HMS Harvest Joy
Class Star Knight" heavy cruiser
Type survey ship
Affiliation Star Kingdom of Manticore
In Service 1921 PD

HMS Harvest Joy was a survey ship of the Royal Manticoran Navy that was used mostly by the Royal Manticoran Astrophysics Investigation Agency.


When the theoretical possibility of an additional terminus of the Manticore Wormhole Junction was raised, Harvest Joy was made available to the researchers for surveys and sensor explorations of likely volumes of space. After the fall of the Cromarty government, its successor, under Baron High Ridge, transferred the research effort to a purpose-built organization and continued the search; Dame Melina Makris was assigned to the Agency to supervise its budget, which was larger than required; some funds were diverted for other purposes under her guidance. The Harvest Joy, with Dame Makris aboard, was assigned to make a first transit, establishing the remote location of the Lynx Terminus and pioneering its use by starships. While making that first transit, Dame Makris so annoyed and offended the ship's crew that she was confined to quarters by Captain Josepha Zachary. (HH10)

In early 1921 PD, Harvest Joy was "leased" to the Kingdom of Torch for a survey of the Congo Wormhole Junction. Upon the first transit through the junction she was destroyed by the Mesan Alignment-controlled Mannerheim System-Defense Force which guarded the SGC-902 terminus area. (CS2)

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