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Fleet coordination is usually necessary for effective bombardment of a defended planet.

SummaryEdit

The Humanist Union's Federal Navy, as of year the 3400, is divided into five fleets. Fleets are led by an admiral and subdivided into two battleship groups, each typically led by a vice admiral. Battleship groups are further divided into two battlecruiser groups, typically led by rear admirals; single battlecruiser groups are often detatched from the main formation in a fleet battle to perform flanking maneuvers. A battlecruiser group consists of two cruiser squadrons, each typically led by a commodore. Where insufficient numbers of ships are available, the more experienced fleet group will receive more vessels in a class.

While official fleet groups exist for coordination of large fleet battles, the Federal Navy often assembles task forces during peacetime or from fleets not engaged in large-scale battle to accomplish specific tasks. These task forces vary in size and composition, often deviating from standardized formations.

Fleet DetailsEdit

1st Fleet (Red Guard)Edit

The Federal Navy's 1st Fleet, or the "Red Guard," is the navy's premier fleet. Made up of the most experienced officers and crews with the most modern models of ship, it falls to 1st Fleet to guard the home sector. 1st Fleet's loyalty is inviolable. Historically, its leadership is known to be occasionally somewhat narrow in its thinking, perhaps stemming from the unit's importantance to national security.
Commanding Officer: Adm. William Bucock
Chief of Staff: Vadm. Nathan Fullbright

2nd FleetEdit

3rd FleetEdit

4th FleetEdit

5th FleetEdit

6th FleetEdit

Standard Fleet OrganizationEdit

FleetEdit

x2 Ares-class
x6 Revolution-class
x10 Anya Paterson-class
x21 November-class
x25 Broadsword-class
x30 Raven-class
x32 Sparrow-class

Battleship Group OneEdit

x3 Revolution-class
x5 Anya Paterson-class
x11 November-class
x13 Broadsword-class
x15 Raven-class
x16 Sparrow-class

Battlecruiser Group One-OneEdit

x3 Anya Paterson-class
x6 November-class
x7 Broadsword-class
x8 Raven-class
x8 Sparrow-class

Cruiser Group One-One-OneEdit

x3 November-class
x4 Broadsword-class
x4 Raven-class
x4 Sparrow-class

Cruiser Group One-One-TwoEdit

x3 November-class
x3 Broadsword-class
x4 Raven-class
x4 Sparrow-class

Battlecruiser Group One-TwoEdit

x2 Anya Paterson-class
x5 November-class
x6 Broadsword-class
x7 Raven-class
x8 Sparrow-class

Cruiser Group One-Two-OneEdit

x3 November-class
x3 Broadsword-class
x4 Raven-class
x4 Sparrow-class

Cruiser Group One-Two-TwoEdit

x2 November-class
x3 Broadsword-class
x3 Raven-class
x4 Sparrow-class

Battleship Group TwoEdit

x3 Revolution-class
x5 Anya Paterson-class
x10 November-class
x12 Broadsword-class
x15 Raven-class
x16 Sparrow-class

Battlecruiser Group Two-OneEdit

x3 Anya Paterson-class
x5 November-class
x6 Broadsword-class
x8 Raven-class
x8 Sparrow-class

Cruiser Group Two-One-OneEdit

x3 November-class
x3 Broadsword-class
x4 Raven-class
x4 Sparrow-class

Cruiser Group Two-One-TwoEdit

x2 November-class
x3 Broadsword-class
x4 Raven-class
x4 Sparrow-class

Battlecruiser Group Two-TwoEdit

x2 Anya Paterson-class
x5 November-class
x6 Broadsword-class
x7 Raven-class
x8 Sparrow-class

Cruiser Group Two-Two-OneEdit

x3 November-class
x3 Broadsword-class
x4 Raven-class
x4 Sparrow-class

Cruiser Group Two-Two-TwoEdit

x2 November-class
x3 Broadsword-class
x3 Raven-class
x4 Sparrow-class

Specialized FormationsEdit

Standard fleet organization does not encompass the full variety of deployment styles used by the Federal Navy. Differing formations exist for specific roles, especially during peacetime. These formations, while more-or-less standardized, are only temporary; they are dissolved once their mission is accomplished or their component vessels are assigned to new tasks. Typically, however, ships with experience working together will be assigned to the same formations. This increases unit cohesion and formation efficiency.

Scout FormationEdit

The smallest common irregular formation used by the Federal Navy, consisting of two Sparrow-class corvettes. This formation is used to scout ahead of advancing fleet formations in order to feed vital information back to a battle group's commander. The corvettes are deployed in pairs in order to cover each other with point defense fire when engaged in combat by enemy forces - Sparrow-class vessels are high-acceleration and extremely agile, but not stealthy. The scout formation is a wartime formation, but is sometimes used against "pirate fleets," few of which are seen today within the Union's borders. They answer directly to their battle group's commander. Unfamiliar Sparrow commanders are seldomly deployed together.

Light Patrol FormationEdit

One of the most common specialized formations, typically consisting of two Raven-class destroyers and a single Sparrow-class corvette included for its powerful sensors. Light patrol formations are used heavily to keep safe the Union's most common space lanes, and to locate and eliminate pirate and smuggler vessels, especially in the Union's fringes. Light patrol formations are often the first responders to distress calls sent out to the Federal Navy and are generally capable of handling any threat not posed by an actual state-sponsored military. The light patrol formation is a peacetime formation led by a "lieutenant commodore," a brevet rank existing only in temporary formations among same-ranked officers.

Crisis Intervention FormationEdit

A basic battle group intended to respond to serious military threats, be they planetary or spaceborne. Typically, this formation includes a single Broadsword-class cruiser, two or three Raven-class destroyers, and two Sparrow-class corvettes. The third destroyer may instead be replaced with Special Operations troop carriers in the event of a serious planetary insurrection. This formation (and its equivalents) were common in the Union's early years, when uprisings and spaceborne threats were rampant, but are rarely seen now that the Union is stable. The crisis intervention formation is nominally a peacetime formation, commanded by a "lieutenant commodore" where necessary and an actual flag officer when possible.

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