Assault Landing Ship Collins Peak (CAKS-33)



After the first war had gone to treaty, the Marines realized that they simply didn't have the deployment capabilities in numbers and speed they should have. Thus, the Dalton class was born. Designed from the bottom-up as a landing ship, it took cues from wars long in the past. Heavy gun systems were installed along the top for orbital preparation of the battlefield and recessed medium gun positions along the side for defense once on the surface. This was done to facilitate its main purpose: to drop from orbit and land troops directly onto the surface of a planet. Many pundits referred to this class as a 'battlestar for Marines' and it wasn't a far off assessment. While it was commanded and staffed by Naval personnel, its primary function was to land and disgorge one entire Marine Expeditionary Unit rather than Vipers. This would normally include organic armor, antiaircraft, and heavy weapons groups. Ultimate command of the ship rested with the ranking naval officer, despite the admiral leading the division whose troops were aboard. Thus a delicate balance of trust had to be established via the two command structures and the officers selected to command these ships and units were chosen very carefully.


Name Begin Date End Date Role Ship Location
John Amos Ommanney 1996 1999 MP squad leader Various
Lleufer Ynyr 1999 early 2000 20 weeks field combat MP exercises Tauron orbit
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