A large battleship, almost 500 meters long and weighing approximately 250 000 tons. Square and blocky, with small bulbous projections in seemingly random places, and designed for long periods at high g, it was built in the "office tower" configuration: each deck one floor of the building, ladders or elevators running down the axis. Constant thrust took the place of gravity. At nearly five hundred meters long, it was the size of a 130-story building. She had four main engines and several vessels stationed, such as the Tachi.
The Donnager's armaments are 4 Torpedo launchers with an unknown number of Torpedoes that have plasma warheads, it is currently unknown if the Donnager carries nuclear warheads. The PDC's are her primary defensive weapon that are scattered along the length of the ship. The Donnager has two railguns on either side of the ship (Starboard/Port), it is currently unknown what the mass of the rounds fired from the ships railguns are. These railguns are used for ship-to-ship combat.
Like many large spacecraft, the Donnager is constructed around a hollow central core with other compartments, sub-assemblies and equipment assembled around it like the layers of an onion. The Donnager's core contains several important elements of the ship's structure including the heavily-protected CIC pod and the hangar bay. The hangar is capable of supporting several vessels varying in size between short-range shuttlecraft to Corvette-class warships.
The Donnager had a crew of 2,086. Among them were:
- Captain Theresa Yao Books • TV S1
At one time Bobbie Draper's MMC Unit was attach to the Donnager.
The "Donnie" was the ship that picked up James Holden and his crew after the destruction of the Canterbury. Shortly after, the Donnager picked up six incoming vessels coming at high burn. The Donnager then engaged in a Close Quarter Battle against the six mysterious ships, resulting in the Donnager taking heavy damage toits outer hull and the engine reactor after destroying four enemy ships. Donnager was scuttled by Captain Yao as boarders began converging on the CIC. Prior to this, the vessel was primarily involved in anti-smuggler and anti-pirate missions in Martian-dominated areas of the solar system.
At the time of her final engagement, Captain Yao noted that the majority of the Donnager's crew had no real-world combat experience, having only previously experienced training simulations.
- Donnager virtually means "Thunderer". The cognate deity in wider Germanic mythology and paganism was known in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar (runic þonar , stemming from a Common Germanic *Þunraz (meaning "thunder").