Royal New Ingerland Navy

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Royal New Ingerland Navy
Badge RNIN.png
Badge of the Royal New Ingerland Navy
Founded1 February 1915;
105 years ago
 (1915-02-01)
CountryNew Ingerland.png New Ingerland
TypeNavy
RoleNaval warfare
Size8,500
HeadquartersGatehouse Square
Kingsbury, CENT
MarchHeart of Oak (Listen)
Commanders
Chief of StaffVADM Joshua Brown
Insignia
EnsignEnsign RNIN.png

The Royal New Ingerland Navy is the chief naval force of New Ingerland, and is part of the New Ingerland Defence Force. By world standards, the Navy is is classified as a green-water navy, with a primary capability of operating within 500 nautical miles (930 km; 580 mi) of home port. The navy deliberately lacks the ability for sustained long-distance combat operations, concentrating instead on the home defence of New Ingerland.

Despite it's diminutive size and status, the Navy has a proud history and has participated in major past conflicts, including the Great War. The professional head of the Royal New Ingerland Navy is the Chief of the Naval Staff, currently Vice Admiral Joshua Brown. The Chief of the Naval Staff in turn reports to the Chief of the Defence Force Staff.

History

At foundation in 1915, the size of the Royal New Ingerland Navy was set at one light cruiser, four destroyers, four sloops, and a single submarine; allowing for a force that would be used for local defence but which would be capable of forming a fleet unit within the larger imperial navy if required.

Organisation

The Royal New Ingerland Navy is composed of regular, reserve and national service personnel. The regular navy is a full professional outfit, whereas the naval reserve is a part time reserve outfit only called upon in emergencies. By law, conscripts can never be deployed onto active duty and act only in a support role after their initial training period.

There is a single command, known as the Home Fleet, which is divided into two squadrons. Each of the squadrons is commanded by a Rear Admiral and has maritime and shore components organised into flotillas. The Northern Squadron is responsible for the defence of the sea north of the 50th parallel, and is based out of HMND Goodwood. The Southern Squadron is charged with the defence of the sea south of the 50th parallel, and is based out of HMND Te Piha. Air support for the Navy is provided by 108 Wing, Royal New Ingerland Air Force, which is based out of AFS Codrington.

Bases

The Royal New Ingerland Navy operates from three principal establishments across New Ingerland, plus a handful of smaller facilities that support the operation of the fleet. The principal establishments are the two dockyards, located at Goodwood, and Te Piha. The dockyards carry the prefix HMND for His Majesty's Naval Dockyard. Support facilities can be found near the dockyards, and also at Jerseyhithe (Royal Naval College), Axport, Deauville, and Jennings. Shore establishments carry the prefix of HMNS for His Majesty's Naval Station.

Base Location Comments
Dockyards
OGFmapicon.png HMND Goodwood Goodwood, BEAU
OGFmapicon.png HMND Te Piha Te Piha, DEVX
Shore establishments
OGFmapicon.png HMNS Sceptre Goodwood, BEAU
OGFmapicon.png HMNS Scimitar Te Piha, DEVX
OGFmapicon.png HMNS Scylla Te Piha, DEVX
OGFmapicon.png HMNS Seawolf Goodwood, BEAU
Training facilities
OGFmapicon.png Royal Naval College Jerseyhithe, ABNY

Fleet

The current fleet involves eighteen ships and submarines plus supply and support vessels.

Light cruisers

Name Class Dates Notes
HMAS Adelaide entering Burrard Inlet 1924.jpg HMS Invictus Conqueror 1915-1950 Flagship of the RNIN 1915-1940. Used as training ship after 1935.
Preserved at the Map marker icon – Nicolas Mollet – Temple – Tourism – Dark.png National Maritime Museum
Bellona (cruiser)- SLV H91.250-1391.jpg HMS Patroclus Achaean 1940-1962 Flagship of the RNIN during the Great War. Scrapped 1963.

