Wilkonian Imperial Navy
Active 14 Aug 1219 - Present
Country Wilkonia
Branch Navy
Role "Defend the coasts, trade lanes and vessels of the State from all enemies foreign and domestic. Render aid and assitance to all vessels in distress and maintain the right of free navigation for all peaceful vessels. Obey the commands of the Crown and defend the same against any harm"[1]
Size 248,804 Active Duty, 40,044 Reserve
Part of Ministry of Defense
Armed Forces of Wilkonia
Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Admiral Kenneth Rothschild
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Julio Batanga Garcia de Lopez

The Wilkonian Imperial Navy is the seniormost service amongst the four Regular Establishment services in the Armed Forces of Wilkonia. Numbering just under 300,000 persons counting both the regular and reserve units it is the second largest service amongst all of the Uniformed Services of Wilkonia and is the largest Navy in the world.[2] The Wilkonian Imperial Navy (WIN) dates its origins to the establishment of a formal Navy under the crown of the Kingdom of Wilkonia duringthe early years of the 50 years war. Since that time it has remained the foremost service in both funding and prestige in its original kingdom and in the united Empire formed at the start of the 16th Century.

Organization Edit

The Wilkonian Imperial Navy consits of a headquarters staff comprising all relevant function heads including Administration, Intelligence, Plans & Policies, Logistics, Communicaiton, and Medical. All serve under the direction of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. The remaining departments report directly to the Chief of Naval Operations and include the following elements:

Training and Doctrine Command Edit

Training and Doctrine Command is responsible for the recruitment, initial qualificaiton, and continuing professional development of all levels of the Navy. This includes operating the Basic Trianing School, Officer's Candidate School, and all Rating specific training programs. Additionally the command runs and operates the the Naval Command and General Staff College and the Naval Warfare College. These two instiutions allow for officers principally from the Navy but from other services as well to study an intensive 12 month program in the basics of naval warfare at the ship or squadron level and a capstone course in integrated naval strategy at the fleet level respectively.

Operations and Logistics Command Edit

Operations and Logistics command is responsible for operating all elements of logistical support not directly tied to base facilities including supply distribution and allocaiton. This is also the policy making brnach of the Navy responsible for promulgating for review and acceptance the articles governing daily operaiton of the naval force.

Information Support Division Edit

This is the technology support branch of the WIN whose purposes is to elverage technological advances to better supprot warfighters and to defend networked assets from intrusion by hostile forces. Operationally this is the cyber-warfare division of the WIN.

Fleet Command Edit

This includes all surface and sub-surface combatant forces within their current reporting structre. Fleet Command does not have operational control of these units during wartime as that is devolved to the relevant combatant command. Composition of standard forces is noted below.

Forces Command Edit

Atlantic Command Edit

Southern Command Edit

Pacific Command Edit

Personnel Edit

There are just under 300,000 total personnel reporting in the Wilkonian Imperial Navy and Wilkonian Imperial Navy Reserve operating from more than 42 posts and stations throughout the world but principally centered on the east and west coasts of Wilkonia.

Officers Edit

All officers hold a comission directly from the Crown. While promotions are meritoriously selected by the service branch the crown does retain the legal right to intercede in any and all promotions amongst the comissioned officer corps. Officers are selected from several paths, the most common the the Imperial Naval Academy in San Jose, Costa Rica District. An additional percentage are from the Coast Guard transfer program whereby line officer of the Wilkonian Coast Guard may apply for and receive selection for service with the Surface Fleet. Smaller percentages of officers are promoted from the Merchant Marine and the Enlisted Comissioning Program.

