Battlestar Megaera

Battlestar Megaera (BSG-21)1 is a Mercury class Battlestar, and the second battlestar to carry the name. As an Mercury class, Megaera is far larger and heavily armed then the Colonial class battlestars, such as Galactica, and is capable of fighting against several enemy vessels by itself. The first Megaera was an Colonial class Battlestar, destroyed during the first Cylon War. The new ship inherited the name and honours of the previous ship. Megaera is the last known remaining Battlestar after the Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies, surviving the technological attack that crippled all the other warships in the Colonial Fleet (Except Gunstar Temperance) due to the testing of a new experimental computer system aboard it. Banding together with the Civilian Fleet, the last remaining civilian ships left in the universe, it now serves as the protector to the last vestiges of humanity.

Battlestar Megaera



Strategic Operations

Flight Control


Medical & Counseling


Marine Detachment

Megaera Air Wing


Name Battlestar Megaera
Registry BSG-21
Class Mercury Class
Role Battlestar (Battleship & Carrier Ops)
Expected Duration 100 Years
Time Before Refit 25 Years
Time Before Resupply 5 Years
Length 2628 Meters
Width 975 Meters
Height 475 Meters
Decks 60
Standard Compliment 2800 (Officers - 560, Enlisted Officers - 2100, Marines - 140
Emergency Capacity 1237
Standard Velocity Sublight .72c
Maximum Velocity Sublight .9c For 56 hours
FTL Capability Yes, Jump Drives
Kinetic Batteries 40x Heavy Batteries (10x forward, 15x dorsal, 15x ventral)
Close-in Defence 756x Light Twin-Turrets (across flight pods, port & starboard main hull, forward turrets)
Missile Launchers Hunter Class programmable missiles; Heavy Class D warheads; Tactical Nuclear Weapons
Missile Compliment 5000 Hunter class missiles; 300 Heavy class D warheads; 0 Tactical Nuclear Weapons
Defensive Systems Decoy Drones; ECM Systems
Armour Class A Reactive Hull Armour Plating
Landing Bays 4
Attached Ships 1 Heavy Cruiser; 2 Missile Frigates; 3 Destroyers
Military Transports 15 Raptors
Fighters 5 Squadrons of 12 Vipers - Total: 75 (15 reserve Vipers)
Damage Status Heavy Damage - 60% combat efficiency; CNP: Offline; Top Secret Computer System Installed; Crew Losses: 412

Battle Honours and Presidential Unit Citation

A battle honour is a military tradition practiced in the Colonial Armed Forces and is an official acknowledgement rewarded to military units for their achievements in specific wars or operations of a military campaign. Not every battle fought entitled a unit to a battle honour and a unit need not have defeated the enemy to earn such an honour. Battle honours would be attached to the unit's name and number and any subsequent incarnation of the unit would be entitled to display the battle honours. Therefore if a ship was destroyed and another ship built bearing her name and number, the new ship would be entitled to display the battle honours won by her predecessor.

Megaera's Battle Honours

First Cylon War

Trident Maze
Killsheet: 1 Cylon Basestar; 59 Cylon Raiders
Losses: 353 crew and officers; 29 Vipers; 1 Heavy Cruiser
Sector A342b
Killsheet: 2 Cylon Basestars; 135 Cylon Raiders
Losses: 251 crew and officers; 13 Vipers; 1 Frigate; 1 Destroyer
Breakwater Station
Killsheet: 2 Cylon Basestar; 305 Cylon Raiders
Losses: 4780 crew and officers; 72 Vipers; 1 Heavy Cruiser; 1 Frigate; 3 Destroyers
Result: TACTICAL LOSS (Destroyed)

Presidential Unit Citation


The 21st Battlestar Group were cited for exceptionally outstanding performance of duty and extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy of the Colonies in defense of Breakwater Station, in the Cylon War conflict. BSG-21 were defending a very critical sector of the battle front during a determined attack by the enemy. The defending units were overwhelmingly outnumbered. The Cylon Fleet drove the full force of its savage assault at the positions held by the 21st Battlestar Group at Breakwater Station. The route of advance that ran through the station's sector to Colonial space was critical as the enemy sought to surprise a regrouping Colonial Fleet. Enemy pressure built up on the sector with sporadic raids and probing attacks. The pressure grew heavier and heavier and BSG-21 were forced into a perimeter defense of Breakwater Station.

During the battle, heavy enemy forces had by-passed the staunch defenders and closed all avenues of escape. The courageous soldiers of BSG-21 launched repeated counter-attacks, not designed to break out and retreat, but to keep the enemy pinned and allow the Colonial Fleet time to successfully regroup. These gallant soldiers would not retreat. As they were compressed tighter and tighter in their perimeter defense they called for aid and, even with none forthcoming, they held firm. Completely surrounded by tremendous numbers, these indomitable, resolute, and tenacious soldiers fought back with unsurpassed fortitude and courage. As ammunition ran low and the advancing hordes moved closer and closer, these splendid soldiers fought back viciously to prevent the enemy from overrunning the position and advancing rapidly on the Colonies.

Their heroic stand provided the critically needed time to regroup other units and block the advance of the Cylon enemy towards the Colonial homeworlds. Once the main Colonial Fleet had regrouped, time and again efforts were made to reach the beleaguered BSG-21, but the enemy strength blocked each effort. Without thought of defeat or surrender, this heroic force demonstrated superb battlefield courage and discipline. Every kilometer of space they surrendered was covered with destroyed enemy ships until the last gallant soldier of the fighting Battlestar Group were overpowered by the final surge of the enemy masses. After 49 hours of constant battle, Battlestar Megaera was finally destroyed.

The name 'Megaera' shall remain as a proud name in the Fleet Registry and every ship that bears her name, or is attached to her group, shall have the honour of wearing this citation and displaying her battle honours.


The battle honours are not displayed anywhere except on a plaque in the Commander's quarters and recorded in the Fleet Database and Registry. The Presidential Unit Citation is worn on the dress uniform of all officers and crew of the unit.

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