GNS Covington (CLAC-01)

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GNS Covington (CLAC-01) is a Covington-class LAC Carrier in Third Fleet. Commanded by CAPTJG Rick Matheny, RMN, Covington is a chapter that patrols Tampa Bay in Florida (and the wider Florida area). It has a forum section here. It has a facebook group here.


Covington was commissioned on 27 January 2014 under the command of then-CAPT Christopher Fells. The Covington was designed to be a roleplay chapter with members from around the world. The majority of it's membership are spread across the continental United States. The ship is a frequent attendee of Manticon and Honorcon as well as conventions local to its crew.

The ship was decommissioned on 30 November 2016 for failure of the command triad to complete testing. The ship recommissioned on 27 May 2017 under the command of then-CAPT Thomas Bainbridge. After 11 months in the role Captain Bainbridge stood down to join Astro Control Services and CAPT David Sanders took over.

The Covington was changed to be the meeting chapter for Tampa Bay, FL, and as such Captain (JG) Rick Matheny took command, the ship continues to engage and support members that are based further afield. After this change was made, the ship was reassigned to Third Fleet.

The Covington can have LACs assigned to it to help mentor a ship launching in a new area. The current allocation of LACs to the Covington is listed in its own section below.

Commanding Officers

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 CAPT Christopher Fells 27 January 2014 15 November 2014
2 CAPT Adam Steinberg 15 November 2014 7 November 2016
3 CAPT Thomas Bainbridge 27 May 2017 29 April 2018
4 CAPT David Sanders 29 April 2018 10 September 2018
4 CAPTJG Rick Matheny 10 September 2018 Incumbent

Crew Lineage

  • 27 January 2014: Launched as GNS Covington (CLAC-01)
  • 27 January 2014: Joined Fourth Fleet
  • 30 November 2016: Decommissioned
  • 27 May 2017: Recommissioned as GNS Covington (CLAC-01)
  • 27 May 2017: Rejoined Fourth Fleet
  • 11 December 2018: Reassigned to Third Fleet

Command Staff

  • Commanding Officer: CAPTJG Rick Matheny, NS, RMN
  • Executive Officer: CDR Wade Smith, GSN
  • Ship's Bosun: CPO Dan Pressler, GSN

Assigned Light Attack Craft

There are no LACs assigned to the Covington at the current time.

Name Hull Number Commissioned on Commanding Officer Class
LAC Name GNLAC-## 01 January 2000 LTSG CO Name Katana

Ship's 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.

Ship's Orders are subordinate to, and expand upon or amplify Admiralty Orders, Naval Directives, and Fourth Fleet Orders. They are applicable to Covington operations and personnel.

Order No. Effective Date Subject Status
HMS Eponynomous Ship's Order 1608-24 24 August 2016 Placeholder for Ship Orders


See Also

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LAC Carriers
Royal Manticoran Navy
Hydra (CLAC) Hydra (lead) - Pegasus - Werewolf - Spectre - Salamander - Cerberus - Demon
Minotaur (CLAC) Siren - Phantom
Grayson Space Navy
Covington (CLAC) Covington (lead) - Glory