Cmdr. David “Raven” Svenson
March 2nd, 1951
ERNS Prince Lucas BC-22, Copenhagen Harbour
Ravens Personal War
He lost another ship, more lives were lost, However, unlike the Faroe Incident, Emerald and the DA declared war on those Frankist Gianlucians. Raven, for his quick thinking and being able to save a large portion of his crew, was promoted to Cmdr.(II)(OOC: due to the Faroe Incident, he still couldn’t acheive Captain Rank, so was promoted to the Rarely given Commander II rank), which meant he could take command of a Battlecruiser, the ERNS Prince Lucas to be specific, named after Lt. Cmdr. Lucas J. Nelson/Prince Lucas, who dissapeared with the ERNS Jason I. So, Cmdr.(II) Raven was know on the bridge of the Prince Lucas, not knowing that today, he would lose yet another vesssel, to an older foe.
“Prince Lucas, this is the ERNS Birds Of Prey, we are taking fire from Karnetvorian Cruisers, I repeat, We are Taking Fire from Karnetvorian Cruisers.”
“Roger that Birds Of Prey, notifing command now. Raven out. Command, this is Lucas-22, BoP-05 is under attack by Karnetvorian Cruisers, Prince Lucas and 3rd Fleet are mobilizing now.”
“Roger that, you are cleared to engage”
"Helm, set a course towards the rats fleet, Gun control, I want Guns 1,2, and 3 ready to fire, along with secondaries, helm make sure we go broadside.
“Yes sir, seting course.”
“Yes Sir, readying guns 1, 2, and 3 for Broadside fire.”
The Battlecruiser moves into position as they see the remains of the Birds Of Prey slowly sinking.
“Main batteries target the enemy Battlecruiser, Secondaries target Cruisers.”
“Acquiring target now sir.”
Shells rain down on the Prince Lucas as she fires her salvo at the Karnetvorian Battlecruiser. The Number 3 gun violently explodes, as it is launched almost 300 ft into the air, landing in the water.
“We have taken damage to Fore Mast, Funnel #2, and we have lost Gun 3 and engine room reports that the boilers are damaged.”
“Sir, we’re taking on water in the bow”
“Prepare to fire another salvo, I want watertight doors sealed immediately, and prepare lifeboats, just in case.”
The ship fires another salvo, hitting a cruiser in front of the Rat Battlecruiser. Secondaries eye multiple torpedo boats getting to close and open up on em, not noticing the torps that are in the water. The torpedoes strike the bow and amidships, the bow takes even more damage, although, the torpedo belt armour stops the amidship torpedo from creating a hole, but the watertight doors are shaken apart.
“What was that?!!”
“Torpedo hit sir, seems only one hit the bow”
Damage control radios the bridge.
“Sir! We’ve lost watertight doors forward of the engine room, and we’ve lost the pumps.”
“Roger that, patch it up as best as you can.”
More shells strike the damaged ship, the engine room takes a hit, starting a flood in the engine room. Gun 2 is taken out, and Gun 1’s control room is flooded.
“Engine room reports flooding, all guns are down sir, we’re defenseless!”
Yet another one of his ships is gone, as he steps onto the lifeboat, he looks back at his now smoldering vessel for one last time. The lifeboat is lowered, and as they row away, the ship slips beneath the waves. The next day, Emerald declares war on the rest of the Imperialists. Cmdr.(II) Raven is commended on his quick thinking and planning. The Wreck of the Prince Lucas is declared a war grave, although, her wreck has yet to be found.