There can be little doubt that the Mercury-class Battlestar represents the pinnacle of the Colonial Navy's technological prowess. Twenty percent larger than the Galactica class, it is tougher, better armed, and boasts a larger carrier capacity than the flagship of the previous era. With multiple redundant backups, heavily automated systems, integrated computer controls, and even on-board vehicle fabrication facilities, it is designed to fight harder, smarter, and longer than any ship that has come before it. In short, it is both a technological marvel and the ultimate symbol of Colonial military might.
All of these things too can be said for BS-132, the Mercury-class Battlestar known as Cerberus. The latest ship of this latest class, she is a weapon at the cutting edge. Fresh from the new Colonial Navy Yards above Leonis, she integrates all the best features of her predecessors, the Battlestars Mercury and Pegasus — and exceeds them. Her upgraded computer and navigation systems, her advanced DRADIS and ECM suites, and most of all, her all-new FTL drive promise incomparable performance for the newly-minted battlestar: that is, assuming everything works. Rushed into service, this juggernaut of space warfare remains untested, her crew and systems alike unproven in anything more than the simplest of operations.
|Length: 1,789.8 meters||Main Power: 2x Cartwright-Wyatt dual-tylium fusion reactors|
|Beam: 678 meters (inc. launch bays)||Backup Power: 3x hydrogen-oxygen fuel plants|
|Draft: 331 meters||Capacity: 1,400,000 metric tons deadweight (inc. water, fuel, supplies, ammunition, cargo)|
|Weight: approx. 60 million metric tons||Operational Range: 12 years (base fuel expenditure)|
Former Command Staff
Rear Admiral Michael Abbot, Commanding Officer (relieved of Command on 2 Jun 2041 AE and executed on 13 January 2042 after a general court-martial convicted him of treason)
Colonel Alec Sarkis, Executive Officer (committed suicide by inferno on 13 Mar 2041 AE)