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Boarded by the Queen of BladesEdit
The ship was attached to Alpha Squadron in 2500 and deployed to Char. There it was boarded by zerg led by Infested Kerrigan who successfully retrieved classified Ghost Program data needed to break the ghost conditioning holding back her psionic powers. After Kerrigan departed a number of escape pods were launched towards the planet's surface, where they were found by Raynor's Raiders. However, the survivors were severely injured and quickly died.
It was later boarded by a salvage team in order to investigate the reports of zerg and, if confirmed, detonate a thermonuclear charge to destroy the station. They were trapped by several hydralisks and after suffering casualties detonated the nuclear warhead, destroying the ship.
Different sources depict different accounts of the Amerigo being destroyed. In StarCraft, a salvage team boarded the Amerigo and destroyed it with the nuke. StarCraft: Queen of Blades however, seems to suggest the ship was destroyed by the protoss.
The ship was probably named after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer who made several voyages to the newly discovered east coast of America. America is named after him.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rosenberg, Aaron (June 1, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7133-4.
- ↑ StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Amerigo (in English). 1998.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: Battle on the Amerigo. (in English). 1998.