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The Laconian Imperial Navy is the space naval branch of the military of the Empire of Laconia. Formed from a defected third of the Martian Congressional Republic Navy Fleet forces under Admiral Duarte passed through the gates to the Laconia system where a new fleet and government was formed.

History Edit

Formed during the Free Navy Conflict, the Laconian First fleet consisted of former Martian Congressional Republic Navy ships. For thirty years Laconia remained in seclusion until it had replaced its former vessels with new ships built with technologies discovered through the Protomolecule. Laconia's new ships very vastly superior the those of the Sol powers containing self-healing armor and greatly increased missile capacity.

Within several months of establishing the Laconian government the first ship had been lauched at the Laconia shipyards. This ship the Proteus was deployed to the Slow Zone to install Rail-guns onto the Ring Station surface to support the Free Navy forces at Medina Station. Despite the Proteus having been seen by Free Navy personnel knowledge of Laconia having shipyards with which to build new vessels was not known to any of the Sol powers even thirty years later.

Upon the Laconia-Sol Conflict commencing, a single battleship was able to defeat and conquer the Transport Union, Martian Congressional Republic, and United Nations. Following the official ratification of the surrender and unification treaty, the Human empire was born, and along with it, the Unified Imperial Navy.

By this time, the original ships that left Mars for Laconia had been decommissioned for the new ships utilizing the new technologies. The entire Laconian Imperial Navy by this time consisted of over 100 ships with the Magnetar-class being the largest and most powerful by far[1].

PersonnelEdit

Thirty years after the settlement of Laconia, the main divide in the service was between the older, ex-Martian officers who had followed Duarte to the planet, and younger "greenblood" officers fully committed to Duarte's "great man" approach to imperial guidance. Such officers included Captain Santiago Singh, who saw all humans as citizens of the Laconian Empire and thus interpreted any opposition to Laconia as treasonous.

Imperial officers wore blue and white dress uniforms. Captain's rank insignia took the form of gold collar stars.[2]

Shipyards/Stations Edit

Shipyards Appears Notes
Laconia Station Strange Dogs Persepolis Rising (Books) A Ring Builder Empire shipyard discovered by an MCRN probe. Was used by the Empire of Laconia to create a fleet vastly superior to anything already existing.
Medina Station Persepolis Rising (Books) Captured from the Transport Union during Laconian emergence at Medina Station.

FleetsEdit

Fleet Appears Notes
First fleet Nemesis Games Persepolis Rising (Books) Composed of a third of the MCRN fleet that defected to Laconia. By the Laconia-Sol Conflict this fleet had been decomissioned.
Home fleet Persepolis Rising (Books) For the defense of the Laconia system and policing operations.

Known ships Edit

Designation Class Ship type Appearances Notes
Heart of the Tempest Magnetar-class Battlecruiser[3] Persepolis Rising (Books) Defeated the entire Earth-Mars Coalition Navy and Transport Union fleets.
Eye of the Typhoon Persepolis Rising (Books)
Voice of the Whirlwind Persepolis Rising (Books)
Proteus Proteus-class Battlecruiser[4] Abaddon's Gate (Books) The first ship produced at Laconia. Was used to send supplies to the Free Navy including the railguns for the Slow Zone.
Gathering Storm Pulsar-class Fast destroyer Persepolis Rising (Books) Captured by insurgents led by Bobbie Draper
Daskell Protector-class Destroyer Persepolis Rising (Books)
Ackermann Persepolis Rising (Books)
Ekandjo Persepolis Rising (Books)
Smith Persepolis Rising (Books)
Stover Persepolis Rising (Books)
Cleo Unknown-class Patrol ship Persepolis Rising (Books)
Lightbreaker Unknown-class Cargo ship Persepolis Rising (Books) Commandeered at Medina station for prisoner transfer.
Barkeith Donnager-class Battleship Nemesis Games (Books) One of the stolen third of the MCRN fleet. Barkeith vanished when entering the Laconia Gate by an anomaly caused by ships entering the gate moments before
Sagan Unknown Colony ship Strange Dogs (Books) The ship that transported the original settlers to Laconia eight years later it was still in orbit when the Empire of Laconia was formed[5]

Ship-classes in serviceEdit

Class Ship type Photo Notes
Magnetar-class Battlecruiser Often referred to as Battleship by non-Laconian forces.
Proteus-class Battlecruiser Phased out of service by Laconia-Sol Conflict
Donnager-class Battleship Donnager Render 1 One ship in the First fleet. Was destroyed by Ring gate anomaly before entering Laconia system
Protector-class Destroyer Several used to establish power across recently conquered Sol system.
Pulsar-class Fast destroyer

References

  1. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, Chapter 8, Singh
  2. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, Chapter 3, Singh
  3. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, Chapter 16, Singh
  4. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, Chapter 8, Singh (implied)
  5. The Expanse Novella: Strange Dogs