Mechyrdian Navy

The Mechyrdian Navy (Mec. Štelflót) is the interplanetary warfare service branch of the Mechyrdian Armed Forces. It is one of two uniformed service branches of the Empire of Mechyrdia, the other being the Mechyrdian Army.

Ships

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Tylan Navy

The Tylan Republic also has ships of its own navy: they use the same designs as Mechyrdian ships, albeit with blue trims instead of gold trims in order to distinguish between the two navies.

Technologies

Technology Description
Power generation Carbon combustion Smaller ships, especially those on stealth missions, burn hydrocarbons and oxygen to generate power.
Nuclear fission Medium-size ships use nuclear fission in thorium reactors to generate power. The waste is jettisoned into deep, interstellar space, never to be found again.
Nuclear fusion The largest ships use nuclear fusion of hydrogen to generate power.
Particle weapons Particle cannons Cannons that fire large pulsed bolts of assorted high-energy exotic particles.
Beam lances Direct-fire lances that fire solid beams of exotic massless particles.
Mega Giga Cannon Fires an extremely massive and dense beam of energetic particles, some of which aren't even native to the local universe, capable of vaporizing a large asteroid in one shot.
Missile weapons Positron torpedo Missiles with positron warheads, intended to cause an explosion on the enemy ship hull.
Boarding torpedo Missiles with transponder warheads, intended to allow Navy soldiers to board enemy ships via transportarium.
Deflector shields Negative-energy fields Negative energy is created through the Woodward effect. Shield projectors polarize the field in order for it to only absorb enemy projectiles and weapons, while letting the ship's own scanner waves and projectiles pass through. Once the field is created, it cannot be recharged until it is completely depleted, so deflector shields have a certain amount of damage they can take before needing to be recharged.
Hull armor Minsteel alloy Mineralized steel is extremely durable, making it the perfect candidate to make a starship out of. It's not as expensive as some other candidates, as it is easy to replicate from raw matter in an atom printer.
It's made of alloyed layers of iron, carbon, zinc, tungsten, chromium, vanadium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, and crystal zanite. Zanite is what gives the alloy its strength, and is only found on a few worlds, so natural zanite is highly coveted. Industrial zanite, however, is made in particle printers, and is more reliable as it doesn't have the impurities of natural zanite.
Scanners Bulk radar (active) Bounces bulkspace tachyons off of distant objects to scan around the ship, faster than even light would allow.
Particle capture (passive) Captures particles of radiation in order to scan passively for things.
FTL comms Bulkspace radio Uses bulkspace to communicate with other ships instantaneously across long distances. Encryption is done with lattice-based cryptography, as earlier cryptosystems such as RSA or elliptic-curve can easily be cracked by a quantum computer.
FTL drive Bulkdrive Ship jumps into bulkspace at origin. Ship flies through bulkspace. Ship exits bulkspace at destination. More information can be found in the Bulkspace article.
STL comms IPv12 A tried-and-true technology dating from the Age of Earth, the Internet Protocol, having reached its 12th version number, is used on ship computers to communicate with one another, both wirelessly and over wire.
STL drive Propellantless impulse Uses the (formerly controversial) Woodward effect, the same mechanism used to create the negative-energy deflector shields. LRC circuit pylons are arranged such that the inductor and capacitor are pushed together and pulled apart in timing with the changes in energy and inertia, creating a net motive force.
Replicators Atom printers Atom printers take nucleonic matter in any form, and rearrange the protons, neutrons, and electrons to produce an output according to a material pattern.
Particle printers Particle printers are similar to atom printers, however they print the raw leptons and quarks of matter. They can also manipulate bulkspace particles, making them much more versatile for printing rare exotic-particle-bound minerals, such as hyprite, zanite, or gravitite.
Transport Transportarium beam gates Creates a wormhole where a person is and where they are being sent. Person walks through the wormhole.
Shuttles It's a shuttlecraft; about twice the volume of a 2001 Honda Civic, shuttle are used for transport between ships when transportaria would be unreliable.

Departments and Ranks

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The Mechyrdian Navy has six departments:

Name Translation Description
Imperj Command The top authority of the fleet, Fleet Command is in charge of making sure people and ships are where they need to be.
Šlaht Battle Fleet Battle is in charge of tactics and strategy during wartime. During peacetime, they are in charge of making sure the fleet is ready for any surprise attacks, as well as practicing battle.
Mehanic Engineering Fleet Engineering is in charge of maintaining ships, stations, and various other pieces of space military infrastructure. They are often rumored by sailors of foreign navies to be able to turn pebbles into pistols.
Medical Medical Fleet Medical is in charge of making sure the crews of Mechyrdian ships and stations are healthy and happy.
Sciencj Science Fleet Science is in charge of cataloging and analyzing scientific anomalies, as well as blowing them up if the need arises.
Operacióna Operations Fleet Operations is in charge of inter-ship communications, provisioning supplies, and fleet intelligence.

There are also fourteen ranks for commissioned officers: eight non-admiralty, six admiralty.


Navy department insigniae


Navy rank insigniae

Flagship

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The current flagship of the Mechyrdian Navy is the CMŠ Epicheirema. The historical flagships of the Navy have been:

Ship name and registry Ship class and tonnage Operational during Known for
CMŠ Epicheirema (CCLN-2) Ferthlon-class cruiser 0-17 UC Defense of Mechyrd during the Mechyrdian Revolution
Location of the signing of the Treaty of Vensca by Ciar Nicólei and the Tylan Theocracy's leadership
CMŠ Patefaktio (BLN-19) Potestas-class battlecruiser 17-136 UC Usage as a mobile support base for rebuilding Tylan society after the Tylan Revolution
Destruction during the American Millennium Attack by the Vestigium
CMŠ Epicheirema (CCLF-23) Vensca-class cruiser 141-142 UC Launch base from which Corporal Štertów boarded Khagan Atzal Arka's ship during the Arkant Horde's invasion of Mechyrdia
CMŠ Intrepida (AHF-37) Tyla-class battleship 144-204 UC Leading the defense of Mechyrd during the Ferthlon Insurrection
Conducting the Scouring, the forced exile of Ferthlonese rebels to Diadochi space
CMŠ Legionnar (ALAF-51) Nova Roma-class battleship 208-242 UC First ship to have a Mega Giga Cannon on its bow instead of torpedo launchers
Meeting place where the counterattack against the Ilkhan Commune was coordinated
Location where the Treaty of Niskon was signed by Mechyrdia, Fulkreykk, and the Ilkhan Commune's surrendering leaders
Facing little action during the Fulkreyksk Cold War
CMŠ Epicheirema (ACLX-67) Languavarth-class battleship 254 UC-present Current flagship of the Mechyrdian Navy