Fleet Flotillas/Ships

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Fleet is by far the largest of the services comprising Albion’s Defence Forces: nine flotillas, each headed by a dreadnought, the biggest military spaceships Albion has ever developed. Each flotilla nominally represents one of Albion’s nine provinces.

Here is a full list of dreadnoughts and destroyers, with other warships named if they get a mention at some point in the Shield series. Officers in a flotilla with a part to play are listed.; otherwise, only dreadnought commanders are named.

 

 

Fleet consists of nine flotillas, each made up of :
1
Dreadnought Crew: 1500 | 180 Hornet fighters in 3 squadrons | 12 cutters
Capital ship – massive firepower, banks of laser cannon, carrier for large numbers of small attack fighters.
1
Destroyer Crew: 350 | 24 Hornets | 4 cutters
Laser cannon, laser-guided nuclear ‘torpedoes’, carrier for one small squadron of Hornet attack fighters. More manoeuvrable than a dreadnought. In battle, Hornet attack fighters fly under command of dreadnought’s strike captain.
5 – 6
Frigates Crew: 100 | 2 cutters
Fast moving medium sized attack vessels, armed with laser cannon and nuclear ‘torpedoes’.
up to 10
Corvettes Crew: 30 | 1 cutter
Smallest warships, fast moving, relying on manoeuvrability to dash in and out of combat to deliver strikes from laser cannon.
FIRST FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
Gyrfalcon
Commander Caeden.
Member of the Military Council advising the Ennead, and a member of IntCom, the Ennead’s Intelligence Committee.
Colonel Quist
Flight Captain Simonitz until 4/7490
Bennet (on rotation out from Shield) 5/7490-
Senior Bridge Captain Saskia
Bridge Captain Lewis
Bridge Captain Omar
Destroyer
Patroklus
Captain Sergei
6 Frigates
Ajax  |  Boyne  |  Dauntless  |  Islay  |  Minotaur  |  Russon
9 Corvettes
Marlow  |  Vixen  |  Zetland  + 6 unnamed
SECOND FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
Corvus
Commander Dalton
Destroyer
Yaris
Captain Unnamed
5 Frigates (unnamed)
10 Corvettes (unnamed)
THIRD FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
Caliban
Commander Warwick
Colonel Mateusz
Flight Captain Kit
Destroyer
Hertford
Captain Ilych
6 Frigates (unnamed)
8 Corvettes (unnamed)
FOURTH FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
Merlin
Commander Byrne
Destroyer
Persephone
Captain Unnamed
5 Frigates (unnamed)
9 Corvettes (unnamed)
FIFTH FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
Gainsborough
Commander Seymour
Destroyer
Danaus
Captain Gaia
6 Frigates (unnamed)
8 Corvettes (unnamed)
SIXTH FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
City of York
Commander Thames
Destroyer
Atlantis
Captain Unnamed
6 Frigates   Triton  (Captain: Janek) + 5 unnamed
9 Corvettes (unnamed)
SEVENTH FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
Steeleye
Commander Zhang Wei
Flight Captain Hill
Destroyer
Herbert
Captain Mattis
5 Frigates (unnamed)
9 Corvettes (unnamed)
EIGHTH FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
Isis
Commander Taggart
Destroyer
Wexler
Captain Crane
5 Frigates (unnamed)
10 Corvettes (unnamed)
NINTH FLOTILLA
Dreadnought
Brandenberg
Commander Meylan
Destroyer
Persia
Captain Unnamed
6 Frigates (unnamed)
9 Corvettes (unnamed)
FIXED STATIONS
Transfer Station
Demeter
Commander Luiz
Flight Captain Lucia
4 Frigates 
8 Corvettes
Fixed Combat Stations
Bauern
4 Frigates, 8 Corvettes, 56 Hornets
Cetes The largest of the stations
4 Frigates (Claudia, Felucca + 2 unnamed) , 8 Corvettes, 56 Hornets
Joaquin The oldest of the fixed stations
4 Frigates (Durham + 3 unnamed), 8 Corvettes, 56 Hornets
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