEO engineers.
While the engineers at Ares continued to work on the new subs, the UEO authorised the beginning of several highly-classified tests in to advanced hydro propulsion systems. The original seaQuest design used the same basis of technology, but it was not anywhere near sophisticated enough for the new vessels that were over five times the size, and an updated version of the tested-and-proven system needed to be found. When the weight of the new submarines was confirmed, the UEO began to doubt whether the idea was possible as each vessel displaced in excess of 200,000 tonnes. By comparison, seaQuest displaced a mere 30,000.
Nevertheless, the experiments continued and in 2039, had begun to bare fruit. The engineers had successfully accelerated a 17,000- tonne submarine to a speed of 260 knots. The results were promising for the lead designers, and the technology was put through refinement for use on the new DSVs that were now nearing the half-way point of their construction timelines.
The new Hydro engines were developed in secret with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and utilized the most advanced propulsion technology since the Mars missions of the early 21st century. Officially, the UEO claimed the tests were a failure, and the groundbreaking technology was quietly documented for use in the DSVs. Many components of the new vessels - including these engines - were constructed at other facilities across the UEO and were transported to Pearl Harbor as construction efforts needed them.
By late 2040, the DSVs were in their final stages of building as the reactors were installed along with the last of the extensive power systems. The UEO had built the vessels from the keel-up in less than three years, and at 36 Billion for each of the boats plus the cost of the Ares fleet yards and the new technologies to support them, it hadn't come with a cheap price tag. The exact finanical cost of the R&D programs that ran from 2030 until 2039 is unknown, but it is suspected to have run well in to the trillions.
(By comparison, the financial cost of World War 2 has been estimated at 2 Trillion US dollars, making the 10-year long DSX program the most expensive military endeavour in human history)
The outer hull skins and reactive armour plates were installed in early October of 2040, marking an end to major work on the submarines. The following month was largely given to cosmetics on the ship's interiors, with the last furnishings and the final life support systems being installed just a few days before the ship's commissioning. It had taken the UEO just two years, but the Atlantis set sail on November 6th, 2040 for the first time as the new flagship of the fleet. Her sister, Aquarius, entered service just a few days later.
The cost of the ships had been so great that the UEO cancelled plans to lay down a third vessel of the class - planned to be named DSV 8500 Archangel - in the now-vacant docks of the Ares fleet yards.
In early 2041, shortly after a series of events in the Atlantic Ocean which showed several flaws in the DSV's design, the two ships of the class went through a substantial refit. The following summary is from a briefing given to UEO command detailing the changes that ocurred during the refit of 2041...
"As detailed in previous documents, the past months have revealed some significant oversights and flaws associated with the Advanced Deep Submergence Vehicles Atlantis 8100 and Aquarius 8200 respectively as completed in their launch-configurations. These flaws, already having been corrected for related projects, do not solve the problem at hand for the DSV 8100 class and for some time now, taskforces at the Ares Advanced Tactical Research Division have been perfecting a series of weapon and hull development for the Atlantis Class SSBNs.
The following is a full briefing on the US $5 Billion refit to be carried out on the Atlantis and Aquarius as effective on the 16th of this month.
Reinforced hull structure and ablative hull plating.
Recent events surrounding the Atlantis have revealed several structural questions in the hull design of the vessel. After a great deal of deliberation, research teams based at the Ares fleet yards have determined that the existing composite steel support frame is simply not adequate for an extended service of the vessel and have recommended the existing frame be grafted with a new form of Titanium Alloy composite. While this alloy still remains largely classified, it has been decided that it is the only viable alternative if the DSVs are to be of any tactical benefit in a large-scale engagement with the Macronesian Alliance. The addition of this added hull plating at strategic locations around the vessels will also increase survivability against Macronesian energy-based and subduction-based weaponry upon their deployment to the Pacific war zone.
Armament Enhancements – Torpedo, Laser and Rail gun systems.
With reports of heavy Alliance fleet assets in the western pacific that have yet to be encountered or even confirmed by UEO intelligence, and the added knowledge of the South African vessel known as the Narcissis , has prompted designers to re-evaluate the initial armament load out of the Deep Submergence Vehicles. In many ways, their current lack of energy-based weaponry and other such systems has left them outclassed in an area they were supposed to maintain dominance. Their current armament of 6 long range pulse cannons is outclassed by even the Alliance Tempest class heavy cruiser. Plans are in place to reinforce this armament with the addition of 4 SLR-84 Long Range “Stingray” Laser cannons in addition to 8 SMR-72 Medium Range “Scorpion” Laser Cannons.
