The Solano was in service with the Free Navy after having been stolen from the Martian Congressional Republic Navy by Admiral Duarte's faction. During the Free Navy Conflict when Michio Pa defected from the Free Navy the crew of the Solano joined her. Eventually when this faction joined the Consolidated Fleet Offensive the Solano was heavily damaged and stripped for all useful materials to put on other ships. The ship's epstein drive was kept intact and functional, and during the Battle of Pallas Station the Solano was used as a "Sacrifice ship" that would ram into Pallas's docks leaving them unusable. However during the battle Michio Pa adjusted the plan to instead destroy the station defenses and get the Solano next to the docks to slag anything that came out with it's epstein drive.