The Sharlin class warcruiser was in its time the largest and most powerful ship in the Minbari fleet. They were manufactured at the Valeria-On-High Orbital Shipyards orbiting Minbar.

Technical Details[edit | edit source]

The main capital ship of the Minbari fleet, the Sharlin's stealth systems give it an advantage over the scanning and tracking systems that when active it would prevent some of the races from achieving a positive weapons lock.[3][2] The Sharlin is also equipped with advanced scanners so powerful that when set to maximum have been known to interfere with the electronics aboard less advanced starships, effectively jamming their systems.[4]

Known Ships[edit | edit source]

Unnamed Ships

Apocrypha[edit | edit source]

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The specifications of the Sharlin class varies widely in non-canon sources (roleplaying games and miniature tabletop games):

Traveller RPG: Babylon 5: Warships of Babylon 5

  • Mass: 200,000 tons
  • Armor: Bonded Superdense
  • Crew: 1009 + 200 troops
  • Weapons: 14 neutron lasers, 32 heavy fusion cannon, 60 turreted double light fusion cannons
  • Auxiliary Craft: 10 combat flyers, 24 Nial heavy fighters

Babylon 5 Wars

  • Weapons: 6 neutron laser, 18 fusion cannon, 1 electro-pulse gun
  • Auxiliary Craft: 4 flyers, 24 fighters
  • Service Date: 2058+

Babylon 5 the Roleplaying Game's Ships of the Galaxy

  • Crew: 506
  • Weapons: 2 twin-linked neutron laser cannons, 7 twin-linked fusion cannons, 1 electro-pulse gun
  • Auxiliary Craft: 4 flyers, 24 Nial heavy fighters

Babylon 5 the Roleplaying Game's The Minbari Federation Fact Book

  • Crew: 94
  • Weapons: 4 neutron lasers, 18 fusion cannons, 1 electro-pulse gun
  • Auxiliary Craft: 24 Nial heavy fighters, 4 flyers

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (Game)'s Fleet Lists

  • Crew: 66
  • Weapons: 2 neutron lasers, 4 fusion cannons
  • Auxiliary Craft: 6 flyers, 24 Nial heavy fighters

Appearances[edit | edit source]

TV/DVD Movies
Babylon 5
Signs and Portents
The Coming of Shadows
Point of No Return
No Surrender, No Retreat
Wheel of Fire
Crusade
Comics

Sources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Legacies Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "legc" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "legc" defined multiple times with different content
  2. 2.0 2.1 Points of Departure
  3. Babylon 5: Into the Fire (Game)
  4. 4.0 4.1 In the Beginning
  5. 5.0 5.1 Shadow Dancing
  6. 6.0 6.1 Points of Departure
  7. Rumors, Bargains and Lies
  8. In Darkness Find Me
  9. The Official Guide to Babylon 5 (CD ROM)
  10. Walkabout
  11. Points of Departure
  12. In the Beginning (Novelization) (p.215)


Other Sources[edit | edit source]

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