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==General==
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The '''GTD ''Galatea''''' is the ship the player is stationed aboard for the first half of the ''[[FreeSpace 1]]'' campaign.
*<b>Ship class:</b> [[GTD Orion|GTD ''Orion'']]
 
*<b>In service:</b> [[The Great War]], possibly the [[The 14-Year War|14-year war]]
 
*<b>Commander:</b> Admiral Wolf
 
*<b>First appeared:</b> [[Paving the Way]]
 
*<b>Fate:</b> Destroyed in [[Doomsday]]
 
*<b>Fighter Squadrons:</b> 242nd Suicide Kings
 
  
==Ship history==
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The '''GTD ''Galatea''''' was an ''Orion''-class destroyer in the Terran-Vasudan War and at the [[The Great War|Great War]]. Little is known about the ship's actions preceding the start of the Main FreeSpace Campaign.
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| image    = [[Image:Galatea.png|300px]]
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| name      = GTD ''Galatea''
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| class    = [[GTD Orion|GTD ''Orion'']]
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| 1stapp    = [[Eve of Destruction]] (mentioned)<br>[[Paving the Way]] (appeared)
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| inservice = [[Terran-Vasudan War]]<br>[[Great War]]
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| faction  = [[Galactic Terran Alliance]]
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| commander = Admiral Wolf
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| fate      = [[Doomsday|Destroyed]] by [[SD Lucifer]] in 2335
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| squadrons = [[242nd Suicide Kings]]
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}}
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==History==
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The GTD ''Galatea'' was an ''Orion''-class destroyer that served in both the [[Terran-Vasudan War]] and the [[Great War]]. Little is known about the ship's actions preceding the start of the Main FreeSpace Campaign.
  
The ''Galatea'' took part in acquiring the Shivans' shield technology and acquiring enough information about their ships to be targettable on sensors. After the outbreak of the [[Hammer of Light]] rebellion, the ''Galatea'' led strikes against HoL targets. In an attempt to destroy an HoL depot, the ''Galatea'' came under attack by Shivan bombers and cruisers who had already destroyed the Hammer depot. Fortunately, the ship escaped with only minor battle damage.
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Pilots stationed on board the ''Galatea'' took part in some of the last operations of the Terran-Vasudan War in the [[Antares]] system, including the [[Avenging Angels|capture of]] [[Alexander McCarthy]] and the reacquisition of the [[GTW Avenger|Avenger prototype]] cannon.
  
Less fortunate was the battle where kamikaze Hammer of Light units attacked the ''Galatea'', while she was in transit to the [[Beta Aquilae]] system. The ship took moderate damage from the kamikaze fighters and the kamikaze Hammer of Light Aten cruiser.
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Her pilots were among the first to verify the existence of the [[Shivans]]. In the opening stages of the [[Great War]], the ''Galatea'' took part in the acquisition of the Shivans' [[shield|shield technology]] and successfully acquired enough information about their ships to render them visible to sensors. The ''Galatea''<nowiki>'s</nowiki> pilots also took part in the capture of the [[SC Taranis|SC ''Taranis'']], the [[First Strike|first attempt]] to capture a major Shivan vessel. Although this operation was successful, the subsequent destruction of Tombaugh Station by the [[SD Lucifer|SD ''Lucifer'']] forced the ''Galatea''<nowiki>'s</nowiki> pilots to [[The Aftermath|provide cover]] for the survivors of that attack.
  
Alongside with Admiral Wolf, the ''Galatea'' was destroyed by the [[SD Lucifer|SD ''Lucifer'']] immediately after her bombers succeeded in destroying the [[SD Eva|SD ''Eva'']]. The surviving crew were assigned to the [[GTD Bastion|GTD ''Bastion'']].
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Following a large [[Hammer of Light]] offensive in the Antares system, the ''Galatea'' led a counteroffensive against HoL positions in that system. The battle was complicated by the interference of Shivan forces, which attacked both sides indiscriminately. The ''Galatea'' herself was later involved in [[La Ruota della Fortuna|a skirmish with Shivan forces]] who had previously wiped out an HoL cargo depot.
  
