Hakon Nessler
Male military
Full Name
Lord Sir Hakon Nessler
Male   Male
Ensign (reserve)
  ●   Father(s): 
13th Earl of Greatgap
  ●   Sister(s): 

Lord Sir Hakon Nessler, 14th Earl of Greatgap, was a Manticoran peer of the realm, officer in the Royal Manticoran Navy, and amateur archaeologist.

Biography Edit

Hakon Nessler was born in the 19th Century PD. He was the son of the 13th Earl of Greatgap and had a sister named Anne.

A graduate of Skanderbeg University, he spent a year as an RMN ensign. He was to be assigned to HMS Ajax as sixth lieutenant, but resigned from the Navy when he succeeded to the Earldom of Greatgap after his father and sister died in a boating accident. Soon after, Ajax was lost with all hands.

During his tour of the Alphane worlds in the Solarian League's Sector 12, Nessler learned that the RMN destroyer HMS L'Imperieuse had been assaulted by the People's Navy heavy cruiser PNS Rienzi in the Air System. Nessler managed to gain control of the Melungeon light cruiser Colonel Arabi, which was then re-christened HMS Ajax and crewed with the survivors from L'Imperieuse and Melungeon enlisted personnel, with Earl Greatgap commanding the ship. The presence of the Manticoran cruiser in the Air System caused a mutiny aboard PNS Rienzi, when her officers tried to engage Ajax. The officers were jettisoned, but managed to scuttle the ship. The enlisted crew abandoned ship, but were killed by its explosion.

Nessler was close friends with Edith Mincio, his university tutor and occasional gambling teacher. (HHA1.2: AGT)

Service Record Edit

Promotions Edit

  • Ensign, an inactive reserve commission after he resigned[1]

Post and duties Edit

  • student at university - a naval academy not mentioned[2]
  • Midshipman
  • a year of service as junior officer in rank of Ensign
  • designated junior officer[3] on HMS Ajax (tiny)[4]
  • inactive member of the RMN Reserve
  • Commanding Officer, HMS Ajax (Colonel Arabi) - during his private venture connected with peer's duties concerning defence of the realm

References Edit

  1. called "Reserve Midshipman" by David Drake
  2. he could begun university studies after resign his naval service
  3. sixth lieutenant according to David Drake
  4. with 6+ commissioned officers she should be a dispatch boat, a small frigate or even a corvette (Jayne's)

Preceded by
13th Earl of Greatgap
Earl of Greatgap
Succeeded by

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