A ship is DESTROYED after it has a number of damage cards that equals or
exceeds its hull value. A destroyed ship is placed on its ship card.
- After a ship is destroyed in a phase other than the
Engagement Phase, it
is removed from the game.
- If a ship is destroyed during the Engagement Phase, it is removed after
all ships that have the same initiative as the currently engaged ship have
engaged, which is called simultaneous fire.
- If an effect triggers after a ship is destroyed, the effect resolves
immediately before the ship is removed.
- A destroyed ship's abilities remain active until that ship is removed unless
the ability specifies a different timing for the effect to end, such as "until
the end of the Engagement Phase." Such effects remain active until the
end of the specified time.