As a further modification the Advanced Design Bureau has recommended the fitting of an additional 12 Rapid Firing and Independent Targeting torpedo batteries to give a new total of 36; a 33 percent increase of firepower over the original 24 batteries.
As a final addition, combat analysis reports of the SF-37E Raptor Class Sub Fighters have indicated an exceptional performance record for the 25mm Hades Super-Cavitating Rail guns. A new ship-board and heavier version of this weapon is being developed for use with heavier caliber shells at a slower rate of fire under the code name of “Hellfire”. 6 of these weapons will be installed in deployable turret emplacements on each of the Atlantis Class DSVs as a field trial to be assessed after a nominal period of 4 months deployment.
Power Grid enhancements and shipboard AI software upgrade.
Combat analysis of the Atlantis during its shakedown cruise of the Atlantic beginning in December last year and ending this March showed weaknesses associated with the power transfer networks of the vessel after suffering what should have been considered only minor damage. Only superficial damage was enough to cripple the vessel for several days and only hindered an operation undertaken by Captain Ainsley to halt terrorist activity in the region. The failure of only two relatively minor power transfer grids was sufficient to disable sensor, weapons and general purpose electricity across the entire vessel.
This problem has been deemed unacceptable by the Advanced Design Bureau and they have recommended the reinforcement of the existing grids in addition to the installation of further secondary and even tertiary power transfer systems for increased redundancy.
To counter for this significant addition, the need to regulate the power systems along with several other new systems has become apparent. As you know, an experimental computer core was installed aboard these vessels with a 'human' component which was not able to be immediately deployed. We've been told that this 'program' is now mature enough to be brought online as part of the ship's standard computer operations. The new software will have the ability of being able to coordinate tactical situations between weapons operators with the ship's weapons and sensor systems giving a near 40% increase in micromanagement of individual torpedo tubes and other tactical systems. (Figures taken from software trials about UEO Indianapolis SSN-562) The existing neural networks are, by all rights, not capable of carrying this increased bandwith and will be augmented by an Integrated Optics network to supplement secondary systems in nonessential areas of the ships.
Improvements to sensor systems and external WSKRS assets.
New computer systems with combat AI have given us the opportunity to expand an area that was previously unable to be developed in the area of sensor and sonar technology.
To come with the installation of 3 new hyper-sensitive parabolic sonar arrays to be added to the vessel's sensor pods, bow and stern, will be a complete set of the new Wireless Sea Protection and Tactical Recon Satellites. (Whispers or WSPRS for short) The Whispers system will give the DSVs a self-defensive network that can be totally autonomous and run by the ship's AI or directed by the sensor officer in charge. The WSPRS satellites are armed with point defense energy pulse cannons in addition to automatic laser targeting for intercept weapons systems carried by the DSVs themselves. The WSPRS satellites are fully independent from the existing WSKRS system and contain full suites of combat sonar, early warning and ECM sensors capable of tracking incoming weapons or fighters to an effective range of 70 nautical miles (Further when coupled to the ship's Hypersonar network) and capable of targeting and destroying torpedoes as far away as 700 yards or using their laser targeting system to direct intercept torpedo fire up to an effective range of 2.1 nautical miles. The ECM suite gives them the ability to jam sonar activity within a radius of 4 nautical miles. The AI management of the WSPRS gives them the ability to conduct all these tasks nearly instantaneously and without assistance from the Sensor Operators. This addition to the DSVs comes as a response to damage sustained by the Atlantis during February of this year from torpedoes that closed with and inflicted severe damage on an unprotected area of the vessel.
EVA Support and Expansion.
With more Raptor and Stormhawk squadrons entering the fleet, the decision has been made to convert the Deep Submergence Vehicles in to a more dedicated and fully functional carrier and command ship. With Alliance fighter numbers now a major concern for fleet command, the addition of several new squadrons (Including 3 full wings of the new SF-38 model Raptor) will take the Atlantis class's maximum EVA Capacity to 124 fighters, bombers and support craft. The reinforcement comes with several refits to the existing sea-decks of the DSVs to accommodate higher numbers of craft, giving the vessels the ability to stand toe-to-toe with Macronesian carrier taskforces while still being able to maintain a numerical advantage over the squadrons of Lysanders carried by the Alliance Honorious and Aleus class carriers.
These refits should be complete by the 25th of April."
-Extracts from UEO Atlantis DSV 8100 refit briefing, April 2041...
