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Old October 13th, 2009, 09:28 PM
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Default Imperial Navy Officer corps

Chris Thrash found a breakdown of the US Navy into its different ranks for me. Here are some calculations I've made based on those figures:

* Assuming that an IN regular fleet is organized roughly analogous to the US Navy.
* Assuming the figures in Rebellion Sourcebook are reasonably accurate.
* Assuming battleships have an average crew size equal to the average of the three battleships featured in Fighting Ships (= 2,250).
* Assuming cruisers and carriers have an average crew size equal to the average of the nine cruisers and carriers featured in Fighting Ships (= 400).
* Assuming fleets have an average of 9 squadrons (RbS says 8-10).
* Assuming squadrons have an average of 7 combat vessels (Note: squadrons would usually have 8 or 6 (or 4) combat vessels, almost never an odd number).
* Assuming 2 CruRons for every BatRon.
* Assuming crew for smaller ships (escorts, destroyers, couriers, auxiliaries, etc.) equals 10% of crew for combat vessels.
* Assuming 3 groundbased employees for every shipboard employee.

Then the average personnel of a regular fleet (excluding the reserve fleet) would be 281,810 (of which 93,940 would be civilian employees).

Given the number of potential inaccuracies, it would probably be acceptable to round those figures off to 300,000 and 100,000.

In which case a fleet would need 126 flag officers: 6 admirals, 18 vice admirals, 42 rear admirals, and 66 commodores.

(As a bonus, we also get an estimated size of the entire Imperial Navy (not counting reserve fleets): 90 million men).

EDIT: Added a left-out assumption above.


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