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The Dalek Fleet, (COMIC: The Brain Tappers, TV: Bad Wolf) also known as the Dalek Imperial Fleet when controlled by the Emperor, was the massive space fleet of flying saucers and battlecruisers used by the Daleks at various points in the species' existence.


Following the creation of the New Dalek Paradigm, the Eleventh Doctor anticipated that a Dalek Fleet would comprise a minimum of 12,000 battleships "armed to the teeth". (TV: The Pandorica Opens)


Pre-Time War fleets[]

Several Dalek Fleets participated in a series of major wars which occurred "before" the Time War.

The first Dalek invasion spacefleet was constructed through reverse engineering Krattorian blueprints. (COMIC: Power Play, The Amaryll Challenge)

In the early expansion of the Dalek Empire, reconnaissance scout units were sent ahead to desirable planets, gathering information on how to best conquer them before an invasion fleet was summoned. (TV: Resolution)

Following the defeat of the 22nd century Dalek invasion and his exposure as a collaborator, Marcus Bray used a remaining Dalek flying saucer to try and summon the Dalek fleet back to a weakened Earth with Susan Foreman later using the ship to send another message that warned the fleet not to approach Earth. As a result of the saucer's damaged antenna however, neither message was actually sent to the fleet. (AUDIO: After the Daleks)

The Great War[]

A thousand Dalek Saucers were part of the invasion fleet the Daleks planned to use to wipe out the Solar System. They were destroyed by the Time Destructor. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan, PROSE: The Mutation of Time)

In an alternate timeline in which the Daleks completed development of the Time Destructor, the Dalek Fleet destroyed Baralda and invaded Urbinia. The Second Doctor averted this timeline. (AUDIO: Daughter of the Gods)

During the course of the Daleks' Great War, Thal forces destroyed 200 Dalek saucers in the Seventh Sector, and the Draconians destroyed half of the Dalek fleet along the Draconian frontier. (PROSE: The Evil of the Daleks)

Following the Dalek Civil War, a Dalek ship carrying a trio of Daleks crashed on a forest planet which was visited by the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield. The Daleks attempted to establish a beacon to contact the Dalek Fleet, only to be destroyed by the Doctor. (COMIC: Bringer of Darkness)

Second Dalek War[]

The Dalek fleet during the Second Dalek War consisted of the ultimate flagship, an Exterminator-class vessel by the name of the Exterminator under the command of the Dalek Inquisitor General. The Tenth Doctor was accidentally taken back to the war by the TARDIS and helped to destroy the Exterminator and its provisions. The loss of such a powerful ship put a massive dent in the Dalek war machine and their fleet was pushed right back by the Earth Empire. (PROSE: Prisoner of the Daleks)

Dalek-Movellan War[]

During the Dalek-Movellan War, hundreds of Battlecruisers flew with Movellan Battlecruisers without a single shot being fired because of both sides having reached a logical impasse. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)

Time Vortex[]

The Daleks launched over a thousand Dalek Saucers into the Time Vortex; these forces were stopped by the Eighth Doctor, who left them trapped in the vortex. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks) The Time Lords later made a deal with the Daleks that allowed them to leave the Time Vortex. (AUDIO: Neverland)

Second Great Dalek Occupation[]

The Dalek Empire of the Seriphia Galaxy launched a largest fleet to begin the invasion of Mutter's Spiral and begin the Second Great Dalek Occupation. The fleet was commanded by the Imperial Command Ship. A Dalek Fleet was sent to invade Vega 6 to collect large amounts of veganite. A Dalek fleet invaded Guria before it was be destroyed by Earth Alliance battle cruisers. However the Daleks began the second invasion of Guria and another Dalek fleet destroyed the orbital fleet. (AUDIO: Invasion of the Dalek, The Human Factor, "Death to the Daleks!", Project Infinity)

The Last Great Time War[]

A never-ship (PROSE: Decoy) pursues the Doctor's TARDIS during the Time War. (COMIC: Ambush)

During the Tenth Dalek Occupation, the Daleks disappeared from normal space, (PROSE: A Brief History of Time Lords) into the Time Vortex where they constructed a fleet, (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe) with which to wage war against the Time Lords in the Last Great Time War. (TV: Dalek) Inspired by a projection of the total collapse event, Time Lord Weapons Architects explored the possibilities of exploiting Localised Event-Collapse Time Fields as a means of petrifying whole fleets of Daleks. (PROSE: Dalek Combat Training Manual)

A Dalek Fleet was located at the Tantalus Spiral and the Tantalus Eye. (PROSE: Engines of War) A Dalek fleet on Omega One was destroyed by the Time Destructor detonated by the War Doctor. (AUDIO: The Innocent) Another fleet was destroyed by the released Great Vampires, their weapons unable to damage the aliens. (COMIC: The Bidding War)

