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HMAMC Wayfarer
Wayfarer
Class Trojan
Type Q-ship
Affiliation Star Kingdom of Manticore

HMAMC[1] Wayfarer was a Trojan-class Q-ship and the "flagship" of the Royal Manticoran Navy's Task Group 1037.

Technical Data Edit

Wayfarer was originally a standard Caravan-class freighter. As part of Project Trojan Horse, the ship was modified into a Q-ship for anti-piracy operations in the Silesian Confederacy, as were three other vessels of the same class. (HH6)

History Edit

Wayfarer, like the whole of Task Group 1037, was commanded by Captain Honor Harrington. During the journey to Silesia, she flew under the name RMMS Wayfarer in order to disguise her Q-Ship status. While passing through New Berlin, Herzog Rabenstrange, Chien-lu Anderman, gave Harrington an authentication code that would identify Wayfarer to IAN ships and Andermani commanders of Silesian naval stations, which had been directed to provide any assistance Wayfarer required, as well as unofficially tolerate any use of Andermani transponder codes (which the Andermani officially considered an unfriendly and illegal act).

Following the capture of PNS Vaubon and the destruction of three pirate vessels in the Battle of Schiller, Harrington decided to lead Wayfarer in an assault on the renegade Andre Warnecke, destroying all four of his heavy cruisers in the First Battle of Marsh.

Wayfarer later moved to the Selker Rift, where she saved the Hauptman Lines passenger liner RMMS Artemis, which had been attacked by PNS Achmed. Luring Achmed away, the two ships pounded each other into wreckage with Wayfarer being slightly less damaged, although both ships were crippled to the point that neither could translate out of hyper. Shuttles from Artemis eventually located the survivors of both ships and brought them back to where Artemis was hiding while she waited for the Republic ships in the area to leave. The ship also had the distinction of being the site of only the third treecat pregnancy in RMN history. (HH6)

Assigned LACs Edit

Twelve vessels divided into two squadrons, named for the twelve apostles:

Known Crewmembers Edit

Commissioned naval officers Edit

Senior officers

Junior officers

  • Lieutenant Commander Hunter – Commanding Officer, LAC Squadron Two
  • Lieutenant Carolyn Wolcott † – Assistant Tactical and Intelligence Officer
  • Lieutenant Justice – Operations Officer, LAC Squadron Two
  • Lieutenant Hansen – Engineering Officer, in charge with Fusion One, acting Chief Engineering Officer
  • Lieutenant Jansen † – Second Assistant Tactical Officer (missile defence)
  • Lieutenant Adele Klontz † – Engineering Officer
  • Lieutenant Reynolds – assigned Prize Master for PNS Vaubon
  • Lieutenant Joseph Silvetti † – Engineering Officer, in charge of Damage Control Central
  • Surgeon Lieutenant Holmes – Assistant Medical Officer
  • Ensign Weir † – Assistant Engineering Officer, in charge of Fusion Two
  • a surviving Ensign – Assistant Engineering Officer
  • (Mr.) Bailes - in charge of Flight Operations or Boat Bay

Warrant officer Edit

Warrant Officer Thomas † - Master at Arms

Naval enlisted Edit

Non-commissioned officers

  • Senior Master Chief Petty Officer (Boatswain's Mate) Sally MacBride – Bosun
  • Master Chief Steward James MacGuiness
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer Jordan
  • Senior Chief Gunner's Mate Horace Harkness - Assistant Flight Operations Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer, acting Senior Chief PO Riley - DCC chief of the watch
  • Petty Officer 2nd class, acting Senior Chief PO (Electronics Mate) Ginger Lewis - Electronics technician
  • Petty Officer 2nd class, acting Senior Chief PO Bruce Maxwell – Power technician
  • Chief Coxswain Kendrick O'Halley † – Helmsman
  • Chief Petty Officer Archer – Captain's yeoman
  • Chief Petty Officer Ross – in charge with Flight Operations or Boat Bay, M.I.A.
  • Chief Petty Officer Weintraub – missile specialist
  • Chief Petty Officer Wilson – Damage control
  • Petty Officer Jansen
  • Petty Officer Harris – in charge with Fusion Two
  • Specialist 1st class, acting PO 3rd class Aubrey Wanderman – Electronics technician

Specialists

Marine Edit

Crew losses Edit

Before the Battle of the Selker Rift, the ship's complement was limited to a skeleton crew of only 1,000. Likely fewer than 150 survived the assignment. (HH6)

References Edit

  1. The prefixes HMS or RMMS were also used.

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