In Year 59 of the Galactic Era, the Earth Sphere United Nations after their first encounter with the Domans and Corusentians during the First Interstellar War were deciding between either multiple smaller warships or few large cruisers as their first faster-than-light warships. During this time, they came across another alien in a small craft who was later identified as a Centauri female who had in her possession info and schematics for advanced warships that she willingly gave to the ESUN who were able to quickly design and build thanks to info on advanced shipbuilding methods. Instead of building just the cruisers, the ESUN built frigates along with cruisers. Battleships were built later on during the First Interstellar War. Instead of the Fold Drive the Terrans managed to acquire from the wreckage of Doman and Corusentian ships, they were provided with the specs to build a Transwarp Drive, a faster-than-light system that allows ships to instantly transport from one point to another. The Transwarp drive was quickly built and implemented into the new designs. Along with the advanced offensive and defensive systems, this gave the ESUN a decisive technological advantage against the Domans and Corusentians, a fact that left those two alien races reeling as they began losing battles. As the ESUN made allies of the Centauri and the Zaurians, the foundation of the New Unity Government began to form and with it a common purpose against a common enemy which led to an enlarged navy. In a couple of years, the NUG won the First Interstellar War. The ships used during the war are still in use by 72 G.E. as they have little need of upgrades at this time. Dreadnoughts were eventually built for use against larger ships and installations as well as to fortify key locations. The inclusion of the dreadnoughts brought the base number of hull types to 4.
NOTE: These designs, while similar to those found on the Alternate Timeline’s CONCORD navy, are built on a different timeline and time period with a slightly different weapons loadout based on the ship. The reason for why these ships exist on this timeline and time period will become clear in the upcoming story these will be in.
The largest of the four hulls and the only capital ship in use by the New Unity Government is the 3500-meter long America-class dreadnought. A pinnacle of NUG warship design, the America was put into service after the First Interstellar War to both solidify the nation’s priority holdings as well as an anti-installation and anti-capital ship vessel. The ship designers used the already successful Texas battleship hull as a base and enlarged it with some modifications due to the size increase to fulfill the role it would be given. The hull has 5600mm hull plating making it the most heavily armored dreadnought anywhere. Along with armor repair nanomachines and a heat dispersion system against energy weapons, the ship’s armor can take a beating for prolonged engagements. However, the shield systems found on board utilize both a primary and secondary shield to protect the ship from various forms of energy weapons and take multiple impacts from projectile weapons. Fourteen engines provide the forward thrust for the vessel though its size does not allow the ship to be either fast or maneuverable. The America was designed for use against other capital ships as well as installations and its weaponry reflects this role relying on smaller ships to combat similar sized vessels. The ship’s armament includes 2 capital dual railguns for long range assaults, 4 capital dual particle laser cannons for medium range engagements, and 2 quad capital missile launchers for barrage attacks against capital ships and installations. The ship also possess a primary weapon, the capital ship-grade massive graviton cannon, which is forward firing and is the only ship of its size in possession of such a weapon. The ship also has eight large hangar bays to accommodate shuttles, transports, fighters, and mecha. The ship also utilizes a teleporter system with twelve teleporters that have been fine-tuned and safe to use. America dreadnoughts are usually found at key worlds within the NUG and are rarely seen without a fleet escort. Dreadnoughts also function as flagships to the fleets they are assigned to. America-class dreadnoughts are named after countries that were on Earth and so far they have not exceeded the list of names yet to start looking at countries on other worlds if