In 1920 PD, FitzGerald held the rank of Commander and served as Captain Aivars Terekhov's executive officer aboard the heavy cruiser HMS Hexapuma. Terekhov was assigned to Hexapuma at the last minute, and Fitzgerald was at first concerned about his fitness for command after his traumatic experiences at the Battle of Hyacinth. Fitzgerald found he need not be concerned shortly after arrival in the Talbott Cluster and her first assigned tour through the Cluster.
In early 1921 PD, Commander Fitzgerald was given temporary command of a seized Solarian freighter (Copenhagen), and used it to scout the Monica System, conducting a sensor sweep of the system using an autonomous drone. The Republic of Monica's secret military build-up was thereby confirmed and evaluated.
Upon his return to duty, he was assigned as Captain Terekhov's successor as the commanding officer of Hexapuma. (SI2) By early 1922 PD, he had been promoted to Captain. However, he never came to command the ship in action: while it was docked at HMSS Hephaestus, the station was attacked by the Mesan Alignment Navy as part of Operation Oyster Bay. Hexapuma took a graser hit in the fusion plant, and exploded, killing Captain FitzGerald and all others aboard. (HH12)
Service Record Edit
- Commander (before 1920 PD)
- Captain (JG)
- Executive Officer, HMS Hexapuma ( 1920 PD – )
- Temporary Commander, freighter Copenhagen ( 1921 PD )
- Commanding Officer, HMS Hexapuma ( late 1921 PD – early 1922 PD )