The Colonial Fleet operates in tandem with other branches of the Colonial Forces, like the Colonial Marine Corps. It also has a reserve branch, as well as a government-operated military academy and an officer candidate school. Moreover, a War College existed for more extensive education. The training of new recruits was handled by the Colonial Forces Training Command.
Other identified Fleet installations include the Scorpion Fleet Shipyards, the Caprican Colonial Forces Veteran's Hospital, Ragnar Anchorage, and Armistice Station. The Colonial Fleet was based at Picon Fleet Headquarters.
- The basis of this article is taken from the Battlestar Wiki, but will be altered in the future to match up with Omega Group's "cannon".
At the time of the Cylon holocaust, the Colonial Fleet includes approximately 120 battlestars, thousands of smaller vessels, numerous squadrons of Vipers and Raptors assigned to each, and various support ships. The Colonial Fleet also included modified Space Park vessels.
The Colonial Fleet was regarded by the Cylons to be a decisively superior force in a direct engagement. Therefore, the Cylons returned to a variation of their Cylon War tactics by undermining the Colonial Fleet's CNP to attack ships equipped with the software from within.
Battlestars mentioned destroyed in the Cylon attack include Triton, Solaria, Columbia, and Atlantia (Admiral Nagala's flagship).
Limits of Authority
The Colonial Fleet is aware that they are a military force, not a police force.
Biological warfare is restricted in the Twelve Colonies, requiring presidential authorization. However, battlestar commanders have battlefield authority to use nuclear weapons.
Ships of the Colonial Fleet
- See Starship Specifications and Starbase Specifications