The USS Culver is an Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate based at the Naval Yard in Center City Maryland.
In the Summer of 2009, the Culver was ordered to assist in picket duty around a meteorological anomaly in the Atlantic Ocean. The anomaly was a fog bank that would not burn off in the summer heat and was in fact growing regularly.
Following an incident in which Xue Zen confronted an immense undead dragon that destroyed a local fishing boat, the Vanguard asked the Navy’s assistance in keeping local shipping traffic away from the fog.
While on patrol, the Culver was caught in a sudden expansion of the fog and was transported to the Magic World from which it could not escape. It was transformed into a humongous wooden warship of unknown design. The Navy sailors were attacked by a force led by Delphine, Mezlo, and Dok. The attacking force captured the Culver and utilized it for their own purposes.
The Vanguard encountered the Culver during their trip to the Magic World, defeating the pirates and retaking the vessel. The Culver suffered severe damage to her gun placements during the battle.