Register Register

Author Topic: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?  (Read 958 times)

BiggRigg42

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 325
What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« on: 22 September 2022, 11:36:34 »
What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?

Here is some context to help you answer the question: "... manufactured in the shipyards above Midway, the DCS Urizen II underwent trials in secret ..."

https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Urizen_II

I know it's probably "Draconis Combine ______." What goes in the blank?

RanFelsnerAFFS

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 259
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #1 on: 22 September 2022, 11:37:40 »
Ship

I mean, you know ... its a warship

MarauderD

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3607
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #2 on: 22 September 2022, 11:42:28 »
Ship

I mean, you know ... its a warship

That's what I always assumed as well--no evidence on my part, just assumption. Urizen II was a Kirishima Class Cruiser in the DCA.
so DCS probably stands for Draconis Combine Ship. 

BiggRigg42

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 325
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #3 on: 22 September 2022, 11:47:35 »
Thanks guys.

Hellraiser

  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 11473
  • Cry Havoc and Unleash the Gods of Fiat.
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #4 on: 22 September 2022, 12:11:36 »
DCS - Draconis Combine Ship
FSS - Federated Suns Ship
FCS - Federated Commonwealth Ship
CWS - Clan Wolf Ship
LAS - Lyran Alliance Ship
THS - Terran Hegemony Ship
USS - United States Ship

Etc etc.
3041: General Lance Hawkins: The Equalizers
3053: Star Colonel Rexor Kerensky: The Silver Wolves

"I don't shoot Urbanmechs, I walk up, stomp on their foot, wait for the head to pop open & drop in a hand grenade (or Elemental)" - Joel47
Against mechs, infantry have two options: Run screaming from Godzilla, or giggle under your breath as the arrogant fools blunder into your trap. - Weirdo

BiggRigg42

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 325
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #5 on: 22 September 2022, 12:15:15 »
DCS - Draconis Combine Ship
FSS - Federated Suns Ship
FCS - Federated Commonwealth Ship
CWS - Clan Wolf Ship
LAS - Lyran Alliance Ship
THS - Terran Hegemony Ship
USS - United States Ship

Etc etc.

Thanks. I want to make a document that has every BattleTech abbreviation in it. It would be HUGE.

Frabby

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4070
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #6 on: 22 September 2022, 13:43:18 »
Sarna.net BattleTechWiki Admin
Author of the BattleCorps stories Feather vs. Mountain, Rise and Shine, Proprietary, Trial of Faith & scenario Twins

BiggRigg42

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 325

BrianDavion

  • Lieutenant
  • *
  • Posts: 1047
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #8 on: 22 September 2022, 22:15:36 »
DCS - Draconis Combine Ship
FSS - Federated Suns Ship
FCS - Federated Commonwealth Ship
CWS - Clan Wolf Ship
LAS - Lyran Alliance Ship
THS - Terran Hegemony Ship
USS - United States Ship

Etc etc.

HMS "HerHis Majesty's ship"

nova_dew

  • Warrant Officer
  • *
  • Posts: 705
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #9 on: 23 September 2022, 07:53:13 »
I'm really surprised that there's not sub designations, THAV (Terran Hegemony Army Vessel) or THCLV (Terran Hegemony Corps of Logistics Vessel) or THHS (Terran Hegemony Hospital Ship) and so on for each of the factions, granted Fact checker sanity is one reason not too.... but
A member of Clan Ghost Bears Legal Team

Frabby

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4070
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #10 on: 23 September 2022, 09:36:32 »
One short story (The Discovery of Command) sorta hinges on Com Guard vessels having a different registry from regular ComStar vessels, but it’s not specifically said that they’re using different prefix. In fact, the prefixes are all over the place as shown in the Sarna article. There is apparently no clear system the writers adhere to, and factchecking has basically given up on this front.
Sarna.net BattleTechWiki Admin
Author of the BattleCorps stories Feather vs. Mountain, Rise and Shine, Proprietary, Trial of Faith & scenario Twins

BATTLEMASTER

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 1962
  • Lightning From Another Zip Code
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #11 on: 23 September 2022, 17:31:59 »
I'm really surprised that there's not sub designations, THAV (Terran Hegemony Army Vessel) or THCLV (Terran Hegemony Corps of Logistics Vessel) or THHS (Terran Hegemony Hospital Ship) and so on for each of the factions, granted Fact checker sanity is one reason not too.... but

Terran Hegemony Intelligence Ship (THIS)

Terran Hegemony Assault Transport (THAT)

 ;D

BATTLEMASTER
Trombone Player, Lego Enthusiast, Engineer
Clan Smoke Jaguar, Delta Galaxy ("The Cloud Rangers"), 4th Jaguar Dragoons
"You better stand back, I'm not sure how loud this thing can get!"
If you like Lego, you'll like my Lego battlemech projects!

