Eighth Fleet

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The Eighth Fleet is one of the numbered fleets within The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc.. Commanded by ADM Robert Bulkeley, from his flagship HMS Wolf, this fleet's area of operations includes the American states of Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Colorado.


History

The Eighth Fleet was established in 2011 with the Naval Directive 11FB-07 from the First Space Lord, FADM Lord Sir Scott Akers, to ADM Lord Sir John Roberts, Baron New Mecklenberg to assume command of the fleet. HMS Anasazi formed in the Albuquerque area on 17 March 2011, under the command of ADM John Roberts, transferring a lot of his crew from the STARFLEET International (SFI) chapter USS Anasazi (NCC-62001). Admiral New Mecklenburg served in three capacities; Ship CO, Fleet CO, and Third Space Lord, but at the time of TRMN's founding, neither of these jobs was particularly onerous.

HMS Enterprise formed under the command of CAPTJG Diane Bulkeley on 28 April 2012 to be the second ship in 8th Fleet, based out of Colorado. HMS Raven soon signed on 07 September 2012 under the command of LCDR Michael Roybal in NM, and on 04 September 2012, HMS Condor was founded in Glendale, AZ under the command of LCDR Craig Porter, bringing the total number of chapters up to four. Since it was unseemly that Roberts continue as Anasazi's CO, CAPTSG Jason Gurule was named as commanding officer on 04 Nov 2012.

HMS Juno was founded later on 23 Sept 2013 under the command of CAPTJG Stephen Savage, becoming the first Canadian chapter in Edmonton, AB. This was none too soon, as HMS Raven was decomissioned on 07 September 2013 (lost contact with all crewmembers). The formation of the fleet's first MarDet aboard HMS Condor occurred on 06 October 2013, under the command of CPT George Farmer, RMMC, located in Tucson, AZ.

HMS Jonas Adcock became the first ship to commission in Utah on 02 June 2014, under the command of CAPTJG Eddy Roberts. On 28 July 2014, HMS Condor (DD-1233) upgraded to HMS Claymore (CA-51). 10 August 2014 saw the formation of MARDET Enterprise under 2LT Shirley Kunz, RMMC.

Crew from the Anasazi split off to form HMS Avalon on 1 January 2015, under the command of CAPTJG Dan Brandow. However, HMS Juno was decommissioned on 21 January 2015 (command staff not testing up to their rank). As one ship falls, another took its place, when HMS Reliant split off from Enterprise on 15 Aug 2015 under the command of CAPTJG David Toback, allowing the formation of BatCruDiv 865 (65 being the hull number of the USS Enterprise) under the command of CAPTSG Tammy Schoonover. HM Pinnace Claymore-One launched on 07 July 2015 under the command of LTJG Chris Paige in Tuscon, AZ. Eddy Roberts transferred from his old ship to command HMS Helen Zilwicki, splitting crew from HMS Jonas Adcock on 01 November 2015 to become the second ship commissioned in Utah, and gaining a MarDet under the command of CPL Allison Ehni on 10 November 2015, and finally forming CruDiv 801 (named after the Salt Lake City area code) on 26 November 2015.

ADM John Roberts finally realized that the demands of 8th Fleet were too much to maintain, so he turned over command to his deputy on 01 January 2016, promoting Dan Brandow to Rear Admiral. 1LT Shirley Kunz got her command of MarDet Enterprise upgraded to a platoon on 10 March 2016. On 27 April 2016, BatDiv 841 was formalized, combining {hms|Anasazi|SD(P)-482}} and HMS Implacable under the command of CAPTSG Jason Gurule. On the same day, HMS Claymore (CA-51) upgraded to a battlecruiser becoming HMS Claymore (BC-618), still under the command of CAPTJG Marcus Johnston, confusing anyone who reads this history from now on. The new fleet admiral finally relinquished command of HMS Implacable to CAPTJG Bill Knight on 28 May 2016. Unfortunately, real life affected the CO of HM Pinnace Claymore-One and it had to be returned to its mother ship on 28 September 2016. When HMS Jonas Adcock was threatened by the demotion of their command staff on 28 November 2016, CDRE Eddy Roberts decided to combine both the Adcock and HMS Helen Zilwicki into HMS Siren.

RADM Brandow had to step down as fleet commander, promoting Eddy Roberts as the acting CO on 28 Mar 2017. He was officially promoted to Rear Admiral on 26 April 2017. Since Marcus Johnston was promoted to Deputy Fleet Commander, he had to surrender command of the overloaded HMS Claymore. They split the Arizona ship into two operational areas: the south was covered by HMS Claymore (CA-51) under the command of CAPTJG Michael Naron, and the north was covered by HMS Broadsword (CA-47) under the command of CAPTJG Rose Davies on 22 April 2017. This created CruDiv815 under the command of Captain Naron.

