Torrington Base is a Earth Federation Military Base located in eastern Australia, north of Sydney Harbour. It was the Earth Federation's main nuclear storage facility. During the One Year War, the base was attacked by Zeon forces which were successfully repelled by the White Dingo Team. In the Year of Universal Century 0083, the base was attacked by the remnants of the Principality of Zeon. This base was the place where phase 1 of Operation Stardust began when Anavel Gato stole Gundam Unit 2 from the Albion. In Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, the base is attacked once again by the Zeon remnants. By U.C. 0096, the base is largely deserted due to its low strategic value and is routinely patrolled by ill-equipped EFF defense squads.
Surprise Attack from Zeon
Second Battle of Torrington Base
In U.C. 0096, after the Third Battle of Dakar, "The Sleeves" decided to launch an attack on Torrington Base after discovering the Laplace Program's coordinates. An earth-based Zeon Remnants group working with The Sleeves and headed by Yonem Kirks led the assault. Using an old One Year War radio code, he requested assistance from the other Zeon remnants so as to "give the Feds the shock of their lives". The Juneau-class "Bonefish" while on patrol off the coast of eastern Australia was attacked and sunk by the AMA-X7 Shamblo and two AMS-129M Zee Zulu heading to the base. The next morning, the Zeon remnants launched a surprise attack on the base. Receiving Torrington's distress call, the Londo Bell warship Ra Cailum that was investigating the "Bonefish" disappearance immediately changed its course. At first, the assault proceeded according to plan, the EFGF was caught off guard and thrown in disarray from the ferocity of the attack. However, the Shamblo, which was supposed to support the advance, changed course to attack the nearby city as its pilot, Loni, was obsessed with revenge. The tide turned when the RX-160S Byarlant Custom and the Tri-Stars - an elite trio of pilots stationed on board the Ra Cailum, launched into battle. The fight subsequently turned in the favor of the Federation and the Zeon remnants were defeated. Yonem was killed by the Tri-Stars while attempting a suicide attack, and the Shamblo was destroyed by Riddhe Marcenas' MSN-001A1 Delta Plus.
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