A fleet is a number of warships under a single command, specifically an organization of ships under the command of a flag officer.
In The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. (TRMN), a fleet is the major regional geographical division of the club, with the world divided into Naval Districts, each with a numbered fleet. As the US has the greatest concentration of members, it is divided into multiple fleets, with each fleet covering several states. For the rest of the world, complete countries or multiple countries make up a fleet area.
Fleets may be divided into Echelon Units, including Task Forces.
Each fleet is commanded by a Fleet Commanding Officer, also known as a Fleet Commander, with a minimum rank of Rear Admiral.
The Fleet CO is assisted by a Deputy Fleet Commanding Officer and a Fleet Senior Master Chief Petty Officer. The Fleet CO may also have additional staff officers. Any fleet which operates one or more Light Attack Craft must have a COLAC.
Some club functions are authorized at the Fleet level, such as Marksmanship Awards, and promotion from O-1 to O-2.
List of Numbered Fleets
|Fleet Number||Nickname||Commanding Officer||Area of Operations|
|First||Home Fleet|| RADM Sir Jon Stout
|MD, DE, PA, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, NH, VT, ME, DC (includes the greater DC Metro Area), & Northern VA*|
|Second||Gryphon Fleet||RADM Sir Geoffrey Strayer
Baron Oak Forest
|MN, WI, IL, IN, OH, KY, & MI|
|Third||San Martino Fleet||RADM Peter Howdeshell||Southern VA*, WV, NC, SC, MS, AL, TN, GA, FL & the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America|
|Fourth||Grayson Home Fleet||RADM Sir Neil Simpson, GSN||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Ireland|
|Fifth||N/A||None||Held for future use|
|Sixth||Sphinx Fleet||RADM Brett Price||OK, TX, AR, LA, NE, KS, MO, IA, ND, & SD|
|Seventh||The Imperial Andermani Expeditionary Fleet||VADM Sir Robert Hampson, IAN||Central Europe|
|Eighth||Basilisk Fleet||RADM Dan Brandow||AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, & MT|
|Ninth||Torch Fleet||None||Reserved for BuNine|
|Tenth||Talbott Fleet||RADM Sir Drakkus Heath||CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, & HI|
|Eleventh||The Haven Home Fleet||None||Held for future use|
|Thirteenth||Silesian Fleet||VADM Ludmilla Kovářová
Baroness Black Wood
* The division line between the 1st and 3rd Naval Districts in Virginia will be the 38th Parallel.
In addition to fleets, TRMN makes provision for Stations, which is a smaller regional grouping which the Admiralty deems to be beneficial to have an independent identity.
|Station||Commanding Officer||Area of Operations|
|ANZUS Station||None||Oceania, Australia & New Zealand|
|Victoria Station||CDRE Mark Gledhill, RMN
Baron Clipper Island
|AK, BC, YT, NT, NU, SK, & AB|
|Sidemore Station||CAPTSG Sir Paul McPherson||QC, ON, PE, NL, NS, MB, & NB|
Related Orders and Directives
- Admiralty Order 1701-03 Defines the Areas of Operation for the fleets
- Naval Directive 18MAR-03
- ↑ Merriam-Webster Dictionary
- ↑ Admiralty Order 1701-04
- ↑ Alternately called the Haven Expeditionary Fleet.
|The Numbered Fleets of the Royal Manticoran Navy|
|Home (1st) - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th - 9th - 10th - 11th - 13th|