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USS MELBOURNE

 

 

THE USS MELBOURNE NAMED AFTER THE EXCELSIOR CLASS SHIP LOST AT THE BATTLE OF WOLF 359 ACTUALLY FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE ALONGSIDE THE EXCELSIOR MELBOURNE. THE NEBULA MELBOURNE NOT YET NAMED WAS CALLED OUT OF THE UTOPIA PLANETIA FLEET YARDS ORBITING MARS TO ASSIST IN THE WOLF BATTLE . THE EXCELSIOR MELBOURNE WAS UNFORTUNATELY DESTROYED WHEN IN A LAST DITCH ATTEMPT TO STOP THE CUBE SHE RAMMED IT AT FULL IMPULSE. UNFORTUNATELY THIS BRAVE SACRIFICE DID NOT WORK SHE WAS LOST WITH ALL HANDS. THE NEBULA MELBOURNE WAS BADLY DAMAGED IN THE FIGHT AND SPENT NEARLY 7 YEARS SITTING STILL DAMAGED AT UTOPIA PLANETIA UNTIL SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO AVALON FLEET YARDS FOR THREE YEARS OF REFIT SHE WAS CHRISTENED MELBOURNE OUT OF RESPECT TO THE BRAVE CREW THAT LOST THERE LIVES AT WOLF 359 .