|Ship Class:||Phoenix-class (BC-305)|
|In Service:||2017 - 2020|
|Task Force:||Earth Fleet Command|
|Ship Crew Information|
The USS Phoenix was originally going to be a BC-304 Daedalus-class, the sixth commissioned. However the sudden death of retired General George Hammond resulted in the ship being renamed the USS George Hammond. The name Phoenix was then intended for the next ship in line, however several SG Program engineers had already begun a new ship design, and designated it Project Phoenix. As such the name was held in reserve until the prototype of the Phoenix Class was ready. This came in 2017 with the launch of the prototype. Unfortunately a wide array of technically problems and significantly higher price tag (compared to the proven BC-304) has lead to limited production of the class.
The Phoenix spent nearly two years in shakedown before being cleared for duty. However, on it's first assignment it almost blew up when the hyper drive overloaded. It spent three months in drydock for repairs before several short assignments. In mid 2020 the ship was mothballed and held in reserve. Plans are currently underway to convert it to either a museum or a a land base.
Named for the Phoenix, a mythical sacred firebird that can be found in the mythologies of the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, and Phoenicians. The bird was said to live for hundred of years before it's death, at which time it would built a nest and burst into flames, being reborn for it's ashes. (Sadly the name didn't impart much longevity on the class.) It has also been the name of six US Naval vessels, most recently a Los Angeles Class submarine, decommissioned in 1998.
The ships insignia is the US standard with a stylized red phoenix on a black backround. BC-305
|Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Baker|
Royal Canadian Air Force
|Canadian Military Exchange Officer & CAG|
12/04/2019 - 05/22/2021
|First Lieutenant Liah Donnley|
United States Air Force
04/15/2018 - 03/09/2019