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|Established||11 October 2009 (original)|
8 March 2015 (current)
|Country||Empire of Austenasia|
|Grand Admiral||HIM Emperor Jonathan I|
|Chief of Naval Operations||Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy|
|Standard weapon||.177 caliber air rifle|
The Imperial Navy is the naval warfare branch of the Austenasian Armed Forces, the national military of the Empire of Austenasia. The original Imperial Navy was founded on 11 October 2009 along with the Austenasian Armed Forces as a whole, but dissolved on 8 March 2010. The modern Imperial Navy was established on 8 March 2015 by Parliament, with numerous differences from the first.
The Imperial Navy was established on 11 October 2009, but as the Empire had no coastlines, rivers or lakes it soon fell into inactivity. With the outbreak of the Austenasian Civil War, the Imperial Navy was disestablished on 8 March 2010 and its functions transferred to the Austenasian Army, but the Monarch continued to hold the title Grand Admiral of the Imperial Navy until August 2013.
On 8 March 2015, exactly five years after its dissolution, what was formerly known as Legio I Virginia was separated from the Austenasian Army to re-establish the Imperial Navy by an Act of Parliament, albeit with numerous differences from the original.
Although overseen and funded by the Ministry of Defence, the Imperial Navy falls under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, currently Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy. While the Chief of Naval Operations has almost total administrative control, he is appointed by and accountable to the War Council, and the Imperial Navy is ultimately directed by it during wartime.
Ranks in the Imperial Navy are divided between commissioned officers and enlisted sailors:
|Commissioned officers in the Imperial Navy|
| Vice Admiral
| Rear Admiral
|Enlisted rates in the Imperial Navy|
| Master Chief Petty Officer
| Chief Petty Officer
| Petty Officer
| Seaman Apprentice|
Formation and structure
The structure of the Imperial Navy is as follows:
|Commanded by||Rear admiral||Commodore||Captain|
There is currently one fleet in the Imperial Navy, under the North American Command:
- 1st Virginia Fleet (18 personnel)
At present, the Imperial Navy operates five vessels; two kayaks, two stand-up paddle-boards and a fishing boat, all of which are stationed in Shineshore with the 2nd Ondiara Flotilla. Plans exist for the 1st Iosephus Flotilla, the other unit in the 1st Jonathana Task Force, to attain vessels in the near future, whereas the 1st Nova Anglia Task Force was established as an infantry force within the Imperial Navy.