In 2013, the United States became one of the first nations to build and commission a flying warship, and later the first to build ships that can fly outside Earth's gravity. By the beginning of the Earth-Prometheus War, the U.S. Navy had only 10 aerospace capital ships (9 battleships and 1 carrier) and the Navy ordered engineers to design a vessel to serve as escorts. In the end, engineers created the Star Destroyer Program to provide aerospace destroyers for the Navy consisting of five cost-efficient flight variants, with the previous variant(s) being refitted with newer upgrades when a new construction variant is commissioned.
On September 23, 2014, the lead ship of the class and the first of the Flight Is was laid down as the PCU Venator (DDA-01), later renamed the James A. Lovell. The Lovell was christened and launched one month later and commissioned on Veteran's Day in Chicago, Illinois. By Thanksgiving, the entire flight was commissioned and Flight II already in development.
Ships in Class
|James A. Lovell||DD-01||Chicago, Illinois|
|John Glenn||DD-02||Miami, Florida|
|Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin||DD-03||Los Angeles, California|
|Christa McAuliffe||DD-04||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Wernher von Braun||DD-05||Norfolk, Virginia|
|Alan Shepard||DD-06||San Diego, California|
|Mars||DD-10||Pearl Harbor, Hawaii|
|Ceres||DD-11||New York City, New York|
|Eris||DD-17||Pierre, South Dakota|
|Sol||DD-18||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Columbia||DD-19||Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas|
|Endeavor||DD-23||Los Angeles, California|
|Vensenor||DD-27||San Francisco, California|
|Caelmare||DD-32||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Deimos||DD-38||New York City, New York|
|Triton||DD-39||Pearl Harbor, Hawaii|
|Maumea||DD-41||Pearl Harbor, Hawaii|
|Lake Michigan||DD-42||Chicago, Illinois|
|Lake Huron||DD-43||Lansing, Michigan|
|Lake Superior||DD-44||Duluth, Minnesota|
|Lake Erie||DD-45||Detroit, Michigan|
|Lake Ontario||DD-46||Buffalo, New York|
|Lake Tahoe||DD-47||San Diego, California|
|Cape Cod||DD-48||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Over the Rainbow||DD-49||Kansas Inland Airbase|
|Waters of Babylon||DD-50||New York City, New York|
|John Paul Jones||DD-120|
- The name of the class was decided by Harmonmj13 after he saw the James Lovell exhibit at Chicago's Adler Planetarium.
- The class is inspired by the Venator-class star destroyers from "Star Wars". Because of this, DD-25 was named Venator.
- The first six Flight V units and all the ships in Flights VI and VII are all named after star destroyers, most of them being Venators.
|James A. Lovell