|Murmillo class Battleship|
|4E, New London|
Christened the Battleship Athos in 824 A.S., this Murmillo class vessel is the state of the art of Corsair engineering. For its maiden voyage, the Council of Elders had the Athos spearhead a raid through Red Hessian space. The Battlegroup kited through Omega-55 and jumped into Dresden, catching the Hessians off guard and allowing it to succeed against a haphazard defense, entrenching itself in the clouds of Dresden. The Athos then raided Dresden for months, prompting the Hessians to improve the defenses of Vogtland.
In 825, the Gallic Royal Navy lost the Battleship Beuvray to Libertonian attack in the Siege of New London. The Corsair Empire, no longer interested in harassing the Hessians in the heart of Dresden space, removed the Athos from Dresden to deploy it to the siege through Dublin, reinforcing GRN losses.