Talon Sea (CD-5905)



Originally designed and built at the outset of the first war, the Cygnus-class was designed mainly for patrol and picket duties around the colonies and shipping lanes - thus their naming for ancient naval (water) engagements. Fast and maneuverable for a capitol ship, they were often assigned the most hazardous duties during the first war and thus, their attrition rates were barely below appalling levels. Eventually they were upgraded with heavier armaments and armor and it slowed them down - but their survival rates increased in an increasing number of engagements. Post war, the hundred-odd ships that survived the war were redeployed back to the lanes and colonies for the not-so-glorious task of policing and enforcing trade tarriffs. However, a few of them were assigned to deeper duties to hunt in wolfpacks and attempt to find and kill slavers and drug runners that operated off the normal lanes and grids. Each ship backs a respectable punch, too. With two large-bore siege cannons underneath the chin, the dorsal section of the ship has six twin-barreled anti-ship guns, along with a small missile package on each side near the engines and a battery of 5 twin-barreled rapid fire guns just fore of the missile packs.


CD-5905 was attached to Battlegroup Taruntal (known on radio traffic as Dog-Six-Four) under Admiral Stepanovich - the only Admirals to ever command a Destroyer as their assignment went to these select groups. This was one of the small wolfpacks that hunted off the main trading routes, using their FTLs to pounce onto unsuspecting slavers or even finding the occasional lost transport. The Talon Sea had her fair share of close-in gunfights with groups who tried to flee but the wolfpack never managed to lose an engagement (despite losing two Destroyers over the years). Eventually the packs had to be disbanded due to an unfortunate incident involving the firing-on and destroying of a lost civilian transport with a broken radio. The Tee-C met her end in the scrap yards not long after that and the crews were disbanded to the rest of the fleet.

Command Staff

  • Colonel Leeann Roper, Commanding Officer
  • Major Sarah Menos, Executive Officer

Prior Crew

  • SPC-PO2 Robin Merrell: This was Merrell's second deployment and her longest duty station, spending seven and a half years aboard this ship until her decommissioning.
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