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Battle of Chantilly
Battlesign RMN vs RHN PN
ConflictSecond Havenite-Manticoran War
Date1920 PD
PlaceChantilly System
ResultManticoran victory
Combatants

Royal Manticoran Navy
Task Force 81

Republic of Haven Navy
Chantilly System Defense Command

Commanders

Vice Adm. Truman

Rear Adm. Bellefeuille

Strength
  • 4 CLAC with ca. 400 LAC
  • 4 BC
  • 2 CA
  • 3 CL
  • 2 DD
  • 6 BC
  • 3 DD
  • ~ 600 LAC
  • ~ 1000 missile pods
Casualties
  • 1 BC damaged
  • 70 LAC lost
  • ~ 500 LAC

The Battle of Chantilly was fought between the Republic of Haven Navy's picket in the Chantilly System and Task Force 81 of the Royal Manticoran Navy, which had come to raid the system as part of Operation Cutworm II.

Prelude Edit

In response to the Manticoran Alliance's first raids on inner Havenite systems, Rear Admiral Jennifer Bellefeuille, CO of Chantilly System Defense Command, and her staff devised an operational plan dubbed "Smoke and Mirrors": the instant Perimeter Tracking picked up evidence that the RMN was scouting Chantilly, her six battlecruisers, in preselected positions, went to stealth and strict emissions control. In addition, two-thirds of her total LAC strength of six hundred went to immediate readiness, but were restricted to bases. She continued to operate two hundred LACs normally, making certain the Manticorans saw them, but four hundred additional LACs, based on the planet Vespasien's main space station and a dozen other innocuous orbital platforms, outwardly indistinguishable from any freight-handling facility, stayed completely covert. (HH11)

Order of battle Edit

RMN Edit

Task Force 81, RMN – CO Vice Admiral Alice Truman:

RHNS Edit

Chantilly System Defense Command – CO Rear Admiral Jennifer Bellefeuille:

  • a battlecruiser squadron[4]
  • a destroyer element[5]
  • a LAC element[6]
  • fixed defences

Course of battle Edit

Aftermath Edit

Rear Admiral Gold Peak advised her superior officer, Admiral Honor Harrington, CO Eighth Fleet, to keep a close eye on Rear Admiral Bellefeuille, whom she had come to consider a formidable enemy. (HH11)

References Edit

  1. HMS Edward Saganami and HMS Quentin Saint-James
  2. HMS Amun, HMS Anhur and HMS Bastet
  3. HMS Whippet and HMS Greyhound
  4. Warlord-class units, includiing RHNS Cyrus
  5. 3 Trojan-class units
  6. Cimeterre-class units


Operations of the
Second Havenite-Manticoran War

Thunderbolt | Cutworm | Cutworm II | Cutworm III | Gobi | Sanskrit | Beatrice

Battles of the
Second Havenite-Manticoran War

Second Tequila | Grendelsbane | Second Thetis | Second Maastricht | Second Trevor's Star | Second Marsh | Raid on Alizon | Raid on Zanzibar | Gaston | Tambourin | Hera | Squalus and Hallman | Augusta | Chantilly | Des Moines | Fordyce | Lorn | Solon | Second Zanzibar | Lovat | Manticore

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