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This article, CNV Bastion, was written by Lieutenant Davis. Please do not edit this fiction without the writer's permission.


CNV Bastion
Production information
Manufacturer

Eswen

Model

Escort Carrier

Class

Bastion-class escort carrier

Technical specifications
Length

550 ft (167.64 m) overall

Width

65.2 ft (19.9 m)

Maximum acceleration

23 knots (42 km/h)

Armament
  • 2 x 6-inch/40 caliber guns
  • 20 x 40 mm anti-aircraft guns
  • 24 x 20 mm cannons
Complement
  • Ship's Company: 850 officers and men
  • Embarked Squadron: 60 officers and men
Cargo capacity
  • 30 fixed wing aircraft (Original)
  • 60 King Ravens (Refit)
Usage
Year introduced

32 B.E.

Role(s)
  • Aircraft Carrier (Original)
  • Helicopter Carrier (Refit)
Era(s)
  • Pendulum Wars
  • Locust War
  • Lambent Pandemic
Affiliation
  • Union of Independent Republics
  • Coalition of Ordered Governments
  [Source]


"Sergeant, your new orders are to find me a carrier."
Colin Davis to Craig Randall after seeing Bastion at Azura.


The CNV Bastion was a Bastion-class escort carrier and lead ship of her class. Launched in mid-32 B.E., Bastion served with distinction throughout the Pendulum Wars, guarding Esweni convoys and other UIR naval operations until mid-27 B.E., when Eswen was invaded and annexed by the COG, where it was transferred to Coalition service, being redesignated CNV Bastion. In 17 B.E., the Coalition began phasing out the current piston-driven aircraft and replaced them with the new Petrel Strike Fighter-Bomber, unfortunately, due to jet aircraft needing longer runways, the flight deck of the Bastions was insufficient to carry the new fighters, so the decision was made to convert them to helicopter carriers to carry the new King Ravens. Bastion was the first to undergo the conversion, completing it in mid-17 B.E., a month after the completion of the CNV Titus Vinicius Vocula, the first ship of the class purpose built to fulfill their new role.

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