Sontaran scout ship

The Two Doctors



Sontaran scout ship

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First Seen In:

The Time Warrior


The Sontaran Experiment
The Two Doctors
The Sontaran Stratagem
The Poison Sky
The Pandorica Opens
The Last Sontaran
Enemy of the Bane
Doctor Who and the Time Warrior
Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment
The Two Doctors
The Sarah Jane Adventures novelisations
The Last Sontaran
Dragon’s Claw
The Age of Ice


Sontaran scout ships, also called battlecruisers (The Two Doctors) or battlespheres, (Starlight Robbery) were large, spherical spacecraft used by the Sontarans to scout in advance of a fleet to investigate or infiltrate the enemy.
There were considerably smaller than nine meters in diameter. (Absolute Power)


When the Sontarans joined the Alliance, formed to imprison the Eleventh Doctor in the Pandorica and save the Universe, several Sontaran scout ships were part of the Alliance fleet which arrived at Stonehenge in 102 A.D. (The Pandorica Opens)

In the 13th century, (The Sontaran Experiment) Jingo Linx had to perform an emergency landing his ship, which was damaged on a reconnaissance mission, on Earth. Linx was forced to use his osmic projector to kidnap scientists from the future and equipment to repair his ship. Later Linx and the ship were later destroyed. (The Time Warrior)

In 1522, a Sontaran scout ship crashed in China. (Dragon’s Claw)

UNIT believed that a Sontaran scout ship crashed in Tunguska in the early 20th century, though they weren’t entirely sure. They kept some of this wreckage in the Vault. (Tales from the Vault)

Several scout ships orbited the main Sontaran flagship during the Sontaran invasion of Earth in 2009. (The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky) Kaagh was in one of these scout ship when it crashed to Earth. With his arm strap he moved the ship to a hidden location and even made it invisible. (The Last Sontaran)

In 2010, UNIT Underbase contained a Sontaran scout ship. (The Age of Ice)

In the early 21st century, UNIT’s Vault contained a fragment of a Sontaran scout ship. (Tales from the Vault, The Screaming Skull)

The Time Museum contained several Sontaran scout ships. (The Time Museum)

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