The Sanguine Tear was a Strike Cruiser in the Blood Angels Chapter and took part in the 7th Black Crusade. During the Crusade it was impaled by a Chaos Cruiser bearing a Warband, led by Khârn the Betrayer, who soon reduced the Sanguine Tear into a charnel house of corpses and fire, once they made their way inside. When the Warband was sated, they returned to their Cruiser and Khârn ordered its Captain to blast them free from the Sanguine Tear's remains.
In late M41, the Sanguine Tear was part of a Blood Angels strike force that took part in the Diamor Campaign, though whether it was the original Strike Cruiser or a completely different ship is not known.
- 1: Warlords of the Dark Millennium: Khârn the Betrayer — Blood for the Blood God
- 2: Black Crusade: Angel's Blade, Chapter 1