Battlestar Ares (Mercury Class)

Battlestar Ares

The Ares is a Mercury Class battlestar, and was the other ship selected for the weapons tests. The Ares was a victim of the Sagittaron Liberation Army, an undercover agent of the terrorist group detonated a bomb in the main engine room that crippled the battlestar. The damage was deemed too expensive to repair, and the Ares was decommissioned to the Reserve Fleet. Even for the weapons tests, it was necessary to take the engineering plant out of the battlestar Medusa, which in the process of being scrapped, in order to allow the Ares to jump to what would have been its final destination if the Cylons had not attacked.

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