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The Tivvay-class heavy cruiser (also known as the Chivvay-class Final Production Type), is an improved version of Chivvay-class heavy cruiser. The class appears in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Tivvay-class ship is a variation of the Chivvay-class that is designed around MS transportation and combat. These vessels are lightly armed when compared to other Zeon ship classes, sporting only two beam turrets and a handful of missile launchers. They were designed with speed as its main feature (mainly due to its new type of engine) in order to use hit and run tactics. The class also has a large mobile suit capacity, between eight and ten mobile suits, a number that the Earth Federation would not have until they commissioned their Alexandria-class heavy cruisers.


  • 3-barrel Main Gun Turrets
  • Missile Launchers
  • 2-barrel Machine Guns
  • Nuclear Missile


The only known Tivvay-class cruiser is the Graf Zepplin. This vessel served as a flagship for Captain Von Helsing and his small Zeon taskforce, who were assigned to Operation Rubicon and dispatched with orders to rendezvous with Zeon's elite Cyclops commando unit. Graf Zepplin and her two Musai-class escorts, the Seigried and Valkerie, were to launch a diversionary attack on Side 6 to allow the Cyclops team entry. Later, these same three ships were used to ferry nuclear arms to Side 6 in anticipation of firing on Side 6's Libot Colony, which housed a Federation R&D base containing the RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex". Graf Zepplin and her two escorts were intercepted by a Federation patrol in the vicinity of Side 6 and surrendered to the Federation in late December UC 0079.


Notes & Trivia

  • The name Graf Zepplin may be in reference to the World War II German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin, however that has not been confirmed.
  • Some publications list this ship type as a cruiser or a heavy cruiser, while other cite the vessel as a battleship, leaving some speculation as to what exactly this ships official classification is.


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