HMS Valkyrie (SD-355)
|HMS Valkyrie (SD-355)|
|Charter City:||Minneapolis, MN, US|
|Affiliation:||Royal Manticoran Navy|
|Commander:||CAPTSG Dame Jill McTavish|
|Launched:||02 MAY 2013|
|Reporting to:||Battle Division 11|
HMS Valkyrie (SD-355) is a Medusa-class Pod-laying Superdreadnought within Battle Squadron 1, assigned to Second Fleet. Commanded by CAPTSG Dame Jill Mctavish, Countess Miyake-Jima, Valkyrie's charter city is Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Valkyrie was commissioned on 2 May 2013 under the command of CAPTSG Jill McTavish, 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 HMS Victorious and upgraded to this new vessel.
|1||CAPTSG Dame Jill McTavish||3 May 2013||17 Dec 2016|
|2||CAPTJG Christopher Thompson||17 Dec 2016||4 Mar 2017|
|3||CAPTJG Don Hackett||4 Mar 2017||14 Oct 2017|
|4||CAPTJG Daniel Stiglich||14 Oct 2017||20 Aug 2018|
|4||CAPTSG Dame Jill McTavish||20 Aug 2018||Incumbent|
- 20 NOV 2011: Commissioned as light cruiser HMS Samurai with a crew cadre transferred from HMS Merlin.
- 28 OCT 2012: Upgraded to battlecruiser HMS Victorious
- 02 MAY 2013: Upgraded to superdreadnought HMS Valkyrie, .
- Commanding Officer: CAPTSG Dame Jill McTavish, Countess Miyake-Jima]] RMN
- Executive Officer: CDR Ross Prosser, RMN
- Ship's Bosun: CPO Stephanie Berlien, RMN
Embarked Flag Officer(s)
MarDet Valkyrie is the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps shipboard complement, activated in 2014  and currently consisting of a reinforced company.
MarDet Command Staff
- MarDet CO: CPT Matthew Hellendrung, RMMC
- MarDet XO: 1LT Josiah Lilligren, RMMC
- MarDet Gunny: MSGT Jessica Gazdik, RMMC
HM Pinnace Valkyrie-One
Her Majesty's Pinnace Valkyrie-01 was launched before April 2016. On 3 April 2016, the pinnace crew upgraded to HMLAC Sgian Dubh .
Valkyrie was added to the List of Honor on 8 February 2016. The citation from the Third Space Lord reads:
In all, HMS Valkyrie and her crew were involved in 54 unique events, planning 43 of them themselves, ranging from social events, to cons, to community service. This unit is involved in community service events such as toys for tots. HMS Valkyrie has also created a fully operational bridge simulator which is taken to local cons and set up for play by attendees, the crew helped host the inaugural MantiCon, but also with two of the larger science fiction conventions in the area, MarsCon and CONvergence (resulting in over 900 hours donated to convention assistance). The party rooms hosted by the crew have won awards and the bridge simulator has brought worldwide attention to the ship and resulted in positive press for the RMN as a result. Last year they had members help each other out housing situations - letting other crew members crash on their couch when they were homeless and jobless. Other times, help was needed to get other members move into their new house or apartment, or fixing somebody’s car after it died. The ship hosts regular game nights where the crew can socialize and be themselves. HMS Valkyrie truly demonstrates the ideals of the RMN to which we all strive.
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1305-02
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1303-02
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1612-07B
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1703-01
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1710-01
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1808-09
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1108-01
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1210-08
- ↑ BuShips Directive 2007-05
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1808-09
- ↑ FORCECOM Order 1410-A
- ↑ FORCECOM Order 1910-B
- ↑ Second Fleet Order 1604-A
- ↑ BuShips Directive 1602-05
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