Originally launched in 2083 as a part of the Flotilla, humanity's first manned interstellar colonization effort, the Islamabad was destroyed before reaching its destination of 61 Cygni A.

After receiving an information packet from Earth containing supposed improvements to their engines the flotilla captains met and agreed to wait; additional information -- possibly contradictory -- could have been on its way, and more time would allow the individual crews to examine the technical data in more detail. Unfortunately, one year later, when Sky Haussmann was three, the Islamabad spontaneously exploded and was destroyed with all hands (and all passengers). The blast caused minimal damage to the four remaining ships, but it killed any crew members who were outside their hulls and therefore had no protection from the intense heat and ratiation. The explosion was assumed to have been caused by an attempt to implement the engine modifications.

However, after Titus Haussmann was killed in an attempt at sabotage by a fanatical planted aboard before the fleet's departure, Sky Haussmann theorized that the Islamabad's untimely end was the result of another such individual; one who managed to succeed in their mission.

Unknown to all but Sky Haussmann, the destruction of the Islamabad would have vast repercussions for humanity, the galaxy, and quite possibly the universe (as the end result of the greenfly could be on that scale). When it detonated a sixth ship was affected, a grub ship. Named the Caleuche by its human visitors, it had begun to tail the interstellar colonists to gather information about their potential to draw Inhibitors to local space; it was in the process of determining whether to make peaceful contact and explain the existential threat or to begin systematically destroying human civilization. This "void warren" was severely damaged by the blast, and ultimately boarded and destroyed by Sky Haussmann. As such, humanity's contact with other sentient species -- and their technology -- as well as their knowledge of the Inhibitor threat was delayed by centuries.

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Civilian shuttles/small craft: Trike | Tug | Cutter | Spherical shuttle | Flotilla excursion shuttle
Police shuttles/small craft: Panoply cutter
Individual shuttles/small craft: Melancholia of Departure (spherical shuttle)
Remontoire's 'Trident' fighter (outrigger fightercraft)
Coalition shuttle | Flotilla delta-winged shuttle
Cutter | "Claw" shuttle | Lighthugger orbital shuttle
Individual atmo-shuttles: Scavenger's Daughter | Dominatrix
Civilian ships: Freighter | Liner | Hospital ship | Lighthugger in-system craft
Police and military ships: Deep-system cruiser
Demarchist military vessel | Conjoiner ''Moray''-class corvette
Individual ships: Bellatrix | Democratic Circus | High Catherine
Nightingale | Storm Bird | Universal Suffrage
Generation ships - Flotilla ships: Santiago, Islamabad, Brazilia, Palestine, Baghdad
Ramscoop starships - Atalanta
Lighthuggers - List (Sandra Voi, Nostalgia for Infinity, Zodiacal Light, Nightshade, Hirondelle, Petronel, etc.)
Alien starships - Void warren ("Caleuche")
Antimatter engines | Ramscoop | Conjoiner Drive | Stealth Conjoiner Drive
Dark Drive | Inertia-suppression Machinery | Cryo-arithmetic engine
Magnetic railgun | Boser | Ack-am | Foam-phase Munition | Pin-head munitions
Camouflaging screens | Hypometric weapon | Bladder-mine

* - capable only of flight in the vacuum of space
** - double as both spacecraft and aircraft, depending on the need
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