The Unofficial ESU Fleet Roster

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** Destroyer Flotilla **
Designation Comprised of ~NPV MASS ----------- ------------ ---- ---- DD Group 1 1xCL, 2xDD 348 104 DD Group 2 1xDDH, 3xDD 394 118 DD Group 3 1xCL, 3xDD, 1xFF, 2xCT 610 182 DD Group 6 2xDDH, 4xDD, 1xDDM 696 208 DD Group 7 5xDDH 575 170 DD Group 10 3xCL, 7xDD, 7xFF, 3xCT 1792 536 DD Group 12 3xDD, 3xDDM 561 168 DD Group 15 1xCL, 4xFF, 3xCT 598 178 DD Group 17 3xDD, 3xFF 498 150 DD Group 18 1xCL, 1xDDH, 2xDDM, 3xDD 744 230 DD Group 20 1xCL, 1xDD, 3xFF 474 142 DD Group 21 4xDDH, 4xFF 752 224 DD Group 22 3xCL, 4xDD, 3xFF 1077 292 DD Group 23 1xCL, 1xDDM, 3xDD, 1xFF 608 178 DD Group 24 8xDD 744 224 DD Group 26 2xCL, 1xDDM, 2xDD 604 180 DD Group 27 5xDD, 5xFF, 5xCT 1070 320 DD Group 28 3xCL, 1xDDH, 6xDD, 1xFF 1232 368 DD Group 29 4xCL, 4xDDH 1108 328 DD Group 31 1xCE, 2xCL, 4xDD, 3xFF 1116 334 DD Group 32 3xDD, 6xFF, 2xCT 813 244 DD Group 33 2xDD, 7xCT 522 154 DD Group 36 6xDD, 7xFF 1069 322 DD Group 37 2xCL, 4xDD, 4xFF, 3xCT 1132 338 DD Group 38 3xCL, 1xDDH, 4xDD, 3xFF 1336 344 DD Group 39 4xDD, 7xFF, 5xCT 1123 336 DD Group 41 2xCL, 5xDD, 2xFF 935 280 DD Group 42 1xCL, 2xDDH, 5xDD, 2xFF 1003 300 DD Group 45 2xCL, 4xDDH, 5xDD, 3xFF, 1xCT 1516 452 DD Group 47 1xCL, 1xDD, 3xFF 474 142 DD Group 51 2xCL, 5xDD, 4xFF 1081 324 DD Group 52 1xCL, 1xDDM, 3xDD, 1xFF, 1xFFE 683 204 DD Group 55 3xDD, 3xFF, 3xFFE, 2xCT 819 244 DD Group 61 2xCL, 5xDD, 3xFF, 2xCT 1104 330 DD Group 62 3xCL, 4xDD, 2xFF 1004 300 DD Group 63 5xDD, 6xFF 903 272 DD Group 67 2xCL, 5xDD, 3xFF 1008 302 DD Group 70 2xCL, 1xDD, 6xFF 855 256 DD Group 75 4xDD, 2xFF, 5xCT 758 226
** Cruiser Squadrons **
Designation Comprised of ~NPV MASS ----------- ------------ ---- ---- Squadron 1 1xCAH, 2xCL, 2xDD, 1xFF 845 252 Squadron 2 1xCA, 2xCL, 3xDD, 2xFF 989 294 Squadron 4 1xCE, 3xCL 687 204 Squadron 5 1xCAH, 2xDDH 492 146 Squadron 7 2xCAH, 5xCL, 1xDDM, 3xDD 1707 508 Squadron 9 1xCE, 5xDD, 2xFF 812 244 Squadron 11 2xCE, 1xCL, 1xDDH 679 202 Squadron 14 1xCAH, 3xCL, 2xDDH, 7xDD 1629 486 Squadron 15 1xCAH, 2xCL 586 174 Squadron 18 1xCA, 2xDDM, 5xDD 893 266 Squadron 21 1xCAH, 