Columbia (TRS)

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For information on an Original Series battlestar of the same name, see Columbia (TOS).

At least two battlestars in the Colonial Fleet have been named Columbia.

First Columbia (Galactica type)

Columbia (Galactica type)
Columbia (Galactica type)
Race: Colonial
Type: Military
FTL: Yes
Crew: ~1,000+
CO: {{{co}}}
XO: {{{xo}}}
Role: * Carrier / battleship
Weapons: {{{weapons}}}
Armaments: * ~514 dual point-defense Kinetic Energy Cannons
* 24 primary batteries
* ~12 missile tubes
Defenses: * Flak
* Non-networked computer systems
Aircraft: * Full Viper Mk. II compliment
* Full Raptor compliment
Aviation facilities: * 2x flight pods
* 2x flight decks: 617 m (2,025 ft) ea.
* 80 active Viper launch tubes
Fate: Destroyed, Operation Raptor Talon, YR60 (40 years BCH)
Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
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Columbia is one of the original twelve[3] battlestars created during the Cylon War.

During the twelfth year of the war, it is assigned to Operation Raptor Talon along with Galactica and one other battlestar, where they attempt to attack a Cylon post on an ice planet in or near Colonial space. Halfway through the operation, Columbia's mid-ship defense zone fails, and it is targeted by Cylon forces. Despite attempts by Colonial Viper pilots to fend off the attacks, Columbia, on fire and adrift in space, is destroyed a short time later. Someone on the ship has enough time to send out a warning for pilots to clear its airspace before an explosion tears through its hull. Columbia is one of the last ships lost during the war, with the Cylons signing an armistice shortly after the ship's destruction.

It resembles other battlestars of its class during the war, with hull plating covering its ribbing and the Colonial seal and hull number printed on the side of the "alligator head" forward section. However, it is finished with blue paint rather than red, as seen on Galactica's hull (TRS: "Razor Flashbacks").


Second Columbia (unknown type)

Columbia (unknown type)
[[Image:|275px|Columbia (unknown type)]]
Race: Colonial
Type: Military
FTL: Yes
CO: {{{co}}}
XO: {{{xo}}}
Role: Carrier / battleship
Weapons: {{{weapons}}}
Armaments: Unknown
Defenses: Unknown
Aircraft: {{{aircraft}}}
Aviation facilities: {{{facilities}}}
Fate: Destroyed, Zero Hour, YR00 (0 BCH)
Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
Length: {{{length}}}
Width: {{{width}}}
Height: {{{height}}}
Weight: {{{weight}}}
Wingspan: {{{wingspan}}}
Other: {{{otherdi}}}

Columbia is a battlestar in service with the Colonial Fleet immediately before the fall of the Colonies. It featured integrated command and control systems and Dr. Gaius Baltar's Command Navigation Program (CNP). It is reported as lost, along with Solaria and Triton, during the initial moments of the Fall of the Twelve Colonies (TRS: Miniseries).


  • The name Columbia is a derivation of the name of fifteenth century Genoan explorer Christopher Columbus, which itself is derived from the Latin columba, meaning "dove" or "pigeon"). While at first glance such an Earth-based name seems an unlikely choice for an "alien" culture, it might hint at a different version of the Twelve Colonies' ancient history.


  1. These dimensions (in meters) were derived from the CG model and posted by Lee Stringer on the forums, which are no longer available. They are the most precise so far. The width with pods extended and the height are quoted here verbatim; the length was calculated by adding the posted dimension for the front of the ship (766.04m) to the posted dimension for the back (672.6m). The full set as provided by Lee Stringer is as follows: "Width (Pods out) 536.84m (Pods In) 352.34m Engines Max 359.38m Head Max 334.58m Length: Front (Main body) 730.65m (Antenee) 766.04m Back 672.6m (using the center of the two arms as the middle) Height (Armor/Mainbody) 181.825m (Details) 183.315m".
  2. This is from flight pod to flight pod while they are extended.
  3. In the first night of the Miniseries, Aaron Doral mentions that there were twelve Galactica type battlestars created during the Cylon War. Columbia is clearly of the same class as Galactica, and thus belongs to this type.

Ships in the Re-Imagined Series, Caprica, & Blood & Chrome


Ancient Kobolian: Galleon

Colonial Military

Battlestar Classes: Mercury class | Galactica-type | Valkyrie-type | Orion class

Battlestars: Galactica | Pegasus | Valkyrie | Columbia | Archeron
Osiris | Yashuman | Triton | All Named | All Unnamed

Support Ship Types: Loki type | Berzerk type | Defender type | Catamaran type | Watersled type

Support Ships: Loki | Berzerk | Brenik | All Unnamed

Auxiliary Craft: Viper Mark II | Viper Mark III | Viper Mark VII | Stealthstar | Blackbird | Raptor | Atmospheric Shuttle

Colonial Stations: Armistice Station | Colonial Fleet Headquarters | Ministry of Defense | Ragnar Anchorage
Scorpion Fleet Shipyards

Colonial Civilian

Pre-Cylon War: Air Force Viper | Blackhawk | Graystone blimp | Jump ship | Phoenix

Virtual aircraft: Autogyro | Dreadnaught | Vintage Viper

Post-Fall Civilian Fleet: Astral Queen | Cloud 9 | Colonial One | Daru Mozu | Demetrius | Gemenon Traveler | Gideon
Olympic Carrier | Prometheus | Rising Star | Scylla | Zephyr | List of all civilian ships

Civilian Ship Types: Passenger liners | Mining ships | Repair ships | Tylium refinery ships | Research ships

Civilian Operators: Gemon Liners | Pan Galactic | Saggitarian Spaceways | Eversun


Basestar Types: Cylon War Era basestars | Modern basestar | Guardian basestar | Rebel basestar

Support Ships: Resurrection Ship | Reconnaissance Drone | Freighter

Auxiliary Craft: Cylon War Era Raider | Modern Raider | Heavy Raider

Cylon Stations: Cylon Refinery | The Colony | Resurrection Hub

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