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Race: Colonial
Type: Civilian
Crew: 800 (including, and primarily, passengers)
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Fate: Destroyed in action, Defense of Ariadna
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Ariadna is a civilian pleasure liner of the Twelve Colonies of Man. In the aftermath of the Battle of Cimtar, the ship holds eight hundred refugees fleeing the Cylon tyranny in the rag-tag fugitive fleet.

Last Days

Following the Nebula Ambush, Ariadna suffers from engine malfunctions. Colonel Tigh and an engineering team from Galactica attempt to repair the craft while Galactica sends out two flights, each investigating a storm zone and an unnamed, yet well-mapped quadrant. Despite issues, Tigh's repair team is able to re-engage the ship's engines, and enter the storm zone (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #6).

Following the departure from the storm zone, Ariadna's engine failure recurs, forcing the Fleet to stop so that the ship isn't left behind. Tigh is given two centars to effect repairs, otherwise her compliment of passengers and supplies is to be evacuated, and the ship abandoned. Overseen by Vipers of red flight, Tigh makes the call to evacuate the ship but the colonel and his engineering team stays aboard to continue repairs up until the last possible centon.

During the third evacuation flight, a force of Cylon Raiders and a basestar happen upon the group, forcing an engagement (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #10).

Tigh and his tech team are the last aboard, however the Cylons strike Ariadna's launch bay, destroying the last evacuation shuttle and stranding the team aboard. With no other options, Tigh turns Ariadna's—its fusion reactor shot to the point where any additional strain would cause stress-fractures, resulting in an explosion—into a warhead. During the resulting battle, Tigh and his crew set the hulk into a suicide run towards the lone basestar while Galactica closes to engage not only the basestar, but also send a rescue shuttle to recover Tigh and the surviving technicians.

The resultant explosion from Ariadna's reactor rips apart the basestar's forward shields, allowing Galactica to strike a fatal blow towards their enemy, thus ending the battle and permitting the Fleet to escape (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #11).