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The Crobuzon, approaching Earth
Name: Crobuzon
Operator: Blue Fleet
Builder: Central Vostok Aerospace
Fate: Crashed and sunk on Earth, 13 July 2011
General characteristics
Class and type:Pharos assault carrier
Type:Command Ship
Assault Carrier
Propulsion:Several fusion thrusters
Hyperdrive:Dromon I Integrated
Complement:Fighters, bombers, missiles
Sensors and
processing systems:
Long-range sensors
"Atlantic" Hybrid Manual-Automatic Systems (HMAS)
Intrasystem and intersystem communications
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
Armament:A large number of rapid-fire energy turrets, "Suleiman" siege cannon
Shield generators:"Testudo" shielding
Aviation facilities:Several large hangars

The Crobuzon was a Pharos-class Super-Heavy Assault Carrier in service with the Cosmonautic Armada of Vostok. It was one of the largest ships in the fleet and Hannibal Barca's vehicle of choice, serving as his flagship in the Blue Fleet.

It led the CAV expedition to Earth to find the Gem. Along with the rest of the fleet, it was ambushed by the Clone Guild. Despite surviving for most of the battle, its communications were damaged and it was shot down in Earth's orbit by the Coruscanti Navy for failing to respond to its hail, shortly after receiving survivors from the Miocene Arrow. It was well-built enough for most of the ship to survive reentry; the wreckage crashed into the ocean, and the survivors escaped in a purpose-built submarine.[1]


"Crobuzon" was named after the city featured in China Miéville's Bas-Lag trilogy.