The HMS Thunder Child was a fictional British Royal Navy steam-powered warship that featured in the novel The War of the Worlds, by author H.G. Wells.

In the novel, the HMS Thunder Child drew Martian fire away from civilian ships to allow them to escape. (The Official Starships Collection Issue 12: "USS Thunderchild NCC-63549"; TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue)

Legacy[edit | edit source]

In the 24th century, the Akira-class Federation Starfleet starship, USS Thunderchild, was named for this ship. (The Official Starships Collection Issue 12: "USS Thunderchild NCC-63549"; TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue)

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Background information[edit | edit source]

  • In the TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue, the fictional ship is referred to as the HMS Thunderchild - the name being one word rather than two.

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