Due to a political conflict between members of the Enterprise, members in Colorado Springs, CO decided to form their own chapter. However, because it wasn't done in the proper manner, the incipient chapter was penalized by JAG. So instead, it was launched as Pinnance Claymore-01 on 4 June 2017 eventually becoming the HMS Wolf. Meanwhile, Bill Knight began a fundraiser effort throughout the fleet for one of their members, Midshipman Elijah Dimas, who was fighting cancer. Unfortunately, he succumbed to the disease and died on 10 January 2018, promoting him to Ensign before his death.

CruDiv 815 was dissolved on 13 January 2018, since the division was too spread out to maneuver effectively, and Captain Naron was unable to have a divisional command in addition to his BuTrain duties. We also lost the Reliant and Enterprise, with that BatCruDiv being dissolved.

Eighth Fleet Commanding Officers

# Name Flagship Assumed Relieved
1 ADM Lord Sir John Roberts, KDE, SC, Earl of New Mecklenberg HMS Anasazi 9 Mar 2011[1] 31 Dec 2015[2]
2 RADM Sir Dan Brandow, KDE, OG, CGM, CBM HMS Implacable 1 Jan 2016[2] 28 Mar 2017[3]
3 RADM J. Eddy Roberts QCB, MC, SC HMS Siren 28 Mar 2017[3] 9 Feb 2019
4 ADM Duke Sir Robert W. Bulkeley KSK, MC, SC, OG, DSO, CGM, GS, Duke of Mountain View HMS Wolf 9 Feb 2019[4] Incumbent

Eighth Fleet Deputy Commanding Officers

# Name Flagship Assumed Relieved CO
1 CDRE Diane Bulkeley HMS Enterprise 18 Aug 2014 30 Aug 2015 ADM Roberts
2 CDRE Dan Brandow HMS Avalon 30 Aug 2015 31 Dec 2015[2]
3 CDRE Eddy Roberts HMS Siren 1 Jan 2016 28 Mar 2017[3] RADM Brandow
4 CDRE Marcus Johnston, OC, CGM HMS Broadsword 28 Mar 2017[5] 26 Sept 2018[5] CDRE Roberts
5 CDRE Chris Roche, OC, SC, GS HMS Siren 09 Oct 2018[5] 5 Jul 2019 CDRE Roberts
6 RADM Sir Dan Brandow HMS Implacable 5 Jul 2019[6] Incumbent ADM Bulkeley

Eighth Fleet Senior Master Chief Petty Officers

# Name Ship Assumed Relieved
1 FSMCPO Angel Barrow HMS Enterprise 18 Aug 2014 06 Oct 2014
2 FSMCPO Jacob Sandoval HMS Implacable 30 Aug 2015 02 May 2016
3 FSMCPO Scott Madison HMS Anasazi 02 May 2016 31 Mar 2019
4 FSMCPO Brandi Lyn Darbe, OC, OE, NS HMS Wolf 31 Mar 2019 Incumbent

Fleet Headquarters Unit

Order of Battle

Battle Division 841 (BatDiv 841)

Main Article: Battle Division 841
  • HMS Anasazi (Division Flagship), under the command of CAPTSG Jason Gurule, patrolling Albuquerque, NM.
  • HMS Implacable, under the command of CAPTJG Bill Knight, patrolling Santa Fe, NM.

Independent Units

The following units are not assigned to any of the above echelon forces:

  • HMS Siren (CLAC-13), under the command of CAPTJG Dakota Ferris, patrolling Taylorsville, UT.
  • HMS Cyclops (CLAC-11) , under the command of CAPTJG Michael Naron, patrolling Tucson, AZ.
    • HMLAC Fastjack (LAC-032) , under the command of LTJG Michael Benton, patrolling Sierra Vista, AZ.
    • HMLAC Browncoat (LAC-034) , under the command of LTSG Richard DeShong, patrolling Tempe, AZ.
  • HMS Broadsword (CA-47), under the command of CAPTJG Rose Davies, patrolling Glendale, AZ.
  • HMS Wolf (CA-429) (Fleet Flagship), under the command of CAPTJG Joe Hinson, patrolling Colorado Springs, CO.

