HMS Eardsidh Kamerling (CL-717)

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HMS Eardsidh Kamerling (CL-717) is a Kamerling-class Light Cruiser within Tenth Fleet. Commanded by CDR William Karnesky, Eardsidh Kamerling claims Kennewick, WA as her charter city. Eardsidh Kamerling is the lead ship of her class.


HMS Eardsidh Kamerling (CL-717) (pronounced “EAR-she KAM-erl-ing”) was launched 24 June 2015 under the command of CDR Terry Banta [1], with support from HMS Truculent (BC-593), and assigned to Tenth Fleet, BatCruRon 96. Eardsidh Kamerling was later assigned to BatCruDiv 962, which was given orders to stand down on 28 April 2019. In 2018, Kamerling participated at RadCon 6, her first official convention. The Command Triad at the time was was comprised of CDR Terry Banta, LCDR Alan Schemer-Kohrn RMN, and Bosun CPO Ed Lund.

In March 2016, command was transferred to CDR Edward Newton, RMN[2]. LCDR Alan Schemer-Kohrn continued as Executive Officer, with Chief Gunner’s Mate Doug Staudt, RMN assuming the duties of Bosun[3].

On 15 January 2018, the Marine Detachment or “MARDET Earsidh Kamerling” was assigned to Lynx Regiment, under the command of MSGT Shawn Merrow RMMC and CPL Kenneth Merrow RMMC.

More command changes occurred in 2020 and 2021; in February of 2020, LCDR William Karnesky became Executive Officer,[4] while CDR Alan Schmer-Kohm became Commanding Officer in March.[5] In July of 2021, Karnesky was further elevated to take command of Eardsidh Kamerling, with LCDR Matthew Foster taking up the new CO's former billet of Executive Officer.[6]

As of 08 January 2022, HMS Eardsidh Kamerling was assigned to Task Group 92.1 under the flagship HMS Truculent. [7]

The ship has participated in multiple Fleet Events, such as RadCon, Norwescon, OryCon, and SpoCon. The crew has an ongoing drive to collect books for Heinlein for Heroes, providing books to soldiers serving overseas. Eardsidh Kamerling placed "Third" in the Tenth Fleet Talbott Cup Challenge in 2017, and second in the Tenth Fleet Range Challenge in 2019.

Commanding Officers

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 CDR Terry Banta 24 Jun 2015 21 Mar 2016
2 CDR Ed Newton 21 Mar 2016 09 Mar 2020
3 CDR Alan Schemer-Kohrn 09 Mar 2020 31 Jul 2021
4 CDR William Karnesky 31 Jul 2021 Incumbent

Royal Manticoran Marine Corps Commanding Officers

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 PSGT Joshua Draper 19 May 2016 [8]
2 COL Shawn Merrow 15 Jan 2018 Incumbent

Crew Lineage

Command Staff

Ship's Honors


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  • Royal Meritorious Unit Citation: Awarded to MARDET Eardsidh Kamerling 06 Apr 2021, by order of MGEN W.T. Farly, Commanding Officer, 10th Expeditionary Force, for 100% reporting and confirming information requested by CO 10th ExFor.[10]

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 are as posted in the TRMN Forums.

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

Order No. Effective Date Subject Status
HMS Earsidh Kamerling Ship's Order XXXX-01 25 Sep 2020 Sample order number

Related Orders

Order No. Effective Date Subject Status
15 Jan 2021 1st Lord of the Admiralty New Year 2021 Honors
04 Sep 2020 1st Space Lord Summer 2020 Honors
Admiralty Order 2007-01 28 Jul 2020 Order of Queen Elizabeth: Shawn Merrow
Admiralty Order 2004-02 29 Apr 2020 Order of Queen Elizabeth: William Karnesky
Tenth Fleet Order 2004-01 27 Apr 2020 RadCon 8 Operational Awards
Tenth Fleet Order 2003-02 12 Mar 2020 Deputy Tenth Fleet Commanding Officer
BuShips Directive 2002-04 15 Feb 2020 Appointment of Command Staff, HMS Eardsidh Kamerling (CL-717)
Naval Directive 19APR-04 28 Apr 2019 Deactivation of Battlecruiser Division 962
Corps Directive 01-1811 06 Nov 2018 Induction of the Class of 2018, HMS Unconquered (CL-16)
Admiralty Order 1810-02 24 Oct 2018 Order of Queen Elizabeth: Shawn Merrow
Tenth Fleet Order 1806-03 06 Jun 2018 MisCon Awards
Tenth Fleet Order 1804-05 15 Apr 2018 NorwesCon Awards
Tenth Fleet Order 1803-03 01 Mar 2018 Tenth Fleet Marksmanship Awards
Tenth Fleet Order 1803-01 04 Mar 2018 Fleet Personnel Officer
Tenth Fleet Order 1803-01 04 Mar 2018 RadCon 2018 Awards
FORCECOM Order 1804-B 07 Apr 2018 Change of Command, Marine Detachment, HMS Eardsidh Kamerling (CL-717)
FORCECOM Order 1708-D 24 Aug 2017 Change of Command, Marine Detachment, HMS Eardsidh Kamerling (CL-717)


See Also

Light cruisers
Royal Manticoran Navy
Apollo (CL) Apollo (lead) - Ares - Atropos - Bastet - Chiron - Loki - Odin - Perseus - Tisiphone
Avalon (CL) Avalon (lead) - Aegis - Ancile - Artegal - Testudo
Courageous (CL) Bravery
Kamerling (CL) Eardsidh Kamerling (lead)
Valiant (CL) Gallant - Samurai
Grayson Space Navy
Austin Grayson (CL) Leah
David (CL) David - Nathan
Disciple (CL) Erastus - Hermes - Olympus
Republic of Haven Navy
Frigate (CL) Tourbillion
Imperial Andermani Navy
Vampir (CL) Schimäre