Captain Zack Thalen (died 433 IE) commanded the Queen Maria Sophia in 433 . He assigned JT Austin and Mitsuko Yamato to retrieve a reluctant Edward Windsor, now King Edward I, from the surface of Mud.
Thalen kept King Edward and his party aboard when an unknown ship arrived at Mud. However, Thalen was killed when combat mechs stormed CNC. Command of the Sophie fell to First Officer Patty Friese.