Former Echelons and Member Vessels

The following vessels were formerly assigned to the Eighth Fleet:

Eighth Fleet Orders

NOTE: This Wiki is the authoritative source for orders per the Fourth Space Lord. All orders have been
provided by the issuing authority or the TRMN Announcements & Orders group on Facebook.
Fleet Order Effective Date Subject Status
Eighth Fleet Order 1911-B 17 November 2019 Supplemental Eighth Fleet Awards from SpikeCon Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1911-A 06 November 2019 Eighth Fleet Awards for November 2019 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1910-A 06 October 2019 Commissioning of HMLAC Browncoat Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1907-B 15 July 2019 Commissioning of HMLAC Fastjack Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1907-A 13 July 2019 Operational Awards, Manticon 2019 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1907-1 05 July 2019 Appointment to Deputy Fleet Commander Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1903-1 31 March 2019 Appointments to Eighth Fleet Staff Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1812-02 30 December 2018 Marksmanship Awards Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1812-01 10 December 2018 8th Fleet O-2 Promotion Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1811-01 7 November 2018 Supplemental 2018 Q3 Awards List for 8th Fleet Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1810-02 17 October 2018 2018 Q3 Awards List for 8th Fleet Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1809-01 3 September 2018 Promotion Announcement Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1808-01 8 August 2018 Marksmanship Awards for August Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1806-02 1 June 2018 June 2018 Marksmanship Awards Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1806-01 1 June 2018 Dissolution of BatCruDiv 865 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1805-01 23 May 2018 Replacement of Fleet Chief of Staff Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1804-01 2 April 2018 Eighth Fleet Marksmanship Award Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1803-01 01 March 2018 Promotion - Amy Hinson Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1802-20 20 February 2018 Awards - Tempe Library Comic-Con Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1801-03 13 January 2018 Dissolution of CruDiv 815 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1801-02 13 January 2018 2017 Cup Winners Announcement Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1801-01 7 January 2018 Promotion of MID Sir Elijah Dimas, KR Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1710-03 16 October 2017 Award Announcement - WesterCon 2017 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1710-02 17 October 2017 Authorization of Fleet Event Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1709-02 7 Septemeber 2017 8th Fleet Award Announcements - Bubonicon Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1709-01 5 Septemeber 2017 8th Fleet Award Announcements - Bubonicon Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1708-02 18 August 2017 Eighth Fleet Promotion Announcements Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1708-01 7 August 2017 Award Announcement - StarFest 2017 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1706-02 04 June 2017 Midshipman Elijah Dimas Project Inactive
Eighth Fleet Order 1706-01 04 June 2017 Launching of Pinnance Claymore-01 Inactive
Eighth Fleet Order 1704-06 26 April 2017 Decoration Announcement Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1704-05 26 April 2017 Appointment of Deputy Fleet Commander Inactive
Eighth Fleet Order 1704-04 25 April 2017 8th Fleet Interpretation of ND17APR-05 - regarding Fleet Shoulder Patches Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1704-03 14 April 2017 Assignment of Fleet Staff (con't) Inactive
Eighth Fleet Order 1704-02 6 April 2017 Communication Issues Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1704-01 2 April 2017 Assignment of Fleet Staff Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1611-10 10 November 2016 Awards Announcement - Santa Fe Comic Con Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1609-01 28 September 2016 Decommissioning Pinnace Claymore-One Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1609-28 28 September 2016 Awards Announcement - TactiCon 2016 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1609-24 24 September 2016 Awards Announcement - Bubonicon 2016 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1608-19 19 August 2016 Death of S3/c Jensen Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1607-06 06 July 2016 Awards Announcement - LepreCon 2016 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1607-03 06 July 2016 Awards Announcement - MantiCon 2016 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1605-02 02 May 2016 Appointment of 8th Fleet Bosun Superceded by
8FLT 1903-1
Eighth Fleet Order 1602-27 27 February 2016 Award and Promotion Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1602-02 02 February 2016 Award Announcements - SLC Comic-Con 2016 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1601-15 15 January 2016 Award Announcements - Albuquerque Comic-Con 2016 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1601-04 04 January 2016 Change of Command 8th Fleet Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1509-01 08 September 2015 Awards Announcement - Bubonicon 2015 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1508-30 30 August 2015 Appointment of 8th Fleet Deputy Commanding Officer Superceded by
8FLT 1601-04
Eighth Fleet Order 1507-01 13 July 2015 Awards Announcement - LepreCon 2015 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1506-02 29 June 2015 Awards Announcement - CONduit 2015 Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1502-04 04 February 2015 Designating Official Fleet Events Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1501-01 25 January 2015 Awards Announcement - William Knight Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1501-12 25 January 2015 Awards Announcement - Dan Brandow Active
Eighth Fleet Order 1501-03 03 January 2015 Unknown Active

