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This is the article on the first Kushan frigate. If you are looking for the article on the Taiidan counterpart, see Support Frigate. For other uses, see Support Frigate

Support Frigate

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Matriarch

Ship Information
Classification
Purpose
Fleet Support
Ship Type
Frigate
RU Cost
425 RUs
Technical Information
Speed
450 m/s
Armaments
1 x Medium Projectile Cannon turret
Repair Beam
Usage
Eras
Affiliation

The Support Frigate is a heavy Kushan support vessel, capable of repairing both strike craft and Capital Ships.

Overview Edit

The Matriarch was designed as a more advanced version of the successful Repair Corvette. It was known that a vessel the size of a corvette could not give enough support for larger fleets or repair ships under heavy fire. Therefore, Kushan designers developed the Matriarch, a frigate hull equipped with docking bays and a larger repair device. A large part of the hull were removed to make place for 10 docking bays, 5 on each side. 4 bottom corvette docks allowed the Matriarch to handle small groups of mixed strike craft. The modified PDA on top of the nose section of the ship allowed it to repair capital ships at half of the duration of the Mercy, and thanks to heavy armor the frigate was a difficult target on the battlefield. Each Matriarch was armed only with single, bottom mounted medium Projectile Cannon turret, and therefore this ship used to work under the cover of combat vessels or far from the battlefield. In contrast to its Taiidan counterpart it's capable to repair itself.

Trivia Edit

  • In the Homeworld: Cataclysm manual, it is referred to as a Matriarch-class Support Frigate.[1]
  • The Matriarch-class Support Frigate may very well have served in the Hiigaran fleet thousands of years ago during the dominance of the Hiigaran Empire. A support frigate with an unmistakably similar design to the Matriarch can be found at the Karos Graveyard.
  • In the un-patched version of the game it was possible to use the Matriarch as a hyperspace platform for Fighters and Corvettes. The trick was to give the frigate the order to hyperspace immediately after giving nearby strike craft the order to dock with it. The frigate will wait until all the strike craft are docked, and then jump to the specified Coordinates. See it in this video. [citation needed]

Appearances Edit

References Edit

  1. Homeworld: Cataclysm manual
Kushan Ships
Fighters Scout Interceptor Attack Bomber Defender Cloaked Fighter
Corvettes Light Corvette Heavy Corvette Salvage Corvette Repair Corvette Multi-Gun Corvette Minelayer Corvette Ambassador Corvette
Frigates Assault Frigate Support Frigate Ion Cannon Frigate Drone Frigate
Super Capital Ships Destroyer Missile Destroyer Carrier Heavy Cruiser
Non-Combat Ships Resource Collector Resource Controller Probe Research Ship Gravity Generator Cloak Generator Sensors Array

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