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CASTOFF Imperium Dispatch

Naval Organization:

Occidental Fleet:
Role: Protecting Imperial colonies and territories in the West
Potential adversaries: Charlegn, Avalshuk, Culexis, Maryan
Flagship: INS Sentinel

I. Battle Squadron:
INS Leviathan: 104

Oriental Fleet:
Role: Protecting Imperial trade and projecting power in the East
Potential adversaries: Amaxia, Tierra, Inwit, Jagiellus, Fugar
Flagship: INS Basileus

Channel Fleet:
Role: Protecting Imperial trade and projecting power in the Gluttio Strait and Gluttio Sea
Potential adversaries: Amaxia, Culexis, Zenaxia, Zenobia, Fortuna
Flagship: INS Sultan

Kranannis Fleet:
Role: Protecting Imperial trade and projecting power in Lake Krakannis and the Krak River
Potential adversaries: Charlegn, Inwit
Flagship: INS Kraken

*Basileus-class First Rate: 120

The new standard heavy warship of the Imperium, the Basileus-class First Rate was designed by famed naval architect Ioannis Saldor as part of the Imperial Fleet Modernization Pact after the heavy losses and invaluable experience after the Second Krakannis War. The Basileus-class is now being built to supplement the 110-gun ships of the line and replace the 104-gun and 100-gun ships of the line on a one to one basis.

Two Basileus-class ships are currently in service, with one fitting out, another under construction and four more planned. Due to the loss of the 104-gun ship Behemoth and the rapid build-up of the Amaxian Battlefleet, two additional ships of a shortened Basileus-class have been ordered. Dubbed the Strategos-class, these ships are 110-gun warships and are expected to be built more quickly than the Basileus. More 110-gun ships may be ordered if desired.

BW: 1242 (1386)/1362 (1506)
Ships:
Block 1 Ships:
INS Basileus: Replaced the INS Warden
INS Sultan: Replaced the INS Custodian

Block 2 Ships:
INS Imperator: Under construction

Armament:
Lower Deck: 32 36-pounder guns
Middle Deck: 34 24-pounder guns
Upper Deck: 34 12-pounder guns (Block 2 ships have 18-pounder guns)
Gaillard: 12 9-pounder guns (Block 2 ships have 12-pounder guns), 8 36-pounder carronades

Kraken-class First Rate: 112

The INS Kraken is a unique vessel, constructed during the Second Krakannis War as a strictly freshwater ship to operate on Lake Krakannis. The Kraken is unique in that it was designed without any gaillard decks - no forecastle, poop deck, or quarterdeck. This allowed her to have a reduced weight, while still retaining formidable firepower.

BW: 1170 (1986)
Ships:
INS Kraken: In active service, Flagship of the Krakannis Fleet

Armament:
Lower Deck: 30 36-pounder guns, 8 68-pounder carronades
Middle Deck: 30 24-pounder guns, 8 68-pounder carronades
Upper Deck: 30 18-pounder guns, 8 68-pounder carronades

*Strategos-class First Rate: 110

A shortened variant of the Basileus-class, the Strategos-class was designed by removing a pair of guns from each gundeck and four light guns from the Gaillards. The Strategos-class was ordered to increase the production rate of new First-Rate vessels for the Imperium by reducing the size and complexity of the design. They are fairly unpopular with the fleet as a result, despite not yet being finished.

BW: 1143 (1323)/1248 (1428)
Ships:
Block 1 Ships:
INS Strategos: Under construction
INS Marshal: Under construction

Block 2 Ships:
To be announced

Armament:
Lower Deck: 30 36-pounder guns
Middle Deck: 32 24-pounder guns
Upper Deck: 32 12-pounder guns (18-pounders from third vessel onwards)
Gaillards: 6 9-pounder guns (12-pounders from third vessel onwards), 10 36-pounder carronades

Custodian-class First Rate: 110

The old flagship class of the Imperial Battlefleet, the Custodian-class First Rate had three ships constructed to it's design. All three served with distinction. However, one, Warden, was lost in the First Krakannis War, and the lead ship Custodian was heavily damaged in the same engagement, forcing it to be scuttled. The last ship, Sentinel, continues to serve as flagship of the Occidental Fleet.

BW: 1188
Ships:
INS Custodian: Heavily damaged in the First Krakannis War, scuttled
INS Warden: Destroyed in the First Krakannis War
INS Sentinel: Flagship of the Occidental Fleet

Lower Deck: 30 36-pounder guns
Middle Deck: 32 24-pounder guns
Upper Deck: 32 12-pounder guns
Gaillard: 16 9-pounder guns

Leviathan-class First Rate: 104

Three ships are part of the Leviathan-class, constructed nearly fifty years ago. These 104-gun vessels are still tremendously powerful, yet are considered to be outgunned by the newest models of First-Rate warship. One of these ships, the Behemoth, was destroyed in battle, and another, the Goliath, was heavily damaged and is currently undergoing emergency repairs. The Leviathan-class ships are planned to be replaced as more Basileus-class ship enter service, although recent fleet losses have cast this into doubt.

BW: 1134 (1202)

Ships:
INS Leviathan: In active service
INS Behemoth: Destroyed in the Second Krakannis War
INS Goliath: Heavily damaged, undergoing emergecy repairs

Armament:
Lower Gundeck: 30 36-pounder guns, 2 68-pounder carronades
Middle Gundeck: 32 24-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 32 12-pounder guns
Gaillard: 4 9-pounder guns

Legatus-class First Rate: 100

The Legatus-class has two ships to it's name, which are powerful, yet obsolescent, vessels. The Legatus-class ships are being retired as the Basileus-class vessels enter service, being outgunned even by the new Second-Rate warships.

