The destruction of Solarwolf Shipyards a decade and a half ago was a great loss. A high-tech independant company, their most famous design was the Devastator Heavy Cruiser, which was nearly as popular as it's GDH counterpart. While not as easily modified as the Deltas, it had the advantage of using the latest technology, on a par with the major powers. Since that tragic event, the existant Devastators have been slowly lost due to attrition or cannibalised for spares. Most now serve in second-line operations or as merchant convoy escorts where they are at low risk, for it is becoming increasingly difficult to replace the damaged parts. Now, however, at the behest of the Herosine Empire, General Designs Hulls has used the same retro-engineering used on the Cybertank Assimilators to create the Delta hull series. The first of the new hull series is the Devastator II Heavy Cruiser. Slightly larger than the original Devastator, it can perform the same mission profile. While GDH technology isn't quite as advanced as that of the major powers or Solarwolf Shipyards, the newer GDH design uses standard components, meaning, like all GDH vessels, it is much easier to configure the basic hull and to repair and maintain. Already, aside from the Herosine Imperial Fleet, GDH has had several orders from powers, both major and minor, to replace their now aging Devastator hulls.