Destroyers

Name Class Dates Notes
HMAS Warrego (H17525).jpg HMS Albanyshire Shire 1915-1935 Lead ship of four torpedo-boat destroyers. Broken up, hulk sunk as target in 1935
HMS Beaufortshire 1915-1935 Scrapped 1936. Sections later salvaged for memorials.
HMS Fitzroyshire 1916-1930 Wrecked in storm off Cape Barney in September 1930 with major loss of life.
Location of wreck: Map marker icon – Nicolas Mollet – Pin – Tourism – Dark.png 49°21'57.34"S, 144°49'15.55"W
HMS Waylandshire 1916-1955 Used as accommodation at HMND Te Piha until 1955. Scrapped 1956.
HMS Gallant (H59) IWM FL 22249.jpg HMS Artemis Olympian 1935-1960
HMS Athena 1935-1945 Sunk in combat.
HMS Hephaestus 1936-1959
HMS Hades 1936-1960
HMAS Queenborough (AWM 301220).jpg HMS Heracles Hero 1940-1972 Scrapped 1974.
HMS Jason 1940-1943 Sunk in combat.
Location of wreck: tbd

Frigates

Name Class Dates Notes
HMAS Barcoo (300353).jpg HMS Giant Type G 1941-1963
HMS Gorgon 1941-1964
HMS Goliath 1942-1943 Torpedoed by enemy submarine in the Aorangean Sea 28 August 1943 and sunk with significant loss of life.
Location of wreck: Map marker icon – Nicolas Mollet – Pin – Tourism – Dark.png 50°49'50.89"S, 142°4'24.28"W
HMS Gryphon 1942-1960
Brits vlootbezoek aan Amsterdam twee van de drie fregatten op het IJ, Bestanddeelnr 922-4544.jpg HMS Harlequin Type H 1962-1972 Sold to the Vodean Navy as HMVS Avington in 1972.
HMS Harrier 1962-1996 Flagship of the RNIN 1962-1996. Scrapped 1997.
HMS Hawk 1964-1997 Scrapped 1999.
Portuguese frigate NRP Corte Real (F332) underway in the Atlantic Ocean on 6 November 2017 (171106-N-UY653-245).JPG HMS Impulsive Type I 1996-Present Flagship of the RNIN since 1996.
HMS Intrepid 1997-Present

Corvettes, minesweepers, sloops, etc.

Name Class Dates Notes
HMS Azalea IWM SP 000329.jpg HMS Akakura Forest 1915-1946
HMS Miro 1915-1946
HMS Rimu 1916-1940
HMS Tāwhai 1918-1945
Hmas bendigo.jpg HMS Ashbourne Borough 1942-1944 Sunk in action 1944.
HMS Beaconsfield 1942-1946
HMS Earnestvale 1942-1960
HMS Kingsbury (I) 1942-1960
HMS Langford 1942-1960
HMS Lunenborough 1942-1960
HMS Ossulstone 1942-1943 Torpedoed in action 1943.
HMS Pasquale 1942-1944
HMS Swanbrook 1942-1960
HMS Williamsdene 1942-1960
HMS Bossington (11783976315).jpg HMS Haapuku Swordfish 1959-1992
HMS Kahawai 1959-1972
HMS Tarakihi 1960-1972
HMS Warehou 1960-1991

Coastal forces, patrol ships, etc

Name Class Dates Notes
HMAS Albany 2010.jpg HMS Kingsbury (III) Kingsbury 2006-Present
HMS Earnestvale 2006-present
HMS Langford 2007-present
HMS Swanbrook 2007-present
HMS Lunenborough 2008-present
HMS Williamsdene 2009-present

Submarines

Name Class Dates Notes
Submarine-e1.jpg HMS E60 Echo 1915-1926 Launched by the Royal Navy 27 August 1912. Sold to New Ingerland in 1915. Scrapped 1926.
First torpedo firing trials of INS Kalvari (S50) - 1.jpg HMS Thunderer Storm 2006-Present
HMS Typhoon 2006-Present

Auxiliary

New Ingerland's auxiliary ships take the form of supply ships, responsible for replenishment of the combat and patrol fleet; training ships, responsible for training cadets and sailors in the skills of a maritime career; and survey ships, which undertake research, mapping, and oceanography.

Name Class Dates Notes
RFA Fort Victoria MOD 45152856.jpg HMS Waiautoa River 1991-present
HMS Waiparu 1993-present
RFA Sir Bedivere 1.JPG HMS Sir Vincent Churchwell Premier 1965-present New Ingerland variant of the Ingerish Lord-class logistics landing ship (LLS)
HMS Sir Henry Chaytor 1976-present Ex-HMS Lord Percy. Acquired from the Royal Navy 1976.
HMS Fawn (11783515426).jpg HMS Minotaur Fortress 1992-present Originally HMS Denton Castle from 1960. Sold to New Ingerland in 1992.
Leeuwin II, Fremantle, 2015 (02).JPG STS Challenger Barquentine 1966-present Youth development sail training ship.

Ranks and uniform

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References and notes