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Task Force 501

Task Force 501 (also known as the “Goryō”) was a joint Rikugun/Uchugun ad-hoc unit of the Star Army of Yamatai tasked with the transport and support of quick reaction Rikugun units, namely the Star Army Giretsu Century, Special Operations Fire Team, Star Army Teisatsu, etc. It was created in YE 42 and disbanded in YE 44. It was commanded by Taisa Sato Erika.


The Battle of Hanako's Star was a disastrous battle for the Star Army of Yamatai. One of the lessons learned from the battle was that the Kagai-Class Assault Ship was not an ideal platform to support Giretsu fulfilling space/boarding oriented tasks. Nor was the ship particularly ideal for quick reaction scenarios where said centuries and other quick reaction type units might be deployed on their own to support a legion's efforts or other objectives for the Star Army as a whole. A more nimble and well-armed vessel would be needed for the task.

Luckily, instead of redesigning a variant of the Kagai for the task, the Ke-S3-R4000 Rikugun Plumeria Deck Package already existed. Initially, Taisa Sato Erika wanted to push up a proposal to Star Army Command to ask for First Expeditionary Fleet to fulfill the role with their gunship squadrons. She quickly reconsidered, as 1XF would be too busy for this. Thus, she submitted a proposal asking for 20 Plumeria gunships to create a joint Rikugun/Uchugun task force to fill the role. Command transferred over only half that of old Plumeria 2Ds, which were refitted to the 2E model, and 12 Chaiki 1B models.

To ensure there was unit cohesion on the gunships, Taisa Sato Erika has done her best to staff the ships with fleet members that were familiar with Rikugun culture. Another notable quirk of the task force is ship commanders are officers that either started or spent a considerable time commanding centuries and Kagai classed vessels.

Details About Task Force 501

Currently, there are 8 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship with the Ke-S3-R4000 Rikugun Plumeria Deck Package configuration and 12 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer. As the Plumerias rarely do not operate together as a squadron, 2 Chiaki are attached to each deployed gunship. They serve as both stealthy escorts and aerial artillery assets to Rikugun forces operating on planets.

1st Gunship Squadron (TF501-G01)

Name Imperial Registry Number (IRN) Class Commander Status/Remarks
TF501-G01 Dock NK-TF501-316 Ikoi-Class Light Starbase Taii Korey Hensley Active
YSS Yukikaze NG-TF501-434 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship Shosa Sakurai Mizuki Active (Fromerly known as Truth's Vengenance)
YSS Asashio NG-TF501-438 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship Taii Fujita Yoko Active
YSS Harugumo NG-TF501-459 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship Taii Asher Saburo Active
YSS Agano NG-TF501-460 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship Taii Oshiro Fumika Active

2nd Gunship Squadron (TF501-G02)

Name Imperial Registry Number (IRN) Class Commander Status/Remarks
TF501-G02 Dock NK-TF501-317 Ikoi-Class Light Starbase Taii Brynja Arinori Active
YSS Noshiro NG-TF501-891 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship Shosa Jokichi Minase Active
YSS Inazuma NG-TF501-776 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship Taii Jeremiah Poole Active
YSS Asagumo NG-TF501-666 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship Taii Bergdis Ogawa Active
YSS Hatsuharu NG-TF501-899 Plumeria-class (2E) Medium Gunship Taii Thomas Mejia Active

501st Destroyer Squadron (TF501-D501)

Name Imperial Registry Number (IRN) Class Commander Status/Remarks
TF501-D501 Dock NK-TF501-318 Ikoi-Class Light Starbase Taii Auda Oshiro Active
YSS Kamikaze ND-TF501-800 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Shosa Yabuki Chikaku Active
YSS Minekaze ND-TF501-801 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Taii Brynhildr Andi Active
YSS Urakaze ND-TF501-802 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Chui Huld Goto Active
YSS Shimakaze ND-TF501-803 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Chui Anastasia Tetsuya Active
YSS Okikaze ND-TF501-804 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Taii Irim Masao Active
YSS Nokaze ND-TF501-805 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Chui Sean Randall Active
YSS Tachikaze ND-TF501-806 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Chui Miyagi Rika Active
YSS Sawakaze ND-TF501-807 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Chui Jason Velazquez Active
YSS Numakaze ND-TF501-808 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Taii Kelda Tetsuya Active
YSS Akikaze ND-TF501-809 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Chui Johnathan Sykes Active
YSS Kawakaze ND-TF501-810 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Chui Maxwell Nichols Active
YSS Yamakaze ND-TF501-811 Chiaki-class (1B) Escort Destroyer Chui James Sawajiri Active

Deployment Group

The following units are currently attached to or make use of the task force:

OOC Notes

Demibear created this article on 2020/03/08 01:12.

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