lost the Raven last night trying to sneak it into 0.0. Stupid gate camps.
I came down from 0.0 in a Merlin and saw the route was currently clear. I got to Empire, got the battleship, but by the time I got to the 0.0 gate a camp was up and I was not good enough to squeeze through. Although the loss was not as great as the infamous destruction of the Rokh at the hands of NPCs, it still stings. I'm now back in the poorhouse should I decide to buy a new battleship.
I'm considering options, but right now I think I will simply get enough supplies to build some more Invul shields and get them on the market. At least that project is making great money.