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1st Virginia Fleet
The 1st Virginia Fleet, formerly known as Legio I Virginia, is currently the sole fleet of the Imperial Navy of the Empire of Austenasia, and before the re-establishment of the Navy was a legion in the Austenasian Army, formed to defend New Richmond and later expanding to include the forces defending Terentia and Shineshore.
|1st Virginia Fleet|
|Country||Empire of Austenasia|
|Anniversaries||3 October 2013|
|Commander||Lord Rear Admiral Alastair Cranston, Duke of New Virginia|
The 1st Virginia Fleet was founded on 3 October 2013 as Legio I Virginia to defend the Austenasian Crown Dependency of New Richmond, its name derived from West Virginia, the US state which surrounds New Richmond. A new cohort was added on 16 November 2013 to defend Terentia, and a naval based century was added on 29 April 2014 to defend Shineshore.
Upon the re-establishment of the Imperial Navy on 8 March 2015, Legio I Virginia was transitioned into a naval unit and renamed the 1st Virginia Fleet. Although the majority of its personnel are naval infantry, the Fleet does have several boats, and maintains a naval presence on Lake Ontario.
As of 8 March 2015:
1st Virginia Fleet
- 1st Jonathana Task Force
- 1st Nova Anglia Task Force
Legio I Virginia (3 October 2013 - 16 November 2013)
Legio I Virginia (16 November 2013 - 29 April 2014)
Legio I Virginia (29 April 2014 - 8 March 2015)
- Cohors II Jonathana
- Cohors I Nova Anglia
- 3 October 2013 - 19 October 2014: Legate E. Barger
- 19 October 2014 - 8 March 2015: Lord Legate Jacob Lewis, KCA
- 8 March 2015 - present: Lord Rear Admiral Alastair Cranston, Duke of New Virginia