The class was originally named the Manticore class, but was renamed when the RMN chose to use the designation for its Manticore class superdreadnoughts. Additionally, the RMN rechristened the first three units of the class for moons in the Manticore System in order to free the names of the planets for superdreadnoughts.
In the 16th Century PD, sixteen of these vessels were locally built on the basis of a licensed Solarian design following the survey of the Manticoran Wormhole Junction. Eleven of the class remained in commission in 1844 PD, forming the then-core of the wall of battle together with an equal number of Ad Astra-class dreadnoughts.
In 1672 PD, Queen Adrienne dispatched a task group consisting of a battleship squadron and two divisions of Ad Astra class dreadnoughts to the Silesian Confederacy following the Battle of Carson, bringing about the fall of a piracy-supporting Silesian government. (Companion)
- HMS Thorson (originally HMS Manticore, lead ship of the class)
- HMS Perseus (originally HMS Sphinx)
- HMS Bellerophon (originally HMS Gryphon)
- Letter from Lt. Winton mentioning the class on davidweber.net
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