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Fourth Fleet

Fourth Fleet is the primary border control and early warning fleet for the Star Army of Yamatai. It is composed mostly of ships manned by rangers. It is nominally headquartered in the Bard Cluster, but is strategically deployed across most of Yamatai's border systems.

While “Sword's Edge” was the motto of Fourth Fleet since before the formation of the Rangers, the Rangers were also part of the identically named “Sword's Edge” subdivision of Star Army Special Operations. This was entirely a happy coincidence but is considered good luck by members of Fourth Fleet.

4F Mission

Fourth Fleet's mission is based around facilitating Star Army Reconnaissance's role of forward observation. It ensures that there is a Star Army presence of some kind within all systems where the Yamataian border ends. Usually, these are out-of-life ships which are populated by hardy self-reliant personnel such as rangers.

Fleet Composition

Fourth Fleet is mainly composed of out-of-life or almost out-of-life starships that are by and large maintained and supplied by their own crew. The most used ship is the Yuuko-class Gunboat.

Fourth Fleet also maintains some legacy ships that it is slowly transferring out to other Fleets as necessary.

Division # of Ships
4SF Command 12
4SF Operations Group 28
4SF Defense 80
4SF Logistics 30
4SF Colonization Group 2
4SF Squadrons 142
Fleet Strength 282

Current as of: 6/14/33

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The Fourth Fleet of the Star Army of Yamatai is a replacement fleet for the old Fourth Fleet, which was destroyed in combat at the Battle of Tami, in YE 28. Kestral Bowman was largely responsible for the destruction at the hands of the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX). Reformed finally after the losses in YE 30 and renamed the Fourth Standard Fleet (4th), it is under the command of Taisho Shinja Rika.

In YE 44, Fourth Fleet was reconstituted as the designated border patrol and protection fleet for the Star Army of Yamatai. It was closely tied administratively to Star Army Reconnaissance.

OOC Notes

This article was updated by ethereal on 2022/08/21. They manage the page.

stararmy/fleets/fourth_fleet.txt · Last modified: 2023/12/21 01:02 by