The Passchendaele class of Heavy Assault Transports use the classic "double-coffin" catamaran hull design, which greatly increases hull volume without increasing ship length. Emphasizing troop capacity rather than equipment storage, this class carries a full Tech Infantry division of 20,000 troops, and can land them on a planet with Transit Beacons, Drop Pods, or Assault Pinnaces. It also carries a large number of fighters and is armed with multiple Mass Drivers with which to support the troops on the ground. It is not heavily armed for space combat, but neither is it entirely helpless, having a few full Lance Torpedo tubes and multiple Fusion Cannons, as well as fixed forward-facing Grav Lasers and Chemlasers. They are designed to work in concert with the Marathon and MacArthur classes of ships, with the Passchendaele carrying the troops while the others carry their heavy equipment.
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Behind the ScenesEdit
This ship was designed by Martin Hohner, and mostly named for battles from World War One and the 19th Century.