Lieutenant, Engineering Corps
It was a century ago that “The War to End All Wars” erupted. It was not long before Cardeera was called to assist on the battlefields and on the sea. Ships were needed faster than they could be built so the call went out to acquire existing tonnage to carry vital supplies, equipment and soldiers.
Back in Cardeera, the newly created Cardeeran Steamship Lines was barely a year old and it was asked to contribute ships and manpower to aid the cause of the Allied forces. The company responded to the need and soon its ships, mostly built for Great Seas trading, were crossing the ocean to lend a hand.
(Inspiration derived from http://www.cslships.com/en/WWI and the ships will be named in honour of the ships of the war, survivor or not. I am not affiliated with the company in any way shape or form)
The Acadian and Doric
The Doric was built with power in mind. Lacking advanced military technology, the Doric is armed with bulky and inaccurate heavy cannons and what amounts to a soldier's gun mounted on the ground. It is brutally effective at destroying ships, but lacks any sort of backward fire power, and is quite slow.
The Acadian was built to defend the Doric after a less than pleasant battle that damaged much of it's hull and killed many of it's crew. Armed with two heavy cannons specially fit to motors that were used to haul in fish to allow them to fire at more than 180 degrees, the Acadian was a monster in battle even on it's own, but with the raw power of the Doric behind it as well, the two made for a menacing force that pushed back much of the opposing powers early in the war.