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The flagship Ulysses (800 UC (2 NIC / 491 IC / 3600 CE))
Affiliation: Iserlohn Republic
El Facil Revolutionary Government (former)
Free Planets Alliance (former)
Flag officer: Sub-lieutenant Julian Mintz
Fleet Admiral Yang Wen-li (former)
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Supreme Flagship (IRF)
Supreme Flagship (EFRRF- former)
Pennant number: 913-D
Length: 624 metres(FFC2)
Width: 65 metres(FFC2)
Height: 136.5 metres(FFC2)
Armament: 8 20 cm neutron beam cannons
22 15 cm electron beam cannons
6 12 cm railguns
12 multiple missile launchers
22 lasers in single mounts
10 dual mount lasers
12 Spartanian fighters
2 launches
Crew: 660(FFC2)
Status: Active

The Ulysses (Japanese: ユリシーズ) was an Alliance battleship which served as the flagship of Fleet Admiral Yang Wen-li and Julian Mintz.

Service historyEdit

Alliance–Imperial WarEdit

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Originally part of the 2nd Fleet, the Ulysses's first notable action was the Fourth Battle of Tiamat in 795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE), where Commodore Yang Wen-li took it, with a skeleton crew and a small unit of remotely piloted cruisers, to cause a distraction behind the Imperial fleet, and thereby give the Alliance fleet an opportunity to retreat. The Ulysses succeeded in penetrating the Imperial fleet's zone of control and began to launch decoys to emulate the signature of 8000 Alliance ships. Though this ploy was initially successful, Admiral Reinhard von Müsel of the Imperial fleet quickly saw through the scheme, and Rear Admiral Mittermeyer dispatched 12 fast battleships to eliminate the diversion. The Ulysses managed to evade destruction, and Commodore Yang brought the battleship back to the battle and nestled the Ulysses directly under the hull of Admiral Müsel's flagship Brünhild. This created an awkward 'hostage situation' that ended the hostilities before the Alliance Fleet could be totally destroyed. (My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars)

In 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE), The Ulysses survived the 2nd Fleet's encounter with the fleet of High Admiral Müsel (now Lohengramm) at the Battle of Astarte. The Ulysses was then absorbed into the 13th Fleet upon its formation. At the Battle of Amritsar Starzone, the Ulysses began to get a reputation as a 'lucky' ship, survivng the battle with only a direct hit to the ship's toilets. The Ulysses then became part of the Yang Fleet (formed from the 13th Fleet) permanently stationed at Iserlohn Fortress. (LOGH: 'New Trends', 'First Battle')

Imperial invasionsEdit

In 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE), on a training cruise as part of Rear Admiral Dusty Attemborough's squadron, the Ulysses fought as part of a small battle with Rear Admiral Eihendorf of the Kempff Fleet. The Ulysses's peculiar habit for always returning to the fortress with an enemy force in pursuit also came to be noted by Rear Admiral Murai after it was responsible for detecting both the attack by the mobile Geiersberg Fortress and, later in 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE), the fleet of High Admiral Reuenthal. In light of the lack of transport ships, when evacuating Iserlohn Fortress, the Ulysses was responsible for transporting 600 children and their mothers. The Ulysses survived the subsequent battles of the war, culminating in the strategic defeat at the Battle of Vermilion. (LOGH: 'First Battle', 'Invitation to a Requiem')

Post-Alliance serviceEdit

As a battleship, the Ulysses was required to be scrapped under the Treaty of Ba‘alat; however, the Ulysses was one of the ships secreted away at the end of the battle by High Admiral Merkatz, becoming part of his 'Robin Hood' fleet. When Fleet Admiral Yang escaped Heinessen in 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE), he took the Ulysses as the flagship of the fleet, named 'the Irregulars'. Shortly after arriving at El Facil, the Irregulars became the El Facil Revolutionary Reserve Force. (LOGH: 'To El Facil')

In this capacity, the Ulysses led Yang's forces at the Battle of the Corridor. Early in the battle, a Black Lancer fast battleship came within seconds of destroying the Ulysses, before the ship was saved by allied fire. After the battle, the Ulysses raced to attempt to save Yang from a Terraist assassination. In the course of this attempt, the Ulysses destroyed a Terraist controlled Imperial destroyer. (LOGH: 'The Battle of the Corridor: The Invincible and the Undefeated', 'The Magician Doesn't Come Back')

Following Yang's assassination, Julian Mintz took the Ulysses as his flagship. It survived the subsequent battles up to and including the Battle of Shiva in 801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE), during which it destroyed an Imperial battleship and then a cruiser at close range in quick succession. (LOGH: 'A Challenge to Arms', 'The Beautiful Maiden Wants Blood')

GalleryEdit

AppendicesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Name variationsEdit

  • Ulysses (LD/DVD subtitles)
  • ユリシーズ (LD/DVD subtitles — Japanese)

Background informationEdit

Ulysses is the Latin name of Odysseus, the protagonist of the ancient Greek epic poem, the Odyssey.

Licensed SourcesEdit

The Ulysses was completed in 785 UC (476 IC / 3585 CE) and is an example of the GV-H2 production type of the standard Alliance battleship design. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 137)

Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū EncyclopaediaEdit

The Ulysses's service history is included in the Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 136:

  • April 785 UC (476 IC / 3585 CE) — Completed at the Jamshid Central Shipyard
  • 1 May 785 UC (476 IC / 3585 CE) — Inducted into the 35th Squadron of the 8th Fleet
  • 5 August 789 UC (480 IC / 3589 CE) — On its 5th border system patrol, encountered and skirmished with a small Imperial fleet
  • 13 October 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE) — Engaged the enemy as part of the Alliance invasion of the Empire
  • 16 October 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE) — Engaged in the Battle of Amritsar. Minor damage sustained (hit in the toilets)
  • 1 November 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE) — Disbandment of the 8th Fleet. Inducted into the 13th Fleet

Note that the above history contradicts the events of the animation series, which explicitly places the Ulysses in the 2nd Fleet until its dissolution.

ApocryphaEdit

Fleet File CollectionEdit

The Ulysses is included as a model in Fleet File Collection Vol.2.