Veridian Union Navy

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Veridian Union Navy
The Seal of the Navy
CountryVeridian Union
RolePower projection, crisis response, and direct action
Size134,300 active duty personnel[1]
68,000 reserve personnel[1]
143 deployable ships[1]
1,200+ aircraft[1]
Part ofMilitary Council Building
HeadquartersCape Hope
Motto"Non sibi sed patriae" (["Not for self but for country"] Error: {{Lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help))
ColorsBlue, White   
March"Of the Seas"
President of the Union Military CouncilRonald Tusk
Veridian Secretary of DefenseRobert Campbell
Anchor, Constitution, and Eagle

The Veridian Union Navy (VUN) is the naval warfare service branch of the Veridian Union Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the Veridian Union. The Navy is one the most capable navy in the world. The service has 134,300 personnel on active duty and 68,400 in the Navy Reserve.

The V.U. Navy traces its origins to the Veridian Navy, which was established during the Kalatianburg Kingdom and was effectively disbanded as a separate entity in the 1920s. It played the central role in the . It is a blue-water navy with the ability to project force onto the littoral regions of the world, engage in forward areas during peacetime, and rapidly respond to regional crises, making it a frequent actor in Veridian Union foreign and military policy.


Operating Forces

Shore Establishments

Relationships with other Branches





The names of commissioned ships of the V.U. Navy are prefixed with the letters "VUS", designating "Veridian Union Ship". Non-commissioned, civilian-manned vessels of the navy have names that begin with "VUNS", standing for "Veridian Union Naval Ship" The names of ships are officially selected by the Military Council, often to honor important people or places. Additionally, each ship is given a letter-based hull classification symbol (for example, CVN or DDG) to indicate the vessel's type and number. All ships in the navy inventory are placed in the Naval Vessel Register, which is part of "the Navy List." The register tracks data such as the current status of a ship, the date of its commissioning, and the date of its decommissioning. Vessels that are removed from the register prior to disposal are said to be stricken from the register. The Navy also maintains a reserve fleet of inactive vessels that are maintained for reactivation in times of need.

Aircraft carriers

The Navy had established a minimum requirement for 4 aircraft carriers, but dropped to 3 when budgetary concerns took precedence in 1992,

An aircraft carrier is typically deployed along with a host of additional vessels, forming a carrier strike group. The supporting ships, which usually include three or four Sheild-equipped destroyers, a frigate, and two attack submarines, are tasked with protecting the carrier from air, missile, sea, and undersea threats as well as providing additional strike capabilities themselves. Ready logistics support for the group is provided by a combined ammunition, oiler, and supply ship. Modern carriers are named after famous historical Veridian men and women.

Amphibious warfare vessels

Amphibious assault ships are the centerpieces of VU amphibious warfare and fulfill the same power projection role as aircraft carriers except that their striking force centers on land forces instead of aircraft. They deliver, command, coordinate, and fully support all elements of a 2,200-strong Marine Expeditionary Unit in an amphibious assault using both air and amphibious vehicles. Resembling small aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships are capable of V/STOL, STOVL, VTOL, tiltrotor, and rotary wing aircraft operations. They also contain a well deck to support the use of Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) and other amphibious assault watercraft. Recently, amphibious assault ships have begun to be deployed as the core of an expeditionary strike group, which usually consists of an additional amphibious transport dock and dock landing ship for amphibious warfare and a Shield-equipped destroyer, frigate, and attack submarine for group defense.


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Destroyers are multi-mission medium surface ships capable of sustained performance in anti-air, anti-submarine, anti-ship, and offensive strike operations. Like cruisers, guided missile destroyers are primarily focused on surface strikes using Tomahawk missiles and fleet defense through Aegis and the Standard missile. Destroyers additionally specialize in anti-submarine warfare and are equipped with VLA rockets and LAMPS Mk III Sea Hawk helicopters to deal with underwater threats. When deployed with a carrier strike group or expeditionary strike group, destroyers and their fellow Aegis-equipped cruisers are primarily tasked with defending the fleet while providing secondary strike capabilities. With very few exceptions, destroyers are named after V.U Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard heroes.

Frigates and Littoral combat ships

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Modern V.U. frigates mainly perform anti-submarine warfare for carrier and expeditionary strike groups and provide armed escort for supply convoys and merchant shipping. They are designed to protect friendly ships against hostile submarines in low to medium threat environments, using torpedoes and LAMPS helicopters. Independently, frigates are able to conduct counter drug missions and other maritime interception operations.

Mine countermeasures ships

Mine countermeasures vessels are a combination of minehunters, a naval vessel that actively detects and destroys individual naval mines, and minesweepers, which clear mined areas as a whole, without prior detection of the mines. The navy has approximately a dozen of these in active service, but the mine countermeasure (MCM) role is also being assumed by the incoming classes of littoral combat ships. MCM vessels have mostly legacy names of previous US Navy ships, especially WWII-era minesweepers.

Patrol boats

A patrol boat is a relatively small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defense duties. There have been many designs for patrol boats, though the navy currently only has a single class. They may be operated by a nation's navy or coast guard, and may be intended for marine ("blue water") and/or estuarine or river ("brown water") environments. The Navy has approximately a dozen in active service, which are mainly used for home port patrols and drug interdiction missions. The navy's current class of patrol boats have names based on weather phenomena.


All current and planned V.U Navy submarines are nuclear-powered, as only nuclear propulsion allows for the combination of stealth and long duration, high-speed sustained underwater movement that makes modern nuclear submarines so vital to a modern blue-water navy. The V.U Navy operates three types: ballistic missile submarines, guided missile submarines, and attack submarines.

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