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[Gazeteer] The Port Phobos Fleet Museum
[Gazeteer] The Port Phobos Fleet Museum
The Fleet Museum at Port Phobos was opened in December 2023, after years of interfactional negotiations. The Museum had been on the agenda for the Convention's business meeting since the very first Convention after the end of the Boskone War.

However, for years, funding of the museum took a back foot to more pressing necessities.

Until HMS Athena was retired from SAM service and slatted for scrapping. On checking her serial number, it was found that she had originally been a ship of the Osaka City Guard.

A concerted crowdfunding effort to save the last surviving ship from Crystal Osaka eventually led to the funding of the museum - based in hanger 17 - the original staging point for the Boskone 4 assault.

6 Vessels formed the core exhibits when the museum was opened. More have since been added.

Vessels added to the collection at the museum have been preserved either because of their uniqueness, their importance in Convention history, or the events which the vessel took part in.


HMS Athena:
Bolitho Class. Restored to her original markings of the Osaka City guard. She is one of the few remaining artifacts from the city, having been delivered to the city guard 2 weeks before the collapse of the city. She survived the collapse of the city and served alongside the Toikyo guard for years before coming up for retirement.

A concerted effort among multiple factions led to her being preserved as the signature exhibit for the museum, along with structural elements from the city itself to place her in her context.

USS Phoenix:
Federation research vessel. First Fenship to go FTL. Not flightworthy. She is suspended from the roof of the main atrium. She is currently on permanent loan from the Starfleet museum.

A simulator enables her historic flight to be re-enacted by visitors.

HMS Lydia:
Hornblower class cruiser of the Sailors Armed Militia. Retired from service due to structural damage caused during the rescue of a VTP research vessel that had become trapped at low altitude. Her Captain took her below the ship's calculated collapse depth to affect a rescue. The ship survived, and the rescue was succesful.

She is open to the public. Her propulsion systems have been permanently disabled.

SS Ciara:
Great Justice Star Destroyer - restored to her wartime configuration. She is permanently moored as an exhibit. Her propulsion systems are supposedly functional. Ciara occasionally hosts fenkinder overnight in her crew bunkrooms, and runs an amateur radio station. She's suspected to be haunted.

SS Destiny Nova:
One of two surviving Boskone vessels (White Stallion is the other). Restored to her wartime configuration, with a second exhibit of her time in Panzer Kunst Grupper service. She is widley believed by the museum's curators to be haunted.

SS Yeager
Blackbird Class Vessel. One of the original production run. Retired from military service shortly after the Boskone War - she served as a training and research vessel for the next 6 years before being flown to the museum and permanently moored.

She is the only exhibit that is still regularly flying on the Warbird circuit at air and space shows, drumming up support for the museum.

I love the smell of rotaries in the morning. You know one time, I got to work early, before the rush hour. I walked through the empty carpark, I didn't see one bloody Prius or Golf. And that smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole carpark, smelled like.... ....speed.

One day they're going to ban them.

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[Gazeteer] The Port Phobos Fleet Museum - by Dartz - 07-22-2018, 05:50 PM

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