Stachelortan Navy

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Stachelortan Navy
Kriegsflotte Stachelort
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Force Type
Type Navy
Military Manpower
Size 21,514
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Headquarters Seetor, Brücht
Commanders & Decorations
Commanders Admiral Sepp Erhard von Spiess
Decorations
Expenditure
Annual Amount Standard
Percent of GDP%


The Stachelortan Navy (Stoldish: Kriegsflotte Stachelort) is the naval arm of Stachelort's armed forces. Its headquarters are in the capital city of Seetor, Brücht. Admiral Sepp von Spiess is the current Commandant of the Fleets.

Organized into three fleets—West, East, and South—the navy protects Stachelort's coasts, shipping, and interests abroad. Stachelortan naval ships are known for their long ranges, giving them trans-Gothan capabilities.

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History

Before 7152, Stachelort consisted of independent marches even though they had been some type of confederation since 6347. After the Greater Stoldavic Empire collapsed in 7156 and the Duchy of Stachelort became independent, Duke Luitger von Sulzbach attempted to bring the separate fleets together into a unified navy for the dutchy. Hoystraland and Nesterland, both landlocked marches, blocked these efforts, refusing to support any taxes for a unified navy. Succeeding his father in 7158, Duke Eduard Luitger blockaded the rivers to deny Hoystraland and Nesterland sea access. After eight months and some peril to the integrity of the duchy, an agreement was reached and, n 7159, the Kriegsflotte Stachelort was founded. It was not until 7183, however, the united navy had a uniform rank structure and a single set of regulations for naval operations.

Tandem Wars

During the Tandem Wars, Stachelort sided with the {{New Stoldavic Empire]]. During the first war (7446-7449), two-thirds of the Duchy's fleet was destroyed or rendered unusable. The lack of naval power meant Stachelort's navy had minimal involvement in the Eight Years War (7465-7473).

Pan-Anarian Wars

In 7498, Stacehlort sided with the United League against the central Anarian powers, joining the League in 7498. Stachelort was not directly involved in the Pan-Anarian War (7498-7552) during the early stages, which took place largely in and around the Medio Sea. The duchy rebuilt its fleet during the 7530s and became more involved as the war spread outward to include the seas around Anaria and even toward colonial holdings in D'Runia.

With the Aschgæt Alliance blockading the colony at Stachelort D'Runia, the Duchy's navy attempted to break through to restore the flow of resources to the Homeland. Battles in the Settant Sea resulted in the destruction of most of Stachelort's capital ships, including a dreadnought and three cruisers, during the early 7540s. The effects of war losses culminated in the Preservationist Coup and the abdication of Duke Gunther Luitger von Sulzbach. The subsequent founding of the Republic of Stachelort in place of the duchy led to the country's withdrawal from the war in 7545.

Post-War

After a time of restoring national resources and mourning lost military personnel, Stachelort was able to turn back to rebuilding the navy. A new dreadnought and two new cruisers have been commissioned or laid down during the late 7570s and early 7580s.

Ships

See also: List of Stachelortan Navy ships

Ships of the Stachelortan Navy bear the prefix RSS for Republik Stachelort Schiff (Hallish: Republic of Stachelort Ship). Some ships remain in commissioned service since their time with the navy of the Duchy of Stachelort. Their previous ship's prefix was SHS for Stachelortisch Hertzogschiff (Hallish: Stachelortan Duke's Ship).

Dreadnought

The pride of the fleet is the dreadnought RSS Das Republik. She was laid down in 7570, launched in 7574, and commissioned in 7576.

Class Ship Commissioned Displacement Speed Range Homeport Note
Republik-class RSS Das Republik 7576 32,200 tons 22 kts 5,000 nmi Seetor Current flagship of the Southern Fleet

Cruisers

Class Ship Commissioned Displacement Speed Range Homeport Note
Leefit-class RSS Leefit 7540       Doppeltzufluchten Current flagship of the Eastern Fleet
Hoystraland-class RSS Hoystraland
RSS Nesterland

     
Laid down 7582; launched 7583
Laying down 7584

Destroyers

Corvettes

Torpedo boats

Structure

Naval High Command (Stoldish: Hoheskommando die Kriegsflotte) directs naval operations from its headquarters in Seetor, Brücht.

Naval Institute

The Flotteninstitut in Vestrivagr, Brücht, with SHS T-82 in front of the quay.

Stachelort's navy operates a naval senior staff academy in Vestrivagr, Brücht. The Naval Institute (Stoldish: Flotteninstitut) offers a 3-year course of study for officers selected after their fifth year of service. Acceptance is very competitive and officers attending must score well at the end of each academic year to continue on in the course of studies. The course of study includes military history, naval history, naval tactics, naval strategy, military planning, and at least one foreign language. Graduates are well prepared to serve on senior naval staffs and command at flotilla, fleet, and High Command levels.

Ranks


Admiral
Admiral

Vice Admiral
Vizeadmiral

Commodore
Kommodore
 

Captain
Hauptman

Commander
Kommandeur

Lieutenant Commander
Leutnantkommandeur

Lieutenant
Leutnant

Ensign
Fahnrich
 

Chief Petty Officer
Chefkleinlichbeamte

Master Petty Officer
Meisterkleinlichbeamte

Petty Officer
Kleinlichbeamte

Master Seaman
Meisterbootsmann

Able Seaman
Fähigseemann

Seaman
Seemann

Apprentice Seaman
Seemann Lehrling

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