Courageous class in space
Name: Matthias class
Type: Destroyer
Affiliation: Protectorate of Grayson
Date Introduced: 1902 PD
Mass: 88,000 tons
Length: 389 m
Beam: 40 m
Draught: 31 m
Acceleration: 520 G
Crew: 200
Armament: 16 Mark 50 missile tubes

4 graser mounts
4 30cm laser mounts
1 60cm spinal laser mount

Auxiliary Craft: 1 cutter
2 pinnaces

Matthias class was the Grayson designation for nine Manticoran Courageous-class light cruisers given to the Grayson Space Navy as part of a military assistance package in the early 20th Century PD.

Given the number of interoperable parts and the remaining stock of Mk50 shipkillers carried by both classes, there were plenty of spares to maintain them.

The class served well in the early stages of the First Havenite-Manticoran War, when the GSN was desperate for light units; over time, they were replaced by newer ships and reassigned to the Polar Reaction Squadrons for System Defense Command. Three of them were converted into interim early-warning system ships while the GSN's first large space surveillance platforms were being completed. All remaining units were placed in reserve by 1917 before complete decommissioning and materials reclamation in 1921. (Companion)

References Edit

Grayson Starship Classes
Ararat | Argonaut | Austin Grayson | Benjamin the Great | Convert | Covington | David | Faith | Glory | Hill | Honor Harrington | Jacob | Jason Alvarez | Joseph | Joshua | Katana | Manticore's Gift | Matthias | Neophyte | Protector Adrian | Raoul Courvosier | Raoul Courvosier II | Steadholder Denevski | Zion