Recon-1 was the first in a line of Tokugawa-class Battleship that was launched during the Reconstruction Era. Built for deep space exploration during the early phases of the Pioneer Mission, it was the first Terran ship to be part of the Pioneer Expedition fleet, which until that point had been mostly refitted Zentraedi vessels, and older terrans designs. Its first test was under fire in the Delta Pavonis star system, which proved that these ships were tough and capable of unleashing untold devastation upon their larger Zentraedi targets. This ship was seen in Robotech: The Masters, and was part of the Robotech Relief Expedition during the Second Robotech War. It was destroyed after failing to break through the Robotech Masters' blockade. The ship's long-time commanding officer Major John Carpenter, survived the failed assault.