The FSS Deborah was a DropShip of unspecified class that had carried elements of the 5th Syrtis Fusiliers RCT (or attached conventional elements) to their ill-fated attack on Sarna in the Fourth Succession War. Following unopposed landings on 27 May 3029 the attack quickly faltered, as the attackers were met by strong and well-organized resistance. Their tank and infantry regiments came under attack from Capellan Confederation aerospace fighters, and their DropShips were heavily damaged within minutes.
It was noted that the crews of the DropShips Parker, Hasek, Minos, Haversham, Calona and Deborah could probably have saved their lives by abandoning the Fusiliers, but didn't. This implies that the crews were killed in the fighting, and by extension that the DropShips were probably heavily damaged or destroyed. Their exact fate is not spelled out; it cannot be ruled out that they remained operable or could be repaired.
While no ship class is mentioned, context suggests that these DropShips, including the Deborah, were conventional forces transports and no 'Mech transport DropShips.
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 48