The final battle of the Time War was an all-out assault on Gallifrey, personally led by the Dalek Emperor himself aboard the Dalek Flagship. The fleet consisted of virtually the entire Dalek Empire. (TV: The Parting of the Ways) This invasion fleet consisted of 10 million ships. (TV: Dalek) Many Dalek saucers had already crashed outside the Capitol during the final day of the Time War. (TV: The End of Time)

In the last moments, the Dalek fleet surrounded Gallifrey and were firing at it constantly. When thirteen different incarnations of the Doctor saved Gallifrey by placing it in a pocket universe, the planet's sudden disappearance resulted in the Dalek Fleet destroying itself in its own massive crossfire, though a Dalek Attack Ship was blasted away and survived. (TV: The Day of the Doctor) Reflecting on these events, the Doctor would later wonder if some of the fleet had fled at the sight of thirteen TARDISes and survived the fall of the Dalek Empire. (PROSE: The Day of the Doctor) In another account which saw the Eighth Doctor end the war, these ships were classed as warships. (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Time War)

Post-Time War fleets[]

The Emperor's hybrid fleet[]

The Emperor barely survived the Time War aboard his heavily-damaged Flagship and was flung into the far future. In hiding for several hundred years, he slowly repaired the Flagship and created a new Dalek Fleet of 200 smaller saucers. By 200,100, he had almost half a million Daleks, including roughly 2000 Daleks aboard each of the smaller vessels. This fleet consisted of Daleks which were engineered using dead human cells. As such, they developed a twisted concept of religion, and the Ninth Doctor deemed them insane since they were hybrids who hated their own flesh. This fleet participated in the Battle of the Game Station and bombarded Earth, deforming whole continents. However, the Emperor, his entire fleet, and all the hybrid Daleks were divided into atoms by the Bad Wolf entity within Rose Tyler. (TV: Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways)

Main article: Battle of the Game Station

The New Dalek Empire fleet[]

The final survivor of the original Dalek Empire, Dalek Caan, travelled back in time and rescued Davros from the Time War. Davros then used cells from his own body to create the New Dalek Empire. This new force consisted of a massive fleet centred around a planet-sized space station called the Crucible, all of which were hiding within the Medusa Cascade. A group of 200 flying saucers was dispatched from the Crucible and undertook the 21st century Dalek invasion of Earth in 2009. They succeeded, (TV: The Stolen Earth) and began the countdown on their reality bomb so that it could kill all life in every universe except for the Daleks. However, the New Empire was betrayed by Dalek Caan, and the Reality Bomb was disabled by the DoctorDonna. Then, the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor used the hardware of the Crucible to overload the dalekanium power feeds. This caused the Crucible, the whole fleet, and the individual Daleks themselves to explode. (TV: Journey's End)

Main article: 21st century Dalek invasion

The New Dalek Paradigm fleets[]

A single saucer survived an encounter with the Doctor, and it fell through time to the Second World War. The three Daleks on board found the last Progenitor device, which created the first five individuals of the New Dalek Paradigm. The new Daleks exterminated their three forebears, escaped in the saucer. (TV: Victory of the Daleks) Using the production facilities of Goth, the Paradigm quickly built itself a fleet. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)

A fleet of Dalek saucers were used during an attack on Earth's top secret Station 7 when searching for an experimentation on Dalek nature to make them less aggressive. The fleet was destroyed on the planet below the station by a deliberate eruption planned by the Eleventh Doctor and allies. (COMIC: The Only Good Dalek)

At Stonehenge, while scanning for ships, the Eleventh Doctor found Dalek ships in orbit and, thinking it was only the Daleks, stated that a Dalek fleet would have a minimum of 12,000 ships armed to the teeth. This fleet was actually a part of a larger force known as the Alliance. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)

A fleet of Dalek saucers waited above Earth in 2106 when the New Dalek Paradigm invaded London using a piece of the Eternity Clock. The fleet was lead by a Dalek Flagship owned by the Dalek Emperor. (GAME: The Eternity Clock)

The New Dalek Paradigm fleet grew so large that it established a vessel carrying the Parliament of the Daleks. The Prime Minister of the Daleks ordered the abduction of the Eleventh Doctor and his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, summoning them to the Parliament and forcing them on a mission to lower the indestructible force field of the Dalek Asylum. Once this had been achieved by Oswin Oswald (a human-turned-Dalek), the Dalek fleet bombarded and successfully destroyed the entire planet. But just beforehand, Oswin erased all information about the Doctor from the pathweb (memory) of the New Dalek Paradigm. The members of the Parliament were therefore unable to recognise him when the Doctor teleported onto the Parliament's ship, and they repeatedly asked the Question: "Doctor Who?". (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)

Along with the rest of the universe, the New Dalek Paradigm sent a fleet to Trenzalore in response to a repeating transmission in what would become known as the Siege of Trenzalore. Upon discovering that the signal was of Time Lord origin, the orbiting fleet called for reinforcements to attack the Papal Mainframe.

