Texas class battleship
The Texas class was designed by General Dynamics (the company responsible for the Dagger class,) in 2247. The first vessels were coming off the shipyards when the Second Krynn War broke out in 22 June 2247. The six completed at the time, EFS Akron, EFS Tiberius,EFS Richmond,EFS Calypso, EFS Hercules, and EFS Irwin Rommel, were dispatchted to the front lines almost immediatly, to bear the massave assault the Krynn and thier Arcean allies were bringing to bear. The new ships preformed spectacularly, accounting for hundreds of enemy kills, though the Richmond was lost when a Krynn cruiser rammed it in the Battle of Tycho in 2251. The Texas class, perhaps more than anything else, slowed down the Krynn/Arcean onslaught long enough for the Earth Federation to bolster its defences. When the Federation went on the offensive in 2253, the Texas class once agian lead the charge, taking part in the largest battles of the war, including Operation Soulstorm, a joint Federation-Thalan assault on Salamis IV, a vital Arcean industrial planet, now known for its staggerign loss of life: 956,000 killed in the space battle, and nearly three-and-a-half billion killed in the subsequent invasion. EFS Irwin Rommel, last of the original six ships, had arguably the greatest distiction of the Second Krryn War: that ship was where the Treaty of Vizzard, which ended the Second Krryn War, was signed. The Texas class continues to serve in the Earth Federation Starfleet; its rugged design and deadly armament ensure that it will continue to do so for years to come.