HMS Kodiak Max (CA-413)

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HMS Kodiak Max (CA-413) is a Saganami-C-class Heavy Cruiser in Second Fleet under the command of CAPTJG Michael Timko, OG, ME, RMN. Their charter city is Avon, Ohio, but they are part of Cruiser Division 711 (CruDiv 711) which covers the American states of Ohio and Kentucky, which in turn is part of Task Force 22, which covers the majority of the fleet outside of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

History

Kodiak Max was first brought into commission on 30 November 2011 under the command of CAPTJG Michael Larson, by order of BuShips. This ship was part of the original ships that were commissioned in Second Fleet in the Fargo, North Dakota area. It was ValleyCon 37 (21-23 October, 2011), where David Weber was Author Guest of Honor, and HMS Merlin operated a recruiting table. This was the first time that Weber saw TRMN members in action at a convention. Weber's presence recruited sufficient members for a local chapter. The ship eventually upgraded to HMS Leonidas on 16 July 2012.

When Brian Horton founded his chapter up in Marquette, Michigan, they took over the Kodiak Max on 27 September 2012. He ran the ship for the next year and a half, until CAPTJG Horton moved to the Twin Cities to become Tactical Officer on board HMS Valkyrie. Command fell to CAPTJG Justin Dupras on 07 July 2014. He also served for a year and a half before turning over command to CAPTJG Greg Moyle on 16 March 2016. Unfortunately, he never tested up to his rank, and eventually when the Third Space Lord was instructed to crack down on the delinquents, the Kodiak Max lost their CO and XO, and Moyle was demoted to Chief Petty Officer. Unfortunately, with no qualified candidates to replace them, the ship was decommissioned on 30 October 2016.

It didn't stay in the Active Reserves long, as Second Fleet got it recommissioned in Avon, Ohio under the command of CAPTJG Michael Timko on 30 December 2016. Despite the distance, the Kodiak Max has been known to support the fleet's efforts at MarsCon and CONvergence multiple times, serving at MantiCon and HonorCon.

Commanding Officers

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 CAPTJG Michael Larson 30 November 2011 16 July 2012
2 CAPTJG Brian Horton 27 September 2012 07 July 2014
3 CAPTJG Justin Dupras 07 July 2014 16 March 2016
4 CAPTJG Greg Moyle 16 March 2016 30 October 2016
5 CAPTJG Michael Timko, OG, ME 30 December 2016 Incumbent

Crew Lineage

  • 20 November 2011: Launched as HMS Kodiak Max (CA-413).
  • 16 July 2012: Upgraded to HMS Leonidas (BC-584).
  • 27 September 2012: Recommissioned as HMS Kodiak Max (CA-413)
  • 30 October 2016: Ship decommissioned due to failure to test.
  • 30 December 2016: Recommissioned as HMS Kodiak Max (CA-413).

Command Staff

  • Commanding Officer: CAPTJG Michael Timko, OG, ME
  • Executive Officer: CDR Terri Leavitt
  • Ship's Bosun: CPO Bryan Jones

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 Eighth Fleet Orders. They are applicable to Kodiak Max operations and personnel.

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

References

See Also

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