Der Grosser Karl
Starship with sails (small)
Registry nationAlliance of Free Stars
Build nationAlliance of Free Stars
Year built5147
ServiceAlliance Fleet
Vessel typeBattleship
70,000 tons
Gun size21 cm
210 mm
8.268 inch
Number of guns32

Der Grosser Karl was a battleship of the Alliance Fleet.

It was on its shakedown cruise in 5147 CE, when the Cinnabaran corvette Princess Cecile encountered it on the hidden side of Tanais, a moon in the Strymon system.2:22

It massed 70,000 tons2:32 and mounted thirty-two 21cm plasma cannon in quadruple turrets.2:33

It was the flagship of an Alliance squadron commanded by Admiral Chastelaine. In an armed engagement with the Princess Cecile, and the RCN squadron commanded by Commodore Josip Pettin, Der Grosser Karl was damaged and withdrew.2:33

The name seems to be a bad German translation of "Charlemagne". The correct German form would be "Karl der Große".