1xCE+, 2xCL, 2xDDH, 1568 458 4xDD, 2xFF Squadron 23 1xCAH, 3xCL, 4xDD, 2xFF 1266 378 Squadron 24 2xCAH, 3xCL, 2xDDM, 2xDD 1546 412 Squadron 26 2xCAH, 2xCA, 3xCE, 4xDD 1778 588 Squadron 28 3xCA, 2xCL, 4xDD 1416 418 Squadron 31 1xCAH, 2xDDM, 3xDD, 1xFFE, 949 284 2xFF Squadron 32 2xCA, 2xDDH, 2xDD 896 264 Squadron 33 2xCAH, 4xDDH, 4xDD 1356 404 Squadron 36 1xCAH, 1xCL, 3xDD, 1xFF 776 232 Squadron 38 1xCA, 1xDDH, 1xDDM, 2xDD 635 188 Squadron 42 1xBC, 2xCAH, 1xCE, 2xCL, 1737 518 2xDDH, 2xFF Squadron 48 3xBC, 2xCAH, 2xDDH, 4xDD 2710 618 Squadron 49 1xCA, 2xCL, 3xDD, 2xFF, 1xFFE 991 316 Squadron 50 1xCA, 2xDDM, 2xDD 614 182 Squadron 52 1xCA, 2xCL, 4xDD 936 278 Squadron 56 1xCAH, 3xDDH 607 180 Squadron 58 1xBC, 2xCA, 2xDD 1078 290 Squadron 64 2xCA, 3xCL, 4xDD, 1xFF 1411 418 Squadron 69 1xCAH, 3xDDH, 4xFF 899 268 Squadron 72 1xCA, 3xDDH 585 172
** Sector Battlegroups **
Designation Comprised of ~NPV MASS ----------- ------------ ---- ---- Sector I - Core Worlds Nova Moskva Military District Minsk/Nova Moskva 2xCVA, 3xCVL, 2xSDN, 3xBDN, 10447 + ftrs 3294 2xBB, 1xBCE, 4xBC, 1xCE+, 2xCL, 4xDDH, 10xDD, 8xFF, 10xScoutship Military District Kunming 1xBDN, 1xCVL, 1xBC, 2xCE 1684 + ftrs 502 Military District Leningrad 1xSDN, 1xCVL, 1xBB, 1xBC/B, 2204 + ftrs 646 1xCE, 2xScoutship Military District Anshan 1xSDN, 1xCVL, 1xBB, 1xBCE, 2508 + ftrs 738 2xCA, 3xScoutship Military District Nanjing 1xBDN, 1xCVL, 1xBC, 3xCL, 1810 + ftrs 538 2xScoutship Military District Leonid Brezhnev 1xCVA, 2xBC, 2xCE, 2xCL, 8xDD, 3320 + ftrs 980 4xFFE, 4xScoutship Military District Hefei 1xSDN, 1xCVL, 1xBC, 2xFFE 1725 + ftrs 508 Military District Vice Adm Ivan Vilkov 1xBDN, 1xCVL, 1xBB, 2xCA, 1xCE 2037 + ftrs 604 Military District Frunze 1xSDN, 1xCVL, 1XBB, 1xBC, 2504 + ftrs 738 2xCA, 3xScoutship Military District Kalinin 1xSDN, 1xBDN, 1xBB, 1xBC/M, 1835 + BC/M + ftrs 1xCA 638? Sector 2 - Inner Colonies Chiang Military District Vice Adm Nie Zhenjia/ 2xCVL, 1xBDN, 2xBB, 2xBC/B, 5217 + ftrs 1564 Vice Adm Zhang Kuiji 3xCA, 2xCE, 1xCL, 2xDDH, 3xDD, 2xFFE, 6xFF 61 Cygni Military District Baku/Admiral Gorshkov 2xCVA, 1xSDN, 1xBCE, 2xBC, 6040 + ftrs 1772 2xCAH, 3xCA, 1xCE+, 