Pay GradeO-1O-2O-3O-4O-5O-6O-7O-8O-9O-10O-11
Insignia US Navy O1 insignia US Navy O2 insignia US Navy O3 insignia US Navy O4 insignia US Navy O5 insignia US Navy O6 insignia US Navy O7 insignia US Navy O8 insignia US Navy O9 insignia US Navy O10 insignia US Navy O11 insignia
Title Ensign Sub-Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Commander Commander Captain Commodore Rear Admiral Vice Admiral Admiral Fleet Admiral

Enlisted Edit

Enlistedpersonnel in the WIN are identified by both their rank and their rating. The rank represents command seniority while rating is indicative of job specialty the device for which is part of the rank insignia for all Petty Officers and Cheif Petty Officers

Pay Grade E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Insignia No Insignia WIN-E2 WIN-E3 WIN-E4 WIN-E5 WIN-E6 WIN-E7 WIN-E8 WIN-E9 WIN-E9Command WIN-E9Fleet
Title Seaman Recruit Seaman Seaman Apprentice Petty Officer, 3rd Class Petty Officer, 2nd Class Petty Officer, 1st Class Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Command Master Chief Petty Officer Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer

Ships Edit

Typical Formations Edit

There are five typical formations into which ships may be assigned for operations at sea. While operational authority devolves upon the Task Force Commander to augment or detach as neccessarry or as ordered the following represents the default organization of forces.

Task Force (Carrier) Edit

Carrier Battle Group 1
  • One (1) Carrier (CVN)
  • Three (3) Cruisers (CG or CGN)
  • Three (3) Destroyers (DDG or DDGN)
Carrier Battle Group 2
  • One (1) Carrier (CVN)
  • Three (3) Cruisers (CG or CGN)
  • Three (3) Destroyers (DDG or DDGN)

Task Force (Surface) Edit

Surface Action Group 1
  • Two (2) Cruisers (CG or CGN)
Surface Action Group 2
  • One (1) Destroyer (DDG or DDGN)
  • Two (2) Frigates (FFG)
Surface Action Group 3
  • One (1) Destroyer (DDG or DDGN)
  • Two (2) Frigates (FFG)
Surface Action Group 4
  • One (1) Destroyer (DDG or DDGN)
  • Two (2) Frigates (FFG)

Amphibious Squadron Edit

Expeditionary Strike Group[5]
  • One (1) Landing Helicopter Assaultship (LHA)
  • One (1) Landing Helicopter Dockship (LHD)
  • Two (2) Landing Platform Dockship (LPD)
  • Two (2) Dock Landing Ship (LSD)
Fire Support Group
  • Four (4) Frigates (FFG)

Submarine Squadron Edit

Patrol Group 1
  • Two (2) Guided Missile Submarines (SSGN) or Attack Submarines (SSN)
Patrol Group 2
  • Two (2) Guided Missile Submarines (SSGN) or Attack Submarines (SSN)
Patrol Group 3
  • Two (2) Guided Missile Submarines (SSGN) or Attack Submarines (SSN)
Patrol Group 4
  • Two (2) Guided Missile Submarines (SSGN) or Attack Submarines (SSN)

Underway Replenishment Squadron Edit

Supply Group
  • Two (2) Fast Combat Support Ships (T-AOE)
  • Two (2) Dry Cargo Supply Ships (T-AKE)
Fuel Group
  • Two (2) Fleet Oilers (T-AO)

Order of Battle Edit

Main article: Wilkonian Imperial Navy Order of Battle

The WIN Order of Battle Comprises the current listing of all active, retired, mothballed, and auhtorized for construction hulls that have been, are, or will be in service of the Crown. A summary overview will note that the current strength as of FY17 is:

CategoryTypeActiveDestroyedRetiredUnder Constructon
Carriers (CVN) 8 1 3
Amphibious (LHD) 5 7
(LPD) 5 7
(LSD) 5 7
(LHA) 6
Cruisers (CG) 18 1 9
(CGN) 23 19
Destroyers (DDG) 19 13
(DDGN) 32 18
Frigates (FFG) 46 14
Submarines (SSN) 19 2 5
Auxilliaries (T-AOE) 8
(T-AKE) 8
(T-AO) 8

Notes and references Edit

  1. PL103-99642 "Defense Reorganization and Authorization Act of 1933"
  2. based on draft tonnage of combatant vessels
  3. SR is indicated as a neutral rate, other field would designate an E-1 differently such as AR for Airman Recruit
  4. The PO abbreviation would be replaced with a rating appropriate code such as HM3 for Hospitalman's Mate 3rd (Medics)
  5. This is the authorized strength for an ESG. Currently no Amphibious Squadron supports a full ESG as LHA procurement has just reached final design stage and additional LPD and LSD requirements are being bid for construction