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"It led Aegir Fleet, the invincible armada."
David North[1]

The Tanager was a Federal Erusean Navy battleship and the flagship of the formidable Aegir Fleet.


The Tanager was built at some point prior to 2003.[1] By the end of 2004, it had been deployed to Comberth Harbor with the rest of the Aegir Fleet. By November, the Independent State Allied Forces discovered the Tanager would be part of a planned strike on North Point to destroy the ISAF's GHQ. ISAF's subsequent interdiction missions made the task of refueling the fleet impossible, and many of its ships were stuck at anchor in the harbor. However, the Tanager was already refueled and set to make sail.[2]

On November 23, 2004, the ISAF launched Operation Rough Seas with the goal of sinking the Aegir Fleet while it was vulnerable. At 1200hrs, the Tanager was sailing south away from the harbor when the ISAF strike force entered Comberth's airspace; the battleship was subsequently hit by missile fire from ISAF fighters and sank in the waters outside the harbor's entrance.[2] Captain Torres rescued as many sailors as possible before the ship sank completely. He later received a medal for his efforts and was christened with the nickname "The Hero of Comberth Harbor" by fellow Erusean forces.[1]


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  • The Tanager being a flagship is noteworthy since most flagships in modern, real-world navies are aircraft carriers, not battleships. However, during World War II, flagships were often chosen for their speed instead of their power. This could imply that the Tanager may have been faster than the Geofon, despite having less firepower. Another possibility to why the battleship was designated as the flagship is due to its captain's affinity to naval gunfire and marksmanship, as reflected by his achievement during the Usean coup d'état and his compulsion to use the Alicorn's rail cannon to fire at Oured from exceedingly beyond visual range.