2xCL, 2xDDH, 4xDD, 4xFF GJ 1221 Military District Vice Adm Nie Lianzhong 1xCVL, 1xBC, 2xCA, 2xCE, 3xCL, 3108 + ftrs 922 2xDDM, 3xDD, 5xFF, 4xScoutship Military District Marshal Zakharov 1xCVL, 2xBC, 2xBC/B, 2xCAH, 4408 + ftrs 1132 2xCA, 1xCE, 2xCL, 4xDD, 7xScoutship Military District Yingtan 1xSDN, 1xCVL, 2xBC, 2xCE, 2373 + ftrs 702 4xScoutship Military District Kaiyuang 1xBDN, 1xCVL, 1xBB, 1xBC/M, 2098 + BC/M + ftrs 1xCAH, 2xCA 716? Military District Admiral Kuznetsov 1xCVA, 1xBB, 2xCA, 1xCE, 7xDD, 2752 + ftrs 808 2xFFE, 2xScoutship Military District Yinchuan 1xBDN, 1xCVL, 1xBB, 1xBC/B, 2070 + ftrs 618 2xCE Altair Military District Slava ("Glory") 2xBDN, 1xBB, 2xCA 1782 + ftrs /Chervona Moskva ("Spirit of Moscow") 532 Military District Fushun 1xBDN, 1xCVL, 1xBC, 1xBC/M, 1836 + BC/M + ftrs 2xCA, 5xScoutship 646? Military District Yuri Andropov/ 2xSDN, 2xBB, 1xBC/B, 1xBC/M, 3110 + BC/M + ftrs Adm Zheglov 2xCAH 1016? Sector 3 - Outer Colonies Nikolayev Military District Kirov 1xCVA, 1xBB, 1xBCE, 1xCAH, 3363 + ftrs 990 2xCA, 2xCE, 4xDD, 3xFF, 4xScoutship Mu Cassiopeia Military District Orel 1xCVA, 1xCVL, 1xBC, 1xCAH, 2927 + ftrs 860 2xCL, 4xDD, 3xFF, 4xScoutship Vega Military District Kiev 1xCVA, 1xBB, 2xBC/M, 2xCA, 3471 + ftrs 1036 3xCL, 2xDDH, 5xDD Mu Herculis Military District Marshal Sorokin/Marshal 3xCVL, 1xBDN, 1xCE+, 2xCE, 5639 + ftrs 1370 Kornienko/Marshal 5xCL, 9xDD, 2xFFE, 3xFF Sidorov Wolf 46 Military District Tbilisi 1xCVA, 1xBDN, 2xBB, 1xBC/M, 3676 + ftrs 1086 1xBC, 2xCA, 2xDDM, 2xDD, 6xScoutship Eta Cassiopeia Military District Changsha 1xCVA, 2xBB, 1xBC/B, 2xCA, 3665 + ftrs 1082 2xCL, 5xDD, 5xFF, 5xScoutship Xi Bootes Military District Jinan 1xCVL, 2xCAH, 3xCL, 2xDDH, 2333 + ftrs 692 4xDD, 2xFF, 3xScoutship BD+02 3312 Military District Qin Jiwei/Gao Xinchung 2xCVL, 1xBDN, 2xBC, 1xCL, 3110 + ftrs 926 1xDDM, 4xDD, 4xFF, 4xScoutship Nova Sebastopol Military District Krechyet 1xCVA, 2xBB, 1xCAH, 2xCA, 4000 + ftrs 1182 4xDDH, 2xDDM, 6xDD, 6xFF GJ 1230 Military District Marshal Nikolev 1xCVL, 2xBB, 2xBC/M, 1xBC, 3678 + ftrs 1096 2xCAH, 4xDDH, 2xFFE, 3xFF, 5xScoutship ? - need to double-check BPV one of these days...

