HMS Invincible (SD-455)
|HMS Invincible (SD-455)|
|Charter City:||Minneapolis, MN, US|
|Affiliation:||Royal Manticoran Navy|
|Commander:||CAPTSG Sir Richard Matheny|
|Launched:||14 NOV 2015|
|Reporting to:||Battle Division 11|
- For other ships named HMS Invincible, see HMS Invincible (disambiguation)
HMS Invincible (SD-455) is an Invictus-class Pod-laying Superdreadnought within Battle Division 11 of Battle Squadron 1, assigned to Second Fleet. Commanded by CAPTSG Sir Richard Matheny, KDE, KR, SC, NS, CGM, RMN, Invincible's charter city is Minneapolis, Minnesota. Invincible has previously served as the Flagship of Second Fleet.
Invincible was commissioned on 3 May 2013 under the command of CAPTSG Elisa Randall, by order of BuShips. The commissioning ceremony was held in the presence of David Weber in the TRMN party room at DemiCon.
Her crew was formerly assigned to the Reliant-class battlecruiser HMS Invincible and upgraded to this new vessel, at which time the battlecruiser bearing the same name was retired. Invincible's crew traces its lineage to HMS Merlin, which was the first ship launched in Second Fleet, and one of the earliest chapters in TRMN.
Invincible has lead the way with many "firsts" in TRMN, including being the first ship to have over 100 members on its roster, as well as the first to have a company-sized MarDet, and then the first to have a battalion-sized MarDet. Her crew participates with distinction in many TRMN operations, including MantiCon, CONvergence, and Marscon.
|1||CAPTSG Dame Elisa Randall, MC,KCR||3 May 2013||8 Mar 2014|
|2||CAPTSG Sir William Lochen, KE||8 Mar 2014||5 Mar 2016|
|3||CAPTJG Emily Herron, GS, CBM||5 Mar 2016||17 Mar 2018|
|4||CAPTSG Sir Jamey Salsberg, KDE, MC, OC||17 Mar 2018||19 Oct 2019|
|5||CAPTSG Sir Richard Matheny||19 Oct 2019||Incumbent|
- 30 AUG 2011: Commissioned as HMS Merlin.
- 01 MAY 2012: Upgraded to battlecruiser HMS Invincible, Merlin recommissioned in Tenth Fleet (2014), then recommissioned in Second Fleet (2015).
- 03 MAY 2013: Upgraded to superdreadnought HMS Invincible, battlecruiser Invincible decommissioned to inactive reserve fleet.
- Commanding Officer: CAPTJG Sir Richard Matheny, KCE, SC, NS, CGM, RMN
- Executive Officer: CDR Sir Patrick Anderson, KR, OE, CGM, QBM, RMN
- Ship's Bosun: SCPO Elizabeth Erickson, CR, OE, NS, GS, RMN
Embarked Flag Officer(s)
- Commanding Officer: COL Sonja Wolf, MC, OR, OG, ME, RMMC
- Executive Officer: COL Bryar Nelson, SC, OG, ME, CBM, RMMC
- Gunny: SGTMAJ Greg Marchland, MC, SC, OG, NS, RMMC
On 4 July 2022, MarDet Invincible was awarded the 10 Year Anniversary Streamer and the Old Guard Streamer, the first MarDet to be so awarded.
HM Pinnace Invincible-One
Her Majesty's Pinnace Invincible-One was launched on DATE under the command of LTJG Matthew Hellendrung, and was stationed in Mankato, MN. The pinnace was decommissioned on 4 May 2016, at which time the pinnace was returned to the boat bay and its crew reassigned to Invincible's roaster.
- Royal Unit Citation for Gallantry: Awarded 8 February 2016, by order of ADM Lord John Roberts, Third Space Lord,under authority of the Sovereign and First Lord of the Admiralty. Citation: "Awarded to HMS Invincible, SD-455. This unit is home to many members of the RMN leadership as well as having been very involved in community service (raising over $3500 for Toys for Tots). HMS Invincible helps at many local cons in the area by working security, hosting an RMN party room, the crew is also very involved in other local community service organizations and events. In addition to all of these activities, this crew also provides many members of the convention committee for MantiCon. The members of HMS Invincible are the first to organize and are the main contributors to fundraising for various causes and gift baskets for those who are in hospital, recovering from surgery or have suffered a loss, oftentimes this involved hundreds of dollars at a time have been raised for these causes."
- Royal Unit Citation for Gallantry: Awarded 17 July 2021, by order of FADM Laura Lochen, Duchess of Split Rock, First Space Lord. Citation: "For their efforts as a crew to continue to meet and stay in touch during the pandemic, their ongoing group contributions to the Gryphon Wings charity which helped many people during the pandemic, and for their participation in sending 12 people to the LARP this year. Congratulations on managing through a tough year."
| 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, Second Fleet Orders, Task Force 21 Orders, Task Group 21.1 Orders, and Battle Squadron 1 Orders. They are applicable to Invincible operations and personnel.
|Order No.||Effective Date||Subject||Status|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1911-01||30 November 2019||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1910-01||07 October 2019||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1904-01||08 April 2019||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1902-01||01 February 2019||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1812-02||12 December 2018||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1812-01||10 December 2018||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1810-01||09 October 2018||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1808-01||01 August 2018||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1806-07||13 June 2018||Assignment of Disbursing Clerk||Active|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1806-06||06 June 2018||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1806-05||06 June 2018||MARDET Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1806-04||06 June 2018||MARDET Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1806-03||06 June 2018||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1806-02||03 June 2018||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1806-01||03 June 2018||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1708-01||01 August 2017||Crew Promotions|
|HMS Invincible Ship's Order 1704-01||09 April 2017||Crew Promotions|
|Royal Manticoran Navy|
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