The name-ship of the class, UEO Atlantis DSV-8100 is named for three historically-significant references - a NASA Space Shuttle, an Oceanographic research ship, and a legendary lost city. Affectionately nick-named "Annie" by her crew, (a name which the ship's AI curiously shares...) the ship's brief service to the fleet has been a conspicuous one.
Atlantis broke from port for the first time on November 6th 2040 under the command of Captain Mark Ainsley - a 30-year veteran of the navy and a man with more experience in command than any other officer in the fleet.
Trouble has since followed her wherever she's been deployed. On November 8th, a squadron of Macronesian attack submarines struck the neutral colony of Nintoku Seamount, and Atlantis intervened upon receiving the colony's distress call. A declaration of war from Macronesia followed less than 24 hours later, and at the same time, the UEO flagship seaQuest DSV was apparently sunk by the Alliance navy. A search for the sub conducted by the Atlantis revealed nothing, and Captain Ainsley was soon relieved of command to answer a board of inquiry in to the ship's actions at Nintoku.
In the intervening time period of the inquiry, Captain Arnold Randbrough assumed command of the submarine and took the ship to the Phoenix Islands where it engaged a sizeable Alliance fleet on November 19th. Captain Randbrough was revealed to be guilty of treason - having been involved in a plot with the Secretary General to strike a crippling blow against the UEO, and was immediately relieved by the Atlantis XO, Commander James Banick, who took command of the embattled DSV and led it in an assault on the Macronesian fleet alongside sistership Aquarius DSV, under the command of Captain Lauren Hornsby.
In the same battle, the former-UEO Flagship seaQuest was found under Alliance control, and was engaged by the Atlantis in a torpedo duel which ended with the seaQuest sinking to the bottom of the nearby Hemmingway trench.
Commander Banick retained command of the Atlantis until December 5th when Captain Ainsley was officially reinstated and resumed his command of the ship. One of the first missions given to the Atlantis following this was to find the remains of the downed seaQuest and recover her logs to ascertain how it had been captured by the Alliance. The mission ended in an apparent success, after engaging an Alliance fleet under the command of Macronesian Admiral Valerie Sark, who was dispatched to the region to secure the seaQuest's wreck, and put a stop to the Atlantis. Under Ainsley's direction, the Atlantis defeated Sark outright, successfully recovered the logs, and withdrew from the engagement shortly before the seaQuest was buried one final time by a massive landslide, entombing the ship at the bottom of the Hemmingway trench.
Soon after this, Atlantis was dispatched to the Atlantic to conduct a patrol and shakedown cruise up and down the US east coast in a mission described by the Admiralty as "showing the flag." While operating in the North Atlantic near the Oceanographer Fracture Zone, the ship was attacked by unknown subfighters and sustained damage which threatened to put the ship in dry-dock for an extended period of time. Atlantis pressed on, and discovered a Macronesian special forces operation operating out of the Marsala military supply base - a world war three-era weapons station abandoned after the war over 30 years before. While on this mission, the ship encountered vessels of the Nycarian Empire - making it the first UEO ship to have any contact with the isolated African continent in over 25 years. Aided by the Nycarian flagship, Narcissis, Atlantis assaulted the Macronesian-held base and recovered intelligence data on an Alliance operation code-named "Rising Thunder"
She returned to the Pacific in March for a brief overhaul at the Ares fleet yards.
In April, Atlantis was deployed ahead of schedule by UEO command to deal with the burgening "Rising Thunder" crisis. Deployed to the Philippine Islands - deep behind Chaodai/Alliance lines - Atlantis led a major offensive against a combined taskforce of Chaodai and Macronesian warships, her subfighter wing accounting for the destruction of over nine Macronesian Honorious class fleet carriers, making the engagement the single largest defeat suffered in Carrier Warfare since the battle of Midway in 1942. In response, Macronesia dropped nuclear weapons on the UEO city of San Diego in the United States, bringing the war to a dangerous precipice which threatened to end in Armageddon. The United States - urged desperately by recently-appointed UEO Secretary General Nathan Bridger - refrained from retaliating only because of the threat of mutually assured destruction. The loss of one city, in the opinion of the US government, did not rationalize the loss of the entire country... Or worse. Nevertheless, for several long hours, the UEO fleet - including the Atlantis - stood precariously at DEFCON 1, waiting for an order that never came.
In response to the nuclear attack on San Diego, the Nycarian Empire finally intervened, inviting the UEO and the Alliance to hold treaty talks on neutral soil in Pretoria, South Africa. Captain Ainsley was sent as the UEO's representative with the Atlantis. Atlantis remained in South Africa for several days as the UEO prepared for a full-scale Alliance invasion of the Pacific. Talks did not progress very far as negotiations for disarmament quickly devolved in to accusations on who was responsible for the nuclear attack. The ship set sail again as the Alliance launched its offensive on the Pacific, arriving in Pearl Harbor just in time to take part in the largest and most decisive engagement of the war - the Battle of Pearl Harbor.
