Marines were Naval Infantry named after the equivalent forces in Earth's wet Navy history, such as the UK's Royal Marines or the United States Marine Corps. In Manticoran and other Naval practice, they had special training and equipment optimized for operating in Naval operations such as hostile boarding actions or ground side combat.
Duties included ship security, boarding actions, and possibly prize crews. Ground based action was also possible, but was limited due to the small numbers of any ship's Marine complement.
In the Royal Manticoran Navy, marines also performed other ship-board duties such as some crew stations for ship weapons, which allowed the Manticoran Navy to carry a higher complement of marines than other comparable navies without that practice.
Known Marine components Edit
- Royal Manticoran Marine Corps
- Grayson Space Marine Corps
- Republic of Haven Marine Corps
- Solarian League Marine Corps
- The Imperial Andermani Navy had no official marine corps, Marine duties were fulfilled by the Imperial Andermani Army
- Article on Marines on Wikipedia