Solaria Timeline

The following is an historical article chronicling the journey of the Battlestar Solaria; starting at its role at Zero Hour (the start of the Cylon Holocaust) until the present day.  PCH-1 refers to mission day 1 etc.

  • PCH-15 (Mission 2):
    • Fifteen days have passed since the fleet arrived in the Prolmar Sector and an audit of all FTL capable ships has been completed. As civilians are moved from older ships to settle on those ships capable of travelling further, crew rotations take place between the Solaria and Achilles.
    • Achilles is left with a single, fully functioning Squadron whilst the rest of her pilots are drafted to Solaria to make up the final Squadrons of her Air Group. Captain Jonathan Kilmartin, Solaria’s CAG, is put in command of all Squadrons across both ships.
  • PCH-2 (Mission 1):
    • The Solaria Fleet arrives at the edge of the Prolmar Sector. Major Catherine Wolf is transferred to command of the Patrolstar Achilles and a crew rotation takes place with personnel from both ships swapping roles.
    • The fleet begins its journey through the Prolmar Sector.
  • PCH-1 – Zero Hour (Mission 1):
    • The Cylon fleet gathers at a staging area close to The Colony.
    • John Cavil makes his final preparations for the impending assault and visits a sealed-off resurrection chamber housing deactivated copies of the Final Five.
    • The Armistice Station is destroyed by Cylon forces, appear, and show themselves, (albeit in a more advanced form, as well as a humanoid version) for the first time in 40 years.
    • Galactica is decommissioned.
    • A Cavil meets with Caprica Six, who gives him the access codes to the Colonial Defence Mainframe.
    • The Cylon strike force simultaneously jumps into orbit around all twelve colonies and commences an all-out attack.
    • The Twelve Colonies are heavily bombarded by nuclear bombs.
    • Picon Fleet Headquarters is destroyed.
    • Commander Mitchell Hanson of the Battlestar Ulysses and team aboard a Raptor receive transmissions about the destruction of the Colonies. Hanson diverts Raptor to the Nogura Fleet Depot and orders nearby Colonials to rendezvous there.
    • Hanson’s team are swiftly joined by two other vessels and discover a Galactica-type Battlestar, the Solaria, laying in wait with a skeleton crew. Much of her crew were on shoreleave on Picon and other colonies, including her commaning officer. Commander Hanson assumes command and begins preparations to take Solaria into battle.
    • Galactica’s last Viper Mark VII squadron is destroyed.
    • Raptor containing several Colonial officers, including Captain Jonathan Kilmartin, receives transmission from Commander Hanson of the Solaria and diverts to the Nogura Fleet Depot. Several other craft follow suit including survivors from other Battlestars.
    • A battle near Virgon ends with the total loss of the remaining Colonial Fleet including the flagship Atlantia.
    • The Cylons begin landing ground forces on the Colonies.
    • Galactica engages Cylon Raiders and survives with moderate damage and 85 dead.
    • Last transmission from the Colonies received by Laura Roslin aboard Colonial Heavy 798 from a fellow secretary.
    • Case Orange contingency mechanism assigns Roslin the office of the President of the Twelve Colonies.
    • Roslin gathers stranded civilian and military ships in the vicinity of Caprica.
    • Commander Adama assumes overall Fleet command and orders regroup at Ragnar Anchorage.
    • Roslin’s fleet survives two Cylon attacks and meets at Ragnar.
    • Colonial forces at the Nogura Fleet Depot receive word of Atlantia Battlestar Group’s destruction, including Hanson’s ship, the Ulysses. More Colonial forces arrive and Solaria prepares to meet Galactica at Ragnar Anchorage.
    • The Twelve Colonies of Kobol lie in irradiated ruins. Their military has been utterly defeated and their infrastructure has been crushed. The result of the engagement is a complete victory for the Cylon forces.
    • The Cylon occupation of the Colonies begins.
    • Galactica changes from battle stance to civilian protection, and escorts the civilian fleet from Ragnar towards the Prolmar Sector.
    • Solaria and her Fleet arrive at Ragnar Anchorage, only to find debris and signs of a battle and it is presumed Galactica and the majority of her fleet have jumped out of the Combat Zone. Commander Hanson and his team discuss a probable course for Galactica, surmising that they have probably gone towards the Prolmar Sector, home to countless spatial phenomenon.
    • The Fleet carries out its final jump out of the Hestia Star System, leaving the colonies behind.