The UEO did not win the battle, and Atlantis returned along with what was left of the fleet to the port-city of San Angeles; the last UEO bastion in the Pacific.
Aquarius, the zodiac sign of the Water-Bearer, is commanded by Captain Lauren Hornsby and was commissioned on November 9th, 2040, just three days after the Atlantis.
The ship embarked on a shakedown tour of the Aleutian Islands and the Bearing Sea until November 18th when it headed south to the Phoenix Islands to assist the Atlantis in the first major engagement of the war, which saw the loss of the seaQuest DSV. In the following weeks, Aquarius was assigned as flagship of the UEO's second fleet in the Marshall Islands where fighting against the Macronesian Alliance was growing fierce, and the ship quickly grew a lethal reputation amongst the enemy as it fought back many Alliance incursions across the border. Aquarius continued these actions in a series of patrols between the Marshalls and Marianas for several weeks, her fighter squadrons accumulating a considerable amount of flight time in engagements against Macronesian Lysander wings.
On February 23rd of 2041, the Aquarius led a small taskforce of SSNs in a counter attack against Macronesian carrier forces in the Marshall Islands. The battle was significant for the ship and her crew, as not only was the ship's XO - Commander Timothy Barry - killed in action, but Aquarius became the first UEO submarine in the fleet to encounter a breed of Macronesian warship never before seen by the UEO. Initially identified simply as a "stealth cruiser", the full story would not be known for another month when the mysterious enemy warship was revealed to be the new Alliance flagship - Adraeleus.
Just a few short days later on March 2nd, Aquarius responded to an urgent distress call from the UEO Ticonderoga carrier battlegroup, which engaged a massive force of Chaodai subfighters in the Ryukyu trench. Aquarius arrived too late to stop many of the disastrous casualties suffered by the UEO, but still managed to put in enough weight to force the Chaodai back and allow the Ticonderoga and her battlegroup to withdraw. The VF-115 Dark Angels led by Wing Commander Roderick from the Aquarius were instrumental in forcing back the Chaodai fighter forces, and probably saved many more of the Ticonderoga's fighters through their actions. The battle was so disastrous for the UEO that it would become known as "The Abbatoir."
Along with the Atlantis, Aquarius put in for a period of refits soon after this battle and the Dark Angels were transferred to the Atlantis for an impending mission to the Philippine islands. Like Atlantis, the overhaul period was cut short as Aquarius was sent on an emergency deployment to provide relief for disaster-striken South America which had been hit by one of the largest Earthquakes in history. Aquarius provided humanitarian aid to Chile - which was worst hit by the disaster - and provided security forces from her marine contingent to help keep calm across the cities of Valparaiso and Santiago. Captain Hornsby met with Commander John Razak - the senior UEO officer in the area after the destruction of the nearby UEO consulate - and the two worked together closely in the following relief efforts.
As it became apparent that the "earthquake" may have been an attack by terrorists or even Macronesia, Aquarius became embroiled in a crisis which threatened to hand South America over to the Macronesian Alliance following allegations that it was the UEO responsible for the attack. Captain Hornsby was thrown in to the position of being the UEO's defacto ambassador in the crisis shortly before Macronesia launched its nuclear attack on San Diego, and the Aquarius stood on the brink of full scale war with both South America and Macronesia. Only the intervention of the Nycarian battleship Nereus prevented the situation from reaching a flashpoint. Commander Razak was appointed the Aquarius's new Executive Officer in the wake of this crisis.
Aquarius stood by for several days as negotiations were conducted in South Africa over the developments of the crisis, and before long, Aquarius looked as if it would be forced to deal with the situation in Chile alone. The Nycarians intervened on their behalf, preventing a Macronesian occupation of the country, and Aquarius set a course for Pearl Harbor at best speed.
Aquarius engaged the Alliance fleet alongside the Atlantis during the closing stages of the engagement. The arrival of a rebel Nycarian warship complicated the situation, and Aquarius took greivous damage from the battleship before fighters and marines from the Atlantis launched a daring attack which destroyed the rogue Nexus class battleship, and the wounded DSV limped back to San Angeles under escort from the Atlantis.
Damage to the Aquarius was severe, and the ship needed to be committed to drydock for major repairs to her bow and port side. Aquarius returned to service in July 2041.