GRUD

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 2562
  • Quinn's Quads - 'Mechs on the March!
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #12 on: 23 September 2022, 17:45:24 »
DCS - Draconis Combine Ship
FSS - Federated Suns Ship
FCS - Federated Commonwealth Ship
CWS - Clan Wolf Ship
LAS - Lyran Alliance Ship
THS - Terran Hegemony Ship
USS - United States Ship

Etc etc.

So, if it wasn't for the "S" on the end, people wouldn't know it was a Ship?  ???


"What's this "Fred" thing that's been going around attacking our Jumpships?"
"Oh, that's some Periphery Ship. They don't know about the "S" Thing."
"Right . . . Well, see that it's hunted down and destroyed, will you?"
"We're on it, sir!"
To me, Repros are 100% Wrong, and there's NO  room for me to give ground on this subject. I'm not just an Immovable Object on this, I'm THE Immovable Object. 3D Prints are just 3D Repros.

Something to bear in Mind. Defending the BT IP is Frowned upon here.

Remember: Humor is NOT Tolerated here. Have a Nice Day!

Hey! Can't a guy get any Privacy around here!

Ghaz

  • Warrant Officer
  • *
  • Posts: 454
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #13 on: 23 September 2022, 18:20:43 »
So, if it wasn't for the "S" on the end, people wouldn't know it was a Ship?  ???

Possibly, if it were some sort of an after-action report or something else along those lines.

nova_dew

  • Warrant Officer
  • *
  • Posts: 705
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #14 on: 26 September 2022, 11:15:37 »
Terran Hegemony Intelligence Ship (THIS)

Terran Hegemony Assault Transport (THAT)

 ;D

yes, we need more of THIS and THAT, said every SLDF Royal Division commander when assaulting a planet
A member of Clan Ghost Bears Legal Team

Frabby

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4070
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #15 on: 26 September 2022, 12:31:46 »
yes, we need more of THIS and THAT, said every SLDF Royal Division commander when assaulting a planet
No, when it's planetary assaults it's TIT for TAT.
Sarna.net BattleTechWiki Admin
Author of the BattleCorps stories Feather vs. Mountain, Rise and Shine, Proprietary, Trial of Faith & scenario Twins

Kit deSummersville

  • Precentor of Lies
  • Freelance Writer
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 10125
  • The epicness continues!
    • Insights and Complaints on Twitter
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #16 on: 26 September 2022, 12:59:58 »
HMS "HerHis Majesty's ship"

Oh man, they're going to have to repaint every ship in the navy.
Looking for an official answer? Check the Catalyst Interaction Forums.

Freelancer for hire, not an official CGL or IMR representative.

Everyone else's job is easy, so tell them how to do it, everyone loves that!

Millard Fillmore's favorite BattleTech writer.

nova_dew

  • Warrant Officer
  • *
  • Posts: 705
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #17 on: 26 September 2022, 13:07:44 »
No, when it's planetary assaults it's TIT for TAT.

You need the support from THIS and THAT before you can go for the TIT for TAT
A member of Clan Ghost Bears Legal Team

Daryk

  • Lieutenant General
  • *
  • Posts: 28830
  • The Double Deuce II/II-σ
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #18 on: 26 September 2022, 18:44:15 »
Terrans FTW!  :D

BATTLEMASTER

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 1962
  • Lightning From Another Zip Code
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #19 on: 26 September 2022, 18:55:46 »
yes, we need more of THIS and THAT, said every SLDF Royal Division commander when assaulting a planet

No, when it's planetary assaults it's TIT for TAT.

You need the support from THIS and THAT before you can go for the TIT for TAT

What is a TIT or a TAT?  Unfamiliar naval ship designations  ;D

(I know what the saying is but we can do better than that I think  ^-^)
BATTLEMASTER
Trombone Player, Lego Enthusiast, Engineer
Clan Smoke Jaguar, Delta Galaxy ("The Cloud Rangers"), 4th Jaguar Dragoons
"You better stand back, I'm not sure how loud this thing can get!"
If you like Lego, you'll like my Lego battlemech projects!

RanFelsnerAFFS

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 259
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #20 on: 27 September 2022, 01:59:59 »
What is a TIT or a TAT?  Unfamiliar naval ship designations  ;D


Never heard of

Terran Invasion Transport
Terran Assault Torpedocarrier

classes?

;)

nova_dew

  • Warrant Officer
  • *
  • Posts: 705
Re: What does "DCS" stand for in "DCS Urizen II"?
« Reply #21 on: 27 September 2022, 05:32:08 »
What is a TIT or a TAT?  Unfamiliar naval ship designations  ;D

(I know what the saying is but we can do better than that I think  ^-^)

Tortuga Infantry Transport and Tortuga Arrr! Transport
A member of Clan Ghost Bears Legal Team