The YSS Kaiyo II, NG-X1-501, is a Fuji-class Expeditionary Gunship built at Gemini Star Fortress in mid-YE 39 by Ketsurui Fleet Yards for the Star Army of Yamatai's First Fleet. She is commanded by Chusa Taiyou Hoshi. The ship is named after the retired YSS Kaiyō.
This article is about the ship. For plot information, see YSS Kaiyō II.
The YSS Kaiyō II attempts to dismantle the Kuvexians in their own space by venturing far from the Kikyo sector in hopes of finding their weaknesses and exploiting them. The command intends to succeed where the YSS Kaiyo failed.
The Fuji-class is a large gunship with speed, agility, and durability in mind and boasts a strong weapon array. This ship was built with comfort for VIP guests and officers in mind while giving extended crew accommodations that its predecessor, the Plumeria-class (2D) Medium Gunship, was not equipped with. It also includes its own rooms solely for recreation, virtual reality or VR, meditation and introspection, as well as a comfortable monitoring room that doubles as a bridge should the primary one be compromised. The bridge on the Fuji is centrally located and well protected by the rest of the ship. Its shuttle and power armor bays are on the underside of the ship along with the wardroom, which allows those in the wardroom to view what the ship may be orbiting at the time. It has a medium sized custom eight-seater bridge. It is a high-performance ship based around the need for a multi-role vessel.
In Yamataigo Fuji translates to wisteria (富士).
Light in Darkness
Kaiyō means ocean and is named after the original YSS Kaiyo.
Kaiyō Kaiyō you are a shining star
Kaiyō Kaiyō bringing us oh so far
A ship to brave the storms of space
A ship to stave off any disgrace
Kaiyō Kaiyō set your sights distantly
Kaiyō Kaiyō crush opponents abysmally
A ship to take on any force
A ship to set its own course
Kaiyō Kaiyō an ocean of wonderment
Kaiyō Kaiyō you are a raging torrent
Waves crash from your mighty hull
Your crew takes on duties in full
Kaiyō Kaiyō you are a shining star!