The White Star fleet was a force of 100 - 150 or so ships built by the Minbari in secret in 2260. Each ship was assigned a number rather than the more usual practice of unique names; however, some Anla'Shok Captains have chosen unofficial names for their ships.
Prototypes[edit | edit source]
Before the White Star 1 was fully developed three scaled down fighter sized White Star prototypes were produced in order to test the viability of mating Vorlon and Minbari technology. After a number of delays, the three ships were finished in November 2259 and they were soon put into action when they were used to prevent the Shadows from using the temporal rift in Sector 14. The three fighters were piloted by the newly qualified Ranger Cole and Ranger Sakai with Entil'Zha Sinclair piloting the third. The mission was a success, though it came at the cost of Ranger Sakai, whose fighter fell into the time distortion. Entil'Zha Sinclair's ship was hit by shrapnel which penetrated his canopy and left him with a deep scar on his cheek.
The Fleet[edit | edit source]
- White Star 1: The prototype and first of the line, developed in secret by the Anla'Shok, under the supervision of Ulkesh Naranek and Chosen One Jenimer and completed in January 2260. The ship was destroyed in December that same year when Captain John Sheridan caused it to crash into Z'ha'dum.
- White Star 2: Sheridan's personal flagship following the destruction of the original ship. During the Earth Alliance Civil War, Sheridan modified the paint job for the vessel to stand out as his own. White Star 2 was destroyed when it collided with a sizable chunk of battle debris, just after defeating a Earthforce advanced destroyer group.
- White Star 7: One of the three White Stars dispatched to Earth space as a distraction for the liberation of Proxima III.
- White Star 9: Part of a fleet of White Stars that destroyed a Vorlon observation post just prior to the battle of Coriana VI. Engaged Earthforce advanced destroyer group alongside White Stars 2 and 4 in 2261.
- White Star 12: One of the three White Stars dispatched to Earth space as a distraction for the liberation of Proxima III.
- White Star 14: Commanded by Ranger Ericsson. Dispatched along with four other White Stars to attack a Shadow base on Dorak VII. The ship and crew are intentionally sacrificed as part of a ruse to provoke the Shadows into attacking Coriana VI space at the same time the Vorlons were set to arrive in early.
- White Star 18: One of the three White Stars dispatched to Earth Alliance space as a distraction for the liberation of Proxima III.
- White Star 20: Took minimal damage and had to temporarily withdraw while engaging a loyalist Earth Fleet that included the EAS Cadmus, EAS Delphi and EAS Hydra in 2261.
- White Star 26: Dispatched to the Drazi homeworld by Delenn to extract Michael Garibaldi after a botched covert operation in 2262.
- White Star 27: Designated the Maria by its Captain, Enrique Montoya, in honor of his deceased sister. Lennier trained aboard this ship near the border of Centauri space after joining the Rangers in 2262.
- White Star 40: The ship that brought Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5 to the Resistance fleet when she had to assume command of it during the Earth Alliance Civil War.
- White Star 43: One of several White Stars assigned to monitor the Centauri border in 2262. Came upon a confrontation between Centauri and Drazi forces but was unable to make contact with Babylon 5 to call for reinforcements. Forced to confront the fleet alone it was unable to prevent the fleets from engaging in open battle.
- White Star 90: Heavily damaged by Raiders after discovering what they were doing to the Enphili homeworld near the border of Drazi space in 2262. It managed to return to Babylon 5 though only one crew member survived just long enough to deliver the information. In 2267 it was assigned to the Victory class destroyer project, under the authority of Michael Garibaldi. Ferried Sheridan from a rendezvous point to the construction site, then on to Babylon 5.
- White Star Prime: Callsign for the lead White Star of the first squadron to arrive in hyperspace prior to the liberation of Proxima III. Commanded by Marcus Cole.
References[edit | edit source]
- JMS post on rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated (1/20/2002)
- To Dream in the City of Sorrows
- Matters of Honor
- Z'ha'dum (episode)
- Into the Fire
- No Surrender, No Retreat
- Between the Darkness and the Light
- The Long Night
- Lines of Communication
- The Face of the Enemy
- The Ragged Edge
- Meditations on the Abyss
- Darkness Ascending
- And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder
- The Paragon of Animals
- A Call to Arms
|Minbari Federation Ship Classes|
|Sharlin-class War Cruiser · Shadow War Era-cruiser · White Star class Medium Cruiser · "Enfali" type · "Liandra" type|
|Nial-class Heavy Fighter · Shadow War Era-fighter · Prototype Hybrid Fighter|
|Flyer · Atmospheric transport · Cargo ship|
|Starbase · Orbital Platform · Orbital Defense Platform · Space Station|
|Interstellar Alliance Ships|
|White Star class medium cruiser · Snub-nose White Star · Valen class cruiser · Destroyer class White Star · Ranger vessel|
|Excalibur · Victory · Enfali · Liandra · Valen · Interstellar Alliance One
White Star fleet
|White Star Fleet|
|White Star 1 · White Star 2 · White Star 4 · White Star 7 · White Star 9 · White Star 12 · White Star 14 · White Star 14 (II) · White Star 16 · White Star 18 · White Star 20 · White Star 26 · White Star 27 · White Star 40 · White Star 43 · White Star 90 · White Star Prime|