From Battlestar Wiki, the free, open content Battlestar Galactica encyclopedia and episode guide
For the company on Caprica with the same name, see: Gideon Enterprises.

Race: Colonial
Type: Civilian industrial
FTL: Yes
Capacity: ~100+
CO: Captain Elias Meeker
XO: {{{xo}}}
Role: Heavy hauler transport
Weapons: {{{weapons}}}
Armaments: {{{arm}}}
Defenses: {{{def}}}
Aircraft: {{{aircraft}}}
Aviation facilities: {{{facilities}}}
Fate: Scuttled, circa YR04 (presumed)
Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
Length: {{{length}}}
Width: {{{width}}}
Height: {{{height}}}
Weight: {{{weight}}}
Wingspan: {{{wingspan}}}
Other: {{{otherdi}}}
Game Information
Cost: {{{construction}}}
Construction Time: {{{construction}}}
Hull Size: {{{hull size}}}
Hull: {{{hull}}}
FTL Cooldown: {{{ftl cooldown}}} turns
Speed: {{{speed}}} m/s
Turn Rate: {{{turn rate}}}°/turn
Armor Sum
Armor Total: {{{armor total}}}
Armor Left: {{{armor left}}}
Armor Right: {{{armor right}}}
Armor Front: {{{armor front}}}
Armor Rear: {{{armor rear}}}
Armor Top: {{{armor top}}}
Armor Bottom: {{{armor bottom}}}
DRADIS Range: {{{dradis range}}} m
Processing Power: {{{processing power}}}
Munition Slots: {{{munitions}}}
Munition Cooldown Period: {{{munition cooldown}}} turns
Squadron Slots: {{{squadrons}}}
Special Abilities: {{{special abilities}}}

Gideon is a heavy hauler transport vessel within the Fleet, captained by Elias Meeker (TRS: "The Son Also Rises").

Circa Day 53, it is the site of an internal struggle following the forced removal of President Laura Roslin by Commander William Adama. The crew refuses to resupply Galactica in protest, and is boarded by a marine team as a result, taking the needed supplies by whatever means necessary. The situation degrades, and as the crowd becomes more harassing, the marines open fire, killing four civilians. The incident, named the "Gideon Massacre" by reporter D'Anna Biers, would have severe repercussions on the fleet in the coming days, as the civilians fight to have Roslin reinstated (TRS: "Resistance").

The commanding officer of Gideon would later be selected as a juror in the trial of Dr. Gaius Baltar after he is jailed after rejoining the fleet following the escape from New Caprica (TRS: "The Son Also Rises"). Following the trial, it loses power after jumping to the Ionian Nebula, where it survives a Cylon attack against the struck fleet (TRS: "He That Believeth In Me"). It is presumed that Meeker joins the newly formed Quorum of Ships' Captains, following the assassinations of the previous delegates during Gaeta's Mutiny (TRS: "Blood on the Scales").


  • "Gideon" is the name of one of the biblical characters in the Book of Judges.
  • It is unknown whether or not Meeker was in command during the "Gideon Massacre".

Ships in the Re-Imagined Series, Caprica, & Blood & Chrome


Ancient Kobolian: Galleon

Colonial Military

Battlestar Classes: Mercury class | Galactica-type | Valkyrie-type | Orion class

Battlestars: Galactica | Pegasus | Valkyrie | Columbia | Archeron
Osiris | Yashuman | Triton | All Named | All Unnamed

Support Ship Types: Loki type | Berzerk type | Defender type | Demeter type | Alert type

Support Ships: Loki | Berzerk | Brenik | All Unnamed

Auxiliary Craft: Viper Mark II | Viper Mark III | Viper Mark VII | Stealthstar | Blackbird | Raptor | Atmospheric Shuttle

Colonial Stations: Armistice Station | Colonial Fleet Headquarters | Ministry of Defense | Ragnar Anchorage
Scorpion Fleet Shipyards

Colonial Civilian

Pre-Cylon War: Air Force Viper | Blackhawk | Graystone blimp | Jump ship | Phoenix

Virtual aircraft: Autogyro | Dreadnaught | Vintage Viper

Post-Fall Civilian Fleet: Astral Queen | Cloud 9 | Colonial One | Daru Mozu | Demetrius | Gemenon Traveler | Gideon
Olympic Carrier | Prometheus | Rising Star | Scylla | Zephyr | List of all civilian ships

Civilian Ship Types: Passenger liners | Mining ships | Repair ships | Tylium refinery ships | Research ships

Civilian Operators: Gemon Liners | Pan Galactic | Saggitarian Spaceways | Eversun


Basestar Types: Cylon War Era basestars | Modern basestar | Guardian basestar | Rebel basestar

Support Ships: Resurrection Ship | Reconnaissance Drone | Freighter

Auxiliary Craft: Cylon War Era Raider | Modern Raider | Heavy Raider

Cylon Stations: Cylon Refinery | The Colony | Resurrection Hub