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The MCRN Scirocco (EML-09) is a Scirocco-class assault cruiser in the Martian Congressional Republic Navy (MCRN), and is also the namesake of the class. It destroyed the Cronian moon of Phoebe to prevent the UNN Nathan Hale reaching the moons' station, Phoebe Station.


History[]

The Scirocco was dispatched by MCRN Command to secure the research station on Phoebe, the same location that the MCRN Donnager had been returning from when it was destroyed by Protogen's stealth ships. The mission to secure the station was given to MMC (Martian Marine Corps) Gunnery Sergeant Bobbie Draper and her squad, Privates Hillman, Travis and Corporal Sa'id.

When the United Nations Navy (UNN) also dispatched the larger, Leonidas-class battleship, the UNN Nathan Hale to Phoebe, the Scirocco opted to destroy the moon with nuclear torpedoes rather than let it fall into United Nations (UN) hands.

The Scirocco was heavily damaged in orbit over Ganymede by United Nations Navy forces during the Ganymede Incident. Much of its crew, including its X.O. (Executive Officer) , Lieutenant Sutton, were killed.

The Scirocco then moved to Earth, where crew were transferred the the MCR (Martian Congressional Republic) embassy in New York via a dropship.

The cruiser would later return to Mars where it was seen during the UN-MCR war.

Media[]

Notes[]

  • The Syfy website describes the ship as a high speed troop carrier.[2]
  • It is unknown what forces initiated the battle in orbit over Ganymede.
  • It is also possible that Chaplain Martens was visiting and not normal crew aboard Scirocco. The size of the ship and the ship's crew complement is undetermined.
  • A scirocco is a hot wind, often dusty or rainy, blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to southern Europe.
  • The ship's name is probably a reference to the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam character Paptimus Scirocco, who commanded a vessel in orbit around Jupiter.

Appearances[]

Season Two
1 "Safe"Appears
2 "Doors & Corners"Absent
3 "Static"Absent
4 "Godspeed"Absent
5 "Home"Absent
6 "Paradigm Shift"Appears
7 "The Seventh Man"Absent
8 "Pyre"Absent
9 "The Weeping Somnambulist"Absent
10 "Cascade"Absent
11 "Here There Be Dragons"Absent
12 "The Monster and the Rocket"Absent
13 "Caliban's War"Absent


References

  1. Commanding officer is seen in S02E01 giving orders to Lt. Sutton to prepare for sending marines to Phoebe station
  2. http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/enterthefuture/inside/scirocco


See also[]

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