Jennifer Bronwen - "That, Timo, is a titan-class vessel, the mother of all battleships."The Marauder Navy is a branch of the Marauder armed forces specialising in space-based operations and engagements.
The Marauder Navy was officially founded shortly after the establishment of the Marauder Government. In practice most of its command structure, personnel, and ships were already in place as part of the colonial defence force based in Oceanhill under the command of Esther Montford.
Due to the underfunded nature of the most of the colonies that comprise the Marauder faction, the initial expansion of their navy was primarily achieved by refitting civilian ships for patrol and combat duties. The addition of the Bronwen system to Marauder territory, with its rich mineral deposits and galactic market, enabled the construction of more combat-oriented vessels in the late 960s and early 970s.
The Marauder's doctrines were originally derived from Terran operational procedures, but since Marauder policy in galactic affairs is generally more confrontational and aggressive, their tactical doctrine has evolved to reflect that policy as well as the territorial and material constraints of their civilization.
Something of a professional sore point for many of the navy's commanders, the Marauder's overall approach is to exert tactical dominance on the ground, since interdicting vast areas of space will always be beyond any realistic fleet capability, and the resources of any civilization are concentrated on planets. Their fleet structure provides a high degree of flexibility thanks to its modular organization, and the fleets specialise in deploying and supporting the Marauder Army's ground forces while avoiding prolonged ship-to-ship combat, as many of their ships are not fully specced for combat.
Marauder doctrine holds that its naval and land-based services are parts of the same cohesive force, and extensive cross-training is undertaken to drill this sense of unity into its service personnel.
The commissioning of the Titan-class "Hephaestus" in 988 ATA, with the firepower and complement of nearly 2 full task forces has made it possible for the Marauders to also engage in space-based conflict, however thus far the vessel has only been deployed in a support role.
|The Marauder Navy is divided into 4 tiers, combined Squadrons of frigates/raider flights commanded by a leading frigate, Battle Groups commanded by a battlecruiser flagship, Task Forces commanded by a dreadnought flagship and at last the Fleets with several command ships.|
|Fleets||Task Forces||Battle Groups||Squadrons||Raiders|
|1st Fleet (Titan)||4 per Fleet||3 per Task Force||3 per Battle Group||6 per Squadron|
|2nd Fleet||4 per Fleet||3 per Task Force||3 per Battle Group||6 per Squadron|
|3rd Fleet||4 per Fleet||3 per Task Force||3 per Battle Group||6 per Squadron|
|4th Fleet||4 per Fleet||3 per Task Force||3 per Battle Group||6 per Squadron|
|5th Fleet (Supply Systems)||8 per Fleet||4 per Task Force||4 per Battle Group||4 per Squadron|
|Marauder Territorial Guard|
|The Territorial Guard is tasked with patrolling the borders of Marauder space to ensure the safety and security of local shipping. While the Guard is structured in the same way as the rest of the navy, it is equipped with the weaker and less modified ships.|
|Fleets||Task Forces||Patrol Groups||Patrols||Raiders|
|1st Fleet||4 per Fleet||3 per Task Force||3 per Patrol Group||6 per Patrol|
|2nd Fleet||4 per Fleet||3 per Task Force||3 per Patrol Group||6 per Patrol|
|Fleet Admiral||Captain||Master Chief Petty Officer|
|Admiral||Commander||Senior Chief Petty Officer|
|Vice Admiral||Lt. Commander||Chief Petty Officer|
|Rear Admiral||Lieutenant||Petty Officer, First Class|
|Lieutenant (j.g.)||Petty Officer, Second Class|
|Ensign||Petty Officer, Third Class|
Fleet Admiral Grigor Nazarian
Vice Admiral Zhang Wei
Captain Isabela Begun
- FTS Hephaestus (titan class)
- FTS Saladin (dreadnought class)
- FTS Agamemnon (dreadnought class)
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|Armies||Acarid Army • Champion Army • Changeling Army • Cyborg Army • Ercinean Army • Farseer Army • Giant Army • Guardian Army • Insectoid Army • Leviathan Army • Marauder Army • Neomorph Army • Phantom Army • Reaver Army • Ronin Army • Sentinel Army • Stalker Army • Templar Army • Terran Army • Wraith Army|
|Navies||Acarid Navy • Champion Navy • Changeling Navy • Cyborg Navy • Ercinean Navy • Farseer Navy • Giant Navy • Guardian Navy • Insectoid Navy • Leviathan Navy • Marauder Navy • Neomorph Navy • Phantom Navy • Reaver Navy • Ronin Navy • Sentinel Navy • Stalker Navy • Templar Navy • Terran Navy • Wraith Navy|