The mainstay of Titan's war fleet is the Terror or Mechanical Fish, a patrol and combat vessel made from fused coral titanium, an undersea material similar to Cahelium Extract X that is used in many Terranean ships, aircraft, and spaceships. It is not known how many Terror Fish are operated by Titan, but, judging by the number destroyed by the World Aquanaut Security Patrol since hostilies with the Aquaphibians began, it is assumed that they are built in large numbers, with much of Titan's resources and manpower being spent on their construction and development.


  • Stand-by electric generator
  • Control room
  • Main control and central computer: monitors life-support and engineering systems if vessel is manned by pilot only
  • Ergonomically simplified control console
  • Periscope and ships' systems video monitors
  • Forward titanium strengthening rib
  • Missile launcher
  • Hinged lower jaw: pressure-sealed except at port and starboard water intakes, and when lowered to fire missiles
  • Forward aquascan sensor: incorporates oaser cannon for removing obstacles
  • Quartz-strengthened viewing 'eyes'
  • Viewing port rim searchlight array: lighting units can be focused through the thicknss of the quartz 'eye' view-port to produce a single searchlight beam
  • Stabilising fin with integrated video periscope
  • Midships airlock: access to the Terror Fish is achieved via Titanica's travel tubes, clamped on to the outer hatchs on either side of the craft. When the vessel is away from base, the entire room can be flooded to allow access. Water is then pumped out before internal hatches can be used.
  • Internal hull space used as a ballast tank when the airlock hatches are sealed
  • Stand-by radio, sonar and aquascan console: used in emergencies if primary communications systems are damaged
  • Rudder, with full horizontal and rotating movement for fast manoeuvring
  • Primary turbine: uses a combination of Grenanol, a biodegradable chemical fuel extracted from marine plants, and seawater from the forward intake that produces a violent chemical reaction resulting in forward thrust with speeds up to 550 knots
  • Aft manoeuvring aquajet array: enables the craft to change direction quickly when used in conjunction with steering rudder. Aquajets provide additional vectoring thrust if required
  • Stabilising fins, each with integratd sonar sensor transducers and navigation lights
  • Power systems control console
  • Engineering video screen: monitors life-support systems

Technical Data

  • CREW: two Aquaphibians
  • TOP SPEED: 550 knots
  • LENGTH: 70 feet
  • BEAM (exc. stabilising fins): 14 feet
    • SURFACE: 195 tons
    • SUBMERGED: 232 tons
  • POWER SOURCE/PROPULSION: seawater/Grenanol fuel reaction; reversible axial flow turbine driving 2 primary aquajets plus 10 pitch and yaw aquajets; rear-mounted stand-by turbine driving 10 additional aquajets for added thrust if requried
  • RANGE: 6,000 marine miles
  • SOURCE: Marineville Press Office/WASP Technical Archive