Battleships are the latest technological development, and have replaces heavy cruisers as the new flagships of the line. These galactic dreadnoughts (hull size 20) are the mightiest vessels to travel between the stars, and carry about 400 crew members. A battleship has excellent maneuverability and acceleration, and can absorb considerable damage. In addition, the new and durable engines mounted on these ships allow 12 jumps between overhauls. The biggest disadvantage of the battleship is its extreme cost; only three have been commissioned at the current time. Battleships have never fought in ship-to-ship battles, so their effectiveness is a matter of theory.
Known UPF ships:
- UPFS Admiral Clinton (Strike Force NOVA, formerly with Task Force Cassidine)
- UPFS Admiral Harsevoort (Task Force Cassidine)
- UPFS Admiral Morgaine (Task Force Prenglar)