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The Vessel, formerly known as the USS Democracy, is a derelict United States Navy submarine found at the dry docks of a Naval base on the Island, known as the Nucleus in 2287.


A new type of submarine designed for stealth (与长江级核潜艇内外布局设计相似), 在核战前,该艇在小岛上的海军干船坞进行修理和改装,艇长阿諾德·沃巴什上校接到美国海军司令部的命令,该艇要在南中国海行动。[1]他的上司愛德華·格拉斯上将命令他加快维修以迎战as, "the Reds would do as bad or worse if given the chance.",而后者对此有异议。 [2]

在修复工作完成之前,核反应堆安全壳发生泄漏,所有船员撤离,危机应急小组进驻清理辐射,需要几周时间才能完成清理。格拉斯上将怀疑沃巴什艦長有违规操作,威脅要亲自向军事法庭提起诉讼,要求调查沃巴什。[3]在调查发生前,核战爆发,此艇被废弃。战后,格拉斯上将重新与漠山島的海军基地建立联系,发现沃巴什艦長和弹道导弹的发射钥匙都不见了,认为他是叛国者。格拉斯上将认为如果民主号的弹道导弹发射,有可能先破坏中国的核力量,拯救纽约华盛顿波士顿,他发誓要杀死沃巴什。他的想法是正确的,as Wabash did sabotage his submarine's nuclear capability,但后来一名中国间谍和沃巴什的炮友法蘭妮·李察森将他出卖,他已经死于干船坞附近酒店的一个安全屋里。[4][5]

The submarine itself remained 荒废 in dry dock. As the base deteriorated and the doors rusted, it became little more than a derelict hulk 泄露辐射污染物 into the hold. 后来迪玛认为普通人无法在这种辐射强度下生存,就将此地作为自己的工作地。但在原子神教到这里,迪玛就搬去阿卡迪亚了and entrusting the base (and the submarine) to the Children。原子神教将此地改名为原子核會,作为自己的圣地。[6]原子神教寻找完好的核弹头,以举行“大分裂”朝圣仪式;他们嘗試破解潜艇的系统但失败了,需要发射钥匙才能启动导弹。[7][8]


民主号的许多细节都是照搬中国的长江号潜艇,中部下方有两个并列布置、下倾的大型螺旋桨(lacking the third one under the reactor control room that the Yangtze has),细小的船尾有一个小螺旋桨。相比巨大的长江级,民主号的弹道导弹发射井少2个,只有4个;而艇艏鱼雷发射管同样是4具。The USS Democracy's conning tower is a new style, with a large half-circle platform surrounded by a railing just over halfway up the conning tower. Unlike the Yangtze, this sub lacks stairs going up to the main hatch and has a simple ladder connected to the platform. The Children of Atom have draped their flag over the said railing, and have placed a construction light facing it, so it shines brightly.

Due to her smaller size, the Democracy lacks many of the rooms that one might find on the Yangtze. The original control room of the ship lies beyond the entrance, having been converted into a sort of throne room by the Children of Atom. Heading behind the throne towards the front of the sub is the captain's quarters, used by the High Confessor as his personal worshiping area. Down the stairs at the front of the room leads to the missile launch and reactor control room bundled into the same room.

Similar to the Yangtze, there are doors on both sides of the room that lead to propeller drive shafts; the room is highly irradiated due to the radiation leak from the missiles. Heading directly backwards in between the two stairs leading down to this room is the sleeping quarters for the original crew of the ship, which the Children of Atom now use as a place to lay their dead. Going forward towards the bow of the ship is the main reactor room, taking up two floors. On the bottom floor of the reactor room leads back towards the missile room. Underneath the missile room is a very large empty room, with a large number of nuclear waste barrels.


  • 艾德加的筆記 - Spawns as part of Witch Hunt, partially tucked away under the mattress of Sister Aubert.
  • 給我的「家人」 - Under the same mattress as above.
  • 奧貝兒的筆記 - In a footlocker in the starboard propeller drive shaft.
  • 艾德爾斯修士 - In a room next to the catacombs, on a table.


  • Like the Yangtze, there are four torpedo tubes on the bow of the ship, but there doesn't appear to be a torpedo room. On the outside of the ship, while standing near the four SLBM tubes on the top of the ship, it is extremely irradiated, with roughly 70-90 rads/s.
  • The sub seems to lack a good size galley area or any sort of mess hall for the crew in general. There is also no specific radio/sonar room. It is not known if the USS Democracy had seen any action before the bombs fell, such as during the liberation of Anchorage.
  • The ship is poorly lit, with the Children of Atom only using candles.
  • While inside the ship wearing power armor, the NPCs may comment on how they don't like the suit because it protects from "division," or how it "runs on the glow, so perhaps it's not all bad."
  • Even after the main story is completed, the player character can, at any time, launch the active nuke inside the ship, provided they have the key to do so.
  • Though the water outside the base may seem too shallow for a submarine to float in, the sub is actually attached to a track system that would move it out or pull it in from the main body of water.
  • The model of the Democracy is kitbashed from Yangtze, 艇身直接缩短了75%(the conning tower's scale is the same)。





  1. The Nucleus terminal entries; Captain Wabash's terminal, SUBJ: VR System: "[...] Also, word is command's got some new plans for the Democracy. Sounds like the sub's going to be getting deployed sooner than expected. Contact me if you have any questions once formal orders come through. [...]"
  2. The Nucleus terminal entries; Captain Wabash's terminal, SUBJ: VR System: "[...] Your reservations regarding your orders are noted, Captain, but I guarantee you the Reds will do as bad or worse if we give them the chance. Completing repairs to the Democracy is now of the utmost priority. If that means you have to work your folks around the clock, so be it.
    But if the Democracy isn't on its way to the South China Sea within the prescribed window, you'll be the one doing the explaining to command. [...]"
  3. The Nucleus terminal entries; Captain Wabash's terminal, SUBJ: Containment Leak: "[...] A containment leak on the Democracy? Convenient, Arnold. Well, you got what you wanted. Your crew's been recalled and a hazmat team's been dispatched to clean the facility. It's going to be weeks until anyone can get inside safely, let alone deploy the sub.
    For your sake, Arnold, I seriously hope this leak was an accident. Because if it wasn't, I'm going to file the court martial paperwork myself."
  4. The Nucleus terminal entries; Captain Wabash's terminal, SUBJ: Where are you: "[...] We finally reestablished comms with Mount Desert today and now your XO tells me you haven't checked in in a week. To boot, he says the sub's launch key is missing. I should've thrown you in a cell when I had the chance. The East Coast is gone and if the Democracy was out there, maybe we could've saved New York. Or Washington. Or Boston.
    This is on you, Arnold. Their deaths are on you. And if by some sick twist of fate you survived this mess, I'll personally make sure it's temporary."
  5. Safe room security tape
  6. The Sole Survivor: "What can you tell me about the sub?"
    Aubert: "Never launched anything, if that's what you're asking. Never even made it out of the bay during the Great Division. All the better. Preserved it for us."
    (DLC03CoA SisterAubert.txt)
  7. The Sole Survivor: "Great Division? What's that?"
    Aubert: "Atom's Great Division? Two hundred years ago, thousands, millions, across the world, reborn in an instant. Given over to Atom. These days, we take the scenic route. Extended exposure to the Glow. Long Division... heh."
    (DLC03CoA SisterAubert.txt)
  8. The Sole Survivor: "What can you tell me about the sub?"
    Aubert: "Launch key's missing. System can't be hacked. Trust me. We've tried."
    (DLC03CoA SisterAubert.txt)

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