The Xerxes-class battleship is a class of United Nations Navy (UNN) capital ship. It is considered to be a third-generation battleship, as it represents the third redesign since the buildup of the first conflict between Earth and Mars[3]. Similar to the MCRN's Donnager-class, the Xerxes-class warship is capable of carrying multiple shuttles and corvettes within its hangars.[4]

Ships of this class[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Xerxes was a Persian king who was involved in the Greco-Persian Wars on Earth during the 5th century BC. One of the most significant offensives of the war was the Battle of Thermopylae, where Spartan king Leonidas I and his three hundred soldiers held off the assaults of the Persian army in a valiant last stand.

References

  1. The Expanse Novel Abaddon's Gate - Chapter 8: Anna
  2. The Expanse Novel Abaddon's Gate - Chapter 8: Anna
  3. The Expanse Novel Abaddon's Gate - Chapter 8: Anna
  4. The Expanse Novel Abaddon's Gate - Chapter 8: Anna
  5. The TV show adaption version of this ship was changed to a Truman-class. This was in order to retain the existing sets and ship model.
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