ESU Notes: ESU Notes II: Ship Design Notes:

FFE - Realizing their Achilles Heel against missile and fighter swarms, the ESU attempted to fill this gap by building the KRIVAK Class escort frigate. Unfortunately, while cheap compared to other escort ships, it had almost no staying power in combat, and could not dish out any appreciable damage. In addition to that, in order to be of any worth this class of ship could not be assigned as the sole anti-fighter/missile platform of a squadron. So usually 2 or more were assigned, if at all.
Service details

First entered service: 2170
Currently in ESU service: 20
Lost in action: 4
Decommissioned/scrapped: 2
Relegated to reserve fleet: 0
Sold to other forces: 2
Under construction: 2
Procurement cost: 750 MUCr
Ships in class: KRIVAK, BDITEL'NYY (Vigilant), DOSTOYNYY (Dignified), STOROZHEVOY (Guarding), RAZUMNYY (Sensible), DRUZHNYY (Amicable), DEYATEL'NYY (Active)

DDM - The ESU never really subscribed to the FSE's point of view with regards to missiles and expendable ordnance, but they did design a few ship classes with salvo-missiles as their primary armament. Generally they did not fulfill the desires of their designers. The KASHIN Class destroyer was one of those design attempts. Unfortunately, since it's salvo-missile load was a one-shot deal, and required the removal of the original design's Class-2 batteries, this ship class was ill-suited for independent operations. The plus side of this design is that the salvo-missile package the KASHIN destroyers carried was usually of the 'extended-range' variety, allowing them to generally get the first hit in.
Service details

First entered service: 2169
Currently in ESU service: 26
Lost in action: 7
Decommissioned/scrapped: 3
Relegated to reserve fleet: 2
Sold to other forces: 5
Under construction: 0
Procurement cost: 940 MUCr
Ships in class: KASHIN, RESHITEL'NYY (Decisive), SDERZHANNYY (Cautious), SMETLIVYY (Intelligent), SKORYY (Swift), KRASNY KRYM (Red Crimea), NEUSTRASHIMYY (Undaunted), NEPRISTUPNYY (Unassailable), NEPOKORNYY (Unruly), (more)

CE+ - A 'defensive close-support' variant to the BEIJING/B, this was one of the ESU's most successful escort-type ships. And in fact, one of the most successful escort-type ships in all the four powers, with the exception being the few CL+ KRONPRINZ WILHELM escort variants. Although the ESU have no plans to continue building this model, as they are looking into an upgraded version.
Service details

First entered service: 2159
Currently in ESU service: 5
Lost in action: 9
Decommissioned/scrapped: 7
Relegated to reserve fleet: 3
Sold to other forces: 4
Under construction: 0
Procurement cost: 2030 MUCr
Ships in class: TUMAN (Snow Leopard), LEGKIY (Light), BODRYY (Brave), (more)

BC/B - This variation to the MANCHURIA class battlecruiser, the LUDA class was meant to be an 'in your face' ship-killer, replacing the two 3-arc Class-3 batteries with two 3-arc pulse torps. It has acquitted itself well in combat.
Service details

First entered service: 2179
Currently in ESU service: 11
Lost in action: 7
Decommissioned/scrapped: 3
Relegated to reserve fleet: 2
Sold to other forces: 3
Under construction: 4
Procurement cost: 3120 MUCr
Ships in class: LUDA, RETIVYY (Zealous), BEZZAVETNYY (Conscientious), ZADORNYY (Provocative), BEZUKORIZNENNY (Irreproachable), LADNYY (Friendly), PROYVISTYY (Impetuous), (more)

BCE - Looking for an upgrade or replacement for the BEIJING/B close-in defense cruiser (CE+), the KRESTA class escort battlecruiser was created as another design option for the ESU Navy. With a suite of 6 PDS' and 2 Area Defence Fire Controls, the KRESTA could easily cover any one ship from most anti-fighter/missile attacks, or spread it's defensive umbrella to cover two different ships. It proved to be one of the more versatile escort ships in the ESU fleet. And it carries sufficient mid-range armament to hold its own in combat. Its main drawback is the pricetag.
Service details

First entered service: 2176
Currently in ESU service: 7
Lost in action: 3
Decommissioned/scrapped: 3
Relegated to reserve fleet: 0
Sold to other forces: 1
Under construction: 2
Procurement cost: 3160 MUCr
Ships in class: KRESTA, AMETIST, RUBIN, ZOZULYA, GORDI, SKORY, (more)

