The Shanghai's most important part in the Reaper war to date was the evacuation of the colony Uqbar. Alliance inten reported Reaper forces headed toward uqbar, but as a cruiser, the Shanghai was unable to hand on the medium-gravity world. The Shanghai's captain quickly dispatched all its shuttles to help transport hundreds of colonists onto the ship. Making over 41 shuttle runs in a single hour, the Shanghai managed to evacuate the entire remaining population. When Reaper forces arrived, Uqbar's capital city was as empty as if it had never been inhabited at all.