Related Orders and Directives

Directive Effective Date Subject Status
Naval Directive 19FEB-01 01 February 2019 Appointment of the 8th Fleet Commanding Officer Active
FORCECOM Directive 2610-A 24 April 2018 Change of Command, Marine Detachment, HMS Anasazi (SD-482) Active
BuShips Directive 1804-02 24 April 2018 Decommissioning of HMS Reliant (BC-401) Active
Naval_Directive_17APR-08 25 April 2017 Commanding Officer, Eighth Fleet Superseded by
Naval Directive 19FEB-01
BuShips Directive 1611-16 28 November 2016 Commission of HMS Siren (CLAC-13) Active
BuShips Directive 1609-15 13 September 2016 Change of Command, HMS Reliant (BC-401) Active
JAG Order 1609-01 01 September 2016 Appointment of JAG 8th Fleet Ombudsman Active
BuShips Directive 1605-10 28 May 2016 Change of Command - HMS Implacable Active
BuShips Directive 1605-03 17 May 2016 Change of Command - HMS Claymore Active
BuShips Directive 1604-05 27 April 2016 Establishment of BatDiv 841 Superceded by
ND 16AP-04
BuShips Directive 1604-04 27 April 2016 Commissioning of HMS Claymore Active
Naval Directive 16AP-04 27 April 2016 Establishment of BatDiv 841 Active
FORCECOM Order 1603-A 10 March 2016 Upgrade of MarDet HMS Enterprise Active
BuShips Directive 1602-05 08 February 2016 Award Announcements - List of Honor Active
BuShips Directive 1512-01 04 December 2015 Change of Command - HMS Anasazi Active
Naval Directive 15NO-04 25 November 2015 Establishment of CruDiv 801 Active
BuShips Directive 1511-12 20 November 2015 Commissioning HMS Implacable Active
FORCECOM Order 1511-C 10 December 2015 Activation MarDet HMS Helen Zilwicki Active
BuShips Directive 1511-04 08 November 2015 Brevet Promotion - HMS Jonas Adcock Active
BuShips Directive 1511-02 01 November 2015 Re-Commissioning HMS Helen Zilwicki Active
BuShips Directive 1511-01 01 November 2015 Commissioning HMS Jonas Adcock Active
Naval Directive 15SE-01 08 September 2015 Renumbering of the Battle Cruiser Division 865
(BatCruDiv 865)
Active
Naval Directive 15AU-07 25 August 2015 Organization of the Battle Cruiser Division 821
(BatCruDiv821) & appointment of its Commander
Active
BuShips Directive 1508-01 01 November 2015 Commissioning HMS Reliant Active
BuShips Directive 1507-03 07 July 2015 Commissioning Pinnace Claymore-One Superseded by
8FLT 1609-01
BuShips Directive 1507-02 06 July 2015 Change of Command - HMS Enterprise Active
BuShips Directive 1506-15 15 June 2015 Change of Command - HMS Enterprise Superseded by
BuShips 1507-06
BuShips Directive 1506-12 12 June 2015 Change of Command - HMS Anasazi Superseded by
BuShips 1512-04
BuShips Directive 1505-05 05 May 2015 Change of Command - HMS Enterprise Active
BuShips Directive 1501-21 21 January 2015 Decommissioning HMS Juno Active
BuShips Directive 1501-18 18 January 2015 Change of Command - HMS Enterprise Superseded by
BuShips 1507-06
BuShips Directive 1501-01C 31 December 2014 Commissioning HMS Implacable Superseded by
BuShips 1511-20
BuShips Directive 1501-01B 31 December 2014 Change of Command - HMS Anasazi Superseded by
BuShips 1512-04
BuShips Directive 1501-01A 31 December 2014 Change of Command - HMS Claymore Superseded by
BuShips 1604-27B
BuShips Directive 1412-12 12 December 2014 Change of Command - HMS Anasazi Superseded by
BuShips 1512-04
BuShips Directive 1410-06 06 October 2014 Change of Command - HMS Anasazi Superseded by
BuShips 1512-04
BuShips Directive 1408-04 04 August 2014 Change of Command - HMS Anasazi Superseded by
BuShips 1512-04
BuShips Directive 1407-28 28 July 2014 Commissioning of HMS Claymore Superseded by
BuShips 1604-27B
BuShips Directive 1407-01 01 July 2014 Change of Command - HMS Condor Superseded by
BuShips 1407-28
BuShips Directive 1406-02 02 June 2014 Commissioning HMS Jonas Adcock Superseded by
BuShips 1511-01A
BuShips Directive 1405-19 19 May 2014 Change of Command - HMS Enterprise Superseded by
BuShips 1501-18
BuShips Directive 1311-07 07 November 2013 Decommissioning HMS Raven Active
BuShips Directive 1309-23 23 September 2013 Commissioning HMS Juno Superseded by
BuShips 1501-21
Naval Directive 11FB-06 09 March 2011 Appointment of 8th Fleet Acting Commanding Officer Superseded by
8FLT 1601-04

References

  1. Naval Directive 11FB-06
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eighth Fleet Order 1601-04
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Naval Directive 17APR-08
  4. Naval Directive 19FEB-01
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eighth Fleet Order 1704-01
  6. Eighth Fleet Order 1907-1


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