BC/M - The UDALOY ("Daring") class battlecruiser was the ESU's attempt to design an ordnance-expending heavy ship that still retained the ability to sustain independent operations. It has met with mixed results.
Service details

First entered service: 2178
Currently in ESU service: 13
Lost in action: 4
Decommissioned/scrapped: 1
Relegated to reserve fleet: 2
Sold to other forces: 2
Under construction: 1
Procurement cost: 3120 MUCr
Ships in class: UDALOY (Daring), SIMFEROPOL, REZVYY (Lively), REZKIY (Brusque), RAZITEL'NYY (Wrathful), GROZYASHCHIY (Dissuasive), NEUKROTIMYY (Indomitable), BESSMENNYY (Vigilant), GROMKIY (Thunderous), GORDELIVYY (Trustworthy), R'YANYY (Spirited), REVNOSTNYY (Roaring), PYTLIVYY (Curious) (more)

BC/V - The ADMIRAL KOSOV class battlecruiser-carrier was a side project of Admiral Kosov, who was a major proponent of space fighter superiority. However, his design to redo the battlecruisers to become mini-light carriers did more harm than good to the space fighter cause in the Voyenno-Kosmicheskiy Flot. While it retained the defensive capabilities of the MANCHURIA class BC, stripping out all weapons (save a lone Class-1) in order to fit in two hangar bays met with great reluctance on the part of the crews, and gave it absolutely no punch power beyond its fighters. Of the three that were built, one was destroyed in a skirmish between the NAC and the Phalons, and one was 'retired' to be carrier academy training vessel (albeit an expensive one). The ADMIRAL KOSOV itself (VKK-2714A) still serves the ESU fleet, but usually in backwater systems where it can't get into much trouble. Admiral Kosov himself generally commands the helm. Where he can't make too much trouble for the ESU Admirality.

First entered service: 2181
Currently in ESU service: 1
Lost in action: 1
Decommissioned/scrapped: 0
Relegated to reserve fleet: 1
Sold to other forces: 0
Under construction: 0
Procurement cost: 3120 MUCr
Ships in class: ADMIRAL KOSOV, OKHOTSK (in reserve fleet)

BB/S - The SOVREMENNY ("Modern") class battleship was the ESU's answer to the NAC's VICTORIA class battleship. This is a relatively new ship to the VSK's fleet, so not many have been built - yet! It is designed to operate on independent patrols and so follows the VSK doctrine of not mounting expendable ordnance. So far early use of the SOVs have met with favorable results

First entered service: 2180
Currently in ESU service: 16
Lost in action: 1
Decommissioned/scrapped: 1
Relegated to reserve fleet: 0
Sold to other forces: 0
Under construction: 6
Procurement cost: 4240 MUCr
Ships in class: SOVREMENNY (Modern), OTCHAYANNY (Merciless), OTLICHNY (Perfect), OSMOTRITEL'NYY (Circumspect), BEZUPRECHNY (Irreproachable), BOYEVOY (Militant), STOYKIY (Steadfast), OKRYLENNY (Inspiring), BURNY (Fiery), GREMYASHCHIY (Thunderous), BYSTRYY (Speedy), RASTOROTNY (Prompt), BEZBOYAZNENNYY (Intrepid), BEZUDERZHANNYY (Tenacious), BESPOKOYNYY (Restless), NASTOYCHIVYY (Reliable), BESSTRASHNYY (Fearless), VAZHNYY (Eminent), VDUCHIVYY (Thoughtful)
Destroyed/decommissioned-scrapped: VEDUSHCHIY, MOSKOVSKIY KOMSOMOLETS

Tactical Doctrines

The ESU run with a primarily Independent Doctrine, sort of like an 'every ship for himself' type attitude. Because of this the ESU never really subscribed heavily to the true 'escort' class ship. Hence this is the reason why they have so few true escort-type ships, and even their escort ships are, for the most part, capable combat vessels in their own right.

Typically the ESU use 3 main types of fighters: standard, heavy, and attack. This does not mean they do not use any of the other types, just that these are their usual fighter types used.

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updated: Jan 11, 2000