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The destroyer was later ordered to the [[Beta Aquilae]] system to bolster the defenses of the [[Vasuda Prime|Vasudan homeworld]]. She was [[Tenderizer|ambushed at the node by HoL forces]], sustaining moderate damage, but managed to reach Beta Aquilae. However, Shivan forces somehow managed to circumvent the allied blockade, forcing the ''Galatea'' to enter [[Deneb]] in order to intercept Shivan forces before they entered [[Vasuda]].
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During the [[Battle of Deneb (2335)|Battle of Deneb]], although her bombers succeeded in destroying the [[SD Eva|SD ''Eva'']], the ''Galatea'' was [[Doomsday|destroyed]] by the [[SD Lucifer|SD ''Lucifer'']]. Admiral Wolf opted to stay on board rather than abandon ship. The surviving crew were assigned to the [[GTD Bastion|GTD ''Bastion'']].
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==Notes==
 
Volition explicitly stated that the ''Galatea'' is not the Orion shown in the FS2 intro. This destroyer is instead commonly referred to as the [[GTD Legion|GTD ''Legion'']].  
 
Volition explicitly stated that the ''Galatea'' is not the Orion shown in the FS2 intro. This destroyer is instead commonly referred to as the [[GTD Legion|GTD ''Legion'']].  
  
 
[[Category:Unique ships|Galatea]]
 
[[Category:Unique ships|Galatea]]
 
[[Category: GTD Orion-class destroyers]]
 
[[Category: GTD Orion-class destroyers]]

Latest revision as of 05:46, 29 July 2011

The GTD Galatea is the ship the player is stationed aboard for the first half of the FreeSpace 1 campaign.

GTD Galatea
Galatea.png
Class: GTD Orion
First Appearance: Eve of Destruction (mentioned)
Paving the Way (appeared)
In Service: Terran-Vasudan War
Great War
Faction: Galactic Terran Alliance
Commander: Admiral Wolf
Fate: Destroyed by SD Lucifer in 2335
Squadrons:

242nd Suicide Kings

History

The GTD Galatea was an Orion-class destroyer that served in both the Terran-Vasudan War and the Great War. Little is known about the ship's actions preceding the start of the Main FreeSpace Campaign.

Pilots stationed on board the Galatea took part in some of the last operations of the Terran-Vasudan War in the Antares system, including the capture of Alexander McCarthy and the reacquisition of the Avenger prototype cannon.

Her pilots were among the first to verify the existence of the Shivans. In the opening stages of the Great War, the Galatea took part in the acquisition of the Shivans' shield technology and successfully acquired enough information about their ships to render them visible to sensors. The Galatea's pilots also took part in the capture of the SC Taranis, the first attempt to capture a major Shivan vessel. Although this operation was successful, the subsequent destruction of Tombaugh Station by the SD Lucifer forced the Galatea's pilots to provide cover for the survivors of that attack.

Following a large Hammer of Light offensive in the Antares system, the Galatea led a counteroffensive against HoL positions in that system. The battle was complicated by the interference of Shivan forces, which attacked both sides indiscriminately. The Galatea herself was later involved in a skirmish with Shivan forces who had previously wiped out an HoL cargo depot.

The destroyer was later ordered to the Beta Aquilae system to bolster the defenses of the Vasudan homeworld. She was ambushed at the node by HoL forces, sustaining moderate damage, but managed to reach Beta Aquilae. However, Shivan forces somehow managed to circumvent the allied blockade, forcing the Galatea to enter Deneb in order to intercept Shivan forces before they entered Vasuda.

During the Battle of Deneb, although her bombers succeeded in destroying the SD Eva, the Galatea was destroyed by the SD Lucifer. Admiral Wolf opted to stay on board rather than abandon ship. The surviving crew were assigned to the GTD Bastion.

Notes

Volition explicitly stated that the Galatea is not the Orion shown in the FS2 intro. This destroyer is instead commonly referred to as the GTD Legion.