When turning Tasha Lem into a Dalek puppet allowed them to regain their memories of the Doctor, the Daleks committed the entirety of their might to preventing the return of the Time Lords, the fleet bombing the planet until its protective shield failed. By this time, the Daleks were the only aggressor remaining, with their fleet being reduced to the flagship of the Parliament. This last saucer was destroyed by the Doctor with his regeneration energy along with all the Daleks on the planet. It was later theorised that the fall of this fleet had been both the destruction of the New Dalek Paradigm and the final defeat of the Dalek race. (TV: The Time of the Doctor, PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)

The Dalek War Fleet[]

When the Flux ravaged the universe, a fleet called the Dalek War Fleet, (TV: Eve of the Daleks) was at war with the Cyber-Fleet and the Sontaran Empire for control of sectors of space. (TV: Once, Upon Time) The War Fleet, along with the Cyber-Fleet, was tricked by the Sontarans into placing itself in the path of the final Flux event, its destruction slowing the progress of the anomaly. Taking advantage of the situation, the Thirteenth Doctor made sure that the Lupari fleet's shield would give way, thus also destroying the Sontarans as well as the Daleks and Cybermen. (TV: The Vanquishers)

Unknown occasions[]

Half of the Dalek Eighth Fleet consisted of three killcruisers and twenty destroyers and were destroyed when the planet Terakis was destroyed by a Thal bomb as a trap. (PROSE: War of the Daleks)

The Dalek Seventh Fleet was fueled by the energised core of Galacton. (PROSE: Mission to Galacton)

A Dalek reconnaissance scout, suggested by the Thirteenth Doctor to be the first to leave Skaro, landed on Earth in the 9th century and resurfaced in 2019, where it attempted to use human communications technology to summon the Dalek invasion fleet for an invasion of Earth; the Doctor prevented it from doing so. (TV: Resolution)

The Restoration Empire operated a fleet, their force mobilising to attack Islos. When the Archivians had bargained with an entity to destroy the Daleks, (WC: The Archive of Islos) it destroyed much of their fleet. (WC: The Sentinel of the Fifth Galaxy) When the Restoration Empire had engaged in a war with the Hond, the fleet had been rebuilt but the threat had forced it to fall back to Skaro. (COMIC: Defender of the Daleks)

A Dalek fleet, one operating either during the Dalek Wars, (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe, The Secret Lives of Monsters) the Great War, (PROSE: The Whoniverse) or from a time succeeding the Siege of Trenzalore, (PROSE: Dalek Combat Training Manual) fought against the Combined Galactic Resistance. A saucer chased a Resistance ship piloted by Journey Blue and her brother, attempting to destroy it and kill the two. The Twelfth Doctor succeeded in rescuing Journey, but her brother died. After "Rusty" turned evil again, he sent out a distress signal from the Aristotle and the saucer docked with the ship, dispatching boarding Daleks to slaughter the crew. At first they were successful, but the efforts of the Doctor and Clara Oswald turned "Rusty" against his own kind once more and he slaughtered the other Daleks on board the Aristotle. "Rusty" then ordered the saucer to retreat, telling the crew that the humans had activated the Aristotle's self-destruct. Fearing destruction and believing their mission accomplished, the saucer retreated with "Rusty" joining the resistance to continue his campaign against his species. (TV: Into the Dalek) By one account, Rusty later destroyed the Dalek command ship that had rescued him. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)

During the Dalek invasion of Omnia, a Dalek Supreme was delivered to the planet via a Dalek fleet. When the Sixth Doctor convinced the Dalek collaborator Carmen Rega to turn on her masters, she overloaded the fleet's vitanium supplies, destroying the flagship and unleashing a lethal amount of vitanium radiation that destroyed the escort ships. (AUDIO: Emissary of the Daleks)

Alternate timelines[]

In a timeline caused by a collision of two versions of the Doctor's TARDIS, the First Doctor never made it to Kembel allowing the Daleks to complete the Time Destructor. With their weapon, the Dalek fleet travelled the universe, unleashing it on whatever world resisted. When the Dalek fleet arrived at Urbinia, they blockaded it to prevent the escape ships from launching. (AUDIO: Daughter of the Gods)

Behind the scenes[]

The Dalek fleet caught in the inferno.

References in invalid sources[]

The Dalek Fleet on Minecraftia. (NOTVALID: Doctor Who Minecraft)

The Dalek Fleet was present on Minecraftia, surrounding a recreation of Gallifrey. It could be seen from the planet's rollercoaster. (NOTVALID: Doctor Who Minecraft)