Imperial Navy

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Imperial Navy
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Active 11 October 2009 - 8 March 2010; 8 March 2015 - 11 February 2020
Country Empire of Austenasia
Engagements None
Leadership
Grand Admiral HIM Emperor Jonathan I
Chief of Naval Operations Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy
Executive Officer, Imperial Navy Central Command Lady Vice Admiral Eryn Lewis
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Imperial Navy MCPO Charles K.
General information
Headquarters New Richmond
Personnel 24
Standard weapon No standardized weapon, various firearms and air rifles

The Imperial Navy was the naval warfare branch of the Austenasian Armed Forces, the national military of the Empire of Austenasia. It existed in two iterations, with the original Imperial Navy founded on 11 October 2009 along with the Austenasian Armed Forces as a whole, but dissolving on 8 March 2010. The second Imperial Navy was established on 8 March 2015 by Parliament, with numerous differences from the first, but dissolved on 11 February 2020.

History

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. Based at New Richmond, this new Imperial Navy was dissolved on 11 February 2020 upon the Secession of New Virginia

Command structure

Although overseen and funded by the Ministry of Defence, the Imperial Navy fell under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy. While the Chief of Naval Operations had almost total administrative control, he was appointed by and accountable to the War Council, and the Imperial Navy would have been ultimately directed by it during wartime.

Ranks

Ranks in the Imperial Navy were divided between commissioned officers and enlisted sailors:

Commissioned officers in the Imperial Navy
Admiral
ADM
Vice Admiral
VADM
Rear Admiral
RADM
Commodore
COM
Captain
CAPT
Commander
CDR
Lieutenant
LT
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Enlisted rates in the Imperial Navy
Master Chief Petty Officer
MCPO
Chief Petty Officer
CPO
Petty Officer
PO
Seaman
SMN
Seaman Apprentice
SMA
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Formation and structure

The structure of the Imperial Navy was as follows:

Unit Command Fleet Task force Flotilla
Commander rank Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain
Executive officer rank Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander

There was one fleet in the Imperial Navy at its dissolution, under the Imperial Navy North American Command (INNAC):

Ships

The only ship within the Navy at its dissolution was His Imperial Majesty's Ship Emmanuel, a vessel of the 1st Iosephus Flotilla.

The HIMS Emmanuel, flagship of the Imperial Navy.