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Second Battle of Maastricht
Battlesign RMN vs RHN PN
ConflictSecond Havenite-Manticoran War
Date1919 PD
PlaceMaastricht System
ResultHavenite victory
Combatants

Royal Manticoran Navy
Maastricht System Defense Command

Republic of Haven Navy
TF of the 1 FLT

Commanders

Rear Adm. Maitland

Adm. Kirkegard

Strength
  • 3 SD
  • 1 CLAC with ca. 80 LAC
  • BC
  • CC
  • DD
  • 8 SD(P)
  • 6+ BC
Casualties

All but 1 DD[1]

destroyed:

  • 1 SD(P)
  • 2 BC

damaged:

  • 2 SD(P)
  • most of remaining BC - including one heavilly

The Second Battle of Masstricht was an armed engagement between the Royal Manticoran Navy and the Republic of Haven Navy in the opening days of the Second Havenite-Manticoran War as part of Operation Thunderbolt.

Order of battle Edit

Royal Manticoran Navy Edit

Maastricht System Defense Command, CO Rear Admiral Ronald Maitland:

Republic of Haven Navy Edit

Task force of the First Fleet, CO Admiral Wilson Kirkegard:

  • a battle squadron
  • a battlecruiser element[5]

Course of battleEdit

In reponse to the arrival of the Havenite force, the Manticoran defenders launched HMS Incubus's understrength LAC group for the initial intercept. However, the Manticoran defense plan collapsed when the Havenites revealed the presence of their own SD(P)s by launching well outside their estimated missile range. Rear Admiral Maitland immediately ordered the launch of his pod-based missiles to prevent their destruction by proximity kills and responded with the shipboard launchers of the two pre-pod superdreadnoughts he had that had had their launchers modified to handle MDMs.

In the exchange, the Havenites demonstrated improved ECM and interial compensator rates. Outnumbered with no possiblity of escape before destruction, Admiral Maitland ordered Case Omega, instructing the three service and support ships in his command to destroy the system infrastructure to prevent its capture by the Havenites before attempting to flee themselves. In case none of the service and support ships escaped, Maitland detached one of his destroyers to act as a courier to the Admiralty with news of the attack. HMS Starcrest was assigned the duty, and evacuated the system immiedately. (HH10)

AftermathEdit

The battle ended in the complete destruction of the Manticoran picket and the reconquest of the system by the Republic of Haven. (HH10)

ReferencesEdit

  1. The fate if a service squadron is unknown.
  2. A group according to HH10. No more than 7 squadrons.
  3. According to Havenite intelligence.
  4. Including HMS Starcrest.
  5. a squadron very likely


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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