The Battle Franky (バトル フランキー Batoru Furankī?) is a line of special battleships built by Cutty Flam (now known as Franky), respectively named "Battle Franky" with a call number from one through thirty five. While no bigger than lifeboats, each one is heavily armed with cannons and other weaponry. Some of the ships even have armor, turrets, and various mechanical devices. This makes these small crafts as dangerous as an actual battleship. They first appeared in Chapter 353 and Episode 248.
Franky originally built the craft to hunt Sea Kings. After several failed attempts, he succeeded in defeating one with BF 35. However, shortly after Spandam and the CP5 stole the fleet and used her to destroy the Judiciary ship, framing Tom, Iceburg, and Franky of the crime, and in the process destroying the majority of the ships.
There were five ships attacking the judiciary ship, but Tom, Iceburg and Franky were only three people. However, they were shown to be the sole perpetrators.
Notable Battle FrankiesEdit
Introduced in Franky's flashback, she was shown after an attempt to battle a Sea King. Franky was fleeing in this ship to Water 7, closely pursued by the enraged Sea King. She was wrecked when she crashed into Scrap Island, partly due to a massive wave the pursing creature caused. The vessel had a three gun Barbett mounted on the stern, a few small guns, and one mast and sail.
In Franky's flashback, he was seen building this ship while Tom and Iceburg worked on the Sea Train. Her main feature was a metal sphere with guns poking out. As can be seen by being only number 9, she did not defeat a Sea King.
She was shown during the attack on the judiciary ship, and was later destroyed by cannon fire. Her main feature was a deck gun covered by a metal dome.
She was shown in the attack on the judiciary ship, and was later destroyed by cannon fire. She had a rectangular box structure with several cannon on its deck and two cannon in its bow. As can be seen from her high number, she was among the most powerful of the Battle Frankies.
This was the final model of the Battle Frankies. She was considered to be the best of the ships, as she was the one that proved able to defeat a Sea King. She was shown in Franky's flashback after he interrupted the meeting between Tom and Spandam (then the chief of CP5). Iceburg, angry with Franky's carelessness with weapons, tried to smash her but Franky argued with him. The vessel was later stolen by Spandam and used to attack the Judiciary Ship and frame Tom's Workers for the crime. She was destroyed by cannon fire after Spandam's men abandoned ship. Her main feature was a large deck cannon augmented by several small guns and two harpoon launchers.
- Main Article: Cyborg Tactics
After being hit by the Sea Train Puffing Tom, Franky's body suffered severe damage. When he drifted to an abandoned ship, he used the scrap metal to rebuild himself into a cyborg with a different body structure and added weapons, and labeling himself as "BF 36", even though he is not a battleship.
- Main Article: Armored Me
After the two year separation, each of Franky's massive shoulders has now a large stripe labelled "BF-37", meaning that he has upgraded greatly and is now Battle Franky 37, despite not being a battleship. He has nicknamed this new body "Armored Me" and upgraded himself using Vegapunk's technology.
- Main Article: Franky Shogun
Franky completed Vegapunk's former dream by using Wapometal, a shape memory alloy, creating a giant robot named "Iron Pirate Franky Shogun". It is made by "docking" the Kurosai FR-U IV and the Brachio Tank V. It has "BF" written where its left breast would be, and "38" written on its collar.