|Martel class Shipyard|
|Gallic Royal Navy|
With every war that spans several star systems, the inevitable problem seems to be lying not with morale, military apparel or communication, but with basic supplies. Everything, from soldiers to weapons has a basic cost of supplies that, if not delivered, would inhibit the potential in combat drastically. Issoudun Drydock is the Crown's attempt to address at least part of the problem. Designed as a mobile field drydock and repair facility, Issoudun is able to produce many spare parts of Royal Navy ships on the spot using resources located in the surrounding systems, thus circumventing many supply line issues.
While not a permanent solution to the problem, Issoudun has shown to drastically increase combat effectiveness of the Royal Navy forces that have access to it, since inevitable damages sustained during skirmishes wouldn't immediately render a ship unusable for a prolonged period of time during which it would await repairs. This uptick in performance did not go unnoticed by the brass of the Royal Navy, who, after successfully beseeching the King for permission, gave the order to start the construction of a second such drydock. If Issoudun would not be enough to bring Bretonia to heel, the Royal Navy hopes that its sister station will deliver the decisive advantage to win the war once and for all