BW: 1110
Ships:
INS Legatus: In ordinary
INS Consul: In ordinary

Armament:
Lower Gundeck: 30 36-pounder guns
Middle Gundeck: 28 24-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 30 12-pounder guns
Gaillard: 12 9-pounder guns

*Triton-class Second Rate: 98

The Triton-class is now entering service as a replacement for old 90-gun, 84-gun, and 80-gun warships, along with the "Heavy 74" which carries a 24-pounder mid-deck armament.

BW: 1092 (1200)
Ships:
INS Triton: In active service
INS Neptune: In active service
INS Poseidon: In active service
INS Proteus: Under construction

Armament:
Lower Gundeck: 30 36-pounder guns
Middle Gundeck: 30 18-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 30 18-pounder guns
Gaillard: 2 12-pounder guns, 6 36-pounder carronades

Excelsior-class Second Rate: 90

BW: 966

Ships:
INS Excelsior: In active service
INS Superior: In ordinary
INS Superlative: In ordinary

Armament:
Lower Gundeck: 28 36-pounder guns
Middle Gundeck: 30 18-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 30 12-pounder guns
Gaillard: 2 12-pounder guns

Rex-class Third Rate: 84

BW: 1056 (1128)

Ships: 3 in active service, 2 in ordinary

Armament:
Middle Gundeck: 32 36-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 32 24-pounder guns
Gaillard: 16 12-pounder guns, 4 36-pounder carronades

Jovis-class Third Rate: 80

BW: 1008 (1080)

Ships: 4 in active service, 4 in ordinary

Armament:
Middle Gundeck: 30 36-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 32 24-pounder guns
Gaillard: 14 12-pounder guns, 4 36-pounder carronades

*Consul-class Third Rate: Heavy 74

BW: 918 (990)

Ships: 11 in active service, 2 in ordinary

Armament:
Middle Gundeck: 28 36-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 30 24-pounder guns
Gaillard: 12 9-pounder guns, 4 36-pounder carronades

*Senatus-class Third Rate: 74

BW: 828 (900)

Ships: 33 in active service, 2 in ordinary

Armament:
Middle Gundeck: 28 36-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 30 18-pounder guns
Gaillard: 12 9-pounder guns, 4 36-pounder carronades

Ardent-class Fourth Rate: 64

BW: 564 (744)

Ships: 5 in active service

Armament:
Middle Gundeck: 26 24-pounder guns
Upper Gundeck: 26 18-pounder guns
Gaillard: 4 9-pounder guns, 10 36-pounder carronades

48-gun Fifth Rate:

Armament:
Lower Gundeck:
Middle Gundeck:
Upper Gundeck:
Gaillard:

40-gun Fifth Rate:

Armament:
Lower Gundeck:
Middle Gundeck:
Upper Gundeck:
Gaillard:

38-gun Fifth Rate:

Armament:
Lower Gundeck:
Middle Gundeck:
Upper Gundeck:
Gaillard:

32-gun Fifth Rate:

Armament:
Lower Gundeck:
Middle Gundeck:
Upper Gundeck:
Gaillard:

28-gun Sixth Rate:

Armament:
Lower Gundeck:
Middle Gundeck:
Upper Gundeck:
Gaillard:

24-gun Sixth Rate:

Armament:
Lower Gundeck:
Middle Gundeck:
Upper Gundeck:
Gaillard:

20-gun Sixth Rate:

Upper Deck: 20 9-pounder long guns
Gaillard: 6 18-pounder carronades

Bloodhound-class Corvette: 18
14 6-pounder long guns, 4 18-pounder carronades or 2 6-pounder long guns, 16 18-pounder carronades

Archer-class Brig-Sloop: 12
2 6-pounder long guns, 10 18-pounder carronades

French ship Acheron = scan of USS Constitution
Caledonia-class ship of the line
Ocean-class ship of the line
United States floating battery Demologos (first steam)
Ottoman ship Mahmudiye (+three decks: https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=14983)
Licorne cannon, Falconet cannon, and Columbiad cannon
Galley, Galiot, Galleas, Xebec, Galleon, Carrack, Fluyt, Cog
Adler von Lubeck
Hired armed vessels
French Frigate Hortense
HMS St. Lawrence
HMS Victory/Royal Sovereign
HMS Royal Albert
HMS Duke of Wellington (131-gun)
French ship Bretagne (1855)
Pallas-class Frigate
Paixhans gun
USS Congress (1844)
Heated shot
Gunboat war

A carronade weighs a third as much and used a third of the gunpowder charge as a long gun firing the same cannonball. Thus, an eight or nine-pounder long gun can be replaced by a 24-pounder carronade; a six-pounder by an 18-pounder carronade; a 12-pounder by a 36-pounder carronade; and so forth.

Due to continuous upgrades of firepower, the Imperium has established a standard cannon system.

Standard Lower Deck: 36-pounder long gun
Standard Middle Deck: 18/24-pounder long gun, 68-pounder carronade
Standard Upper Deck: 12/18-pounder long gun,
Standard Gaillard Deck: 9/12-pounder long gun, 24/36-pounder carronade
Standard Light Guns: 4/6-pounder long guns, 12/18-pounder carronades, 0.5-pounder swivel guns

Frigates only have one or two decks and the Gaillard. Heavy Frigates would carry an 18/24-pounder deck and a gaillard deck. Medium Frigates would carry a 12/18-pounder deck and a gaillard deck. Light Frigates and Post Ships would carry a single gaillard deck.

Heavy Frigate: 18/24
Medium Frigate: 12/18
Light Frigate: 8/9/12
Post Ship: 6/8

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