Fourth Fleet is the primary border control and early warning fleet for the Star Army of Yamatai. It is composed mostly of ships manned by rangers. It is nominally headquartered in the Bard Cluster, but is strategically deployed across most of Yamatai's border systems.
While “Sword's Edge” was the motto of Fourth Fleet since before the formation of the Rangers, the Rangers were also part of the identically named “Sword's Edge” subdivision of Star Army Special Operations. This was entirely a happy coincidence but is considered good luck by members of Fourth Fleet.
Fourth Fleet's mission is based around facilitating Star Army Reconnaissance's role of forward observation. It ensures that there is a Star Army presence of some kind within all systems where the Yamataian border ends. Usually, these are out-of-life ships which are populated by hardy self-reliant personnel such as rangers.
Fourth Fleet is mainly composed of out-of-life or almost out-of-life starships that are by and large maintained and supplied by their own crew. The most used ship is the Yuuko-class Gunboat.
Fourth Fleet also maintains some legacy ships that it is slowly transferring out to other Fleets as necessary.
|Division||# of Ships|
|4SF Operations Group||28|
|4SF Colonization Group||2|
Current as of: 6/14/33
The Fourth Fleet of the Star Army of Yamatai is a replacement fleet for the old Fourth Fleet, which was destroyed in combat at the Battle of Tami, in YE 28. Kestral Bowman was largely responsible for the destruction at the hands of the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX). Reformed finally after the losses in YE 30 and renamed the Fourth Standard Fleet (4th), it is under the command of Taisho Shinja Rika.
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